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#1 User is offline   Guitar lessons Singapore 

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 09:32 AM

It's really nice to find an Epiphone corner here on the Gibson Guitar Board:)
I own 2 Epiphone Electrics. A Les Paul Standard in Pelham Blue, and a G-400 in Worn Cherry.
Here they are:
https://www.instagra...usicinstruction
I have replaced the stock chrome machine heads on the G-400 with Grover green keys for a more vintage look.
I especially love the powerful warm crunch and sustain from the Les Paul through my Valve Amps.
Both Guitars offer great value and quality for my money.
Thanks much Epiphone!:)
John.
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Posted 09 June 2017 - 11:12 AM

Welcome John.

I have the same Les Paul Standard in Pelham Blue for a couple of years now.

It came from the factory strung with Gibson Brite Wires and sounded great. Since then I have been using Ernie Ball Slinkys as they are easy to get hold of, but I just wanted a bit more clarity. So I ordered a set of Brite Wires and they sound fantastic through the Alnico Classic pickups.

I recently bought a '56 Les Paul Pro with P90s and it was fitted with D'Addario strings and their warmth seems to suit the single-coil pickups.
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Posted 10 June 2017 - 09:31 AM

And it's nice to have someone post in the introduction thread who then actually posts something :)

I have an Epiphone PlusTop Pro Les Paul and a Gibson 2017 V, and I rate them equally, except for the fret wire, where the Gibby definitely has the upper hand. Prospective owners should be aware of that.

Other than that, I absolutely love it, so much so that I'll eventually re-fret it rather than buy a Gibson Les Paul.
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Posted 11 June 2017 - 10:05 AM

View PostPinch, on 10 June 2017 - 09:31 AM, said:

And it's nice to have someone post in the introduction thread who then actually posts something :)

I have an Epiphone PlusTop Pro Les Paul and a Gibson 2017 V, and I rate them equally, except for the fret wire, where the Gibby definitely has the upper hand. Prospective owners should be aware of that.

Other than that, I absolutely love it, so much so that I'll eventually re-fret it rather than buy a Gibson Les Paul.

Just going on my diminishing memory of what I presently have.. Not including the "cloned Kits". Casino in natural blond., Blues Hawk in red., Night Hawk In flamed blond maple,.. Les Paul Studio finished stipped off and re-stained and oiled, Bigsby and Vibra-mate, roller bridge, Burst Buckers with push pull coil splitting, Tusq nut..., Les Paul Specialk TV Yellow with Di Marzio 36th anniversary PAF's, Resomax adjustable bridge...
Just purchased a Les Paul Junior that I intended to strip off the Sunburst and most of the Stain/paint of the neck and put on a sort of Honey-burst oil finish and a Di Marzio PAF Master...
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Posted 22 June 2017 - 06:45 PM

Picked up a really nice Dot just to feel a semi-hollow again (it's been years). I also stole an acoustic "Artist" version in cherry that looks and sounds really nice in alternate tuning: Rain Song, etc...
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Posted 26 June 2017 - 10:31 PM

Very nice guitars, I really love that blue les paul! [thumbup] I've got two epi's, a 2014 Les Paul Custom and a 1995 Riviera. Both are outstanding guitars and they look gorgeous, certainly better looking and playing than any Gibsons you'd find in the same price range. (Nothing against Gibson, but if you're looking for a guitar in the under a grand price range, epiphone's the way to go!)
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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:34 PM

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 05:51 AM

View PostGuitar lessons Singapore, on 09 June 2017 - 09:32 AM, said:

I own 2 Epiphone Electrics. A Les Paul Standard in Pelham Blue, and a G-400 in Worn Cherry.
Here they are:
https://www.instagra...usicinstruction


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#9 User is offline   Pinch 

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 06:22 AM

And leave the forum?
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Posted 18 July 2017 - 11:37 AM

I got a 14 limited edition L.P. Traditional pro and I just got a L.P. standard ebony friday. My dad gave me the TP
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Posted 19 July 2017 - 05:47 AM

Thanks for sharing and for the warm reception folks!
I just wanted to update that I have changed the Humbucker Covers on my Les Paul from the Stock Nickel to Chrome. Using this Brand called "Tone Drive" from Korea. It cost me only about US$8 for a pair. Actually brought my Guitar down to the Shop selling the Covers just to make sure that I got the right fit. I wanted to buy Gibson Covers initially, but they were out of stock locally. The problem with the Stock Nickel Covers was that they kept tarnishing here in Singapore's humid weather. Even though I always keep my Guitar in it's Bag in a closet with drying agent. The tarnishes were a pain to remove, and they came back real soon after every clean-up:( I will be doing the same to my G-400, after making sure that the new Chrome Covers on the Les Paul are as good as they look:)
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 01:22 AM

Folks,
Here is an Update on the Epiphone Guitars & Amps that I am using.
There is the Epiphone SG G-400 in Worn Cherry and My Laney Cub 12-R Electric Valve Amp.
https://www.instagra...usicinstruction
And My Epiphone AJ-220S Acoustic Jumbo in Vintage Sunburst and Laney LA20C Acoustic Amp.
https://www.instagra...usicinstruction
I am also using the Seymour Duncan Woody XL Hum Cancelling Stack Acoustic Soundhole Pickup.
Here are My 2 Epiphones side-by-side:
https://www.instagra...usicinstruction
https://www.instagra...usicinstruction
John Lee here is still Offering Guitar Lessons in Singapore(SG) and Skype Guitar Lessons Worldwide.
Here is My Studio Premises that I Made out of My Bomb Shelter:
https://www.instagra...usicinstruction
Please Follow Me on the Social Media on My Website if You Folks like what I have been doing.
You can hear My Original Compositions on SoundCloud & Vimeo & See My Pictures on Instagram.
Here is My SoundCloud Link:
https://soundcloud.c...usicinstruction
And here is My Vimeo Link:
https://vimeo.com/gu...essonssingapore
Here is My Personal Profile as a Guitar Instructor:
http://network.onlin...rofile/36930656
Till the next time Folks!
Do have a Great Weekend ahead!
John Lee,
John Lee Music Instruction.
http://www.johnleemu...tion.weebly.com

This post has been edited by Guitar lessons Singapore: 12 January 2018 - 03:56 PM

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