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Do you "talk up" about your Epiphones with your guitar playing aquaintances ?

#21 User is offline   Starpeve 

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 04:41 AM

I guess that unless you're playing them side by side, and A/B ing them, who'd really notice the sonic differences anyway? How many great classic players from the early days had the equivalent of the cheapest current Epi's? Not many I'd guess!
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Posted 15 May 2017 - 10:08 AM

View PostOldCowboy, on 19 January 2017 - 08:44 PM, said:

Current Epi's aren't bad. I have a lot of fun with my EJ-200 Artist, especially in the summer when I'd rather not drag an expensive guitar outdoors or pack one along in the car. It sounds good and plays well. Stays in tune. My only dislike is the width of the nut, which I'd prefer to be a little wider for the sake of comfort. The notion that it's totally laminate doesn't bother me - in fact, I chose it to be durable.


Well, the fact that it IS a laminated guitar, will help, when it's plugged in! [thumbup] Les Paul made Gibson change
the original J-160E (which was to be (originally) designated the Les Paul Acoustic/Electric), to a laminated top (at least)
because the solid "single layer" top, moved too much and caused too much feedback, when plugged in. So, J-160E's have had
laminated tops, ever since. I have an old J-160E, that's a first year version (1954), with the solid top. I does feed back,
sooner, when plugged in. To counteract that, I just use a sound hole baffle, and that helps, quite a bit!

So, in certain situations, Laminated is better. Just depends on what you want, or require. [biggrin]

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 10:21 AM

Oh, and I'm certainly impressed, with my latest "Epiphone" acquisition! The "Inspired by '55 Les Paul Custom Outfit,"
shown below! Fit and finish, Great! Tone, with it's Gibson USA P-90's, is Wonderful! And, the fact that it comes
with a real Ebony fingerboard, is just icing on the cake, so to speak. [thumbup] [biggrin] It does have a "Fat"
'50's neck profile, as to be expected, with this model, and I'm more "used to," a '60's profile, as most of my other
guitars have that! BUT...the beefier '50's profile is still quite comfortable, and NO problem, at all!

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The only thing I will "change," is the nut, to a bone nut. (Simply my preference). And, I MAY
add a SD "Staple" P-90, at the neck, to more accurately reflect the spec's of the original Gibson
version. But, that's down the road. There is NOTHING wrong, with the Gibson USA P-90's, at all!
I've just always liked the "Staple" P-90 look, and tone...especially in the neck position!

So, I don't mind "talking" it up, for those interested, anyway. [biggrin]


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Posted 15 May 2017 - 11:35 PM

Very very nice CB.
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Posted 16 May 2017 - 05:40 PM

View PostRetired, on 15 May 2017 - 11:35 PM, said:

Very very nice CB.


Thanks, Retired! I think Epi has another Winner, in it's line of "Inspired By" series guitars!

CB
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Posted 16 May 2017 - 05:48 PM

I used to get some "What is that?" enquiries when I gigged it. [mellow]
I'd point out what I liked about it, but with my playing there's not much to talk up. [unsure]

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we had longer ways to go, but no matter, the road is life.

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 06:54 PM

My son bought a Pelham blue custom Epiphone a couple years ago but has never hooked it to an amp. I can't remember the 2nd part, like it's a custom plus or custom pro, something like that but one of these days I'm going to have to haul an amp over there and play it. I've been curious of what it sounds like ever since he got it. Almost bout a Epiphone that had P90's in it and it had a Ebony fretboard too. It was a red finish but I played it and later played that Gretsch I got for my Birthday and of course chose the Gretsch. Guess I had a sound in my head and didn't like the P90's. Too metal for me. And I'm playing that Gretsch every day too.Posted Image But if John isn't going to ever play his Custom, I sure would like to have it. Posted Image
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Posted 18 May 2017 - 07:56 AM

I played my Epi LP Plustop Pro after weeks of only playing the sibling I got it to keep it company (2017 Gibson V), and it holds its own.

Except for the frets. I think. They're - weird (Epi). Looks like they're quite a bit worn, but in a strange way. I'll get you pics sometime. They still play great, though.

Other than that... Still a fine, fine instrument. I still LOVE the ProBuckers - they're real rock and roll pups. YMMV - I have a very narrow idea of how I want a Les Paul to sound, and they do the trick. (Think something in between "Appetite for destruction" and "Use your illusion".)

I don't know why they're being marketed as the Epiphone version of BB Pro's... are they that alike, mechanically, magnetically (is that a word?)? To me, they sound very different. The ProBuckers win, hands down.

There you go, just talked it up :)
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Posted 02 June 2017 - 07:28 AM

My Epiphones are only these few - 2 older Sheraton II's - a vintage Sunburst made by Samick in 1995, and an Ebony made by Unsung in 2007. Both are great players, but the Samick is a gem, and I would put it up against any other 335 type guitar I ever played.I also own an acoustic Masterbilt and another smaller body acoustic Epiphone, both of which are great sounding instruments.

I really don't play out in the world any more, and don't even get to see others playing out often, but I have nothing but praise for my Epiphones...and I am noticing that Gibson is now using the older Epi technique of the 5 piece laminated neck in some of it's new models...so they know a good thing when they see it, too.
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Posted 16 September 2017 - 03:27 PM

I also own two Gibson LP's and now I have an Epiphone LP

The EPI arrived recently so I didn't spend as much time with it to evaluate as I woukd like to, but I do think that Epiphone has come a long way in a good way. At one point in time, I didn't think I would buy an Epiphone but I am glad that I did. It sounds and plays great!

Now that I have both Gibson and Epiphone, I am still not sure why some consider Ephiphone a beginner guitar? I don't agree, I think it is just as reputable to play gigs and pro gigs with an Epi. A guitar is a guitar it is up to us to play it great - Now I like both Epiphone and Gibson.

I really enjoy this forum and talking guitars with everyone!
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Posted 17 September 2017 - 12:17 PM

I'm pleasantly surprised to see this thread revived, quite...actually ) I'm going to say something that may be a little controversial , maybe. I love all my guitars. I have both "brands" Love them all...Here is what I think, take it as you may. All the guitars made by and of the "Gibson family of brands" are produced in specialized shops and factories , there to make guitars. The tools, equipment machinery and skill needed to produce a fine instrument have been put into place. It's up to the people luthiers, supervisors , management to produce a sale able instrument. It is blatantly obvious to me that the "guitar builders" that are presently manufacturing Epiphone guitars are doing, imho a spectacular job. Yes, the "guitar market" is down , less kids playing, maybe "flooded market" , But if Epiphone continues to improve (which I do hope Gibson management continues to allow) in all areas of guitar production...continuous improvement...customer contact , new ideas and designs reissues what's not to like ? There are so many to choose from, the old :standards: to the newest designs and electronics. One example is the Masterbilt Deluxe archtop reissue I've recently obtained..The thing is unreal, to me. I enjoy strumming those types of instruments a lot So thank you Epiphone for keeping everyone who cares about cool guitars , cool...Epiphone makes fine , very cool guitars imho :) hope it stays that way : I believe it will :)


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check out these short midnight "messin' around" things I did with the archtop might make you laugh harder than you';ve done that, for a whille maybe :) not a virus thing link to fike host...tou may have to :verify" you are not a "robot" maybe takes a while to load , not too long...Thanks for taking the time :)
and thanks Epiphone that guitar has made my day :) several days actually :)



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