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I just got a g400 cherry (glossy) and it sounds "hotter " than the faded g400?

The faded sounds lower output. The glossy cherry model is a chinese model without coil taps ,,, any info on which pickups are in these 2 models? The faded sounds less clear, more bass and less clear... also, lower output,

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Yes; They're called Epi stock pickups..........They're all different......

 

For those in the know, the difference is that they are different from "player's pickups"....

 

Although, Epi P-90s are quite good...........

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Hm, sounds interesting. Few years ago I had a G400 ebony. I sold it and switched to the Maestro Deluxe EB version. As you described it sounds quite hotter. I took a look at the guitars description and there the pickups were listet as classic Alnico V / classic Alnico V Plus, so maybe you got such one too ^^

Even though I've put Gibson pickups in all my other Epis I wouldn't go for a pickup change on my G400 as it sounds just amazing as it is [thumbup]

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The glossy guitar stays as is.. its perfect! The faded has a more vintage sound. I have a gfs alnico pro hot snd a gfs veh thats begging to be put in a guitar... i think i found the guinee pig lol... its a nice pickup in the faded and thru my modded marshalls it gives endless sustain tho. I held a note last week till my fingers got tired. Like at leat 4 minutes and it couldve went forever. Its just that its obviously lower output and s little slower in pick attack.

 

I was just wondering because the glossy sg is way clearer...more defined...and hotter. I thought they had the same pickups.

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Technically, they are supposed to have the same pickups in them. Though, sometimes Epiphone lists the same guitars as having Alnico Classics and sometimes listed as Alnico Classic and Classic Plus. I dont know if there is a difference or if someone was just being lazy when writing the specs. It could depend on the year also, I suppose. Do these guitars have the same potentiometers and capacitors in them? That could make a difference as well.

 

Also, the GFS VEH is awesome. I have one in my S-500. Its my favorite sounding humbucker in any guitar that I currently own.

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Technically, they are supposed to have the same pickups in them. Though, sometimes Epiphone lists the same guitars as having Alnico Classics and sometimes listed as Alnico Classic and Classic Plus. I dont know if there is a difference or if someone was just being lazy when writing the specs. It could depend on the year also, I suppose. Do these guitars have the same potentiometers and capacitors in them? That could make a difference as well.

 

Also, the GFS VEH is awesome. I have one in my S-500. Its my favorite sounding humbucker in any guitar that I currently own.

 

How is you s500? Been thinkin about getting one.

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Thanx for the vote on the veh! People were bashing it but i think its goin in tomorrow if i got time between tattoo clients :)

The thing with the VEH is that people think that its suppose to be a hot pickup, but its really not. Its a 'brown sound". I dont know how it compares to a real EVH, but I really like the sound of it. People forget that a lot of Eddie's tone came from his rig.

 

How is you s500? Been thinkin about getting one.

Just to be clear, I'm talking about an old 1986 Epiphone S-500. I think that there is another guitar manufacturer that makes an S-500 currently. Ibanez, maybe? I cant remember. Anyway, I love that guitar. The body is pretty crappy laminate, but the neck is superb, and that is what I really like. Plays like butter. The original electronics and bridge were pretty bad too, but all that is gone now. GFS VEH and Floyd Rose Speedloader FTW!

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