#1
Well as you all know, I had my heart set on buying a metal-esque rig. Well today I found a deal, that wasnt quite what I wanted, but I just couldnt pass it up. I got an Epiphone Vintage G-400 for $100. The guy even showed me the receipt where he bought it about 2 months ago. Its in great shape and everything.

Now, Im going to jsut make up a nice bluesy/classic rock rig. So I was thinking about buying some stuff and yall can tell me how yall think of it in regards to what I want.

So I was going to replace the pickups. Get a GFS Fat Paf pickup for the bridge, and a GFS Vintage '59 for the neck. Just to give it a nice bluesy tone, and a great classic rock sound.

Then for an amp, a VJ half stack and then mod it with some of the Marshall mods.

And really the only pedals would be a modded Crybaby.

Would that make up a decent blues rig?
#2
Toss in a nice OD and that would be great. You wouldn't really have enough power to gig though.
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#3
Well Im not really looking for a gigging rig. Just something to tool around with in my bedroom. But my last VJ that I had, I modded it pretty substantially, and with the pentode/triode mod on it and it cut down to 2.5 watts I could get some really great OD out of it. Well that and the gain switch. lol
#5
why not see if the stock pups are ok with the new amp?
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#6
Well they are Alnico V pups, and the guy said they were pretty nice, but I have heard bad things about some of the stock Epi pups.
#7
Quote by LuthierofTexas
Well they are Alnico V pups, and the guy said they were pretty nice, but I have heard bad things about some of the stock Epi pups.


In my opinion Epiphone pickups aren't great but just see if you like them.
#8
Try the stock pick ups but would add reverb and OD. When I think blues, I think single coils and fender amps, but what do you want from a SRV fan?
#10
Well I like that SRV style blues. But I was kinda thinking it would sound a bit like a 90's Eric Clapton style blues.
#11
Quote by LuthierofTexas
Well I like that SRV style blues. But I was kinda thinking it would sound a bit like a 90's Eric Clapton style blues.

Again, single coils. Don't get me wrong, you can nail great blues tones with the SG, just not those particular ones as well as singles. (SRV - Clapton) When I play Riviera Paradise with my (Ibby) LP copy it sounds great. Fuller and richer in a lot of ways. It's all preference, but reverb and OD are a must for blues. (And your from Texas, at least pick up a cheap Strat copy and start modding, would be a great compliment to the SG in your arsenal!)
#12
Quote by LuthierofTexas
Well I like that SRV style blues. But I was kinda thinking it would sound a bit like a 90's Eric Clapton style blues.


Ehhh. Marshall + OD + Epiphone =/= SRV and clapton.

If you were really set on that blues tone, fender or peavy are the amps you should be looking at. Look at a Blues Junior or a peavey Classic 30. Both great amps.

If you want SRV and Clapton blues stuff, you're going to need alittle more money in your rig. Not to mention a single coil guitar, preferably a strat.
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#13
But Clapton used to play blues on SG's back in the 60's. Thats what he used with Derrick and The Dominoes I think. Not to mention Iommi used to play blues on his SG's. I mean, there are lots of great players that use SG's for blues.

But Im kinda stuck on the VJ, just because I know how to mod those things by heart, and I can cut the wattage down to more acceptable levels and still get good tube tone.

EDIT: I just realised that I put a 90's Clapton tone. I meant 60's, sorry.