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  1. That guy hasn't been to this forum in over a decade so I wouldn't get my hopes up for him to respond.
  2. Ceramic Plus™ Humbucker New for 2014, the Ceramic Plus™ humbucker is the next step in the House of Stathopoulo's ongoing crusade to merge the tone of the past with the tone of the future. Like Epiphone's critically acclaimed ProBucker™ pickups, new Ceramic Plus™ humbuckers feature 18% Nickel silver unit bases, bobbins tooled to exact Gibson specifications, Elektrisola Magnet wire, but instead are powered by Ceramic 8 magnets. Where as ProBucker™ pickups emulate the rich and subtle tones of hand-wound humbuckers from the late 50s, Epiphone's new Ceramic Plus™ humbuckers are high output modern pickups designed to provide a tight low-end response with both a smooth mid-range and a slightly more pronounced cut on the top end. Ceramic Plus™ pickups provide high output while still maintaining clarity and focus that's perfect for metal and hard driving rock. Ceramic Plus™ pickups also shine with incredible sustain, drive, and harmonic content at high volume. Modern hi-wattage amps are an especially good match with Ceramic Plus™ pickups, providing all the color and character of a classic humbucker but with the cutting drive that can keep up with intense volumes, fast and super articulate players, and more efficient modern amps. The first generation of humbuckers used Alnico magnets for the simple reason that they were dependable, available, and gave any guitar that used them tremendous power and subtlety. But by the late 60s and early 70s, ceramic magnets became more readily available and as guitar-based rock became harder and edgier, the top players in all genres-- especially in the emerging genres of "metal" and "hard rock"--began looking for ways to step ahead of the competition. Ceramic pickups--then and now--provide an excellent alternative to Alnico pickups with their sharp, articulate, and more saturated tone. Today, modern rock's need for volume, drive, and for hi-wattage amps that could maintain crunch for long shows without losing punch and clarity created an ideal need for ceramic magnets in new custom pickup designs. " The physics dictates that when the impedance of a pickup increases the high end frequency response of the pickup decreases. As the need to drive amps further into saturation became desirable the use of Ceramic magnets to compensate for this loss of frequency response became a perfect fit," said Epiphone's Richard Akers. "Simply increasing the impedance of a pickup while maintaining the use of Alnico magnets in most cases creates a muddy sounding pickup that lacks clarity. The use of ceramic magnets helps to compensate for this and adds clarity and focus to high output pickups"
  3. Maybe try playing the guitar for a while and see what YOU like and what YOU don't before you go changing out random parts because you heard about others doing so. I don't mean that in a bad way, I've been guilty of that too. But you said something like 'fretwork was rough in the past'. Yeah that can be true for every guitar manufacturer that's ever existed ever. They're all different. You might be surprised to find that you like some things better than you thought you would. The quality of Epi parts, hardware and electronics today are miles better than they were years ago. I know people that love the stock Casino P90s and I know others that thought they were too hot and they remedied that by changing the metal covers out for plastic ones (quite a bit cheaper than a new set of high end pups). All I'm saying is go into it with an open mind and you could save yourself some money.
  4. Beautiful guitar. It's a 1997 made in Unsung Korea G400 with optional Vibrato. I've never heard of anything called 'G-400 60's SG Standard Deluxe'. The Deluxe models were called that because they typically had a flame maple veneer and/or gold hardware.
  5. That's all this place is anymore. Remember how awesome this forum was about 10 years ago? What a shame how everything ended up. The EpiphoneTalk forum is small but it's pretty cool. There's quite a few people you might remember from the old days there.
  6. Should be 4mm. Here's a cool resource for finding which size wrench different guitars use. https://www.musicnomadcare.com/How-To-Advice/Truss-Rod-Wrench-Finder/
  7. Wow, you got that for $500? Not a bad deal considering it's worth 4 times that much.
  8. It's easier to pass off a counterfeit $20 bill than it is a counterfeit $100 bill. People aren't expecting it. Same philosophy.
  9. If you've done 100 setups then I would just automatically assume that you checked the nut first, because it sounds to me like that is likely the culprit.
  10. You already did it remember? Have fun with your new sock account Rev6...I mean YahliP...I mean SG Player...I mean Gaston...I mean GibSG...I mean AlfaCorse...I mean Silver Buck...
  11. The 335 or 'Dot' is a semi-hollow body with a center block like your 339. It's not fully hollow like a Casino. I agree though, trying to fish the guts out through the f-hole is about as fun as getting teeth pulled.
  12. Yeah, no threads on this forum are ever off topic. Make sure to tell Crust to mention photo binding or cheap copies before he makes another post so you'll feel more at home.
  13. I wish I did! Cool guitar. I wouldn't mind having the Fender Super-Sonic 22 amp either.
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