EPIPHONE DETAILS: http://www.amazon.com/gp/pr...... MY AMP: http://www.amazon.com/gp/pr...... Slash Tone Tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watc...... My Slash Tone!: http://www.youtube.com/watc...... MY OPINION: Line in recorded, so no difference in amp volume/gain or background noise. What do you think? You can tell there are some differences in the recordings in this video, but I can assure you that the Gibson does really sound better. You hear that it has more gain from the pickups itself. I don't think it's worth 5 times as much as the Epiphone, but it does definately sound and feel a lot better. I still love my Epiphone, especially in combination with an all tube amp like my Peavey Valveking 112.