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New Epiphone SL Models Lespaul/Melodymaker shape

#21 User is offline   iluvcrap2000 

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 01:23 AM

Looks like Hagstrom is doing the same thing.

http://www.guitarcen...ctric-Guitar.gc
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#22 User is offline   Megafrog 

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Posted 30 June 2017 - 08:17 PM

View Postiluvcrap2000, on 30 June 2017 - 01:23 AM, said:

Looks like Hagstrom is doing the same thing.

http://www.guitarcen...ctric-Guitar.gc

I suspect the Hagstrom will be substantially better than the SL. The electronics will be better and the hardware definitely looks better.
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#23 User is offline   JAC 

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 03:46 PM

These have stacked humbuckers. Reverb had a thing on them saying they were $99, when I looked them up only Sweetwater had them at $119. From the pictures they look pretty nice to myself. I own three real Lesters and one is a Standard. I could see me picking one of these up bolt on or not. My main concern is what the pickups sound like. I hope they would not be like the Epi bolt on SG Specials. I have one of those which I'm looking into changing the pups out on.
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Posted 14 July 2017 - 04:06 PM

Les Paul SL - same neck as a Wildkat?
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Posted 14 July 2017 - 05:58 PM

View Postrandzman, on 14 July 2017 - 04:06 PM, said:

Les Paul SL - same neck as a Wildkat?


Slim taper D neck according to Reverb.
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#26 User is offline   JAC 

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 10:33 PM

I wonder if these are Chinese made?
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Posted 16 July 2017 - 07:07 PM


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 01:41 AM

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 10:13 AM

View PostRookery, on 25 June 2017 - 01:23 AM, said:

It's a beginners guitar. Nothing wrong with that, you have to start somewhere.

Now coming through in October at 89 including delivery. What's not to like, I might buy one just to see.
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#30 User is offline   crust 

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 05:23 PM

You kniow , I actually visit a few places other than "here" really. I have not played one , yet. To me , they do look great...but. I have read that the neck may need to be shimmed for proper action and such things. Only what I have read. You know how to make a neck poket shim, right ? google youtube not all that difficult, maybe. :) It is a good thing to know imho , if you own a "bolt on" neck guitar :) It may also be a good thing to practice your technical skills on , like a total rebuild , electronics , tuners , pickups , strings, switches tone and volume things , tuning key things. The guitar is very cost effective , and if your into doing improvements well , to me , its most likely a perfect thing for doing those types of things to imho. Also ,having not actually played one, and , being an Epiphone , It is probably great , just the way it is , maybe...probably :) :)Posted Image They do look cool , to me :) Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
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Posted 05 October 2017 - 05:24 PM

double posts are interesting maybe :(
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Posted 06 October 2017 - 12:28 PM

Here is the latest video from 60 Second Hum. To summarize the video, he says it is a great modifying platform but all the components are junk. He doesn't recommend the guitar.

https://www.youtube....h?v=wlKeqm4MvIs
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Posted 07 October 2017 - 03:01 AM

Interesting. I would think the tuners, for instance, would be the same as on my PlusTop. And they're every bit as good as the Grovers on my Gibson V... Well, they look the same and both work well.

Kind of like the color! Shh - don't tell anyone.
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Posted 07 October 2017 - 03:13 AM

Couldn't be arsed to watch the whole thing (well, I could, but am on a crap connection), did he mention the fret wire?

I've been on a Slash kick lately, and while they intonate perfectly, my frets are assuming a pyramid shape. The good thing is they're evenly crap.

A refret is half the price of a 2018 Gibson Tribute. I'm a bit GASsy.

I can see it already: Mom shouting, what, you stopped eating?

Me: that's the gist of it, yes.

Mom: you can't do that!

Me: I can. I have. I did. I will.

I guess it's a parent thing - I don't want to make it seem like I go hungry. My priorities are askew at times, let's put it that way.
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Posted 07 October 2017 - 08:02 AM

When I go to the GC , I may look at the brown thing , if one is there, soon :)
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Posted 22 October 2017 - 11:46 AM

They "look" cool.
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Posted 22 October 2017 - 11:49 AM

Theres also the Maestro by Gibson range.. Much the same thing

http://forum.gibson....bson-sg-for-99/

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 03:51 PM

I ordered 2 of them i have the first one its a great guitar for the money it plays well and it doesn't look that bad i am giving one as a gift for Christmas. Great guitar to start with i didn't have a guitar at that price when i started playing . I put new strings on it and set it up its a great guitar . And i am going to keep one for my self .
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Posted 15 November 2017 - 08:03 PM

Bohlinger had a good time with one.

https://www.premierg...one-les-paul-sl
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Posted 17 November 2017 - 10:12 PM

I ordered one today from Sam Ash. This one:

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I don't listen to all the naysayers. For $99 it's a no brainer. I've seen some great demo videos on these and for this amount of change - the worse that can happen is I end up with a great wall hanger for my studio.

It won't be here until next Wednesday because it's being shipped Fedex [thumbdn] but I've been waiting for over 2 1/2 months now since I first read about these and finally someone got them in stock. I'll post a thorough review and pictures when she gets here. :)
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