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  1. I use Tusq nuts on most of my trem geets Doug, work very well and won't break the bank. They come a little high, just rub the underside (bottom) in a figure 8 pattern on a piece of sandpaper laid on a flat surface to get the action how you like it. For Epis the model is PQ-6060, can usually get the best deals on eBay and such. http://www.graphtech.com/products/brands/tusq/product-detail/pq-6060-00-tusq-nut-slotted-epiphone-style-1-4-?id=6268b557-736e-40d1-8ca7-24c7be50ba3a
  2. Have a Great New Year too Willy, hope you get all you wish for mate.

  3. I always hit eBay and sort by lowest price, being a name brand means you have a pretty good idea you won't end up with crap, places like Music Parts Plus or Sinewave Music will usually have them for $4 or $5 each. Willy's right into 50's wiring, with any luck he'll notice this and jump in (no pressure, LOL).
  4. Yeah like the first one, with the brass top. Following that link, they're very expensive and they only provide audio tapers, no linear tapers, modern wiring scheme used by Epi/Gibby and most other bucker equipped geets use audio tapers for tone and linear tapers for volume.
  5. It's a very good idea to make your own, you'll understand the components and their purpose much better that way. What I do with my pots is buy them in batches of 6 or 12, then you can make up your own matched sets, and when you start on these wiring mods there's just not enough guitars to try and mod or upgrade, it's very addictive, so those other pots won't go to waste, also works out cheaper if you pay shipping too. If your using CTS pots try and get the ones with the brass shaft housing, they're better than the pot metal shaft housing brethren IMO and only cost about a dollar more.
  6. Your PM box is full Rob.

  7. That link was meant for the guys who do this ID stuff, not for sending general inquiries to him, as mentioned he's mainly only involved in pre 1960 stuff anyway, not the models later than that.
  8. A quick shout out to the model ID gurus who inhabit this thread, member Paul Fox (pfox14) has an excellent site with a wealth of information on old Gibsons and Epiphones, mainly pre 1960 stuff but I'm sure you'll find something there interesting to peruse. He also does restorations, some of which have great progress photos, I found that very interesting, YMMV. Paul Fox Guitars
  9. Hi Justine, being both an Aussie and female you have two qualities that are required on the Epi forum in spades, please hang around. There's the Epi Lounge too where we shoot the breeze on many topics, guitar related and nay, drop in anytime.

    Rob

  10. I tried to PM you this message but was unable to, I just want to thank you for your response to the Terrible News thread, it's appreciated enormously, it means a great deal to me and to many others I'm sure. Greg was an extraordinary individual and will be sorely missed by us all.

    Many, many thanks ...

    Rob

  11. These people are trying to help you, not cool dissing them like that. FWIW: RTH and Pete.R know more about Epi models and their origin than pretty much anyone who doesn't actually work for them. EDIT: that EpiWiki you happened to quote in post #488 was actually created, written and is maintained by RTH.
  12. I just want to thank you for your response to the Terrible News thread, it's appreciated enormously, it means a great deal to me and to many others I'm sure. Greg was an extraordinary individual and will be sorely missed by us all.

    Many, many thanks ...

    Rob

  13. Tried to send a PM but it was full.

    I just want to thank you for your response to the Terrible News thread Doug, it's appreciated enormously, it means a great deal to me and to many others I'm sure. Greg was an extraordinary individual and will be sorely missed by us all.

    Many, many thanks ...

    Rob

  14. Tried your PM but it was full.

    I just want to thank you for your response to the Terrible News thread, it's appreciated enormously, it means a great deal to me and to many others I'm sure. Greg was an extraordinary individual and will be sorely missed by us all.

    Many, many thanks ...

    Rob

  15. Aussies get added automatically, we gotta stick together mate, LOL

  16. Aussies get added automatically, we gotta stick together mate, LOL.

  17. I'm amazed so many grown men are so worried by clowns, the checkout chicks at our local supermarket wear more make-up than many of those clowns, LOL.
  18. How did you get on, did you manage to adjust the saddles and fix the problem ???
  19. Guitar necks will vary from guitar to guitar, even from the same model line, built at the same factory on the same day.
  20. I'll just repost the method because it got lost way up in the thread.
  21. But you don't need radius gauges or such to get the correct radius, if you adjust each string individually so that the distance above the fret is reasonably uniform, then that radius will be there automatically. The reasonably uniform height above the frets is achieved by adjusting each string so that is just buzzes when picked pretty hard (a little harder than the hardest you would normally play it), this method also takes into account the different amount that each string actually vibrates, the low E will be higher off the frets than the high E because it vibrates more. There's absolutely no eyeballing involved or radius gauge needed, it's all done by the strings themselves. When I was talking of keeping the saddle level, I meant each individual saddle, not all of them as a whole.
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