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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. I have been surprised by some of the "low cost generation" of pedals. Specifically Joyo Vintage Overdrive w/JRC 4558 chip. Approx $35 delv'd. sounds as good as a TS 808. Joyo Analog Delay. A great anolog sound delay. Simple to use...$35 Delv'd. Joyo Ultimate Drive. $30 Delv'd. Basically same as an OCD. Demon TS-808 TS-9 combo pedal. $38 Delv'd. Fine sound. I have owned the really expensive ones and the cheap ones. All sound the same good. Last...The G.F.S. Dual Overdrive 808/TS9 w/overdrive. A great pedal.None of the expensive pedals sound any better than the cheapies. Might get some assorted opinions on this one.
  9. Has anyone substituted Tonerider P-90 pups for Epi p-90's on the '56 G'Top? Any reviews.
  10. By using a small block of wood and rubbing compound I treat ea. fret to a refining between string changes. The frets start to look and play much better. I also use a drop of 3-in-one oil and sparsely treat all of the rosewood with just that one drop. Just enough to lightly coat the wood. Then I lightly blot it with a paper towel. The next morning I use a soft cloth and rub it all out one more time. Then I polish the guitar body with Novus #1 polish. Best stuff I have ever used. On my '58 Les Paul Jr. I use the dark version of Old English. Also, I learned from a luthier to quickly cover a chip of lacquer that leaves a bright maple or light spot, use a felt tip marker and fill in the void well. Wait about a month to be sure it does not fade thus requiring a second application). To seal off the edges of the chip from traveling, and chipping farther, apply clear finger nail polish. I have used 2 or 3 light coats to build up the "low spot" of the void. It's not a lacquer stik, but it works.
  11. Does anyone have any personal comparison reviews between Probuckers and Burstbuckers? Thanx.
  12. I believe I have found my dream acoustic electric. In 50 years of guitar playing I have never owned an acoustic electric. I can just tell buy what I have read (and heard).....this is the one I want. Gibson single coils, excellent build and sound. I'm hoping that owners of this new guitar will describe their experience so far. My Les Paul Tribute Plus with Gibson pups has been close to any Les Paul I have owned. I just feel that the B&B will exceed the Tribute Plus by quite a bit. OPINIONS anyone?
  13. I need the help of Epiphone players to give me their review of the Casino with P-90's and the 339 Ultra. Playability and build are my concerns. Upgrading electronics costs only a little more. If the Casino and 339 both have basically the same build quality, and playability.....I will have to look towards the "Epiphone Elitist" group. Thanx.
  14. I'm with you Steve when it comes to having had many of the best, Epiphone HAS come up so much. I bought a Genesis recently. The Probucker 2 and 3 pups sound good. Between string changes (once per week), I polish frets and oil fretboard lightly. I HATE a dry rosewood fingerboard. About pup raising and lowering: this is the best sound adjustment that you will find on an electric. I recommend trying "Novus" brand #1 for polishing guitar finishes. It's a miracle. My "open box" Epi Genesis was covered with belt buckle rash and lots of rashes every. I used Novus grit #3 to rub out the deeper rashes. Then follow with Novus #2 subtle compound to semi+ fine polish out any remaining visible stuff. Then always finish up with Novus #1 liquid polish. It works like liquid plastic. Novus is availabe @ Amazon .com.
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