we both have an emg 81/85 combo and the Valveking 212, but im always so much l louder even on the same setting. he uses an ibanez RGR421EXFM amd i used a jackson dinky dkmgt. im thinkin its the wood mabey?
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its the guitar then right? process of elimination

'08 Ibanez S5470 Prestige
Gibson SG Special - discontinued teal finish
Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier
4x12 Mesa Oversized Slanted Cab
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