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  1. I once owned an Epi LP, and I think I made the most amount of changes in the history of epi mods...
  2. The Classic has a 9-ply through-neck (walnut/mahogany), just like its Gibson cousin. Very different to the Pro-IV. Also, the Classic has genuine Gibson pickups, identical to it's Gibson counterpart. When I was deciding between the 2, it was a no-brainer... I went with the model that most resembled the specs of the Gibson Thunderbird. However, if you prefer active pickups, perhaps the Pro-IV is for you
  3. I got me some Sprague Vitamin Q caps... lovely. If you're getting 4 new pots, might want to think about doing the Jimmy Page mod (4 push pulls). Here's an inside pic of mine:
  4. Found this clip to be amusing... At the end, Lennon says this of his Casino; "This guitar is just crippling beyond belief. I can't play it." before anyone thinks I'm bashing Casino's, I'm not! I used to own one and should never have sold it
  5. in case you don't know what i'm talking about, read up on it here: http://www.epiphone.com/news.asp?NewsID=1412 it was published January 9th, 2009
  6. I know this is the wrong forum, but the BASS FORUM is hardly visited! What ever happened to the promised Epiphone Thunderbird Pro? The one with the 7 piece neck through construction. Epiphone announced it several months ago, and I am still yet to see any websites, stores or ebayers selling them. When are they coming out? WHy release the press release a year before we can even see/touch/play them? grrr
  7. no. not that one, but that one looks swell. the one i'm lookin at is being sold for the equivalent of 879 GBP, or 1,288 USD so i guess that's a pretty good price then?
  8. hey guys, got a chance to get my paws on a 1993, Terada made, Orville by Gibson '59 Reissue Les Paul (the kind that has fret-edge binding, nitro finish, gibson pickups, etc). Not your everyday, run-of-the-mill, LP copy. For those of you who actually know your ObG stuff, what sort of price would you say I should be expecting to pay on this ace axe?
  9. i had that EXACT same guitar dude! i mean EXACT. From what i remember i paid $60 some 3 years ago. don't wanna burst your bubble, but it was without a doubt the WORST guitar i have EVER owned, and i've owned about 25 in my short 28 years on this earth. don't even bother plugging it in... you'll get a mediocre sound at best when playing unplugged. not worth $20 as far as i'm concerned. sorry dude
  10. you've got 2 different things being commemorated there... the first strat, and the founding of Fender
  11. slasher, you keep asking as many questions as you want mate! that's what this forum is for. if people have issues with them, they can CHOOSE to not open threads started by slasher. simple. I understand your frustration with not being able to personally test as many guitars as you'd like due to the restrictions faced in your country. Good luck when you do buy one, and remember to post as many pics as you'd like once you have it
  12. i rewired my LP to Jimmy Page 4 push/pull schematic some while ago. I just used any wire i found lying around... and from all different sources. Some came from headphone cables, some from a power adapter, heck, i even used the thick wire found in extension leads that go into house mains because i ran out!!! it looked VERY messy, but worked! Some time later, i decided i would rewire it using purpose-designed wire. Can't remember the gauge, just remember that the black plastic coating is heat/fire proof, and i remember i was amazed when my tech took a lighter to some of it and tried burning/melting it, but to no avail. So i went out and bought the wire from the same supplier he used, and had TAKE 2 at rewiring my guitar: have to admit it looks very neat and i'm proud of my work, but i honestly can't say i hear any difference.
  13. non of the epi's have a maple top, period! not the standards, not the studios, none. you'll get some distant-cousin-of-mahogany body (luaun) if you're lucky, alder if you're not, and capped with an alder cap (if you're lucky, at least it's closer to maple than luaun is) or luaun if you're not. The "maple" that epiphone claims that their les paul's have is a paper-thin veneer, literally PAPER THIN. It may as well not be there as far as tone is concerned, it only improves the asthetics of the guitar. hope that clears up the maple cap debate.
  14. Some of my pedals: Guitars I currently own: Fender Highway 1 Jazz Bass Edwards LP-98LTS Fender DG-14S Fender Telecaster MIM Some of the MANY Guitars I have owned:
  15. Epiphone and Gibson are not the "only" 2 officially authorised Les Paul makers... there was also ORVILLE and ORVILLE BY GIBSON (ObG). The right ObG is pretty much on par with a gibby - nitro finish, solid flamed top, fret edge binding, etc. But they're not cheap!! I'm a BIG fan of Edwards LP copies. They're affordable and have all the features of an elitist but MORE. - 1 piece african mahogany back - 1 piece mahogany neck (not 3 like epis - headstock + neck + heal) - Seymour DUncan p'ups stock - Long neck tenon - 17 degree headstock angle - Gibson shaped headstock - 1.5cm thick maple cap (with flamed veneer) - Gotoh (MIJ) hardware - etc.
  16. i changed from stock cheapo ceramic caps in my LP to Sprague Vitamin Q not so cheapo caps and i can't hear much of a difference. I mainly play through a clean channel. Most of it is hype and mojo, but with the tone fully rolled down, the Vit Q's sound a little creamier, not by much though. that my 2 cents
  17. yep, it's just cosmetic preference. To me, $100 more for flamed mape is worth it because i prefer the look. But others prefer plain maple. If we were talking a SOLID top of maple, then the flamed top is definately more expensive to make (due to the cost of the wood). But with Epi's, it's purely what you prefer
  18. the ONLY difference is that one uses a thin sheet of plain maple to veneer the cap, the other uses a thin sheet of flamed maple to veneer the cap. The *actual* price difference between a thin veneer of plain maple vs a thin veneer of flamed maple is a couple bucks at best!
  19. ahh, did you all miss my post in page 2 of this thread???? The wood they use is called Luan/Lauan otherwise known as Philippine Mahogany. It has very similar grain like real mahogany, but it does NOT belong to the mahogany family at all. But it's industrial name of "Philippine Mahogany" allows manufacturers to use it and call it MAHOGANY.
  20. trust me, it's ONE piece. I've examined it numerous times and in multiple light settings. You can trace the grain pattern accross the sides of the guitar. I don't just *think* i can't see a seam, there isn't one to be seem, i mean seen Edwards are well known for their ONE PIECE AFRICAN MAHOGANY BODIES. You won't find a 2 or 3 piece body in an Edwards LP anywhere.
  21. Don't wanna stray off topic here... but since some of you have already brought up elitists and elites and tokai's, i thought i'd mention an Edwards. You get REAL mahogany (of the AFRICAN species), a REAL 1.5cm thick maple cap, long neck tenon, MIJ Gotoh Hardware, a TRUE one piece neck (neck heel, headstock and neck are 1 piece of wood - i've seen Orville by Gibson's, tokais, grecos, burny's that have glued heels - not true one piece necks!!), etc. And they come with Seymour Duncan's. By the time you spend making P'up upgrades and hardware upgrades, you might as well have bought a MIJ Edwards! A non-veneered african mahogany body, 1 piece to boot!!!!!! How do I know that it's cheaper to buy an Edwards rather than an epi and upgrade it?? cos i been there done that brother: Sold it (made a MASSIVE loss) and bought the Edwards. You can't even begin to compare them! Learn from my mistake, if you're buying an Epi *WITH* the intention of fully upgrading it, DON'T!!!!
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