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  1. Sounds like your bandmate is just a gloating jerk. He of all people should know how a musician would feel about a new acquired instrument. To shoot down somebody's happy mood like that is a **** move. Besides, I've heard tons of China-made Ibanez and Epiphones that sounds better than their more expensive grade counterparts. I've played an Epiphone G-400 fitted with Gibson 490's and it sounds just as sweet as my Gibson SG Special in stock config. Sure, a Gibson is of a higher quality, durable and could last longer but a China-made Epiphone can be just as good if extra care is taken. Plus, you'd save a lot of money for terrific sound. It all comes down to personal satisfaction. If an axe produces amazing sound that you want, get it. Regardless of the price.
  2. I'm sorry' date=' this is an Epiphone forum. Not afterlife.com forum.
  3. Buy what? An SG-310? I'd recommend getting the 1966 G-400 since it looks more like it and is the same quality of the standard G-400. If you're talking about the 3-way switchplate, it's cleaner and proper to just buy a cream-colored one. It's not that expensive.
  4. There is no such practice as Malaysian apartheid. That's just crazy. There's no official Epiphone dealers in Malaysia or even Indonesia simply because Singapore's Swee Lee got the exclusive rights to the region. Because of this, sellers has to acquire their stocks at much higher prices than you would find in the USA. It's bulls**t, really considering the fact that we're MUCH closer to China.
  5. That's coming off from a man who likes a guitar with banana-shaped headstock and has a display picture of an artist which looked like Claudio Sanchez from Coheed & Cambria, which happens to have a massive hairdo like Diana Ross and sings like a chipmunk. The fact that the guitar has a phallic-shape headstock is enough to call it the most gay-looking guitar ever from Gibson. Of course, when I said gay I meant carefree. *cough cough*
  6. Well, this is what I can think of. Here's your reference: 1. Get an Epiphone 1966 G-400. 2. Install Gibson Angus Young signature pickups. 3. Purchase lightning inlay stickers from eBay. Click here 4. Replace the knobs and 3-way switchplate to match. You can find parts at GuitarNucleus When it's all done.. It should look pretty darn close. haha
  7. I have an Epiphone G-400 Custom that has 3 pups setup with a stopbar tailpiece and I find it really versatile and lighter than any Epi Les Pauls I ever had the pleasure of playing. From my experiences with other SG's with stock pups, they sounded brighter and of course lightweight compared to LPs. If those are the two characteristics that you're looking for, an SG might be your best bet. Just to share with you guys:
  8. If you don't mind inquiring through SMS's/calls and doing cash-on-delivery deals, I can recommend you to a trusted Epiphone dealer in the Malaysian music scene. He does shipping too, if you choose to do so. The only thing is, he doesn't have a shop front as he does this thing as a personal business and rest assured, his Epiphones are legit. Here are the links: sales thread: http://forum.lowyat.net/index.php?showtopic=735647&hl=epiphone sales blog: http://deadeyeguitars.blogspot.com/ Here's some other potential dealers that you might want to check out also: http://forum.lowyat.net/index.php?showtopic=1431096&hl=epiphone http://forum.lowyat.net/index.php?showtopic=1456060&hl=epiphone Hope that helps. 3:)
  9. Thanks for the color codes, GIANTRobOT420. Although, I find that the Gibson PUs that are connected to the PCB only has green and a thicker, black wire. Any precaution I should be aware of? I dont even know where to connect the bare wire to ground it. Sorry, total noob here.
  10. From what I understand, the connectors are standard Molex Micro-Fit 3.0 2-pin male-female connectors. The connector on the pickups should be the female one. It's the same type of connectors found on PC parts like a Power Supply. I have found my connectors but I just wanna know which wires should go to which hole since there are 2 pins. The one I'm seeing right now has the Gibson pickups with green wire hooked on the right hole and a thicker, black wire on the left hole. I guess the convenience of plug-play pickups only come into sense when it's already fitted with the proper connector head. :-
  11. I have looked through the list and I couldn't find any wiring diagram for the new Gibson PCB. Any other alternatives?
  12. Hi guys. I just recently ordered a Seymour Duncan hot-rodded(JB & Jazz) combo pups for my SG Special. Much to my surprise, my SG has the new Gibson circuit board in it. Now, I like the idea of conveniently replacing my pickups without much soldering and I would like to perform the installation myself. However, I just gotta ask before I continue: 1) What's the silver wire-to-bright green connector is for? 2) Since the connector has 2-pin(left, right, as indicated by the clip on top), which pickup wires get plugged where? There are like, 5 wires(red, white, green, bare & black) wires on the SD pickups. 3) What's the best way of connecting the wires to the Molex MicroFit 3.0 connector? I would really appreciate all the help I can get. Thanks!
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