Synthesizer things like in the song A New Beginning by Threat Signal. Another thing I really like is bass drops in songs, they're only annoying when your volume is cranked, because you flip your **** when you hear your subwoofer go "GRRRRRCCCCKKKKKKK" when it hits.
...It's a G-400. It's solid mahogany. It needs sanding of the neck, then a satin clear coat.
He said it's an SG, not G-400. The reason I said check the body is because most of Epiphone's SG Specials come in ebony and cherry red, and a lot of them are plywood. Also, most G-400's have 18:1 Grover tuners, which are pretty good tuners. I don't see why he would replace them unless he really wants Sperzel locking tuners or something.
Anyways, if I were you, I'd probably completely respray the neck, because chances are you might sand a little too hard and accidentally go through the paint. Just sand it down, respray it, then satin coat it.
Goes to Wedding Party disgruntled, attempts to get pussy by buying overpriced wine, fails at doing so. Goes out back to shed where there is lots of reefer. Gets high, takes a Taxi to work, meter maid says "move yo ****". Our friend is too high, so he tells the boss to, then leaves, "****" is still there, tells meter maid to give the boss a ticket. Goes home, gets jaw infection, types up wall of text on UG, end.
Put a group of vegetarians out in the wild with no food or water, and see how long it takes them before they decide to go hunting. Vegetarians are mostly hypocrites (because a ton of them eat fish), with only a few remaining completely vegetarian. Meat eating has been going on since the dinosaurs. We're the only species that recognizes and sympathizes with the animal that is slaughtered, hence why we have people that are vegan and such.
That being said, I don't exactly love the way that cows and chickens are slaughtered and disemboweled by people who may not be experts in sanitation. But, that's the way of industry, and regardless of what happens, the cows will still be slaughtered, disemboweled, and turned into little meat patties and pre-made steaks and shipped out across the country. As far as I'm concerned, the cow didn't die in vain because the burger it went into is delicious.
Do me a favor, take off all the strings, and unscrew the neck, and look at the neck joint. If the body is plywood, you might as well not even bother, if it's one solid piece of basswood, then go for it.
I'd probably paint it black with bright silver bevels, but that's just a personal preference for me because I think it looks sexy. I love the shape of your explorer though, the arch in the back coupled with the shape of the headstock flows nicely.
Well, if you like the non-corrosive properties of Blue Steels, you can buy Stainless Steel electric sets from Ernie Ball on their website. I've been using them for a while, really low maintenance in terms of cleaning them, and they stay bright for a bit longer than standard nickel strings. I ordered 2 sets of .08-38's and 2 sets of .09-42's yesterday from their site.
I bought the Iommi signature for looks and playability. The Iommi pickups and all black hardware made me go "That's the guitar for me." Plus the 24 frets are nice, adds that extra range. The pickups sound wicked when you're tuned down around C# or Drop A.
D'Addario has never been my first choice at all. I stick to Ernie Ball Stainless Steel slinkies because they sound brighter for a longer period of time. They won't be as bright as a fresh set of nickel strings, but they still have a nice steel tone to them.
Definitely go with either the Ibanez Xiphos, or if you want a lower price, the RG7321 kicks ass too. You'll get used to the neck rather quickly, as it's pretty thin. You can't really go wrong with Ibanez's 7 string line. No crappy Edge III-7 tremolos, only fixed bridges and Edge Pros.
My band's recording guy has one of these. The pickups sound good stock. I suggest using flatwound strings on it though, gives it a really nice warm tone for jazzy sounding stuff, as well as a few clean things as well.
Anyways, I got bored last night, and conjured up what would make me a happy man if Ibanez released it (which is highly, highly, highly unlikely). The Ibanez "VBT707" if you will. I've just always wanted to see a good 7 string V or other odd shape from Ibanez, I was satisfied with the XPT707, but, I guess it's just not my style (kind of a preference thing). Anyways, let me know what you think about the photoshopped guitar.