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Gibson Snob here Will an EPI measure up?

#41 User is offline   Pinch 

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 06:36 AM

Try a recent Epiphone.

Me personally, I don't mind you coming on here and ripping on Epiphones. I have the LP I want, it's not a Gibson, and it's incredible. Knock yourself out.

But what's with the fixation? I'm honestly curious.
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#42 User is offline   mirrorboy 

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 11:40 AM

My Epiphones have real Rosewood fretboards, not that MDF stuff that Gibson have been using.

I don't think Richlite has any snob value.
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#43 User is offline   Pete B 

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 05:53 PM

View PostSG player, on 06 August 2016 - 02:19 AM, said:

I love Gibson guitars, they are awesome.

My Gibson Les Paul Junior is fantastic, my Gibson SG Special is incredible [thumbup]

But I don' t like copies.

I own an Epi Casino and that' s a great guitar ... for the price . I own a G400, a V copy (Popa Chubby) and sold them very quickly .

Only a Gibson is good Enough IMHO !

[tongue]


PS : I paid 400 for the Gibson Les Paul and 450 for the Gibson SG Special .


I just found a great forum for you http://forum.gibson....p?/forum/10-sg/
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#44 User is offline   SG player 

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 10:29 PM

Very nice real Les Paul

(Gibson Inside) [thumbup]


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#45 User is offline   mirrorboy 

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 01:51 AM

A real Les Paul has a bound neck and body, just like the Epiphone Les Paul Standard.
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#46 User is offline   Pinch 

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 06:54 AM

SG: you don't give up, do you ;)

An Epiphone Les Paul is a real Les Paul. Just not a Gibson Les Paul. But it's a Les Paul. That's why they get to call it a Les Paul.

Honestly, dude: if you don't like Epiphones, why spend time on the Epiphone forums (as you no doubt know, they're mere copies of the Gibson forums, after all)...? I'm not pissed, I just can't help but wonder what you get out of it.
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#47 User is offline   Johnny 6 String 

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 07:05 AM

View PostPinch, on 07 August 2016 - 06:54 AM, said:

SG: you don't give up, do you ;)

An Epiphone Les Paul is a real Les Paul. Just not a Gibson Les Paul. But it's a Les Paul. That's why they get to call it a Les Paul.

Honestly, dude: if you don't like Epiphones, why spend time on the Epiphone forums (as you no doubt know, they're mere copies of the Gibson forums, after all)...? I'm not pissed, I just can't help but wonder what you get out of it.



He posts here because they are all bored to tears with the pics of his cream SG that he posts in the SG forum over and over and over again. Pretty sure this is the only excitement in his life.

Johnny
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#48 User is offline   Pinch 

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 08:23 AM

Johnny: I did a post search (got curious).

That's a lot of pictures unrelated to subject matters :P

I give up.
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#49 User is offline   Johnny 6 String 

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 08:58 AM

View PostPinch, on 07 August 2016 - 08:23 AM, said:

Johnny: I did a post search (got curious).

That's a lot of pictures unrelated to subject matters :P

I give up.





LOL I'm afraid you're right, I usually just ignore him, but I was especially grumpy the other day and had just had enough. All in all the forum is wonderful place on both sides of the fence full of wonderful people.

Back to ignore mode.
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Posted 07 August 2016 - 10:38 AM

Pay no attention to the troll. He doesn't even know how to change strings. I couldn't help but notice that his work bench is far superior and well crafted compared to the cheap copy Epiphone work benches though...

View PostSG player, on 08 August 2015 - 07:54 PM, said:

Hello, I need help to install strings on my Junior. I think installing A and B strings to setup intonation first, what do you think? Thanks


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#51 User is offline   Pinch 

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 10:51 AM

Like Johnny said, this is indeed a nice, friendly and extremely knowledgeable forum. I hope mr. SG realizes that my ribbing is good-natured.

Speaking of Foto Flames, I can't help but think that Jr. could use some, btw ;)
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#52 User is offline   Johnny 6 String 

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 10:59 AM

View PostPinch, on 07 August 2016 - 10:51 AM, said:

Like Johnny said, this is indeed a nice, friendly and extremely knowledgeable forum. I hope mr. SG realizes that my ribbing is good-natured.

Speaking of Foto Flames, I can't help but think that Jr. could use some, btw ;)


LOL

It is indeed and I certainly dont mean to chase SG away, I would just like him to play nice in the sandbox, thats all.

These forums have taught me a lot and exposed me to stuff I wouldnt have seen or learned otherwise.
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#53 User is offline   SG player 

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 02:31 PM

This sweet Gibson Les Paul Jr is a fantastic instrument, I know.

A very good deal .

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 03:17 PM

View PostSG player, on 07 August 2016 - 02:31 PM, said:

This sweet Gibson Les Paul Jr is a fantastic instrument, I know.

A very good deal .

[thumbup]


Dude just relax. We get it, really, you love Gibsons and want to let the world know. Well mission acclomplished we all know you love and own Gibsons. Please do tell us all why you feel the need to come into Epiphone forums and start slagging Epiphones off? We just don't get it. Do you live in some kind of exstistential nightmare where you feel you don't exist unless you're making random, unrelated comments? Just to let you know, you do exist, we are painfully aware of this. So again, just relax and chime in if and when you have something constructive to say.
The world is split into two kinds of people; those who can deal with half stated hypotheses.
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Posted 08 August 2016 - 04:29 AM

I' m so relax ! Hummm

[biggrin]


This Gibson Les Paul Jr is incredible, a fantastic guitar. I paid a very soft price [thumbup]


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Posted 08 August 2016 - 04:52 AM

The argument for what is a 'great guitar' can be kinda stupid. If an Epi is not good, then you could go down the road that a cheaper Gibson is no good (LP Studio's, SG faded Specials and so on...). Some people say weight relieved LP's are not real Gibson guitars. Then you could say the whole USA line is rubbish compared to the Custom Shop models...but then the modern Custom Shop models suck compared to original models built in Kalamazoo. You could say that only the 'Golden Era' are true Gibson's. This is all nonsense to me.

A lot of people are too over opinionated. Expensive guitars can be fantastic, but so can cheap ones. My most expensive guitar is a Gibson L5CES (in my picture to the left) and my cheapest is a second hand Epi LP Special II. I love both Gibson and Epiphone.

I could become a total snob and say all solid body guitars are rubbish and only a Gibson L5CES (or Super 400) are real guitars...but that would be as stupid as saying Epiphone's are rubbish. I have come across many snobs in the music world who talk total nonsense. Now lets begin the debate 'only classical music is real music' [laugh]
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Posted 08 August 2016 - 05:24 AM

For instance my only Epi is a VS Casino, cool guitar for the price .

But I was very disapointed with G400, LP and Veee copies .

Anyway, buy what you want . [biggrin]
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#58 User is offline   Pinch 

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Posted 08 August 2016 - 01:43 PM

I've never seen a real Gibson look less like a real Gibson in my life...
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Posted 09 August 2016 - 11:15 AM

Since the late 70's, when i started gigging, i've always ran the higher price racks and seldom epiphone, squire, etc. I've owned many Gibsons, Fenders, PRS, Anderson and a lot of 'boutique' builders guitars. Two months ago While running the racks at GC, i happened to pick up a CH Dot. Compared it to two 339 Pros and another Dot that was boxed and a Gibson 335. This one was stellar and I had to have it.

Last week, while getting strings, I ran the epiphone LPs and BAM!!! A killer HS LP Standard PlusTop Pro.

I had a friend hand me various LPs both Gibson and Epiphone and in an eyes closed test, the HS, hands down, just sang, played fast, comfortable and smooth. Easy to pick out from the rest.

I now have a new #1 and #2. Being a long time headstock snob, I look at it this way, most people in the audience don't care and if the guitar/rig gets me in that zone where stuff is happening, I have a story for any curious guitarists in the crowd. A new epiphone fan here. I think that with the name brands there is a better chance of finding a stellar guitar is better due to build and tone wood selection but a good guitar is a good guitar. I've dinged up way too many PRS Artists and other costly stuff. I've found a brand to check out to find great workhorses. Beyond what these epiphones offer it is really diminished returns for the buck.

Have I been missing a secret weapon all along or is recent quality way up there?
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Posted 09 August 2016 - 11:34 AM

View PostEddie K, on 09 August 2016 - 11:15 AM, said:

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Last week, while getting strings, I ran the epiphone LPs and BAM!!! A killer HS LP Standard PlusTop Pro.

I had a friend hand me various LPs both Gibson and Epiphone and in an eyes closed test, the HS, hands down, just sang, played fast, comfortable and smooth. Easy to pick out from the rest.

I now have a new #1 and #2. Being a long time headstock snob, I look at it this way, most people in the audience don't care and if the guitar/rig gets me in that zone where stuff is happening, I have a story for any curious guitarists in the crowd. A new epiphone fan here. I think that with the name brands there is a better chance of finding a stellar guitar is better due to build and tone wood selection but a good guitar is a good guitar. ...

Welcome to the fora, Eddie! Yep, you put it exactly in a nutshell! [thumbup]
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