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  1. WOW I ain't got a clue what the finish is called but features in the finish are surrealistically like the view you get out of a window landing at Arlanda airport Stockholm, the trees and the lakes below......That is freaky beautiful.....Think of the neck as the runway and we are coming on to land.....
  2. Good work Chewy that Sherri looks very handsome sporting that chrome.... Also, your fine SG started me thinking, When I put the Mean 90's in my JP I am going to have a Seymour Duncan Hotrodded set SH-2 Jazz & SH-4 JB on the table looking for a home....I don't own a solid body guitar.....might hunt on Swedish e-bay Blocket for a cheap solid body host for those pups...maybe an SG..... So many SG models though I will have to do some research. Having those pups spare and seeing your SG has given me a low cost, budget, GAS attack.... If I end up with an SG with those SD's in it will be your fault Chewy....... Edit: Chewy both guitars have ABR's on what happened to the original Sherri bridge, just out of curiosity.....
  3. C'est trés cool, mon ami Epi', Cosmitron !!!! Encore.....great videos, shows your not only a talented musician, but an all round creative guy, is that a bit of Final Cut wizardry I detect there.....Anyone who is cool enough to own a Coronet would have a Mac and if editing on a Mac I would say someone as creative as you would have Final Cut Pro.......
  4. I am waiting for the black Mean 90's from GFS they have a decent reputation and I want a pair in my Joe Pass the black are back ordered but they haave gold and nickel covered in stock...There are more expensive on the market but I think they will do the trick for me, based on what others have said on the forum who have a lot more experience than me...they seem to like them.... http://store.guitarfetish.com/me90gocaalp9.html
  5. Use the search lots there....
  6. Copy and paste these links into your post Fox, great photos Fox.... http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/1738/noleftturnedited.jpg http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/8079/lectricblues197475.jpg
  7. Your doomed with those blues....I suggest milk cream and alcohol........as a prescription.....
  8. I should imagine so...example I ordered a list of parts from the US to Sweden, they were delayed in the post then I get a card to pick them up and they say I must pay 25% MOMS (Swedish value added tax) funny part was after paying the tax the parts were still a lot cheaper than buying in Sweden.....so see if you can buy in Denmark...check the price...then assess that if you have to pay the tax on delivery, that it is either the same or less......
  9. aint rocket science get the right thickness material for the plate, match everything up, so the plate attaches to the existing pickup rings, make sure all is dead centre and ensure it don't rattle....Lollars are expensive but sooo good......there are lots of firebird pups on the market even GFS do Firebirds......Lollars for me.....
  10. You were a good teacher thanks Brianh......and please forgive me my ignorance about Rickrolling I am 53 remember....Also I am not a Scientologist..... for the bewildered http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rickrolling
  11. it's a win win you can always just change them back if it don't suit but I think it will.....look at the two tortoiseshell pickguards on my two in my signature.......
  12. Chewy like Baccy....... is that chewing tobacco.... Yours is a beaut Chewy (my dream guitar is a thinline zephyr in natural, see my avatar), just those recent dayglo bursts that make me cringe a little....Have you seen Musikrons natural E-by-G that beasts got "Pondus".... Musikron's E-by-G...
  13. Epinder wrote: Epinder, I have Carverman to thank for the ideas for the Harp tailpiece and tune-o-matic bridge....I thought they looked great on his guitars, and they give the guitar a little more weight and "chung" (can't think of another word to explain but I like it..) :-), Carverman gave me some good advice and helped me find what I needed. A big thanks to Carverman. Also got the idea to try the Seymour Duncans SH-2 Jazz / SH-4 JB from this review I found (The SD's are beautiful, but I just have to try a set of Mean 90's in there to finally say this one is finished) here is the review I based my choices on Features : 9 As previously described by other reviewers, the JP Emperor II has the standard "Gibson" style layout of two humbucker pickups, two volume, two tone, three-way toggle above the fingerboard, trapeze tailpiece and height-adjustable "ebonized" bridge. Standard Epi tuners. The body is maple with, I believe, a spruce top. As far as I can tell, the top is solid, not laminated; The jury seems to be divided on this among reviewers (perhaps Epi changed their specs at some point in recent history). Maple set neck, with rosewood fingerboard and "pearloidized" bold inlays. Mine is finished natural. As for modifications, I replaced the stock humbuckers with a Seymour Duncan SH-2/SH-4 combination (a must if you want the full potential of this beauty to come out). Guitar was made in Korea by Samick. Sound : 10 This guitar sounded much like I expected when I bought it; big tone, great jazz box for small stack-o-scratch. But listening to CD's by some noteable jazz guitar greats made me realize that it was missing something. Thanks to some of those reviewers before me, I decided to give the pickup switch a try. The Seymour Duncans that I installed opened up the tone on her more than I could even imagine. Then stringing her up with Thomastik-Infield Jazz Swings took her right over the top! I play primarily a jazz/bop/blues variety plus contemporary Christian music on this particular guitar and, even after having her a year, she still can give me goose bumps. My main rig for this guitar is generally straight into a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe; Though she sounds great through my (noisy) Tubeworks Tube Driver Combo, too. Action, Fit, & Finish : 9 Since I bought this model used, I must assume that the previous owner was responsible for the reasonably good set up that I received her in. I'm a fanatical tweaker on guitars and spent only about two minutes to get her where I wanted her. As for action, this guitar has the beefier profile Gibsonish neck. I had grown accustomed (read: spoiled) by the "fast" necks of my other guitars, so this one took a little getting used to for me. It wasn't long however before it became my favorite neck to play. Between the comfortable neck and the smooth TI strings, nothing feels as inviting to play. I'll pull a digit off the rating for the fret edges being a little catchy (only bothers me when I wipe down the fingerboard after every session with one of my beautiful daughter's old cloth diapers). The finish is gloss poly and looks fine anywhere the guitar hasn't been dinged. Reliability/Durability : 10 As an archtop, she should probably be babied like any other big blonde. But she seems extremely robust. Even temp and humidity changes don't seem to affect her as much as my solid bodies! As for electronics, as long as you keep 'em clean and have good solder connections, there is not much reason to worry. Some have quibbled about the tuners on these; I've experienced no problem there. She stays in tune beautifully, though I still retune her constantly out of habit. If I'm gigging for $, I'll always have backup for any guitar. Other wise, Epi in one hand, Hot Rod in the other, and don't forget the Monster Cable. Customer Support : 10 Queried them via email about replacing the pots with Gibson and they responded within 24 hrs. Otherwise haven't needed their support. Overall Rating : 10 I began playing guitar around 1968, in bands around 1971, quit entirely in 1978, started again in 2000 and never looked back. I've always played rock, more recently jazz, blues, cont. Christian, but mainly love jazz variations and am constantly learning. Love to write original material. I also play a Godin Radiator (great guitar for the bucks) and a Strat copy loaded with Fender Lace pups and a Floyd. Previously played Fender Stratocaster and Electra Les Paul copy. Currently running through said Hot Rod Deluxe (through a Red Box Pro into soundboard where applicable. Get one.) or Tubeworks TD-752. Use some effects with other guitars but not with the JP. If I lost it, I would try several others and perhaps move up if finances allowed, but I think for under $500 used, I'd be hard pressed to beat it; maybe one of Samick's other models, who knows? Right now, I can sit for hours playing this guitar and never tire of it's beautiful sound feel and ever appearance. Guess that makes me a lucky guitarist.
  14. A Firebird should have Firebird (mini) pickups.... I agree, if it has full size humbuckers I would prefer an SG. If there were an authentic Elitist Epiphone Firebird with through neck (a lot of them are bolt necks) and minis, preferably, optional Lollar Firebirds. I would buy one tomorrow. But, I would want a Firebird to be a Firebird, not just be the same shape, that is pointless, don't you think??? It should have those specially constructed Firebird minis.....and sound like this http://www.lollarguitars.com/humbucker-pickups/firebird-pickup-neck-cleanest_JasonLollar.mp3 or it aint a Firebird.....
  15. Good choice They are two very different guitars the JP and the Sherri but I love them both. I read a review of a guy who had a Joe Pass with a Seymour Duncans Jazz/JB set, he used to gig regularly with that guitar and loved it. When I bought my 1997 JP I decided to try and make mine like that guitar he was raving about. I also have to two bridges the original and a floating ABR. It is very versatile I switch them occasionally as both have different things to offer. Like the guy in the review stated to be honest the stock pups were not that great, but we both had 1997 models and the difference when I changed them was immense. But from what I read since, the later stock pickups seem to be greatly improved on what was found on earlier JP's. I have read that many people really like the pickups on JP's made over the last few years. I am going to try a set of Mean 90's in my JP an then decide if I stick with the SD set or the Mean 90's... This is how my JP looks today All the qualities you stated I agree with. The JP is a fine guitar. here is testimony to the versatility of the guitar This is totally stock and the same year as yours or very close through a Fender blues junior [YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4ZeXB4xNdU[/YOUTUBE] and this is a JP with believe it or not P-90's this is why I have to try the Mean 90's in there [YOUTUBE] [/YOUTUBE] HNGD great choice, but never rule out a Sherri one day.....
  16. Hi bluser12 No different guitar, the one this thread is about is the Thinline one with mini humbuckers Hooker has in my avatar...... The Epiphone Zephyr Blues Deluxe is the Epiphone economy version of the Gibson ES-5 which was full bodied hollow with 3 p-90's Take a look at what T-Bone is playing here, love his playing style, looks to be a Gibson ES-5 [YOUTUBE] [/YOUTUBE] T Bone is playing a Gibson ES-5, this is a 1954 model is for sale £5,999.00 + delivery ($9,560 + delivery) This is the Zephyr Blues Deluxe..... The distinctive 3 single coil p-90's.... I am planning to put a set of Mean 90's in my Joe Pass to see if I can get somewhere close to that sort of tone........... the Black Mean 90's I want are currently on back order but I am in no rush. Imagine these black Mean 90's in the Joe Pass in my signature...
  17. I remember you writing in a thread how much you would like a Tobacco Sheraton, made up for you mate..... a big HNTSD to you...good score. There is a Swedish word that is used for something or someone with great "presence, character, gravitas, mojo" if you get my drift.....the Swedish word is "Pondus"...... Tobacco Sheratons have "Pondus"........they, for me, have tremendous character.......Enjoy, I am sure you will...... Edit: Dazzler...... if I were you I would swap the pickguards on those two Sherris, the tortoiseshell goes great with the tobacco and the black might set the natural off a bit more......but that's me.....just a thought
  18. Peter wrote: Otis must have scooped the last one I wonder how many are on their way to the US
  19. I have contacted the guy and he is about 90 minutes away in the car, he has invited to come and plug into all his old amps to see if any hit the spot. The sad thing is he sold the Kalamazoo Gibson amp to a guy in Finland, so I will leave my spats at home. Would love something that looks like that, but sounded like a Fender Hot Rod Deluxe A vintage looking amp like that which performed like a brand new Fender Hot Rod Deluxe in an Art Deco box. That would be a funky lookin' old beast.....Maybe I should try and build one.....
  20. My guess Slammer is GASsing for one of these EPIPHONE RIVIERA LIMITED EDTION CH Epiphone Riviera Limited Edtion CH , E-Guitar, Maple Body, Set Neck Mahogany, Rosewood Fretboard, Parallelogramm Inlays, Scale 628 mm, 2x Mini Humbucker Pickups, Chrome Hardware, Limited Edition Logo on back of headstock, Color Cherry gloss http://www.thomann.de/se/epiphone_riviera_limited_edtion_ch.htm Am I right Slammer????? Otis has got one.....shame they don't have a LH edition [YOUTUBE] [/YOUTUBE]
  21. :-) was on that one already Noijj
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