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  1. I tried to go to your photobucket to see some photographs of your guitars. The one you posted has a january date on it..... and it would be really helpful if you could post some clearer up to date photographs of your guitars and your epiphones in particular' date=' especially any you might own that are relevant to this thread. J I totally agree with you' date=' life's a Flying Crosbuttock then you die.....:) [biggrin] So do post some decent photographs of your guitars......or I will set Peter and Strumbone on you...........As they say "no photos it don't exist"......So show us your geets Mr Buttock........
  2. General question for those on this thread that can explain the difference. Many of the early pickups that gave tone that many seek were unpotted. In a recent discussion with twofeets, a working musician who plays mostly P90's about really good "blues" pickups (not using much gain at all, mostly no gain at all) he says the best P90 he has was handwound and is unpotted. The early much sought after PAF's were unpotted so my question is this. Does unpotted = microphonic.......... when using powerful amps and gain and all the gismos developed since the 50s 60s Does that mean all those great tone monster pups of the past were actually "microphonic" if so and only if so send them all to me..... Joking apart if someone can clear up that little mystery for me....
  3. Hi J It might be good to PM "twofeets" made some really good observations about P90's on the recent thread about the Zephyr Blues Deluxe prices. That guy is using P90's and gigging, he might be able to give you a good solution and some good tips. Good luck with the project, looks interesting.
  4. Peter is going to love this....me and Old Scratch quoting Goethe in German..... If Goethe were alive today he would have a nice E-by-G Sheraton.... And possibly 4 other nice guitars....:-
  5. Don't you do a Goethe in German on me........ (I am) Part of that Power which would, The Evil ever do, and ever does the Good. I suppose I should reply Da steh ich nun, ich armer Tor! Und bin so klug als wie zuvor. (And here, poor fool, I stand once more, No wiser than I was before (EDIT: but with 5 guitars)) or perhaps Wer fertig ist, dem ist nichts recht zu machen. (A mind once formed (EDIT: for 5 guitars) finds naught made right thereafter.) :-
  6. Swoop that is the key I think you enjoyed owning the guitar and have had good service out of it. Very recently sold the first "real" electric I ever owned a really nice Joe Pass... I learned so much on that guitar and about modifying guitars....recouped my outlay, a really great experience. But the wisest words came from I think Carverman who said with guitars in this price range if you feel they are surplus to your needs and sell them on to people who will find them fresh and enjoy them, you can always find something similar in that price bracket if you want to go back.... but then there are so many nice guitars out there to try.
  7. twofeets you do realise that the reason I am keeping my 87 E-by-G over my other 89 sheraton is the special access from the bridge route which will allow me to ease in 4 full size CTS pull/push pots on a Jimmy Page harness. Without having apoplexy trying to do that through the F holes...My pickups and harness are being shipped as we speak. I should have that E-by-G wired up new bone nut and set up within the next 4 weeks. I will post on the E-by-G thread when it is finished, it is also getting a set of witch hat knobs and I am making a retro style Sheraton 1 pickguard for it....I prefer the bigger pickguards on the 60's sheratons look really cool . So I will, on my E-by-G, be able to switch series parallel and split the humbuckers. I have gone for a set of what the guy calls "Tres Hombres" they are like low wound Burstbucker 1's I asked him to wind thm about 7.0k neck and 7.9k bridge hoping with that harness to be able to tune in some "Peter Green blues" type tones that is what I am hoping anyway. The guy who wound my pickups and made that harness could very easily make me a nice harness for the Zephyr if I ever felt I needed one. What is great to hear though is that people actually like and can even gig with the stock Epiphone P90's I wonder if Peerless made them in-house or would be nice to try and find out who supplied them....for the Zephyrs
  8. "Be gone Satan"..... twofeets really enjoyed your playing fella........ Now you got me hungry for something with two big fat soapbars in it.... what did you want and go and do that for......
  9. Don't fully understand Brian.....please elaborate..... the point I was try to make is one guitar with two humbuckers split and with the capability for series parallel adjustment' date=' one guitar with many blends of three P90's, and a guitar with two Firebird pickups. That will cover a lot of ground cannot see what a set of epiphone minis on a Riviera would bring into the mix...??? Love the Riviera to look at but........Hands up everyone who has several different guitars that do the exact same thing.......why.......because we are all nuts on this forum.....guitar nuts.....let ye without sin cast the first plectrum...... I actually think this may be one guitar I will keep completely stock. Bar one thing I do not like those gold speedknobs it may just get different set of knobs... To be honest I could not have said that about my Joe Pass or 87 Sheraton, for different reasons I felt the need to change things there. Though I really do like my stock 89 Sheraton pickups but maybe could just do with new pots in there. What I have heard of the ZBD I think it will suit me fine as it is. I am sure I can dial in something into the ZBD that will be T Bone enough for me.....
  10. Hi G That is just a bit esoteric for my tastes. Love the photo of Muddy though, that look, knowing smile, with the gospel gown, wolf in sheeps clothing, thing going on...., reminds of the image I used responding to Old Scratch in this thread. That Guild is far too fancy pants for me. If you look in the photo of the Zephyr the seler sent me when I spoke on the phone to him yesterday. I asked him what his favourite blues guitar was and he said a Fender with P90's I think it is the one in the background in this photo.... he says it is an awesome guitar looks like a Jaguar or a Jazzmaster or something...
  11. Welcome to the forum Josh..... What's an Ediphone......is that sweatshop Cantonese for Epiphone.......
  12. Hi G You could have a very good point, maybe instead of being frightened of owning a true vintage guitar because of the extremes of weather in this part of the world. Kristin and I are building a house down by the lake which will be finished in October. State of the art central heating with pipes under the soil and lake that compliment the heating system. That will enable us to keep a constant temperature, in our home when it is +38c in the summer and -38c in the winter..... Where we live for the moment and our last place are very old farm houses. Not ideal for vintage guitars (unless you subscribe to Smips philosophy..... see pampering thread) Maybe in the new house (with my slightly bigger storage space for my guitars and amps) I should take responsibility for caring for a vintage guitar. It will be better suited to enable me to do that. After listening to my new acquisition over the phone yesterday and talking to the seller who is an accomplished player and know his blues history and the looking at the youtube demonstrations of the ZBD. I can certainly dial in enough Hooker tones to forget about having to construct a Wasburn clone of a Thinline Zephyr that is becoming redundant listening to the ZBD. Also "what" can the Riviera give me tone wise that Z-B-D (Zephyr), E-B-G (Sheraton), G-F-B (Firebird) cannot cover........ Z-B-D (Zephyr), E-B-G (Sheraton), G-F-B (Firebird) are the bedrock maybe the Levin Acoustic Archtop should stay and forget about the Washburn "Clone". Also maybe instead of a Riviera (which I love aesthetically, but do not know what it will add to my tone bank).....maybe....something that has been off my radar..... "Blackie" Strat, Tele, Airline, suggestions for an alternative to the Riviera for this slot welcome, but has to give me something for blues tone wise that the 3 main players Z-B-D (Zephyr), E-B-G (Sheraton), G-F-B (Firebird) cannot give me. Come on Teegar "you" may have just saved slot 2 for the Levin acoustic, now make a suggestion for an alternative to the Riviera for slot 4 in my "Blues 5"
  13. Carverman nothing more sure than death and taxes......more power to your thumb, plenty of those sweet Wes runs with that fleshy digit.....long life and sweet chords..... Also going to do a search on the forum for photos of these very interesting items in your collection. PS. I had to make a decision yesterday a straight choice between The Emperor II and a Zephyr Blues I found for sale. I would have ended up putting M90's in the Emperor so I went for the Zephyr Blues squared everything with the two guys and pick the ZBD up on the 19th. I am sure you would approve a Tiger Blonde beauty, Peerless made and exactly what I have looking for while having flings with the JP and Levin. This is the guitar the guy kindly sent me some extra photos.
  14. These photographs are especially for my friend Bluser12. I had a nice phone conversation with the guy I am buying the Zephyr from and he played some for me using the different variations of the 3 P90's it really sounded awesome. I am so looking forward to receiving this guitar. The collection date is Monday 19th April. But, he also sent some more photos of the Zephyr, I would like to share......
  15. Hi Peter I have sold my Joe Pass last sunday My Levin is up for Sale http://www.blocket.se/uppsala/Levin_335__1959__Gitarr_26544236.htm?ca=11&w=1&last=1 EDIT: I chickened out and pulled the "for sale" ad......for my Levin 335......she is just too nice... So I am "Joe 3 Guitars" at the moment 2 Samick Sherris and a Samick SG The Zephyr will be number four... And I waiting for confirmation from Anton Larsson at Thomann about my other order for "Number 5".....I need a direct contact for him can you help Peter...???
  16. Well we have come to a deal at $690 it is a 1999 Peerless in mint stock condition one owner....who is coming to Stockholm in 2 weeks and I will pick up the guitar then. I have got my hollow box with P90's I have wanted for so long......Bye JP bye Levin there is anew Hollow Box in town..... I will have to change my name to JoePeerless.........
  17. Hi M-Theory our whole gear economy is different here in Sweden some prices are crazy some things that are commonplace for you are rarely found here just last sunday I sold a modified Joe Pass for $830 and the guy was happy to pay that.....The 69 Champ I could probably bargain the guy down to $600 but to be truthful I would rather buy the clone for $300 and to hell with the mysticism and brand names.......I just want to go and listen to those amps for the experience. I wish I had played as many amps you fella, I am a noob blues fanatic who has an amp I am happy with but is as curious as hell to know what is out there.....
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