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About audiomitch

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  1. Have you set it up? Are the pickups close enough to the strings? Are they too close? Lots of variables here. I've owned a couple of Dots, and now own a Casino. There were tuning issues with every one of them, including the Casino. I also owned a Gibson 335 that didn't have the tuning issues as bad.
  2. I'm with you, although I think the Epi EB-3 is preferable over the Gibson SG bass. This model is known to sound like mud, but the Gibson mud must have some magic! Puhleeze. If they did reissue the old Epis, the pure Epiphone reissues would sit on the wall, while the Gibson "inspired" models will always sell. What they'd lose to the educated people they'll make up a hundred times over with the price conscious masses.
  3. 99% of the time it's the switch, especially if it intermittent. Clean it with some contact cleaner and order a new better quality switch.
  4. Hi Steve, I've owned a few Agiles and a few Epiphones. I prefer an Epiphone, mostly because the neck feels like a Gibson. I'm used to the Gibson neck, so that's an issue with me. The Agiles have a wider, flatter neck that doesn't differ much between models. Agiles tend to be heavier too, and have a THICK coat of polyurethane. Don't get me wrong, they're great guitars for the price. I just prefer an Epiphone. But you can't really go too far wrong with either one. Which ever one you choose, just make sure you get a set neck model.
  5. The chips in the finish you might be able to fill in with nail polish or auto touch-up paint. There are a lot of places to get a new pickup, here's a link to a place that may have what you need: GFS Crunchy Pat High Output Humbucker Zebra Have you any experience in setting up a guitar? The repairs are one thing, setting it up is another. There are a lot of tutorials on the internet. Good luck!
  6. My MB210 is rated at 500 watts @ 4 ohms, and 350 watts at 8 ohms. I'm pretty sure the MB115 is rated at 200 watts. I've been trying to find a bad review, but I don't think one exists yet. Almost every review I've seen are saying these amps are plenty loud. Mine shakes the walls! It's actually kind of spooky, something this small and light being so fricking loud!
  7. Uh oh. Now the rest of us are going to have more competition for those "broken" guitars on Craigslist!
  8. I know what you mean. I sold a GK 700RB 115 to help justify the new amp. Totally worth it so far, and better tone as well. I'm thinking of getting the 15" extension cabinet, although it's plenty loud with the two 10" speakers. But hey, you never know ;)
  9. If you haven't checked this amp out yet, you owe it to yourself (and your back) to do so. It's somehow defying the law of physics! And oh yeah, it sounds great too ;) MB Combos
  10. I think the original Wilshires had mini humbuckers. Those are collectors items now. I have a humbucker version that I got from MF "Stupid Deal of the Day", but I swapped out the pickups right from the get go.
  11. Strap lock buttons are the easiest, fastest, and most reversible mod you can do on your guitar. Well worth the small amount of effort, and you can transfer them if you upgrade to another guitar.
  12. A certain amount of buzz is normal, especially at high gain settings. An unusually high level of buzzing could be outside the guitar. Cheap cables are a common culprit. Also, you probably don't need to rewire your whole guitar to fix the tone control. A competent repair guy should be able to diagnose and fix it in short order.
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