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  1. I would have preferred a vintage sunburst but just so glad to find one here in Sweden with a set neck. Also I am sure if it plays well and sounds the way it should I will grow to love "Blanche" even though she is very pale next to my other three epi's the Sheraton on the right is for sale to bring in a Riviera. Maybe that should be "Cherry Red" then I will have a nice spread of colours. Peter might have put on the right road there....... Just got to sell a little gear now and balance the books.
  2. It will look like something from Star Trek next to other guitars do wish it was a Vintage Sunburst but set necks on Epis with minis are rare in these parts so I had to strike while it was going....Changed my mind I am going to call her "Blanche" "Misty" Levin 335 "Annie Mae" Emperor II "E-by-G" Sheraton II "Blanche" Firebird V "??????" Riviera Yes that will do....:-
  3. Fair comment enjoy the May project...it is a fine looking guitar.... I must admit your acoustics and sherri give me thoughts that break the 10th commandment... "You shall not covet anything that belongs to your neighbor" Please forgive me Teegar....I was raised a Catholic I will have to go to confession.........I think my thoughts will cost me a lot of Hail Mary's and a good number of Our Fathers.....
  4. Deal done she's (EDIT: He Firebird all white, Albino Firebird,......This one is called"JW") mine............. :- [biggrin] [biggrin] Pickup next tuesday........the guy says I will not be disappointed....
  5. Hi have always searched for a through neck Epiphone Firebird and could only find bolt necks.... I stopped working last June but had a little hobby money. Buying an amp on Saturday and looked inside my hobby penny jar and it is now empty. But I have lots of good stuff to do with the gear I have bought recently. Then in my local town 17 kilometres away this looms out of the murk like a great white shark and bites me in the ***.... An Unsung Korean Firebird serial nr:u07081553 with Seymour Duncan Firebird pups and through neck for us$600 Could do my split Firebird pickup experiment in there..........OH the pain.......... I have to rob a bank......
  6. Carverman - Musikron would these do the trick http://www.tubedepot.com/6aq5.html If so then transport is my big problem....Russia is "close" to me and there are overnight ferries from Stockholm to St Petersburg....maybe the Russian mafia can source some for me......:) If I can source them I will need some tips on getting the longest life out of them, Swedes love their guitars and it is especially cool to have vintage gear, I am sure I will be able to source here......... just price. Is it a tube that was only used on amps...... did it have any other applications......... The guy says the amp is playing sweet now.......will do some research today.
  7. Teegar How did it go with the Wilshire are the NY Mini reproductions the problem or the wiring. Hope you got them too your liking anyway. Are they they Gibson vintage minis or ones Epiphone have reproduced? Either way I hope they are sweet for you now. With a guitar like that has it is advertised you should not have had those problems.....that is pretty poor. Would love to try one of those out probably not available here I saw one repro Wilshire with soapbar P90s....... but just found this on Thomann is this the same guitar?? http://www.thomann.de/se/epiphone_aged_wilshire_reissue_ch.htm Pretty cheap they cannot be decent repro NY minis (they actually refer to them as NY Mini Humbuckers) at that price....... the Epiphone blurb on the pups is amazing reading after your report on their performance: But here's what separates the Wilshire from the SG. Most early Epiphone guitars including the Wilshire were equipped with mini-humbucking pickups and Epiphone carries on this tradition. With its smaller size, narrow magnetic field and unique design combination, the mini-humbucker produces bright and focused output while retaining famous humbucker "hum-free" performance. A replica of the originals, they feature adjustable pole pieces, enamel wire, bar ceramic magnets and rounded nickel plated covers set in an original style black mounting ring with height adjustment screws.
  8. This is like Cluedo I loved to play as a kid, the murder was committed in the Gibson room, by Professor Plum, May 11th 1993, with the bandsaw........shame the victim died after surgery.......well played everyone.........:)
  9. Three of us should pool some petty cash and we can have a piece each .....what a freaaak.....such a shame....must have been a beautiful guitar before the chainsaw massacre....
  10. Absolutely beautiful thanks for sharing...... Your acoustics are stunning........
  11. Thanks Carverman Once again I find your depth of experience extremely enlightening and helpful. I pick the Pacemaker up on Saturday morning if all goes well when I test it out. I like my Peavey but I never venture out of clean and rarely use the reverb I stay with it on the A setting. I am not swapping my Peavey for the Pacemaker in a literal sense. Both amps will be here next week. This will be the first time I can really check out two amps back to back. The Pacemaker will cost what I paid for my Peavey second hand and can get selling it on. In that sense it will be a straight swap. I struggle to move the Peavey even across the room. Seeing I only use the Peavey in A I think I would have been better with a Peavey Valve King Royal 8. The Pacemaker is half the weight and I have a feeling it is going to give me what I want. The reviews at Harmony Central were very encouraging. I am really looking forward to getting the amp. Looking forward to next week and getting to know the Pacemaker, I have a good feeling. Will post on how it is going thanks for all your help. Musikron and Carverman
  12. I am in the market for a Riviera it must be Japanese or Korean. I remember from previous threads that the peerless Rivieras are nice and I may be interested in an Elitist if a fair price. My questions are the guitar I am looking for must be stock and have frequensator and minis. Did Peerless make them in this configuration I found one and it had full size humbuckers? Which Rivieras 1980 to 2000 had minis and frequensator?
  13. Thanks for the heads up..... My wifes parents got me a subscription to a fishing mag as a Christmas present will drop some heavy hints about this if it can be made available to Sweden. Also, Teegar you are gentleman with fine tastes post a nice photo of your harem sometime soon when you are not too busy.
  14. Thats understandable but you have done a good job and saved yourself future problems and disappointment. Now go find that "real" bargain JP and you will be well pleased I am sure...there are good bargains out there I got mine half list price second hand and she is a beauty. Good luck and good hunting post when you have found your JP
  15. Just a couple of things, size of the f holes my 1997 Samick "appears" to have smaller f holes than this one and the photo of the more recent JP earlier in the thread. Just an observation. Dough I recently took an interest in a guitar called the Washburn Washington J9 which is a thinline full hollow but has a fixed bridge like this "JP". Could you look inside and see if there is not a full centre block but a small block just to accomodate the bridge that is what the Washington has. But is still classed as a full hollow. It is certainly strange seeing a "JP" with a fixed bridge.
  16. You guys crack me up this a young guy in an apartment block recording a bit of fun for youtube. Of course the amp would sound better on a stage in a better space and to start comparing the lad to Kenny Burrel and Wes Montgomery........Have you two lost the plot.......
  17. To complicate things I agree with you AS90 SPY I will swap you my "Joe Pass" TRC for your Epi Logo....... I hate having Joe Pass on my Emperor II.....
  18. here Dough this may help.... very bad photo but looks weird to me....... can you a sharp photo close up......... I need Carverman to see this....
  19. Carverman I was going to mention this yesterday....I am 53.......had an acoustic around a long time but in all that time, "modding" meant changing the strings about every five years.... Due to work, I played very seldom over that time. I have only really taken an interest in guitars since last August 2009, due to an enforced spell of unemployment due to medication, I have to take for a condition I have. So, over the last 6 months, I have bought five guitars, and played more in one week than I played the whole previous 20 years. The learning curve has been immense, but of course, you seasoned guitar owners must see things differently, because you guys have travelled the road. Please have patience with us noobs we will £$%^ up big style now and again. Just try and guide us out of harms way. We are all only human and what seems good idea one week in a GAS attack, seems horrendous, ludicrous, the next week. These guitars become a passion.......your last post shows, we will all do things we will slightly regret in hindsight. Maybe we should have a thread of early day blunders.....I would love to hear from Jerrymac and Musikron on there... Please be patient with us, irrational at times, guitar crazy, noobs..... EDIT: Found this on youtube some time ago..... This young guy cut a route in his 1959 Levin 335 (exact same as mine) and put in a PAF from a Gibson 175 and his playing a very nice "expensive" amp made in Sweden an Elmwood.....I got a feeling this guy does not intend selling his Levin he his having too much of a good time.... A young Swedish guy he writes: A video of me improvising over Charlie Parker's "Ornithology". The beginning and the end is a bit weird, but hey - life's funnier if your just a bit odd.. The amplifier is, as I mention at the start of the clip, an Elmwood, model Modena M60 (www.elmwood.se), and the guitar is also swedish, it's a Levin from 1959, with an added pickup from an old Gibson ES175. [YOUTUBE] [/YOUTUBE] PS spec and price on that Elmwood amp SPECIFICATIONS Amplifier: 60 watts (Pentode) or 30 watts (Triode) pure tube amp. Channel 1: Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass. Channel 2: Gain, Volume, Treble, Middle, Bass. Drive: Footswitchable, adjustable Drive and Drive volume on channel 1. Footswitchable, adjustable Drive on channel 2. Ability to activate Drive when switching to Master 1. Volume: Two footswitchable Master volumes. Footswitch: Channel - Drive - Master 1. Back panel: 4 speaker output: 1x8 ohm, 1x4 ohm, 2x16 ohm, 2x8 ohm. Fat and Edge knobs for controlling Low and High end in the power amp. Mixknob for the Fx-Loop from parallel to serial. Send and Return jacksockets for the FX Loop. 2 Footswitch jacksockets. Mains inlet with fuseholder. Tubes: Preamp tubes 4 pieces ECC83. Poweramp tubes 2 pieces EL34 operating in class AB push pull. Weight: 17 kg Size: 585 x 240 x 270 mm us$2888.00.............
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