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RaysEpiphone last won the day on May 11 2013

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  1. Epiphones are made in China so the Gibson USA people have little to do with with QC during production, they lay down the ground rules and let the Chinese do all the work. I've owned a few newer Epis and while I can find some flaws its still about the best alternative if your on a low budget.
  2. I just seen the Epi Standard Florentine model and wondered if Epiphone was ever thinking about a step up with this line by doing a Florentine Custom Pro with a real maple top and all the other goodies you can find in a Custom Les Paul. I've owned a 2014 Black Custom Pro and liked it a lot! Compared it with the Classic and Tribute units and the Black Custom Pro was the clear winner (I call'm as I play/feel'm). Hey Epiphone..... I'll toss you $1200 if you make one for me!
  3. Inserting a Youtube video is as easy as clicking on the "Insert Media" button and pasting in the URL.
  4. Wow! Sweet Texans guys! Heres mine. One is a Japan Norlin era early 1970's FT-145SB (it needs a new neck), the other is a Chinese FT-79 I bought new at Sam Ash in 2010. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvR1Bgg4Fx0&index=16&list=UUXAiZoxuNU5fFYWfLbrv75w
  5. Hey I know this is an old post but your saying that this Epiphone plays the same as a Taylor? Perhaps your friends Taylor is a custom build or something but every Taylor I've played has reminded me of an Ibanez "Wizard neck"... As far as how it feels in my hand, flat back-side of the neck with no beef at all. Feels flimsy and hard to play chords and works your hand to death (no support). Sterile sound to. Just my thoughts. I'm asking because there is a NV-12 up for sale local to me for under $600 (US) and I'm interested in it but have never played one....I've played and owned many Epiphon
  6. The original drummer died a while back one of the original bass players has been very sick for the pass few years. Shaw and Young are the only original members still in the band. Although the actual fist band "The Tradewinds" didn't have ether of those two in it. John Anthony Panozzo (original drummer) and his brother Chuck on guitar started the band with one of there childhood neighbors Dennis DeYoung, DeYoung was fired from the band in the 1980's.
  7. I guess it all depends on how you look at it. There is a lot of re-hashing the old ways of doing things. One example I can think of is at the distribution center I work at, it has almost as many LP records in stock as it does CD's. The recording gear has changed but most of the good gear is still based off or still is the same old 50's, 60's and 70's analog pre-amps and consoles etc. Some of them are still very expensive, this is the one area I was thinking would have changed but the old Neve and API gear is holding or gaining value on the market.
  8. Working a new day-job in a warehouse at a record labels distribution center, started with a band today playing drums. I still got my Les Paul and Class 5 but this new band will likely take most of my music time other than doing some solo acoustic shows here and there. Think I'm going to the NC mountains for the 4th but not sure yet.
  9. Heres the 84 but I'd still prefer the extra gain in the 88 http://www.ebay.com/itm/1984-Marshall-JCM-800-4212-2x12-Amp-Combo-Celestion-G12T-75-LOCAL-PICKUP-ONLY/301164991010?rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D22425%26meid%3D7464705229550296236%26pid%3D100005%26prg%3D9723%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D181431654309%26
  10. Well the DSLs are ok but I'd love to have this bad boy! http://www.ebay.com/itm/Marshall-JCM-800-50W-4212-combo-amp-/181431654309?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a3e2b57a5
  11. As an educated and experienced stage/studio guy I'll give you some advise, there is a lot more to recording then just gear. And, with out a good room and some training on how to track, over-dub, mix etc your likely going to have better results with a simple dedicated device and not trying to over produce things with stacks of gear (regardless of what it cost). There are lots of low-cost & even free-ware brands out there but that's still going to involve some training to use. Like some one has already stated the dedicated units are more or less idiot proof, I have a little Tascam DR2d pocke
  12. I'm thinking, why would anyone need this? Sorta cool but not that much of a need for it really, what with the price of a real DAW so low now-a-days.
  13. Hello guy's, I've not been around for a while and I got a new Epiphone the other day so I thought I'd share a picture or two. Its a real bute! A Black Beauty to be exact! Set me back $550 here in the USA at my local Guitar Center. I hope I can hang on to it for a while as its very nice, I tried out all the Custom Pros they had in the store and this one just seemed to play/feel/sound the best of the lot!
  14. Cool, this was what I was thinking. These Chinese made guitars are shipped to Nashville first and set-up by the Gibson factory before they are sent to the retail/wholesale out-lets. I can see how pick-up adjustments could effect the tone, that maybe what was wrong with the one that didn't seem to operate correctly when I moved the knobs. I'm just having a hard time believing that the two Black ones where by chance set-up better, perhaps the guy that does this at the Gibson factory has a week-spot for the Black ones . Seems highly unlikely but I don't know. I took a second look at the video I
  15. I'll 2nd this! I've had a few Epis in my time and while the Norlin Japan Texan's didn't completely do it for me the Chinese Texan's and my new Les Paul Custom Pro have proven themselves to me thus far. I'd like to own a Gibson but I'm poor so I go for the next best thing.
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