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Epiphone EJ-160E Owners Inexpensive - but how do they sound?

#21 User is offline   PC54 

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Posted 23 November 2017 - 10:26 PM

Iíve owned the John Lennon Signature model for 6+ years. The stacked P90 pickup sounds great. Especially when playing it through a Vox AC30. Someone mentioned guitar strings. If you want to play it strictly acoustic without Amplifier then use a nice brass/bronze wound string. However, the pickup is magnetic. Youíll have to use a steel or nickle type string that is magnetic too. Pyramid makes a great set of Nickle guitar strings in either Flat wound or Round wound (smooth). Strings by mail dot com has the best selection (MHO).
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Posted 08 April 2018 - 11:12 AM

View PostRevDavidLee, on 03 November 2017 - 04:27 PM, said:

It's strung with the strings that came with it - acoustic. No plans to change them. Just enjoying the new git :)



I was told to try an 'electric set of strings' for my Lennon EJ-160E.....bought a set Pyramid Gold 10's...flatwounds.....haven't changed them yet but I've heard it gives the guitar a more 'jangly' sound......
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 10:43 PM

View PostDodger11, on 02 November 2017 - 09:33 AM, said:

Hey Rev what are you plugging into?
I have one of the older John Lennon signature models and the pickup doesn't sound very good - weak and not very loud - considering either installing a new pickup or a Behringer AD121 pedal between the guitar and mixer.

I have one of the Lennon signature models and would like to replace the pickup. Did you replace yours? Thanks...
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Posted 18 April 2018 - 08:32 AM

View PostDavyR, on 16 April 2018 - 10:43 PM, said:

I have one of the Lennon signature models and would like to replace the pickup. Did you replace yours? Thanks...


I bought the Behringer pedal and it improves the volume a lot but it still sounds a bit like a semi acoustic electric guitar - like a Casino maybe.
I have a fishman sonitone pickup that a fine Epi forum member very kindly sent me; still considering having that installed. It has the 2 dials in the soundhole and goes through the end strap pin hole so pretty non-evasive and I can keep the old pickup installed too.

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View PostDodger11, on 18 April 2018 - 08:32 AM, said:

I bought the Behringer pedal and it improves the volume a lot but it still sounds a bit like a semi acoustic electric guitar - like a Casino maybe.
I have a fishman sonitone pickup that a fine Epi forum member very kindly sent me; still considering having that installed. It has the 2 dials in the soundhole and goes through the end strap pin hole so pretty non-evasive and I can keep the old pickup installed too.

Thanks! I'd like to replace the pickup because I'd like to stay with electric guitar strings and with running it through an amp, like an electric guitar. A real P-90 will not fit. I guess the only option would be to have a pickup built?
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