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  1. I for one far prefer my 339 to my 335 which I recently sold.
  2. FORGET ABOUT SCREWING STRAP LOCKS INTO YOUR GUITAR. I use these on all my guitars and have never dropped a guitar. They're cheap and easy like many women I know ;-) http://www.zzounds.com/item--DNP7007SI
  3. If you have CDO you would most likely want to beat the dead horse... Anyway my chambered LP is awesome, just as good as my other LPs (but a bit different)
  4. Play anything you would use a 335 or a Les Paul for... this is a versatile guitar. Not sure I'd have it as my ONLY guitar but it covers a LOT of ground.
  5. Try long & mcquade, or guitarworks if you're near Calgary. I was in guitarworks yesterday and at the one location they had about 4-5 of them on the wall. Long&mcquade may not have them in stock, but if they don't they can probably order them in as they deal in pretty high volumes.
  6. Thanks guys. For now I'll revisit the TonePros System II which I've discovered just drops right onto the existing posts and my guitar tech says he's aleady installed it on a few 339s. Also good point about making sure the saddle spacing is the same, I hadn't thought of that. If it doesn't work I guess I'll just stick with the ABR-1 or call Brian at Marquis as suggested. Thanks again! D
  7. I am running a modded "Custom 7" Epi Valve Junior, together with a Soldano Hot Rod 50+, splitting signal through my stereo Mesa Traditional 4x12 with V30s. Watch out!!! For the modded Valve Junior: Basically you can ship your valve junior to randy bemis at bemis amplification, for him to rebuild: email him at randy@bemisamps.com or call 619-248-2362. I got his "Custom 7” setup. Here's a review: http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Guitar+Amp/product/Bemis+Amps/Valve+Jr.+Custom+7/100/1
  8. Amazing guitar except the "vintage" bridge has got to go, the wire going across the screws vibrates...I took out the wire and now its better but the bridge could shift as a result...anybody know what kind of bridge to replace this or another solution (I think someone mentioned painting the wire with nail polish before which I am sceptical of)? I looked at a tonepros system II but the screws are too big and dont fit into the holes in the body of the guitar. Also, the vintage bridge is not as wide as the bridges on my LPs, so the range of screw travel isn't far enough on my G and B string to get the perfect intonation.
  9. I have had great success with the planetwaves tru-strobe tuner. A strobe tuner will get you much better in tune than something like a standard boss TU-2 (or whichever) for example. I honestly didn't realize how badly out of tune I was with my boss tuner until I retuned with the trustrobe tuner. It is a big difference. This will work presuming once tuned your guitar will actually stay that way...However if there is something wrong with your guitar and it won't STAY in tune for some reason that is something else.
  10. You would love the ES-339. Similar size as a Les Paul but with the best tonal qualities combining an LP and a 335 which is obviously much bigger physically.
  11. My advice and you won't be disappointed: a great amp that trumps any mass market amp in the price range and most at a higher price range. Yes, it is THAT GOOD. Basically you can buy an Epiphone Valve Junior, ship your valve junior to randy bemis at bemis amplification, for him to rebuild: email him at randy@bemisamps.com or call 619-248-2362. Call and ask him to describe his mods for a VJ, or in particular ask for the "Custom 7” if you want one like mine. He basically rips the Valve Junior apart and rebuilds it with better components and does some other stuff - whatever hocus-pocus he did on it worked. If you send him the amp, he will probably only charge you for his mods, as he doesn't need to find a "donor amp" himself. He will transform your VJ into a blues / rock tone machine - and no dist/overdrive pedals needed and it could be within your budget. Here's a review: http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Guitar+Amp/product/Bemis+Amps/Valve+Jr.+Custom+7/100/1 Dude! How can you argue with getting a custom made tube amp in this price range?
  12. There is no substitute for the real thing dude. I have been down the modeling road - you can FORGET about the pod and other line6 crap. Buy a small tube amp. I recommend an Epiphone Valve Junior and... it is THAT GOOD. Basically you can ship your valve junior to randy bemis at bemis amplification, for him to rebuild: email him at randy@bemisamps.com or call 619-248-2362. Call and ask him to describe his mods for a VJ, or in particular ask for the "Custom 7” if you want one like mine. He basically rips the Valve Junior apart and rebuilds it with better components and does some other stuff - whatever hocus-pocus he did on it worked. If you send him the amp, he will probably only charge you for his mods, as he doesn't need to find a "donor amp" himself. He will transform your VJ into a blues / rock tone machine - and no dist/overdrive pedals needed and it could be within your budget. Here's a review: http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Guitar+Amp/product/Bemis+Amps/Valve+Jr.+Custom+7/100/1 Dude! How can you argue with getting a custom made tube amp in this price range? about $400. PS...IMHO you can forget about solid state if you are after the best possible tone - that should narrow your shopping list down a bit!
  13. These blue guitars are so '80s Hair Bands. Not my favorite genre but to each his own...! Just stirrin' the pot guys!
  14. yes, it is not a flaw in any way. Great explanation, GuitarJunkie.
  15. I use a 10'-20' cable, it is coiled (bullet cable it is called) and I am getting great tone from it...the added length from the coiled cable doesnt seem to cause any degredation compared with the monster cables I used before.
  16. Certainly it is a les paul so all the commentws abuot that apply (best guitar ever made!). I tried a robot out and it was actually really cool. I would never buy one as I don't use different tunings very much and I have a strobe tuner I use when I tune up my guitars...but having said that it was pretty cool to be able to jump to different tunings in the time it takes you to announce the next song on stage...
  17. Whatever you do to an Epi (changing pickups etc.)...does not make it a Gibson. If you've done your research you can see a great many things that make a Gibb a Gibb and an Epi an Epi. Guys who cant afford a Gibson are usually the ones telling you "An Epi is just the same, all you're paying for is the Gibson name"...not true. Save your clams for the real thing. No epi comes close to gibson tone & quality.
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