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About Hungrycat

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  1. Kind of condescending, but whatever. I'm just saying that some pickups become acceptable or even good with better components. And why would you even think about running your $300 Lollars, or what have you, through sh*tty Alpha mini pots?!? Doesn't make any sense to me. Quality components are easier and cheaper than pickups, new pickups are a next step. And this is coming from someone who has had 6 different sets of pickups in one of my instruments.
  2. I disagree. I've found that high quality components can make "meh" quality pickups sound extraordinary. Replace the wiring first and if you still don't like it then do the pickups.
  3. When Gibson sent Epiphone to Asia in 1970 the Epi Howard Roberts became the Gibson Howard Roberts. Updated with picture:
  4. Both of my Elitists have American hardware stock, so I doubt that the metric stuff would be right.
  5. Kind of. Epiphone was at one point owned by the same company that owned CG Conn.
  6. I used to have a sunburst one, and I absolutely HATED the Steinburger tuners. I couldn't get them to hold heavier gauge stings than 9s, and I tend to use 12s or 13s. Major problem for me. They're also an odd size post-hole that I couldn't find a suitable replacement for. I traded it for my LPC and am much happier now.
  7. Another vote for the DS-1 here.
  8. I would like to say that I find the Epi Quality Control to be miles ahead of the Gibson. You've gotta spend AT LEAST $1500 to a damn decent fret job from the factory. (For a Gibson) QC is lacking compared to other brands though. I could go get a PERFECT American Special Fender for the same price as the higher end Chinese Epis that need a little work to be good instruments. The choice as a musician is clear. I'd complain about the stickers, but I bought all my stuff used, so... Oh, and while we have Epi1's attention, I would like to put in a request for an accurate reissue Ripper bass, and RD guitar & bass. Preferably the artist, but I guess I'd settle for the standard. PWETTY PWEASE!?!?! Ripper RD Series
  9. Check out this Epiphone by Gibson acoustic for sale on the Nashville Craigslist. http://nashville.craigslist.org/msg/1665712540.html
  10. No ifs ands or buts. TAKE IT TO A PRO, so then you'll know what you're dealing with.
  11. Telecaster...Epiphone....EUREKA! :"TELEPHONE!"
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