Gibson SG Standard vs Epiphone G400





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Published on Feb 25, 2010

Comparing two wonderful SGs. I think they both sound great. They feel quite different, but that's not a bad thing. Unfortunately I had the input level on the Zoom H2 a little hot so there is some annoying mic distortion. Sorry about that. Both guitars are completely STOCK. I'm playing through my Marshall JCM 2000 DSL 100 1960AV halfstack.

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Ignacio Lunar
como no van a sonar igual si agarra el sónido desde una camara y de aire todas las guitarras sonarían mas o menos igual es como querer escuchar música clásica desde un celular para percibir diferencias necesitas buena calidad de audio estos test no sirven
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Seba Rivas
La diferencia de sonido no se compara con la diferencia de precio
chazzy licks
epiphone g400 with seymour duncan 59 set and a proper setup and it will sound and feel better then the overpriced shit that is gibson
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People who haven't played for a long time think they need a thin neck to play better n faster. I was like that. (Carvins have the best necks n ibanez (wizard)if you want thin. After you've played a lot of guitars fat,thin no matter. Practice, practice! Then the size wont matter! There is no magic neck out there or perfect guitar! A good guitarist can play anything and sound great! (Honest)
Aaron Donahue
The difference is more in feel than sound. I played an epiphone and a Gibson and they sounded very similar. But the epiphone neck was just so wide and uncomfortable, the Gibson on the other hand had a slimmer profile 
To me, an amateur, they sound the same ;)
The only difference I really noticed was that the Gibson sounded a bit better on the lower strings compared to the Epi. But I think the Epi sounded better on the highs.
constant shooter
im debating if i should but g 400 or a real gibson, they both sound good but can you explain a little more about how they feel different?
Griffon Turbo
I bought an Epi G400 Pro two months ago and I couldn't be happier.  The secret to any purchase be it cars, guitars, etc., is to do your homework.  I tried several different G400's before I decided on which one to buy.  i grabbed the one with the straightest neck, best setup and tone.  It took multiple trips to the music store but it all worked out,  If I remember correctly, there was a $200 difference between the G400 and Gibson SG junior.  Even though I did have enough money to buy the Gibson, I just couldn't see spending that much more for a different decal.
Gibson QC has really spiraled
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