Surprisingly perhaps, given its rosewood back and sides, the EG has the brightest unplugged timbre, though it’s by no means a cold sound. The treble is pleasantly singing and transparent, a controlled yet firm low-end delivers some nice attacking snap when played hard and the overall delivery has an easy sustain and response.
The gainful TP-4T system reproduces these characteristics very well, albeit with a few notes of caution. The highs can be searingly oversparkling unless reined back; similarly the mid-range merits some cut to avoid nasalness. Get that done, though, and the guitar offers a rewarding powered performance, with plenty of warmth on tap from the bass slider.
Pros: Luxury trim; buoyant, sustainful sounds.
Cons: Mid/treble happy preamp
Verdict: EQ may need a firm hand, but there’s much enjoyment to be had here.