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Xaj

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  1. Hi Ethan, I haven't played the Prophecy Futura but if I remember correctly these are no longer made. I played a Marcus Hernderson Apparition signature model and I only wish I had money at the time. It played really well. The Prophecy Futura is very similar but I think that these guitars just didn't have the success they should have had. Now vs the Gibson, well, one has a Floyd Rose and Active Pickups whilst the Gibson does not. It's really up to what your friend likes.
  2. I don't think you understand. If it was a 1960 LP Standard, it would have been made in China in the Quingdao Plant. If it is a 2003 it won't be a 1960 Standard.
  3. Finally Dr. Will Jones announced the Epi LP Matt Heafy Signature. Now where's the 7-string version of that? I want one
  4. You do have a point. Well, for your reference there's this chart that shows (more or less and not totally accurate, I think) the relative pickup output for Gibson pickups. I hope that it helps a little.
  5. Well, I'll try to tell you what they sound like to me but probably someone else will tell you something completely different. Anyway, I have the SD Alnico 2 Pro on an Epi LP Goltop and Burstbuckers 2 (neck) and 3 (bridge) on my Epi LP 1959 Standard. The SDs sound bluesy, with a warm neck pickup, particularly clean. The bridge is not very hot. With my amp and on the dirty channel, I actually turn the gain quite low and you get nice blues tones as well as nice classic rock tones. And, dare I say it, some kind of Slash tone as well. Well, it gets you close anyway. The Burstbuckers are different. I feel that the BB3 is hotter than the SDs and handles distortionn better. Well, it sounds more articulate and better defined to my ear. As for the BB2 is also nice and warm, perhaps the range of sound slightly more balanced than the SD. I think that when using the volume knob a lot, like I do, it ranges from very nice cleans to jazzy cleans to light blues and then they can handle a bit more distortion. I guess that it'll depend on what you prefer. I like hotter pickups than these like the 490T and 498R or the SDs Custom 5 for example. Of course, I also like the EMG 85/81 combo Hope it helps but I would really suggest trying these pickups for yourself so that you can hear yourself play them. You can then decide a little better what suits you and your own sound better.
  6. [drool] [drool] [drool] Nice "wall" of Marshalls!! And very nice Crestwood! HNGD!
  7. Differences? http://youtu.be/rzM9dvV-VJU
  8. Maybe this will help... or not... either way, here it is:
  9. Hi and welcome to the forum. In order for us to be able to help you, you need to show us additional photos from your guitar as the one you are showing isn't enough to determine whether it is a real or fake Epiphone. By the way, I have one and it is a fantastic guitar.
  10. Xaj

    HNGD

    HNGD! That looks hot!
  11. Don't touch that one either! The EE is too large. It should be the same size as all the numbers in the serial. And the knobs... they don't look right to me either. Compare with this one:
  12. I don't know if there's a forum but I have a friend who lives in Hong Kong and, though he is not interested at all in guitars, I asked him whether he knew of a place in Hong Kong with good prices for guitars. He then asked a colleague of his and then came back to me. Anyway, your approach through MF should be good. There are other members on here that do the same. And the guitars would be within your budget. Good luck, mate.
  13. I agree. I have never heard of a Nouveau series, though that's not to say that there wasn't one... But it looks very close to the Emperor Regent except for the tailpiece.
  14. That is very expensive. Certainly the US comes much cheaper than that. I can only say that, yes, the LP Standard will do nicely, especially for the Slash stuff. I think that, from all the guitars you have mentioned, the LP will do the trick. By the way, did you see these prices at Tom Lee Music? It seems that it is recommended by most people in Hong Kong.
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