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Sg + roland cube 30 = semi hollow body feel & tone?

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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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What you'll get with an SG and a Cube amp will sound like an SG plugged into whichever amp model you pick out on the cube!

For information, these are the amps "modelled" in the Cube 30X.....

Clean channel - JC-120 Jazz Chorus amp.
Acoustic - original acoustic simulation.
Black Panel - Fender Twin Reverb
Brit Combo - Vox AC30
Tweed - Tweed Fender Bassman 4x10 combo.
Classic Stack - Marshall JMP1987
Metal Stack - Peavey EVH-5150
R-Fier - MESA/Boogie Rectifier
Dyna Amp - another original amp which modifies tone according to picking strength. Pick softly, sounds clean - pick harder and distortion kicks in.

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(@crkt246)
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I think that the only way to get semi hollow body feel is to get a semi hollow body guitar.
And good luck on finding your dream guitar. :)


   
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(@steinar-gregertsen)
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The SG is about as far away from a semi hollow body guitar as you can get - the typical SG tone is rather narrow with a strong emphasis on the upper mid frequencies, that's what people play them for, they 'cut through' in the mix, not unlike a Tele.
You will be able to get some sort of quasi hollowbody tone by using the neck pickup and rolling off the treble, but it will never have the "air" and "3-dimensional" debth of a semi hollowbody - it's just not made for that, it's one of the most typical rock'n'roll guitars there is.

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(@rahul)
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Yep, get a semi-hollow. Hint - Epi Dot.


   
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(@hyperborea)
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I can get a "sort of" hollow body sound out of my Godin if I combine the standard pickups with the acoustic piezo pickup. The piezo pickup adds a bit of roundness/airiness to the sound. It's not a hollow body but it's closer than a straight magnetic pickup. If you want to go the simulation route then maybe try a guitar with a piezo pickup.

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For your money, there's no bigger bang for the buck than either Heritage or (for a 335 clone) the Yamaha SA-2200 (not easy to find, but well worth the search).

Heritage are much easier to find and are a delight to play - QA is excellent. The only down-side is that they have so many different colours, you'll never be able to make up your mind.

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(@steinar-gregertsen)
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How many colors do they have?

http://www.heritageguitar.com/products/finishes.htm

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(@steinar-gregertsen)
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Double......

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(@jick-jackson)
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Thanks guys, MAN I'm racking my brain for my dream guitar I have $2,000 dollars to spend on a good guitar and I don't want to get ripped off and I would like to stay in the high end arena if I can. or mid end arena if I could!

Just buy three of these: http://www.myrareguitars.com/classic.html

And if you have some left over get the 12 string. They are fantastic guitars for their cost.

Too bad you can't still get them with the Burns trem.

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