ZZ Top & Epiphone

Discussion in 'Epiphone Les Pauls' started by ep1972, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. ep1972

    ep1972 Member

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    Thought everyone here would like to see this shot of a true pro using an awesome Epi!


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  2. dennistruckdriver

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    The man makes the guitar, not vice versa. BFG could play a Hello Kitty and make it sound good!
     
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    Oh yeah....all dem years back in the day Rev BG was playin' the Epi's!!!!

    Pearly Gates is REALLY an Epiphone!!! ;)
     
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    Azathoth Senior Member

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    A friend of mine has a band here in LA, and Mr Gibbons slept on his couch about a year ago. I'm actually glad I wasn't there, as I am not worthy.
     
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    *I'm not worthy to hear the man snoring!*

    :rofl:
     
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    Same kinda thing that you see with Slash. You see these staged shots of him playing his Epi model. It means nothing. These guys play Gibsons and other custom guitars, not Epiphones sorry.
     
  7. BigJza

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    He DOES play a vintage Tokai from time to time live however.
     
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    Well as we both know there is a big difference between a vintage Tokai and an Epiphone
     
  9. BigJza

    BigJza Senior Member

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    true enough

    almost like the difference between Billy and I lol

    Of course I am severely overestimating myself...It would be more along the lines of PRS to First Act.
     
  10. ep1972

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    Actually your incorrect. I have personally seen more than half of Billy's guitar collection and he has SEVERAL Epi's that he plays frequently. No I don;t mean just vintage. He has several NEWER LP's, Some acoustics, a few Casino re-issue, and at least 3 EPI Sg's that I personally saw. You really should not make such blanket comments especially when you don't even know when the photo was taken, let alone "staged."

    What is with this thought process that once a musician becomes huge they suddenly ONLY play Gibsons, PRS or custom Fenders etc......heaven for bid they are actually allowed to play what they lik,e even if it is what you seemingly consider a "half Gibson" shoddy product like an Epiphone......Sorry but that type of thinking is total BS, and is reserved for snobs, who are under the marketing toe hold of companies like Gibson who foster their thoughts that the better the guitar the better player.

    I Have owned several "Real Gibby LP's" in my life, and have traded each and everyone in for a guitar that I really enjoy playing. As you see in my signature they are almost all Epiphones. Its not about money, its about spending wisely, and doing true research on each product I buy. My current LP's are hot roded and smoke any over priced Gibson "real Les Paul" that I have played in the last 7 years. Its not the name on the damn guitar, its the player.:dude: You can argue this all day long, but in the end guess what ...Epiphones/ Gibsons are made to identical specs, this BS about better woods, and smoother necks, and binding pressures etc etc is a line that is used to make a person who just dropped 5K on a mass produced guitar feel warm and fuzzy while his wife makes him sleep on the couch. Very few guitar afficiandos can tell by EAR the difference between an Epi with Seymour Duncans, or a Gibby with the exact same pick ups. Sorry but Gibsons have always been, and will always be the guitar choice for status/ image. Save the cash and upgrade an Epi, you will have the same 5K guitar for 1/4 the cost. Take the money you just saved and go on vacation with the wife, you may even get lucky in the process.
     
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    i love BFG more than any other guitarist, but i trust him less than anyone when it comes to him and his gear.

    the man would be in the OSS in world war 2, he's such a misinformation (i.e. bullspit) artist.
     
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    More than likely though Gibson GAVE them to him, could even be part of a endorsement deal. Which would require he be pictured & perform with them , as well as the sig. PGs.
     
  13. jomo

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    Call me a snob then.:thumb: If I recall, there was a "blind" test on here a while back and I believe almost everyone picked out the Epi. And I'll leave all the specs to the experts, but I doubt that they use the same materials. I've owned a few Epis, and I've owned a few Custom Shop Gibsons, and I promise you, they are night and day.
     
  14. ep1972

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    I am not defending him, but why would you say that? His guitar collection is very well rounded. I have seen him perform many times, and he frequently uses different axes throughout. Cool guy in person, and knows his guitars from what I could tell.
     
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    I love Billy too, but I have heard from many that he's been known to embellish, just a tad. :thumb:
     
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    because he spreads misinformation. he has amps onstage that he isn't going through. he talks about amps that he doesn't use (at least according to those in the know) and he is renowned for keeping secrets and (probably) talking poop, to whit the "gibson" moderne he's pulled out recently. Don't forget, he's my hero, but he does lead us a merry dance sometimes :D
     
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    for example, what amp does he use on the live in texas dvd?
     
  18. ep1972

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    Look I am not calling YOU a snob, but your comments were exactly that. I am not sure you can compare any custom shop guitar with a mass produced guitar. Custom means that......custom. Compare a suped p Epi Custom or Standard to say a Gibson Heritage, or off the rack Gibson LP, then you have a fair comparison. I put no stock in an online "blind" whatever. Bottom line to make a comment that for Billy to play an Epi Les Paul has to be staged is just lame, and puts down others on this board for their likes. I have the cash to buy tons of Gibsons, of which I have, but then I learned the differences between whats out now from Epi, and todays Gibsons...sorry dude, but your just wrong. Do you know how many Gibson LP' I have picked up in my hands that either felt like crap, sounded like crap, or had poor qc? Far more than any Epi's in the last 5 years. I will end it with that, but I disagree with your comments.
     
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    Listen everybody...we can all learn about tone and quality guitars from a guy who cant spell "SEYMOUR DUNCAN":laugh2::laugh2:
     
  20. jomo

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    I didn't say it was staged tool bag, re-read my post. I'm glad you have tons of cash, that's fantastic, I'm very proud of you, but you're basically calling me a liar (would someone please find the thread by Kernalofwisdom that had the comparison) and you are claiming that an Epi is the exact same thing as Gibson. So I will end with "I disagree with your comments".
     

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