What is the the difference between the Gibson SG's 490 Humbuckers and the Epiphone SG's Alnico V Humbuckers?
Better materials...which also cost more...sound better and make the price of the guitar more expensive...
The Epiphone's are generally more muddy at higher volumes, which is easily said.

But the Gibson have more clarity, a more crisp tone, yet still warm.
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Ceramic magnets vs Alnico 5 - the Gibsons will sound tighter, have a sharper attack and a flatter EQ response, the Epi pickups will be warmer and more organic sounding but at the expense of clarity and definition, they'll probably be more middly too.
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