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About OldGuitarPlayer

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  1. Nice score! I'd love to have one of those! Congrats!
  2. Sure it's not electric but that can be remedied. ;)
  3. I'd like to add pics but my camera was stolen recently in a break in of the apt I was living in at the time. I have sinced moved and am saving up for a new one. I am pretty sure most folks on this forum know what an Epi Special II looks like. ;) Now that being said, after a string change to Ernie Ball Super Slinky's this guitar is really nice to play! I do find the pickups sound a little harsh but lowering them seems to help. I am thinking of some pickup upgrades already. ;) Also as to be expected the tuners are pretty cheap but they work. The guitar stays in tune pretty well even with a lot of string bending. I do like the black hardware. It really goes well with the wine red colour. I am pleasantly surprised at the quality of this guitar. It's certainly worth modding. For an amp I am using a tiny little generic practice amp with a 5-6 inch speaker. It works ok for clean tones but the overdrive is nasty and unusable. Eventually I will be also upgrading to a better amp. The Fender Champion 20 looks pretty good. I play mostly blues and jazz so I don't need a high gain amp.
  4. Double post...sorry
  5. After a few days of surfing the local online buy & sell site looking for a cheap used LP Special or JR a lovely wine red LP Special II appeared for sale. Not a bad deal including a cheap well used gigbag and a couple of straps. This particular guitar dates to 2008 and other than having to do a quick and easy action and truss rod adjustment it's in near mint shape with hardly any wear on the all black hardware. It has a really nice feeling neck and a pretty heavy solid mahogany body. The pickups are nicely matched in volume and both controls and switch work perfectly. Right now I am playing it through a small practice amplifier and it sounds great! I haven't had an electric guitar in a couple of years and for me this was a nice deal. I'm really happy with my purchase. :)
  6. My problem is not with hitting the toggle switch but forgetting where it is. Sometimes I will start the show with a Telecaster and if a string breaks on that I'll switch to my LP copy but when I want to switch pickups I'll forget I'm playing the LP and I'll start reaching down to where the 3 way switch would be on a Telecaster...
  7. Congrats! Those are excellent guitars and one of the best Epiphone has made in the last few years. It's too bad they discontinued that model. I had one of those in the natural finish recently. It was a 2005 Peerless model. Very well made and I really loved the neck and it played like butter and I even would play straight into a PA system with it but... it just wasn't for me. I don't play a lot of jazz and for the music I mostly play I need a solid body guitar. I sold it about a month ago for the same thing I paid for it a few months before. These guitars really hold their value. I am now on the look out for an Epiphone 1960 Anniversary Les Paul Standard or the 1959 re-issue that Epiphone produced a few years back.
  8. Oh yes you wanted the black finished one. Well if you don't like how the pick-guard looks you could always remove it and put one on of your choice. Sometimes they come off quite easily especially if it's still new.
  9. I like the look of the sunburst AJ-220 series. I have tried out both the AJ-220 and DR-220 in natural when they first came out and they both played and sounded quite nice.
  10. I would go for the Epi AJ-220SCE. I use an old Epi AJ-18SCE and it sounds great unplugged and plugged in. I like the AJ shape and the tone it gives.
  11. It's a beauty! Congratulations.
  12. I have read over the years that for a short period of time some of the Korean made Epiphone Hummingbirds were 24.75" scale. Is this true? If so does anyone have one? How hard are these to find? :unsure:
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