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  1. Screw the amp, but if he thinks its all that then he'll want a fair price for it, you might could score a standard for $250, that would be sweet!
  2. You'll have to re-locate them, this is not a reversible mod. But the example brian posted shows the old holes filled so you can get the idea. You could always just omit controls if you don't want to drill the body.
  3. I have a 295 and the pickups are VERY good. But you can put whatever you want in there.
  4. As a matter of fact that is something I run into a lot. Say someone breaks the headstock on their G400, then they come to me wanting a repair. I may quote them as much as $300 depending on the location and type of break. The response they invariably have is " But I only paid $250 for the guitar used 3 years ago." And they feel like since the guitar is cheap, the repair should be as well. Like it takes less work to re attach a cheap headstock than an expensive one. And in some cases it may take less, but not by much, and I have to charge a reasonable rate for everything I do. If I spend 3 hours on something, I charge for 3 hours labor, be it on a Squire or a Martin. Its the same thing with your car. Say you drive a 95 Honda Accord. Just cause KBB values your car at $900 instead of $9000, does than mean when you go to the tire shop they sell you the same tires for less cause they are going on a cheap car?
  5. It does if the guitar is only $200 to begin with...
  6. The key word is "a couple hours of work". Just like diesel mechanic shops, a guitar shop MUST bill some things by the hour. Would you work for $5 an hour?
  7. Never seen that, probably an after market add on, the twelfth fret dots seem a little close to the edges to be a factory job. Prolly DIY since the cost of inlaying the dots would be as much as the guitar.
  8. Really?? You've got to be kidding me. Of all the VALID and IMPORTANT concerns voiced on this forum EVERY DAY regarding the quality of brand new Epiphone guitars, you choose to answer the burning question of, "wheres my sticker and throw away cord?"! Epi1 I am asking you as one professional to another, please do not insult us again with something like this. It actually has made me mad. I love Epiphone the guitars and the brand, but this is infuriating. You choose to answer a question about free swag thats included in a new guitar (which general consensus is the end consumer never gets the garbage anyways) but choose to blatantly ignore all the inquires to important relevant questions such as these. http://forums.epiphone.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=13618 http://forums.epiphone.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=15343 There are MANY more valid and serious concerns regarding this company. I find it highly disrespectful and insulting that you ignore our pleas for answers regarding these issues but you have time to come on here and tell us about free STICKERS and POSTERS?????? We don't buy your damned bumper stickers, we buy your GUITARS. Please let us know why Epiphones quality, value, and customer service has been declining lately. Why are you making LP Customs in the obviously inferior factory. How did these poor examples of this guitar even released to the public and why did Epiphone feel they we acceptable? Why are the frets being used sub par and flawed from manufacturing? I offer my services as a Master Luthier, and Epiphone lover to you Jim. Perhaps you need someone in there to shake things up and demand quality from your staff, from the girl answering the phone in customer service, to the man scraping binding on the other side of the world for $5 a day. You should hold EVERYONE related to Epiphone/Gibson to a higher standard, not allow this company to fade into mediocrity (at best ATM). Please please please, answer a REAL question or at least get out there and DO something about it. I could care less about some damned sticker or poster. I care about getting a quality guitar at a fair price. Right now Epiphone can't even guarantee me a fully functioning guitar that is playable at ANY price. Do you really think stickers will make your customer base happy? We are GUITARISTS, not twelve year old girls with a sticker collection. I have been playing and singing the praises of Epiphone guitars for over 20 years, I have owned over 30 Epiphone guitars and now have 6. ^ Epiphone guitars all of which were made in Japan or Korea, all old, and I can't find a new Epiphone worth buying. Thats sad ain't it? I WANT A NEW EPIPHONE, BUT CANNOT FIND AN ACCEPTABLE GUITAR THAT EVEN COMES CLOSE TO MY OLD EPIPHONES. You should be moving forward with the company, making better guitars. But right now we are wittnessing the decline of Gibson/ Epiphone. PLeasae do not be so sure of yourselfs you stop caring about fine guitars and you customers. It seems like the attitude today is. " We are Gibson/Epiphone, the number one guitar company ever. Just slap something together, put our name on it and it will sell, we are Gibson after all. Who Cares"? I care Epi1, I care damnit.
  9. Oh yea, they dye them, and it comes off on your fingers for a while. It'll go away one day.
  10. ^Its all personal taste man, if that set up suits his style, good for him! You'd be surprised of all the different ways I have to set up a guitar. Some things just feel better over another to a particular player. FIG How many knobs does the special have? It could be the wiring. Cold solder joint, dirty/dead pot, faulty wire, cap, ground, all could cause a drop in volume. What else does it do? Listen closely and experiment with the controls. Also make sure your amp or room isn't tricking you. Room modes wreak hell on how much of an audio source we actually hear. If you're in a corner or a small room, get out of there and see if it improves, and even in the case it does not, try to make your adjustments in the best sounding place (i.e. most accurate sounding) you can.Is anything scratchy? Are they all functioning properly? Is the taper correct for the given control? Any extra noises in the signal? Just start troubleshooting those and try to determine if you have a weak bridge pup or strong neck.
  11. You should take it to get buffed if the finish looks good (after it cures). You'll never get all the swirlies out by hand.
  12. Only the high end Custom LPs, and low end garbage????
  13. Epi-Man, you said the pups sound good, better than your dot, why change them. I used to have a 94 LP and the pups in that thing were flat out great. Just cause its stock don't mean its bad, you can always pot an old pickup. The best sounding pups I won are 40 years old!
  14. I for one am down on GC, no offense to MIDI whom I like and respect. I just feel they are the Wal-Mart of music shops, ruining it for the rest of us..... to tired... must sleep.
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