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  • Chinese Epiphone Dot Vs Gibson ES-335

    anyone have the two and can compare ? I have a 2005 Chinese dot I got in a trade and it has become my main guitar over my other much more expensive guitars cause it just has this thick snarling tone with my current drives and fuzzes... I looked it up and 2005 was the first year they started making the Dots in china.. not sure if someone switched the pickups in this or it is just one of those lucky models but it rocks...

    any other users have thoughts ? chime in!

    Epi Dot

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  • #2

    I did a video comparison a few years ago....


    Not the best sound quality .. but in this particular situation.. they both sounded great.


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    • Logieberra
      Logieberra commented
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      Oh I have seen this a few times, they sound quite similar... Never understood why people MUST have a Gibson... has to be some sort of elitist identity thing

      great demo though!

  • #3
    Dots Rock!
    Guitars: Ampeg Dan Armstrongs, Fender Telecasters, Stratocasters, Epiphone Les Paul, G-400, EG-1275, Dots, Gibson SG, Squier Stratocasters, Telecasters, OLP MM1s, etc.Amps: Marshall JCM 2000 DSL 50/1960A, Ampeg VL-502/VLA, Music Man HD150 212, etc.Effects: Vox ToneLab SE, etc.Influences: Keith Richards, Mick Taylor, Ronnie Wood, Paul Kantner, Eric Clapton, Rich Robinson, Jimmy Page, Pete Townshend, The Edge, etc.


    • chrisjnyc
      chrisjnyc commented
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      I own a Gibson, and my friend has an Epi. The tuners,pickups, and electronics are not very good on the Epi. Switch those, and you have 99.99% of the Gibson tone.

  • #4
    I have an Epi Dot (MIK, for the manufacturing snobs) and a Gibson 339. The Gibson is nicer and sounds better, and my Epi has Duncans. Doesn't mean my Epi sucks, because it's a very cool guitar, but I thought the Gibson was worth it. And I'm not an elitist.
    Guitars: 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)Pedal Chain: BBE Green Screamer -> MXR Distortion III -> Boss CE-5 -> EH Stereo Pulsar -> Boss DD-20 -> BBE Boosta GrandeAmps: Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5SoundCloud