Hi friends! Current Strat and Tele owner here - love them for their cleans, and occasionally overdrive them, but I've been looking over my shoulder at Epiphones/Gibson's for years to get an overdriven tone I'd love. I grew up on 90s punk rock, Marshall+Les Paul bright/present/high gain sound. I once had such a set up, but had to sell the rock and roll gear when my kid was born 8 years ago out of financial necessity. Well, I've been a good boy and taken care of our finances for a while, so I'm looking at rebuilding my rock gear stash. So I've been shopping and watching lots of YouTube reviews, and I'm in *love* with the Epiphone 335 Pro - it sounds fantastic clean or distorted, it's big and airy, it's a beautiful cherry color, and that semi-hollow body style just feels so cool to play - makes me want to buy a suit and play nothing but "That Thing You Do" for an hour. It's already wired for coil tapping (which saves me the pain of rewiring a semi-hollow myself). I see folks using 335s overdriven, so, hopefully that means I'm not insane for thinking I can use it that way. If I can get it to work for me it would also be nice in my clean arsenal next to the Fenders. But I have one problem with it that I can't over-look: when playing overdriven, it gets muddy and noisy when you hit a power chord below the third fret on the low e string (open e, f, f#). It looses definition/clarity in a way that a Les Paul will retain when you go that low. I tried 3 different 335 Pros, different amps - all had the same problem. Tried for a long time to EQ it out by lowering the bass and gain, and fiddling with every other knob/button/setting, but to get to get close to a fix, I had to cut things so far I lost the tone that I liked in the first place. Is there any hope for fixing that muddy low sound? Pickups? Tuners? Intonation (which is why I tried 3)? ...Or am I asking the 335 to do something it is just not meant to do, and I should just *settle* for a nice Epiphone LP for those solid, compressed driven tones? (They have gold top traditional pro 3's on sale this weekend, and they were very nice....) If you have any friendly advice, I'd love to hear it.