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Who's right?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by faelcks, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. faelcks


    Dec 25, 2012
    My brother and i got into a very heated discussion about guitars, instruments and specially prices. One of us are saying "Prices are the measurement of quality of the guitar. Someone using a Squier or Epiphone are lower-level then Gibson or Fender. And studios use only their instruments, for CD's recording you can't use yours."

    Other thing discussed is about quality of one guy. The strokes guitarrist, Nick Valensi had a signature Epiphone. My brother said: "he had a signature epiphone because he's bad. If he was good he had one Gibson signature." after i replied " well, is because nick use a Epiphone, since he started." he answered "Well, he's stupid. Gibson always would be better than epiphones"

    Well. Is this something real? I wish to understand that. If he is right, i'm wrong about almost everything i belive in music, so give me what are your thoughts, please!
  2. ugly_bassplayer


    Jan 21, 2009
  3. I am not coming close to understanding the question here.
  4. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    Ok, which one said "nu-uh", and which one went "UH-HUH!"...? That will decide it.
  5. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    The OP is Phalex in disguise! faelcks, Phalex?

    Good one, Alex!
  6. faelcks


    Dec 25, 2012
    now i see the your point. Thanks

    Its that:
    1: Sub-brands(epiphone and squier) are so overwhelming worst than their counterpart(gibson and fender)?

    2: A guy endorsed by Epiphone is worst for not being endorsed for gibson?
  7. faelcks


    Dec 25, 2012
    Sorry about the hard english guys. I'm typing in my cellphone, and english(obviously) is not my main language.
  8. MatticusMania

    MatticusMania LANA! HE REMEMBERS ME!

    Sep 10, 2008
    Pomona, SoCal
    Your brother sounds like a guy who dont know too much about things.
  9. whomever gives the best wedgies. that's who is right
  10. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    You did pretty good there.
  11. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
  12. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    Your brother is wrong. Good day sir.
  13. I did not mean to criticize your English, just stating I did not understand. I believe Epiphone makes some fine instruments, and Gibsons are often overrated.
  14. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    Instruments that cost less do so because they either:

    1) have cheaper parts
    2) have cheaper design
    3) have cheaper assembly costs

    whether any of those translate to "better" or "worse" is for you to decide.

    Endorsements are financial transactions, not necessarily a measure of any skill other than increasing profit margins.

    And if you pay a studio to record, you choose what gear you want used, not them.
  15. This pretty much sums it up.
  16. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000

    I think it's an argument about price being an indicator of quality, but then it turned into a tangent about the prestige of the company offering a signature model being an indicator of the ability of the player who has the signature model...I think. :eyebrow:
  17. faelcks


    Dec 25, 2012
    That's it. Too many questions, too little text.
  18. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    I've seen a few instances where players started off with the tres-spendy signature models, then had subsequent ones offered on the "lower tier" line...does your brother think that means the player was awesome then got really bad so they punished him/her? Thoughts?
  19. It doesn't matter what brand it is... it matters how much work they put into it.

    For instance, an $800 Epiphone is probably going to be better than an $800 Gibson.
    This is because an $800 guitar would be high-end for Epi, while 800 is measly pocket change from Gibson.
    So Gibs would slap the guitar together and ship it out, while Epi would be much more careful with theirs.

    If you're on a budget, get a high-end guitar from a budget company. Much better quality for the same price.