Hey TB! I was just curious as to weather or not there has ever been a list compiled that really rates Epi. copies of higher end Gibson models in regards to their over-all sound accross all makes. Say, is the tonal difference between an Epi. T-bird to a Gibson T-bird simmilar to an Epi. EB-0 vs a Gibson EB-0? Ripper? Les Paul? Are there some Epi. models that simply do not or can not copy the sound of their Gibson big brothers? I want to say i've heard people say that some Epi. models are pretty good copies, but others are pretty worthless. However, i can't recall who said this or when it was said, or even what it was said in regards to! I did a little light searching, but everything seemed pretty biased one way or another or just talked about one make. Nothing really spoke about the brands as wholes. I'm just very curious!