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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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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.
  15. Your "56 G'Top experience has really guided me on this "Old Goldtop" project. What impresses me most is that '56 Goldie with the mini humbuckers installed! Just like an early Les Paul Deluxe. This has guided me to run a setup that I had on an old Melody Maker. I will run a top of the line P-90 in bridge position, and a quality humbucker @ rhythm pos. I have used a lot of Guitar Fetish pickups. If they don't give me the right sound; I will buy higher quality stuff. I want the Goldtop to sound as good or better than a Gibson. Quite a challenge, but I have worked so much on my Epi Genesis neck th
  16. Considering the price of the Tribute it is a great value with case included and Gibson pups,nice flat neck and nice top wood and colors. I've been working on the neck of my new Genesis between string changes and it too, is turning into a nice player.
  17. I should be saying the '56 Goldtop. She looks like a decent player. I believe that the Epi P-90's are probably not real great. I've owned many P-90's. Guess I'll go Duncan.
  18. How do the Epi "54 Gold Tops play? Will neck-dressing and a right set-up put these into a smooth playable condition? Thank You.
  19. Hey kb5szo. What is difference between "Ultra" and other 339. Also, where is best source to buy the Epiphone pickup "plugs" for quick install and removal. I'm am going to try a Gibson 498T in bridge position of my Genesis and will want to do it right and wire the 4 conductors to the 'quick plug' to keep everything tight. Also, any info. on Custom Shoppe Epis would be appreciated. Thanks.
  20. Gary Clark Jr. plays the hell out of his collection of Epiphone Elitist Casinos. His performance at Crossroads 2013 was phenomenal. He is really climbing high. "When my Train Pulls In" was eerily Hendrix-like. Not a Jimi ripoff, but his own soul. I looked up the Epi Elitist Casino. They go for $1995.00. Some artists actually play their namesake guitars. I'm thinking of Jimmy Vaughan. I read his interview. He plays a stock J. Vaughan Fender. I read an interview of Robin Trower. He prefers a Tex-Mex lead guitar pup on his Strat(s). Hell I sold my OCD and TS-808 for Joyo replacements. On back tur
  21. I surely love this Epi Genesis double cut. The Probuckers sound great to me. I own a Les Paul 60's Tribute Plus and the Gibson Classics of course are really fine, but not worlds better. The coil tap is much better for me than series-par. Can you Epiphone players please give me the low down on the 339 little hollow body? I have been wanting a good 339 player's guitar. Is the Epi 339 as good as the two beautiful solid bodied beauties that I now own? Rednefceleb.
  22. I have an Epi Genesis on the way. After buying an Epiphone 1960 Tribute Plus last year, I believe that I can see the basically same or very similar build quality in the Genesis. I have never player Probucker 2 or 3 pickups, but am relying on the many reviews comparing them to the PAF of yesteryear. I own some Gibsons that have PAF's. Great Blues pickup for my style. The neck as well, has the look that my 1960 Tribute + has. I started playing Gibson modified Dble. Cuts in the 60's. I have since then preferred the double cut. I do hope that the Genesis neck is deep set with a long tenon. Since
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