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  1. "Van" that is one beautiful Broadway you have there, are they M90's or P94's in there... I bet that sounds beautiful....I pick my Zephyr Blues up in 9 days hollow box with P90's and I want it here right now!!!!!..... Yes and as you can see having the image of the very Byrdland I referred to, if that method was good enough for "funk brother" Dennis, I suppose it is a good enough fix for us... Thanks for posting the photo of your Broadway very nice....
  2. Hi Peter I was using D'addario 11-14-18-30-42-52 Medium Top/Heavy Bottom on my Joe Pass and I really liked them My new pickups and harness will be here in te next week and I am having my Sheraton fitted and set up by a Luthier in Stockholm, I will have a new bone nut cut for a set of DR Pure Blues Big-n-Heavy 10-13-17-30-44-52. They seem to be very close to what you have on your Lucille....
  3. Here is another example of older designs leaving shorter string length between the tailpiece and the bridge 1941 Epiphone Ritz just posted by Epinder it is for sale on Craigslist.... 1959 Levin 1940's Epiphone Deluxe and 1941 Epiphone Ritz all similar in this respect
  4. A guitarist I admire the "Funk Brother" Dennis Coffey had photographs of his 5 guitars on his old website. One was a Gibson Byrdland and on this beautiful Byrdland between the bridge and the tailpiece were about 5 wraps of masking tape making a broad, ugly, efficient dampener for any unwanted input to his sound from that area of the guitar. Dennis, or someone mixing the goods in the studio must have heard something they wanted to cut out. I have a Levin 335 and the Levin designers made a very long tailpiece that reaches very close to bridge maybe for the same reason. In 10 days I pick up my first guitar with a frequensator looking forward to the experience. I think aesthetically the Freaky-Sators are beautiful. Being an amateur any adverse elements it may have will be attacked with pipecleaners and masking tape if I ever become a session musician......LOL
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    Carverman is going to spoil his trousers when he sees that....... I have read his posts referring to such beautiful objects.....Howard Roberts....If I am not mistaken one of his favourite Epiphone models...in fantastic condition...... CALLING CARVERMAN come take a peek..... First time I have seen one, beautiful...... Just took a second look.......stunning......absolutely stunning, thanks for posting Scratch...
  6. Welcome Bladerunner my favourite quote from that movie: "I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I've watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in the rain. Time to die." But non of those experiences can match owning an Epiphone Zephyr Blues Deluxe......... [YOUTUBE] [/YOUTUBE]
  7. Thanks for the input Leicester I get your drift but it not that bad looking here is the actual guitar at issue
  8. I have sold a Joe Pass and saved some money and I had my heart set on a Gibson Firebird. I can get a 2008 made Firebird have negoiated a good deal and will be delivered new with guarantee. But as one does, I was looking on the market locally and come across a 1997 Gibson Blueshawk with 2 Blues 90's (with dummy coils) and it has a variatone like a Lucille....... I would just like to know if you were in my shoes and had some spare cash to bring in one of those two to your family which one would it be. Also the Blueshawk is US$275 less than the Firebird. Also spending that type of money on a guitar and reading some of the reports about the quality of the more recent Gibsons...has made me wonder a bit... Would appreciate if those who may have played or handled these guitars could chip in with some reasons why they voted this way or that.
  9. I will buy one of those when my X-Ray Specs are proven to work.....
  10. Anthony you should PM twofeets before you go swapping your stock P90's twofeets is gigging with his on regular basis and sees no need to swap em out.....what is the problem These are quotes from twofeets from another thread.... I pick up a Zephyr Blues Deluxe in 10 days I love the way the stock pickups sound... [YOUTUBE] [/YOUTUBE]
  11. read this http://forums.epiphone.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=14733 I AM SPARTACUS unless I am buying a Firebird.......
  12. Just had two harnesses and a set of pickups made for me. The 335 harness in the photograph cost me US$65 CTS pots, paper and oil caps, Switchcraft Jack and Switch, Braided wire. The guy also made a Jimmy Page wired harness with 4 pull/push using the same components for US$85 The Jimmy Page harness is going in my E-B-G Sheraton with those 4 wire low wind PAF clones....Will be here any day.....itching to get my hands on them......
  13. I have over the last 6 months been planning and putting together a team of 5 guitars I want for my hobby which is studying, learning, playing blues. I have categories to fill hollow, semi hollow, solid body. The three main guitars will be a Zephyr Blues Deluxe, Sheraton and a Firebird which cover the above categories. The Gibson ES5 is way out of my price range, so in my opinion a nice Peerless Zephyr Blues Deluxe is a good option. I would obviously love a Gibson 345 but again way out of my price range, I will have a nice modified Sheraton. However, I nearly pulled the trigger on an Epiphone Firebird with Seymour Duncan minis....the guy wanted 4500 swedish krona.....I done some research and found a Gibson Firebird that I could afford if I saved the 4500 and sold one of my spare hollow bodied guitars, then added a little money. The through body construction of the Gibson Firebird compared to the bolt on necks and set necks of a lot of replica Firebirds made me think this is the "one" Gibson I would like to have the real McCoy of. The Firebird and my Levin will be the two non Asian guitars in my 5. Hope to have it in a few weeks definitley by the summer. I am not really an LP sort of guy but if I was tempted in that area I would check out a Tokai or the J&D LP500 AS90 brought my attention to there seems to be a lot of nice LP options...
  14. I ordered a solderless option from Mojotone when I done my first mod on my first electric a Joe Pass. One of the pins broke and I had to sort it. It was my fault, but beware they are easy to accidentally bend and if you bend them back they break..... Personally, although I got it sorted they are very fragile and I would not do it again. Though the pickups worked fine once I had sorted it. The Mojotone harnesses are first class..... but aving experienced the solderless option I would prefer on all future mods to have them soldered correctly from the outset. Just my 2 Swedish Krona worth..... EDIT: Found a photo of my Mojotone harness you can see the thin tubes at the end ot the wires then on the pickups they have a pin that slots in...
  15. I think it is hard to generalise it may differ from country to country and model to model. I live in Sweden bought a second hand Samick Joe Pass for 3500sek spent just under 2500sek on it and sold it a short while ago for 6000sek......It was a very nice guitar after the modifications and the guy who bought it, an experienced player in his 60's fell in love with it. Brian remerked I would not have got that money for a modded JP in the States.....maybe true but here in Sweden the economy is different.... I have put that money aside toward a Firebird I have my eye on... I have a Sheraton I am selling and they seem to hold there value because older guys like me associate them with the blues and a lot of younger guys want to own them know because of the Kings of Leon and Oasis and so on...fashion and being in touch with the type of music you love. I bought my 89 Sheraton for 4000sek I am confident I can sell it for the same price even a little more...If the Kings of Leon bring out a good new tune....and I time it right... I have just bought an Epiphone Zephyr Blues Deluxe and when I researched though not an elitist or anything like that the production was limited and there are not that many on the market, especially in my part of the world, they are Peerless made and quite stunning aesthetically, and tone wise the stock P90's hold up well (IMHO). They seem keep their value at the moment. http://forums.epiphone.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=14614 Obviously, speak to someone like Teegar about vintage Epiphones.....sheesh they can be expensive.....but so beautiful....I would love to own a 1963 Epiphone Zephyr Thinline in Natural finish.....given inflation I wonder how today's prices for that model is compared to how much they were new back in the day??? That is a complex question you are asking 'Do Epiphones keep their value" like what Matiac says, when you find the right guitar for you..... (in my case my 87 Sheraton which I bought for 2700sek $375 and hopefully my Zephyr Blues) they aint going anywhere, money is not the issue............it is about the bond.......and what they give you when you play... but interesting what AS90 raised about the China made J&D guitars, great build quality and quality control, "it appears"..... maybe there are some lessons to learned there........ Epiphone boardroom if you are listening in......No need to cut corners.....
  16. Hi Carverman That neck pickup is my favourite stock epiphone pickup....(did not like the pickups on my JP or the 87 Sheraton, I have a cheap Samick (not epiphone) SG and the pups on that are the best stock pickups I have run across) they are fine for me on my 89 Sheraton, I really like the stock pickups on that guitar. Also you must understand I am just comparing these against each other, with the two amps I have here, at the levels I play at...to my particular tastes and to suit type of stuff I like to try and pick out. I suppose it is a bit of a lottery and I always play clean at low levels and never had any problems with squealin or such...that neck pickup is as dry as a bone...not much wax in there I am actually selling that 89 Sheraton once I have the 87 modded and set up. Two really nice near identical guitars. Once I have the A1 fro the guitar tech with the 87 the 89 goes but just holding it as insurance until then....Just a couple of weeks now...
  17. Fly' That Rockingham is indeed a fine looking guitar......I did not fully understand why you want to try the floating bridge on your Sheraton is the bridge shot..... This thread has nothing to do with the headstock of these guitars it is more about how they are put together internally. You say there is no serial sticker....well from what we have found out on this thread if you could supply decent photos of the neck and bridge routes sometime when you have the pups out. We could possibly tell you if it is a 86, 87, or 88. Also something else that hilleri added and he brought my attention to the neck on my E-by-G is slimmer than my 89 Sheraton he mentioned that I measured and there is a fair difference. This is why this thread exists nothing to do with the headstock. You can find out a lot about you particular Sheraon by reading carefully through this thread.
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