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  1. Leaning toward the Loar........someone talk me out of it.
  2. My point exactly Peter "Danke Schoen".....
  3. When someone produces a Gibson Firebird V at the exact same spec and quality at half the price PM me...........
  4. Hi Guys I do not venture in this section of the forum that much......I have a great acoustic guitar a 1959 Levin Archtop...... The problem is I have two small kids running around and I really need a guitar I can hang on wall or leave on a stand and play and "not be worried sick" if they do something untoward with it..... The Levin is in the case.... played..... and then back in the case and I want something more ready to hand for spontaneous noodling..... I crave a L-00 clone......you guys will know all the options. I do not want vintage......I want new and durable, "reasonable" tone, and low price....I liked the look of this Epiphone EL-00 http://www.thomann.de/se/epiphone_l00.htm [YOUTUBE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nuHYCT449M[/YOUTUBE] and this Loar LH-200VS http://www.thomann.de/se/the_loar_lh200vs.htm [YOUTUBE] [/YOUTUBE] Might even consider selling my Levin to someone who has no kids....and is a Jazz freak........(I am also going to say something sacrilegious here...I actually enjoy playing my Zephyr unplugged more than my Levin.... even though the tone is sweeter on the Levin, I love the bassy "chung" of the Zephyr....) and buy a more expensive L-00 clone around $500 so does anyone have any good advice...
  5. Hi Angelo This is the Emperor II I very nearly bought..........it was a beauty and came with a case........€307 us$392 but at the same time a blonde Zephyr Blues Deluxe became available.....was hankering for P90's. Also limited for space and "hobby" funds.... So, went for the Zephyr.....I posted on the forum in the hope some other forum member would snatch this beautiful Emperor II. http://forums.epiphone.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=14754
  6. I resemble those remarks......welcome Trew Big +1 to what Peter said about time you started hunting down a Sheraton.....:-
  7. There is definitely a better balance in my collection now' date=' that is for sure. The equipment is fine just the "fleshy bit" in the middle has got to get up to scratch that will take some years....... but it is going to be fun trying to get to where I would like to be, I have modest goals............ Really looking forward to experimenting with the Zephyr, Bugera V5 with the Sansamp GT2 in front of it.... Hope to post some videos of my fumblings in the coming weeks...... Being so remote, the only way I can get feedback on my playing is through the forum..... Guitar of my dreams....well if I changed the P90's for vintage New York minis and it was a thinline......well you know my dream guitar...... but my Zephyr is a good "stand in".... no doubt about it, the Blues Deluxe can "Boogie", and sounds really nice unplugged... DREAM ZEPHYR 311TN/312TN [YOUTUBE] [/YOUTUBE]
  8. Thanks for that Carverman....yes talking about stock 1987 Samick and stock 1999 Peerless tuners made to that Grover pattern. The latter fits perfect. Filing to fit the Sheraton I feel would work but X 6 I have a feeling I would make one loose or something and that would really piss me off and is not conducive for happy playing. Maybe a string change down the line I will try those Real Groovers from TWANG on there...I am almost certain the imperial knobs will fit those.... One think is for sure the Imperial buttons are really handsome on an Epiphone headstock....
  9. My instinct tells me the best way would be get "the right file" and give a measured number of rubs on either side if the spindle and they would go on....but I would never feel happy with tuning machines having done that....just bought a set of real Grovers for a good price from Twang (but they are chrome) was thinking of seeing if they will fit my Sheraton and put the gold Imperial knobs on......would look sound from the front a little bit quirky from the back but 18:1 True Grovers well worth putting up with a little bit of chrome at the back.....what do you think......functionality over aesthetics....
  10. Ordered some bits and pieces for my beloved 1987 E-by-G Sheraton II a short while ago over the moon with all I bought except.... these http://www.guitarpartsresource.com/tuners_partsbuttons.htm When I tried them on my E-by-G Grover style tuners they do not fit the spindle is too thick..... [biggrin] So this evening I was thumbing my Zephyr Blues Deluxe and I thought "MMMMMMMMH I wonder" and lo and behold fit perfectly.........and look fantastic on that big hunk of guitar...... So tell me why are 1987 Epiphone grover style tuners so different to the 1999 Epiphone grover style tuners........
  11. just check it has a set neck and if so snatch it........Unsung........grab it...but be sure it is not a bolt neck.... the guitar dater states Guitar Info Your guitar was made at the Unsung Plant, Korea February 1996 Production Number: 0278
  12. Good luck hope you land that one Sheila. Never seen an Epiphone Tele before....if you get it do give us a report.... I have finally found a "real" music store thanks to the guy I sold my 89 sheraton to....with a guitar tech.....just a two hour round trip in the car. http://hagstrom-musik-vasteras.jetshop.se/ and yesterday they took my E-by-G in for its heart and lung operation...... When I pick my Sheraton up next Tuesday they have promised to have my Tele (pinecaster) which is on order http://www.squierguitars.com/products/search.php?partno=0303025507 Really looking forward to next Tuesday........hope you land that bargain Sheila I think it was Musikron who said everyone should have a Tele....
  13. I have only owned two full hollow electric guitars.... My modified Joe Pass which I sold and the Epiphone Zephyr Blues Deluxe I currently own (and love) The JP was one very fine guitar but for my personal tastes and needs my "Blues Battleship" ZBD blows the JP out of the water....but that is only a personal assessment...... Here is an example of the versatility....if you get a chance try one out.... [YOUTUBE] [/YOUTUBE] [YOUTUBE] [/YOUTUBE]
  14. a key thing is whether it has a set neck or a bolt on neck. The Unsung set neck Epiphone Firebirds, with the minis, are the nicest I have seen in that price bracket.... (Unsung serials look like this u0708XXXX) which means they are around 2007 Unsung.....set neck..... maybe you might be interested in this thread http://forums.epiphone.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=14370
  15. AS, I'd call that one Benitez cos its got no forwards and it might not stay in the long run.....:) Like the thought of bridge pickup straight to jack sort of like a trip to Juventus.... EDIT: granted a bit too cryptic........will rephrase and elaborate... Do you think you will keep it? Do you think you you can do without the neck pickup for the duration? Is what you gain from having no volume, tone, pots and caps more than what you gain with them...? Could the open neck cavity have something to do with the extra acoustic volume? ...... And finally do you think Benitez will fly the coop to Turin...?
  16. Not knowledgeable enough to answer your questions G.... but good luck with the project and looking forward seeing and hopefully hearing the end result..... It is always satisfying to see a good guitar made into a fine guitar... EDIT: What' with the Marc Bolan avatar.....you got me hoping you will give us a rendition of "Ride a White Swan" on the Wilshire when it is finished.....:)
  17. Hi egr if read through this thread you find feaaatures that should be able give you an idea if it is 86,87,88 it is one of those years is there a number sticker on the back of the headstock..?
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