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Epiphone G 400 SG

cowboytim

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I was looking to see how good the Epi G-400 SG is for 350.00. What you all thought of that model and if you knew where it was manufactured. I was thinking of installing p-90s in it. Thanks for your input.
 
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rycher

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They are going to vary from one to another. I had one (Chinese manuafacture). I thought it played very well and was resonant, so I invested in some SD pickups (SH 5 bridge/ 59 neck) and cts pots,switchcraft jack and toggle. What a kick ass guitar! Like the gear trading whore I am, I sold it, wish I still had it.
 

cowboytim

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Cool thanks for the line. I just but some WCR Bets Set in my Korean Epi Les Paul. Sounds Beautiful, I love it!
 

Marble

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Cool thanks for the line. I just but some WCR Bets Set in my Korean Epi Les Paul. Sounds Beautiful, I love it!
I put WCR Fillmores in my Epiphone G400 (China, '05) and it smokes like a $1200+ guitar. I've wanted the WCRs for a long time being a Duane fan, but never really had a suitable guitar, so I just dropped them in the SG that I picked up for $125 off a friend until I got something really good.

I think the guitar definetly needs some tone pot upgrading though. The pickups seem to almost be choked by the tone circuit in the Epi...so if you're gonna upgrade the pickups and make it into a real monster, change the tone pots and the capacitors to something good.

I should also mention my G400 plays really well and stays in tune. You can't say the samething about many '80s Gibsons! I use it mostly for slide, but with action low enough to fret.
 

cowboytim

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Thanks I'm going to try to get to a G.C. Today and try one out. Jim Wagner supplied me with new pots when I changed to his pickups in my Epi. model 100.
I used to hotrod cars and no longer can afford it. I like hotroding guitars now. I wish they were made in the US but whats a poor boy to do. If I paid more for the US made guitar I'd still have to customize it to make it sound the way I want it to.
 

jojogun1957

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I bought one for my daughter and it has great sustain ,the tone isn't bad,but I think I'am going to put a set of burstbuckers I have in it.

The one thing I don't really care for is the neck shape.The one on her's is very wide with a unusual shape.
 
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I was looking to see how good the Epi G-400 SG is for 350.00. What you all thought of that model and if you knew where it was manufactured. I was thinking of installing p-90s in it. Thanks for your input.
Holy cows... I could have written that exact same post as I ordered this guitar (in alpine white) from a GC in Iowa. Also ordered a set of BG Pure 90s for the instrument. The guitar should be here tomorrow but the pickups will take six weeks! I found the neck to be similar to my PRS SE: chunky.
 

ezyrydr

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I always figured for the amount you have to invest in upgrades you might as well get a Gibson SG Classic. Better resale value too.
 






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