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  1. Your friend doesn't know what he's talking about.. There's no such thing as the "best" set of strings... there's a vast variety of different types of string, which are selected for reasons of personal preference or application... The best set of strings are the ones that feel and sound the best to YOU... You'll just have to go out and experiment with various brands, gauges and materials before you can determine what the best set of strings are... Personally, I like Ernie Ball Regular Slinkys... Some people hate 'em, some people love 'em... It's up to you.. I also use D'Addario XLs on certain guitars because they sound better on certain guitars... D'Addarios are very popular, but that doesn't make them "the best". Older guitars are not inherently better than newer guitars... I don't know what your friend is talking about if he's referring to a guitar made in 1999 as opposed to a guitar made this year... And if he's talking about vintage guitars, that's a bunch of nonsense... People perceive value in vintage guitars because they are old and there aren't many of them around... Much like comic books from the 50's or 60's... Somewhere along the line, someone drank the Kool Ade and convinced enough people that a 1957 Les Paul has some magical tone to it, that can't be replicated today, because it's old... the fact of the matter is; there were far more variables in guitar construction and electronics than there are today... The product is more consistent and the methods of manufacture are better than they were "back in the day" there is the case of a particular model that has undergone subtle changes in manufacturing over the course of a few years, but that depends on the guitar, the model, the manufacturer, whatever... You can't make a blanket judgement and say that all guitars were better 10 years ago... That's too simple to be true.. The sound of a guitar comes from the wood it's made of, and the pickups that are in it... The pickups are really the biggest factor that affects tone.. Epiphones are cheaper because they are made in China (used to be Korea) and they cut corners on materials, construction and labor... Gibsons are so expensive because they are made in the US by union employees and they think the name on the headstock is worth another $1,500 - $2,000. Oh, and they're finished in Nitro Cellulose... Yippee!
  2. Hmmm... A turd? or a piece of crap? Life is full of difficult decisions... If you want a guitar that's made of masonite, then go with the Goth LP... Can't say that masonite is very well known for its tone, though... If you want a plywood guitar, that has horrible pickups, useless tuners and probably needs a full on fret job right out of the box, then go for SG special..
  3. Actually, the 'R' stands for "Rubbish"... You should install that pickup in the nearest garbage can.
  4. Ok... Now what was wrong with the posts that they deleted form this thread??!
  5. Epiphone doesn't seem to be known for making smart business decisions lately... They set up forums like this, yet they don't listen to what their loyal customers want... Doesn't make any sense... I guess they're too busy deleting posts, and threads, and banning members who threaten their insecurities by voicing their opinions to actually give a damn about the desires of the people who pay for this forum... They'll keep pumping crap down your throat for too much money and tell you it's marmalade... And people will line up to buy it, because they already drank the Kool-Ade.. My what a wonderful tea party!
  6. there are screws on either side of the pickup that adjust the height..
  7. I have a 3100, which is a little higher up the line ($379... Mercy!) And I was extremely surprised by how good the pickups sound... I thought for sure I'd be swapping them out, but several months later, they're still in there.. The 2000 series have ceramic pickups, which are fine if you're into metal or other high-output applications... Personally, I prefer the warmth of the Alnico V pups in the 3x00s... But lots of people like the ceramics... Depends on what you're into.. And those pictures on the Rondo site do not do these guitars justice at all... They're freakin' GORGEOUS! My jaw dropped when I opened the case, the day mine arrived.
  8. You're 13, so you don't have much money... You know what? You don't much to buy a quality guitar at a reasonable price.. But you aint gonna get it from Epiphone! Check this place out... http://www.rondomusic.com/index.html
  9. I've got GFS Vintage '59s in my Dot as well... Don't the drink the Kool-Ade.
  10. Casinos are famous for having buzzy bridges... I replaced the bridge on mine with one of these... http://store.guitarfetish.com/vistabbrwisc.html No more rattle or buzz...
  11. I wouldn't dare change the stock P-90s on my Casino... They sound frieakin great!
  12. Sweetwater gives you candy??! I must have missed it...
  13. Click the photo icon at the top of the page (it's the one with the mountains and sun) and paste the URL of the pic between the "" codes. You'll need to us a photo hosting service like Photobucket... It's free and easy to use..
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