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  1. The best way to do it is to drop a screw in head facing down. It needs to be slightly shorther than the hole. Then start to screw your tailpiece back in as normal. As your screwing it back in the pressure will force the bushing (or whatever it's called) out of the hole. I hope that makes sense I did it on my Gibson SG with no problems I'm also sure that there a video on you tube about this Let me know how you go on
  2. I'm pretty sure after the limited number of gold tops that are currently on offer thats it So you better get buying, I've seen some crazy asking prices for the first 'ltd edition' slash model! some close to gibson les paul standard prices! Get em while you still can!
  3. I was kinda hoping for some people who know there stuff to make constructive comments but looks like thats not going to happen! Theres no serial look at this link and the headstock changes through the years, not just the current ones from china[-x http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj282/psychobuckets/EB_008.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/epiphone-les-pauls/21523-epiphone-headstock-shapes.html&h=450&w=600&sz=154&hl=en&start=7&um=1&usg=__vn6AMnQabBv59sJYHK3IYgjVIR8=&tbnid=0mDZvcpb41oj3M:&am
  4. Hi can anyone give me any ideas of the production date?? I know most of you guys know your stuff :)
  5. is there an election? I've not heard anything about it:^o
  6. Hi, thanks for the replies... it's not fake, epiphone have had more than 1 headstock shape. I think it's an early Korean custom. It has Gohto tuners japanese stamped bridge (abr) and stop tail piece The binding is all cream with age and the gold hardware has loads and loads of wear. It needs a bit of work like a new nut and a set up so I took it to a local luthier he asked me how much I wanted for it as he liked it so much! Like i said it sounds cool but plays rubbish at the mo... I should have it back by saturday all set up and ready to rock!! If anyone knowlegeable knows
  7. Hi, This is my new epi les paul custom, which I paid £100 for. Does anyone know the year of production (ish) as the guitar has no serial numbers etc. Just sent it for a set up and etc http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp239/blackbird1979/014.jpg http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp239/blackbird1979/013.jpg http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp239/blackbird1979/012.jpg let me know what you think... it really sings through my valve amp and sounds very very close to the original gibsons i've owned!!
  8. Hi, its the black 5125 pictured in my avitar, it's a nice guitar so I'm not fully sure yet. I'm also thinking maybe I may go for a a full on gretsch from the professional collection (japanese) but again can't seem to make my mind up!!lol
  9. Hi, Thanks for all the nice comments/replies. to answer a few questions It does change the sound of the casino both unplugged and amped up, for the better though... more sustain and you can feel all the notes vibrating through the body when played. It is a bit body heavy (again not in a bad way) but grovers will sort this. I do prefer the B6 to the B7 and I would also say the quailty of my B60 (gretsch) is actually as good as the original B7 usa I have installed on the casino. Regarding the Kats... I did mean are they a good choice of guitar... I own an electromatic but fancy getti
  10. Yep I love the bigsby it's just soo subtle and usable but I must confess that I love the way it looks too on most axes! Are the wildcats a good option? I never actually played or seen one in the flesh but they look awesome.
  11. http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp239/blackbird1979/casino002.jpg http://i415.photobucket.com/albums/pp239/blackbird1979/casino001.jpg this should be a link to the photos...let me know what you think
  12. Hi, I've been asking about installing a B7 on my casino some of you may recall (thanks to all who responded), well I ordered a genuine B7 which came yesterday and I fitted it (in about 30 mins max! really easy) Just a bit of advice for anyone wanting to do the same... under the top of the guitar from the neck to the tail piece runs an 'extra' bit of wood making the top around the pickups and where the bigsby fits twice as deep. So screwing into the top is a lot safer than I originally though... so if you are wanting to do this mod I would advise going for it using the B7, B70, B700 as
  13. Yes I think i'm going to raise the pole pieces (or lower them) try so see if i can solve the problem the casino may need a bit of a tweak. It's not an unpleasant sound it just doesn't have the clarity I was hoping for especially in comparison with the bridge.
  14. Hi, just wondering, would upgrading the wiring and pots on my Chinese Casino actually make much difference to the sound? I'm currently upgrading the Casino with a bigsby, new tuners etc but the neck pick up is slightly muddy... I was kinda hoping that a wiring upgrade would solve this without having to replace the pickups as they sound (overall) pretty cool especially the bridge Thanks
  15. Hi, it's an 80's sheriton, nice guitar... that one looks the business. You can't beat an old guitar build quality should be pretty good on that too going on the year enjoy
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