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  1. We would like to welcome Albannach into the fold. He has a big project on his hands.... http://forums.epiphone.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=14489 But when it is finished will be great to see it back to its former glory. We have 6,630 registered forum members and have had 4,703 visits to this thread. Astounding........still only have 6 proven owners of "Epiphone by Gibson" Sheratons on this forum. 1986 E-by-G's NaturalScience2112 (E-by-G Sheraton owners club # 2 (tobacco, sn:6066698)) Musikron (E-by-G Sheraton owners club # 1 (natural, sn:6094580)) 1987 E-by-G's JoeSamick (E-by-G Sheraton owners club # 3 (tobacco, sn:70105418)) 1988 E-by-G's Albannach (E-by-G Sheraton owners club # 6 (tobacco, sn:XXXXXXXX)) Toredown (E-by-G Sheraton owners club # 5 (tobacco, sn:80202658)) slawek (E-by-G Sheraton owners club # 4 (tobacco, sn:880802010)) who own "Epiphone by Gibson" Sheratons (samick build 1986-1988) with the Headstock Please if anyone else knows of anyone else who owns one, or sees one for sale, drop me a line. to be included in this list we need photographs of your guitar especially the headstock back and front
  2. Albannach With it being an E-by-G organising the electrics should be easy has you should have far better access than other Sheratons which have to be accessed through the f holes you should have access via you bridge route like this: I don't know if you are good with a soldering iron and want to make a new harness yourself but you may want to consider this delivered to your door for a total price including postage of $80 http://bcsguitars.com/?page_id=837
  3. That is an E-by-G that needs some love, do you have the serial number it 1986-1988 Musikron has to see this.....he may be able to give you tips on bringing it back to its former glory. We likes our E-by-G's Allbannach You might be interested in this thread http://forums.epiphone.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=13095
  4. I bought a Peavey Valveking 112 and I used it always on the "A" setting and it gives about 25watt......sounded fine but still too much clout for me. Just bought a vintage Epiphone Pacemaker in great nick and from what I have read is about 12watt. I bought this amp on saturday and I am absolutely in love with one knob "Loudness" (not Volume :-) get that where you want it and then adjust with the volume and tone on the guitar......I am loving it. Blues, Jazz it makes my stock 89 Sheraton sound amazing, at a "Loudness" that is ideal in our home situation and as sweet as nut. It would not suit everyone but it is exactly the amp for me. Epiphone Pacemaker 1963 http://reviews.harmony-central.com/reviews/Guitar+Amp/product/Epiphone/Pacemaker/10/1 If you are into clean blues and jazz and get a chance to try one of these, do it......There it is sitting next to Sheraton in my avatar.........My suitable for home use solution......
  5. Should have been a free kick out side the box there AS90 and that is from a bluenose...... Great finish from Torres That's my half time assessment....
  6. AS90 I will take this in our local Liverpool dialect "ye wanna leev dat stella alone la" [biggrin] [biggrin]
  7. Thanks guys Musikron and Smips 12 or 13's would be too heavy for me for many reasons. Wiggy, that is an interesting obsersation about the D'addario 11's on your Tele and main culprit for me is my Joe Pass which has a GFS tailpiece and has a little sharp on the outside and I am now wondering if there is anything sharp in there where the end of the string sits. Smips I am more interested in blues than jazz and have been reaching too much when bending the e string. Just bad technique on my part I suppose, but will hopefully get the hang of things as I develop. Do feel I need lighter treble strings though. Thanks fellas. EDIT Musikron I will try out the DR Pure Blues Big n Heavy they look like they might be what I am looking for. Pure Blues Pure Nickel Electric Guitar Strings wound on Round Cores. The totally real Vintage string. In the DR tradition of using old style construction to improve modern performance, Pure Blues electric guitar strings are designed with pure nickel wrap wire, round wound upon round cores. While this is a slow, expensive method of string making, it does produce a string acclaimed for increased sustain, vintage tone, and great low tones for playing rhythm to lead. The extra step of winding pure nickel around a round core gives the Pure Blues a punch that players say they are surprised to get in a vintage style string. Style Catalog # E B G D A E Style Catalog # E B G D A E Lite PHR-9 9 11 16 24 32 42 Lite-n-Heavy 9 11 16 26 36 46 Medium 10 13 17 26 36 46 Big-n-Heavy 10 13 17 30 44 52 Heavy 11 14 18 28 38 50 Extra Heavy 12 15 24 32 42 52
  8. I would like to present my """new""" amp picked it up this morning Saturday 20th March Epiphone Pacemaker Tremelo 1963 sn 840002 made in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
  9. I have had an extremely GASeous week......I found items on the Swedish E-Bay "Blocket" I just could not pass up. I would like to present my new amp Epiphone Pacemaker Tremelo 1963 sn 840002 made in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Drove to Stockholm with my wife this morning and took my stock 1989 Sheraton along for the ride. I have been playing that guitar quite a bit on my Peavey Valveking 112. So I could get a gauge of how the new amp sounded. When I arrived at the guys home first thing he said was "Where are you from?" "Liverpool" I replied. "I am flying over to Liverpool in a couple of weeks" he says as I am looking around the room Beatles posters everywhere. He shows me a stunning vintage Fender Jaguar and a couple of beautiful Bass guitars. I said "You must have a Casino" then I look in the corner and no Casino just a beautiful Gibson 339, beautiful dinky little thing. "No I like that one" he said. So he plugged into the Pacemaker and it sounded really sweet. I plugged in my stock 1989 Samick Sheraton and it sounded beautiful. The only word to describe it after plugging into the Peavey is "organic" it is somehow richer, fuller, warmer. The Peavey is a good amp, but I am very happy with the Pacemaker, an authentic, organic, blues amp. I learned something today, my 1989 stock Sheraton sounds great through this amp............. The amp is light, around 20lbs. My wife fell in love with the vintage look. I turned the volume on the amp to full, just one knob and then just adjusted with the volume and tone on the guitar, then tweaked the volume on the amp to a nice sweet, full, chimey, bluesy, sound, I have wanted to hear since I started playing electrics in August last year, and I can get an ideal room level from the 12 watts. It suits me, right down to the ground....I am very happy with this amp. I will put the other three guitars through it over the weekend. My wife was funny when I was testing out the tremelo (which I'll use very seldomly)...she shouted in from the other room "Oh, very Pulp Fiction".... I think I got a bargain as well. It is in very good order, the previous two owners have cherished it. It has an ac-ac external converter that feeds output to the amp of AC 110v 300w from an input of 230v-50hv from the Swedish electrical system, that was included in the price, one of those would alone would cost around 500sek-US$70. The Amp cost me US$550 which I am happy to pay for a beautiful vintage amp like this. Another big bonus was me and Stu sort of hit a chord together and he has invited back to his sometime, for a jam, and chew the cud over guitars. Finally found myself a guitar buddy here in Sweden...... The sun is shining outside, and tonight I am off out to celebrate my Irish roots with my wife, and drink a few pints of Guinness and a few Whiskey's, life is sweet.... A big thanks to Musikron and Carverman for all your help in the lead up to buying this amp....I will raise a glass to you both tonight....
  10. I have been using D'Adarrio nickel medium top/heavy bottom 11,14,18,30,42,52 I like them but I seem to be breaking E strings usually the little ring at the end just just pops off. Probably bad technique on my part when I am bending strings. I also feel I need lighter treble strings so I thought of giving these a try RotoSound Blue 10-52, which are 10,13,17,30,42,52. Anyone tried those RotoSound Blue 10-52's or recommend better.
  11. Jeez Teeg you have shocked me it is usually more expensive to buy guitars here. It is good to compare prices across the pond.... PS I would not buy that one for $5,750.00 it is white I hate white guitars.......
  12. Some nice Epiphones for sale here in Sweden Found this beauty for sale here thought I would share this a real beauty, but seems very very overpriced to me.........Teegar buy this one and give me your Wilshire...... Epiphone Crestwood Custom 1964 30,000.00 SEK = 4,174.09 USD http://www.blocket.se/pitea/Epiphone_Crestwood_Custom_1964_26357719.htm?ca=11&w=3 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Epiphone Sorrento 4,000.00 SEK = 556.891 USD with case and looks old, like the tuners....I like this one......possible bargain probably get that for 3500sek http://www.blocket.se/jonkoping/Epiphone_Sorrento_26318370.htm?ca=11&w=3 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Epiphone Sorrento från 1966 25,000.00 SEK = 3,479.66 USD http://www.blocket.se/skaraborg/Epiphone_Sorrento_fran_1966__26347821.htm?ca=11&w=3 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Epiphone SG 4,500.00 SEK = 627.198 USD http://www.blocket.se/stockholm/Epiphone_SG_26054493.htm?ca=11&w=3 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Just thought I would share these, so you guys can see what Epiphones are on offer here in Sweden
  13. Hi Etchy Don't usally assist Liverpool supporters :- But, If I were you, I would go to the digrams section of the Seymour Duncan website, there you will many different variations and wiring schematics........
  14. Any 2007 Unsung Riviera owners in the house I have found a 2007 Unsung MIK Riviera Cherry Red beautiful condition. Is there anyone out there own one of these and can you report back on your findings...... I am selling one of my Samick Sheratons and would like to buy an Unsung Riviera but just want check first overall finish pups electrics come on guys let me know what you 2007 or around that date Unsung Rivieras are like serials should look like this...U0701XXXX
  15. I loved the stones as a kid but my big Firebird "hunger" comes from two guitarists I am very fond of listening to Johnny Winter and Dennis Coffey the latter said is 63 Firebird was "the" best session guitar he had and used it most of the motown hits of 1960's. I also want split a set of Firebird pups and the SD's in the guitar I am buying are 4 wire. So game on......I came across this on a discussion board on a luthier site and a guy from States with a decent reputation making pickups made the following statement: I just want to comment on the internal workings of a Firebird pup. They have two magnets - not one shared magnet like the mini humbucker - or full size HB - Because they have a coil going around the magnet - they are very reminiscent of those early Blues pickups found in the Kay's- Harmony's and Magnatone's. where all you have is a coil wrapped right around a long rectangular bar magnet - I have found that these designs are really fast becoming the more popular designs with the Blues Purist Regime out there - So inside the Firebird's metal cover are basically two of these early designs with the magnets stood up so its skinny end is up and the flatter 1/2 wide sides are facing the coil - making them a cross between the Charlie Christian Blade & the H-44 Harmonys - ( Strat0tones) - now theres not much room for wire so these Firebirds usually reach about 6.5 or maybe sneak it up to a 7k if they are wound nice an neat... so inside the cover is two really cool Bluesy pickups - one has its magnets reversed from the other so it "hum-bucks" - now most of the Kay's - Harmony's - Magnatone's were 3.2k to 4k so heres these Firebird's really BEGGING to be put on a split switch - and wolla- you'll have a 3.2k to 3.5k single coil bluesy pup from the tone Gods! because inside are two of the coolest little blues designs ever made! and splitting them will give you "that Sound" when you want it.. I am so intrigued I just have to try it. I was going to try in one of my Sheratons because I could not find a set neck Epi FB but know I have the perfect platform. Still trying to come to terms with owning a white guitar, but Musikron above says they grow on you.....fun times ahead and that is what it all about for me.......
  16. Alan yes there is a lot of mixed up terminology here, but I do say earlier. "I would have preferred a vintage sunburst but just so glad to find one here in Sweden with a set neck." I think I should have said be a set neck as opposed to bolt neck, initially in this thread, instead of usin neckthrough or through neck. If it is like the one in the video I found I will be happy enough. I know the design in a Gibby FB is true through neck as in all one piece I am not expecting the exact same design for a quarter of the price...I just want a set neck as opposed to a bolt neck and minis as opposed to full sized buckers in the newer epi studio Fbirds. As in a lot discussion about guitars terminology crosses over and can often be misleading and downright wrong. I think the particular Fbird I am picking up on tuesday is a set neck, mini FB humbucker, Alpine White Epiphone Firebird V. That will do for me.
  17. Nice one Carver I am sitting here with my "Annie Mae" she is wearing a nice little number and I have bought her a little tiara, I am trying to let her down easy over my thing with "Blanche"....NAAAAH Only Joking It is really "Joe Pass" with a GFS tailpiece. Carver learned a lot from you man, but I am only here to pass time, have fun, and get a nice few guitars around me for when I eventually coax my brother over to Sweden from Liverpool. You are one of the three people on this site I have learned most from. Thanks for that.
  18. that was cruel..... You had the choice Svet (I was just so glad to find this on my budget, but would have preferred a VS) why did you go for the white..........? Great Firebird there when did you buy it I have heard the minis criticised compared to the older models what do you say Svet.
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