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  1. Haven't seen you on the forum lately. Always looked forward to your posts. And what's with the "banned" tag under member title?

  2. For the volume pot, you probably need to move the hot lead to the other outside lug. The humming is either a ground problem and/or not-so-solid connection. Double-check all of your wiring against the diagram.
  3. Doug: Like I stated before, as long as all grounds ultimately make it to the ground post of the output jack, directly or indirectly, you're OK. It's not unlike a car, where the negative battery terminal is connected to the car's chassis, which is ground for virtually every circuit in the car, regardless of location. If you think about it that way, maybe it'll be easier.
  4. http://www.guitarfetish.com/Mean-90-Alnico-TRUE-P90-in-a-humbucker-Case-Nickel-Finish-_c_98.html http://www.seymourduncan.com/products/electric/specialized/progressive/sph901_phat_cat/ http://www.wdmusic.com/p90_pickup_hum_retrofit_chrome.html To name three...
  5. It's called a scratch plate or pick guard because it protects the guitar from scratches, not itself. Polish helps keep it looking better, but it's doing what it's supposed to do. If you want to keep your guitar in pristine condition, I suggest you leave it in the case and never play it. All kidding aside, enjoy your guitar and play the heck out of it. That's what it's for. If the pick guard gets really ratty, you'll simply get a new replacement.
  6. Yes, ground them to the back of the volume pot, as that will be the closest ground point. Just be sure that all ground points are ultimately connected to the jack ground. Routing/order doesn't matter, so long as all the grounds are connected.
  7. It seems that humbucker-sized P90s, and P90s in general, have gotten pretty populer in the last few years. One of them is the Phat Cat, which Seymour Duncan created for Hamer to use in the first Newport, which got rave reviews. There are many others at different price points, including the very popular GFS Mean 90, which is pretty big with the budget-minded Epiphone crowd. I have them in a Dot, and I think they compare quite well with more-expensive pickups in other P90 guitars I've played. Kent Armstrong and several other aftermarket makers offer similar fare.
  8. Wikipedia entry for AMS: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Musical_Supply I've dealt with Sweetwater for years, and they are top-notch. Music 123, too. I bought My Cube from Zzounds, and had to return it due to a problem. They quickly emailed a UPS return label, and shipped out a new unit as soon as my return registered on the UPS tracking system - good customer service. And Zzounds also did the best price beat of all the vendors I contacted. I'm comfortable dealing with any of the large retailers, in general.
  9. A member from way back had a black one with white binding. It had Duncan Phat Cats and a 335-style pickguard. There have been a few flavors of Dot Studios over the years - fewer now.
  10. You are. You'll only find ebony on high-end guitars. I don't know if any Epiphone features ebony, except a couple high-end LPs.
  11. Oops, sorry about that. Nice GIBSON SG!
  12. Magneezo, I wasn't trying to be critical - just trying to help dispell an all-too-common belief. The neck angle on a set-neck guitar is fixed/non-adjustable. Bolt-on necks sometimes have an angle adjuster, or can be adjusted with shims in the neck pocket. The bridge is what sets the action; the tailpiece has nothing to do with it. The height of the stop tail is a much-debated thing in these here forums. From what I can tell from the pix, your G400 setup looks OK
  13. Meanstreak, D'Addario strings, like all the major brands, are very good. A nice thing is that they have a very broad selection of string sets, and because of their popularity, they're readily available almost everywhere.
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