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brianh last won the day on May 28 2013

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  1. I have a bridge like that, scratched easily to show copper-colored metal below. Eventually put the fixed compensated bridge back on, doesn't seem to make any difference, and it sounds better I think.

  2. Did a roller bridge for wraparound special P90 with ebay parts:



    Bridge is pretty but saddles crap. The rollers work with the bridge screws and are top quality. Brid...

  3. That should be interesting - any pics?

    I haven't tried an Xtrem yet, but they look good.

  4. Hey Brianh,

    Just put a Teisco trem on a TV yellow Special I and it looks great and holds pitch pretty well. $20 on ebay. Any feedback on the Xtrem from Guitar Fetish yet?

  5. Thanks much! Beautiful work.

  6. Original bridge and a $30 counterfeit Bigsby from eBay. Here's the makeover thread at MLP: http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/epiphone-les-pauls/197521-80-plywood-junior-makeover.html

  7. Hey Brianh,

    Saw your yellow Jr with the Bigsby. Very pretty! Is that the original bridge? Did you have to modify it to keep it from moving backwards? What model whammy? How did it work out?

    Thanks in advance for any advice. I just got the P90 Special after buying a Special II with humbuckers a while ago. Both were perfect right out of the box and practically free. Any ...

  8. Thanks, brianh. I've only been to the mylespaul forum a couple of times, so I will check it out.

  9. Epiphone's are played by some of the world's top performers and even welcome in the White House, so what's to be ashamed of? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_q5HCm2_WQ&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1JCWH_NNvo&feature=relmfu I'd worry more about your chops than what the label on the headstock says. If you're a smokin' player nobody really cares what brand guitar you own. And if they do care, they're whatcha call "cork sniffing brand snobs" and are just hiding behnd their expensive guitars because they know they can't play so that's they only way they think they can get any credibility. Think about it, when was the last time you heard anyone say "That kid's playing sucks but he has good gear so he must be good." or "I saw this band last night and they were awesome but played Epiphones so I'm not going to see them again." Don't get caught up in the snobbery hype, it's a fool's rationale. BTW, Gibson cases run $150 to $300. Epiphone LP cases are $79 new and are the same thing: http://www.samash.com/p/Epiphone_Les%20Paul%20Electric%20Guitar%20Case%20E940ENLPCS_-49994760?cm_mmc=Froogle-_-Electric%20Guitar%20Cases-_-Les%20Paul%20Electric%20Guitar%20Case%20E940ENLPCS-_-ENLPCS Or less if you don't want a logo on it: http://www.rondomusic.com/egc-200lp.html
  10. I'm happy to report that my Ultra 399 came back today, only 9 days after I sent it out. Arrived in perfect condition, very professionally packaged too. The repair tag says: - p/u's are out of phase - neck pickup incorrectly polarized - straighten neck - reassemble/restring and adjust - replace p/u's Elsewhere on the tag it says they just replaced the neck pickup, I assume because you can't actually change the polarity of one pickup in an out-of-phase pair of humbuckers. In any case, all's well that ends well, glad to have her back and ready for action. Thanks Gibson for making this a fast and relatively painless warranty repair. PS, I just plugged her in and she's dead quiet, no hum, and no drop in output in the middle switch position. Maybe it's just the new strings they put on, but I'd swear it's also louder and more articulate as well. Probably just my imagination.
  11. Why not? That's half the battle and the jack and switch are going to fail and will need to be replaced in the future anyway. Good quality wiring will let the pickups shine, same as high-quality guitar cables. Plus, you'll have to resolder to the cheap Asian pots and may damage them, so why take the risk? Pots are relatively cheap and super easy to install in an LP. Myself, I wouldn't bother if not going to upgrade the whole kit. If your soldering skills aren't up to it or you don't have the patience, you can buy pre-wired assemblies from Mojotone among others.
  12. Did not know that, good deal. EDIT: Gibson CS called with an RMA, and the guitar is now packed up and ready for a trip to Nashville to get the pickup hum sorted. Tough to let her go, but I'd rather see her handled by Gibson than a local shop who may or may not know what to do.
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