Submitted February 12, 2020 by Dan C in Southern, UT
"Just what I wanted"
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Feels and sounds 85% if the way to a decent Gibson SG, nails the look, and at something like 1/3 the price or less! So glad I bought this.
It sounds pretty much like an SG would! I like these pickups as much as Gibson 490r/490t, these Probuckers are similar construction and materials and sound. If you like vintage sounding humbuckers these are great, not perfect, but thoroughly good. Epiphone has come a long long way!
I like that this has fretboard binding giving it a more expensive feel. The neck is not too wide or thick, but not too thin. The CTS pots are great and need no upgrade!
Ease of Use
To get great sounds I had to lower the neck humbucker, it came raised very high. Other than that the setup was pretty good! Shredders will like lower action but was pretty easy to bend and chord with right out of the box.
I checked out the wiring and it looks good. Nothing I would need to redo or change for classic SG sounds.
Now that Epiphone has improved the headstock and offered my favorite color combo, white with the full sized pickguard, with ok paf type pickups and good electronics, I had to buy one! Just wish it came with a case for that price.
No contact with manufacturer.
The Wow Factor
Epiphone finally fixed the clipped ear headstock and dodgy electronics. And Alpine white with black guard is the best look for an SG and no one will ever convince me otherwise and Epiphone nailed it. Could only get better if it was real mahogany and nitro finish but then it would be three times the price.
Jam at home for 16 years
Rock, blues, jazz, little metal.
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