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#1
I have a Gibson Studio w/ Burstbuckers that I would use as my main guitar for shows, and an Epi. Gold Top with p90s that I think I'll use as a backup or to get that nice 50s chuck berry tone in a few songs. My friends laugh at me and tell me I should be embarrassed playing an Epiphone live; I want to punch them in the face because it's a nice guitar and sounds and looks good.

Just wondering if anyone elses gigs with their Epi.
#2
i've played mine live
and i've also seen legit touring bands use them
you're friend is a douche who buys too much into brand names
and Epi Standard is just as good IMO as a Gibson Studio
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#3
I do... Ive got two in fact. A Les Paul and an SG. I love em.
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#4
i play live, with dimarzio super 2s, much better then stock pups
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#5
i saw lenny kravitz playing one on stage.

and no, but i will be.
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#6
I for one like doing what i want to do, and if a guitar sounds good has good action, and has the right wears on them, why lie to myself
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#7
I will be as soon as i start doing shows again.

There's many professional artists that use Epiphone.
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#8
i looooooooove my epiphone
my mate has a gibson les paul and its like a batrillion times heavier then my epiphone
they sound the same tho but mines lighter so i prefer it over his
gibsons just a name do what ya wanna do lol
#9
When I get my Casino I'll use it on Beatles songs so sure.
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#10
If you're really that concerned, put some tape over the logo on the headstock.
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#11
I use my G-400 Goth ($200 used, needed a beater, got a decent little guitar) as a backup to my Gibson SG Special. I wouldn't have a problem using it as my primary gig guitar, but why would I when I have a Gibson?

On a side note, I saw a band called Dear And The Headlights (opening for Paramore and Jimmy Eat World) who's guitar player used a $600 Epiphone Sheraton. From videos I've seen, it's the same guitar he used on the entire part of the tour they came along on (pretty sizeable tour). Says something about the quality of Epiphones, or at least that particular model.
#12
I love my epiphone.
For gigs I can sometimes use a gibson SG but I would rather use my epi (it's got gibson pups).
#13
I've played plenty of live shows using my Epiphone Les Paul Special II. Mind you, it still has stock everything on it. I seriously like it way more than the EC-1000 that I had. It could do with better pick-ups, but I'm too lazy to change em.
#14
your friends are twats, I know a dude who keeps an Epi les paul and SG, has a totally sweet old Musicman valve combo that makes them sing, and plays the house down. A good amp is way more important. My brother plays an Epi les paul through a Marshshall JCM900 stack with lots of effects, and it gets the job done.

If you play well, people will like the show, regardless of whether you're playing a $10,000 LP or a guitar you made in your garage. Maybe a small handful of guitar geeks will be bitching up the back about how it's not a real Gibson. However guitar geeks are never the ones dancing down the front, and they don't give you head jobs or drugs after the show, so who gives a **** what they think? Chances are they won't come to the show anyway, because they don't actually go out to gigs, they just sit at home watching Dreamtheatre DVDs.
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#15
The question is: Why not?
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#16
I have. I'm pretty sure Weezer's Lead singer used one in the video for Pork And Beans.
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#17
Quote by drewfromutah
I have a Gibson Studio w/ Burstbuckers that I would use as my main guitar for shows, and an Epi. Gold Top with p90s that I think I'll use as a backup or to get that nice 50s chuck berry tone in a few songs. My friends laugh at me and tell me I should be embarrassed playing an Epiphone live; I want to punch them in the face because it's a nice guitar and sounds and looks good.

Just wondering if anyone elses gigs with their Epi.


I thought you said you wanted 'that nice chuck norris tone'.

I'd gig with an epi, definately, nice guitars and reliable supposedly.
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#19
There is nothing wrong with playing an Epiphone. Despite what you may assume, Epi does not mean "couldn't afford a Gibby, lol."

And yes, I play mine.
#20
the one thing you need to learn from this thread:

disown your current friends. then find some people who don't suck. Any respectable guitarist would tell you its all in your hands, and respect your choice of guitar.

Its especially stupid they are talking **** about it because you're using it for a different tone which the Gibson can't produce.
I like analogue Solid State amps that make no effort to be "tube-like", and I'm proud of it...

...A little too proud, to be honest.
#21
I agree

And despite all, Epiphone is a nice, good guitar. Beatles played Epiphone!

I've used my Epi LP Standard and my Epi SG live.
Turned out great.
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#22
I've gigged with mine, it sounds great. I jam every friday in a bar and there's professional players who turn up with Squiers and Vintages...nobody bats an eyelid.
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#23
I gig my Epiphone Custom LP with a Epi Valve Jr all the time. I used to haul huge gear/more expensive around for years.... never again. NEVER EVER again.

I find the longer I play, the less that I care about "brand", and even less I care about price=quality/better tone.
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#25
MCR perform live with epiphones. admittedly they are Les Paul Elitists, which are higher quality i think. But still, epiphone.
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#26
Dude, play what you want. **** them. I'd play a show with a Hello Kitty strat if it's what I liked.
#27
Your friend is, as previous posters have stated, a douche.

The crowd more than likely won't know the difference. I have an Epi Explorer and an Epi Zakk Wylde LP... played both live, sounded great. Go with it. =]
#28
Epiphones are fine.

In my town,some even use cheap unknown plywood copies to gig.
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#29
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Dude, play what you want. **** them. I'd play a show with a Hello Kitty strat if it's what I liked.


Some of those Hello Kitty Strats play alright...

I'ma shut up now =]
#30
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your friends are twats, I know a dude who keeps an Epi les paul and SG, has a totally sweet old Musicman valve combo that makes them sing, and plays the house down. A good amp is way more important. My brother plays an Epi les paul through a Marshshall JCM900 stack with lots of effects, and it gets the job done.

If you play well, people will like the show, regardless of whether you're playing a $10,000 LP or a guitar you made in your garage. Maybe a small handful of guitar geeks will be bitching up the back about how it's not a real Gibson. However guitar geeks are never the ones dancing down the front, and they don't give you head jobs or drugs after the show, so who gives a **** what they think? Chances are they won't come to the show anyway, because they don't actually go out to gigs, they just sit at home watching Dreamtheatre DVDs.

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#31
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Some of those Hello Kitty Strats play alright...

I'ma shut up now =]


I know, and I'd seriously rock one playing a show.
#32
i'm giggin with my epi sg next wednesday. i always play it. its my baby and my friends are jealous cuz no one where i live has money.
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#33
Of course I do. It feels great when I know people in the back assume it's a Gibson. I've been gigging lately with my new Epi Les Paul Standard, the 100 was back in my beginner days.

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#35
Plenty of professional guitarists use Epis. John Lennon, Paul Weller and Noel Gallagher I can name off the top of my head. I plan to buy a Casino, and plan to gig it as much as I can.


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#36
Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone age gigs with an Epi Dot

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#37
Quote by drewfromutah
I have a Gibson Studio w/ Burstbuckers that I would use as my main guitar for shows, and an Epi. Gold Top with p90s that I think I'll use as a backup or to get that nice 50s chuck berry tone in a few songs. My friends laugh at me and tell me I should be embarrassed playing an Epiphone live; I want to punch them in the face because it's a nice guitar and sounds and looks good.

Just wondering if anyone elses gigs with their Epi.

I'm totally for using my Epi SG for a show. It sounds and plays better than any of the sub-1200 Gibsons I've tried.

Your friends are morons.
#38
Doesn't really need to be said again, but your mates are, indeed, douches...

I gig, practice, jam.. Etc.. with my Epi, it makes no difference on what name is on the headstock, its the sound that comes out that matters, and if thats rocking, then you have nothing to worry about
#39
Quote by Flying Couch
Epi does not mean "couldn't afford a Gibby, lol."


Well, that's exactly what it meant when I bought mine. Granted, I love my LP Standard to death now, and it's my go-to guitar even over my Gretsch Electromatic.
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#40
I have, nothing wrong with it. They are awesome guitars.
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