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  1. Thanks for the info. Before I buy one, I see that the 'Custom' model in black has an ebony fretboard like a Gibson. I have found that Gibson L.P. Customs play better than Standards. Have you played several of these 'Taks' to know if the Custom plays better that the Standards? I like the colors available, but want to get the best player between the two. Later.
  2. Thanks. That quad entry was obviously an error on my part! I appreciate what you've said regarding the Elitist & their prices. I have been researching many MIJ brands lately. I've never seen so many fine guitars. The prices are like way less for super good quality LP and Strat type guitars. I have targeted one or two. Still, that Motsumoto is really a style that I like a lot. I know that I will wind up with one and be happy that I did.
  3. Are these basic Gibson LPJ's as playable as I hear? I like 498 and 490 pups. I like their look. Thanks.
  4. I have taken notice of the China made Tak Matsumoto DC plus top model. I need to find out how they play (action-wise). Also the Burstbucker pup opinions. I own an Epi 60's Tribute Plus and I am surprisingly happy with the play-ability and the '57's are fine pups. Will the Matsumoto be about the same? (or better?) play-ability-wise? I have heard good and bad things about Burstbuckers. I have never plugged them in before. The cost of the 'Tak' looks about $700 used. I do have a little more money saved,(not much), but I could spring for a used Epi Elitist Les Paul. I think I could find one for a grand or a little more. Would the Elitist Paul simply be the best bet? Thanks for any opinions & experience.
  5. I have taken notice of the China made Tak Matsumoto DC plus top model. I need to find out how they play (action-wise). Also the Burstbucker pup opinions. I own an Epi 60's Tribute Plus and I am surprisingly happy with the play-ability and the '57's are fine pups. Will the Matsumoto be about the same? (or better?) play-ability-wise? I have heard good and bad things about Burstbuckers. I have never plugged them in before. The cost of the 'Tak' looks about $700 used. I do have a little more money saved,(not much), but I could spring for a used Epi Elitist Les Paul. I think I could find one for a grand or a little more. Would the Elitist Paul simply be the best bet? Thanks for any opinions & experience.
  6. I have taken notice of the China made Tak Matsumoto DC plus top model. I need to find out how they play (action-wise). Also the Burstbucker pup opinions. I own an Epi 60's Tribute Plus and I am surprisingly happy with the play-ability and the '57's are fine pups. Will the Matsumoto be about the same? (or better?) play-ability-wise? I have heard good and bad things about Burstbuckers. I have never plugged them in before. The cost of the 'Tak' looks about $700 used. I do have a little more money saved,(not much), but I could spring for a used Epi Elitist Les Paul. I think I could find one for a grand or a little more. Would the Elitist Paul simply be the best bet? Thanks for any opinions & experience.
  7. I have taken notice of the China made Tak Matsumoto DC plus top model. I need to find out how they play (action-wise). Also the Burstbucker pup opinions. I own an Epi 60's Tribute Plus and I am surprisingly happy with the play-ability and the '57's are fine pups. Will the Matsumoto be about the same? (or better?) play-ability-wise? I have heard good and bad things about Burstbuckers. I have never plugged them in before. The cost of the 'Tak' looks about $700 used. I do have a little more money saved,(not much), but I could spring for a used Epi Elitist Les Paul. I think I could find one for a grand or a little more. Would the Elitist Paul simply be the best bet? Thanks for any opinions & experience.
  8. Hello "Tribute Plus" players. After studying this guitar and it' specs, I bought one. It plays and sounds like my Les Paul Custom. This is positive. Hopefully no-one will use as grist for their mill. A grateful Epiphone owner. Peace.
  9. Actually, I'm happy with my Double Cut P'ups. I haven't recently double checked but the 490R is Alnico2 / The 498T Alnico5 / I think. I know if I ever have a pickup question I'll ask you. Being an apt. dweller I really can't check my Hawk's sound at any decent volume. My Strat's great. I've always liked Lace Sensor P'ups. When I want to spend a couple hundred...

  10. Blueman335. Do you improve pickups (such as the 3 on an Epi Nighthawk)? I've got a Strat with Lace Sensors & a Gibson Les Paul Double-cut. I'm sure that you know more about these Epi N'Hawk P'ups than I do. What do you think?

  11. Thanks Blueman 335/and HawkFanatic. I'm glad somebody knew about the saddle plate. Steel is fine. I have the Fender Vintage saddles on my N'Hawk. Yeah, there's a much better acoustic response. I've come to appreciate how important the "acoustic sound" of the unamplified electric guitar. The tuning machines are just as important to that acoustic response as the saddles.He...

  12. Hi "HawkFanatic". I want to list you as a friend. I have never looked for friends in Fender forum because some of the members are spoiled brats. Some good people too.

  13. To Gordy01. I happened to own one of those MusicMan HD130 combos myself. That is one powerful amplifier, isn't it? That amp made me wish I had a full-time "roadie". I was playing covers in nightclubs at that time and luckily I also had a Deluxe Reverb also. That was perf for all the clubs that I played. Outside gigs like The Arco Arena in Sacramento was the 130 watt territory. I noticed Susan Tedeschi plays her Tele thru a smaller MusicMan on the 2010 "Crossroads" DVD. Peace. Rednefceleb.
  14. Thank you Blueman335. Your information is well taken. I am having my Epi Night Hawk pickups rewound by John Benson Pickup winder/re-winder. This is the first time I have had any say in "what goes in my pickups and why". I have another question for BLUEMAN335: I intend having my single coil center P'UP redone in RWRP fashion (Ala Fender). Do you think on switch positions 2 & 4 (with the coil taps activated) that I may have quieter (or quiet) running? Thanks again BLUEMAN335 for your in depth Alnico info. Peace. Rednefceleb
  15. Does anyone have any information on the sound properties of the different Alnico types. I know that Alnico 2 gives a different sound that Alnico 5 for instance. I'm going to Google that out but like to hear actual player's opinions and experiences. Rednefceleb. Peace.
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