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  1. Yeah i called Gibson about the same thing, apparently for a normal set up its all fine... the warranty is still guaranteed... but lets say you go get a pickup changed at a non Epiphone/Gibson authorized repair shop... well its OK if the job is 100% good... but if the guy your working with messes it up (scratches the wood, maybe drills wrong hole or accidentally destroys an electronic by overheating etc...) then Gibson will NOT cover THOSE damages... but if your only going in for a normal set up... there should be no problems with the warranty... just make sure hes a proper luthier that knows what hes doing :)
  2. well the whole tuner is kinda messed up and goes out of tune so i think im better off actually changing the whole tuner... if that were the case id go for the button idea but it seems the Sherry does need a good upgrade.
  3. I'll get dome pica up as soon as I get my pickguard and the imperials and that's ok for me cause I don't use a string winder...
  4. Stuff that then... turns out Guitar Fetish doesnt accept Amex Gift Cards and i dont feel like waiting a Week for my money order to be recieved... so just went on amazon and got the Rotomatic Imperials.
  5. ehh i don't think that's it... i had this guitar sent to a tech to have it set up and everything... also i did buy this second hand perhaps the guy changed them out before he sold it to me and kept the good tuners or something not sure... anyway they do stay in tune but over a period of time they drop half step (worst I've seen) anyway that was one occasion but the strings generally don't stay in tune... my other guitars Fender, Gibson, and Casino all pretty much stay in tune for a LONG time... only way they go out of tune is if i bring it outside where the temp difference is +/- 40 degrees.
  6. So is guitar fetish more or less for upgrading forign guitars? Seeing my Gibby can't take much if the stuff I wanted it to have and it already has gold humbuckers... Which inspired me to turn the whole guitar gold
  7. If everything turns out as great it is... then ill be going back to upgrading my Gibson SG... i was trying to turn everything gold making it a Golden SG but the mainstream prices have haulted me from doing that... Gibson "Tulip" Gold tuners 70 bucks... Tone Pros set in gold runs 120 bucks... all the little screws 8 dollars... now i shall continue work on the SG getting rid of the Chrome/Nickle pieces! Of Course Sheraton is going to be my bench mark...
  8. and with that kind of review that puts the final nail in the coffin really... time to upgrade my sherry and save about 300 dollars doing it!!
  9. i really don't feel like spending $60 dollars on a new pair of tuners... my Sheraton Needs them though but for 60 dollars she doesn't need them that bad >.> but at the same time i dont want to gamble with GF Imperial Tuners either...
  10. ive been looking through guitar fetish and there are ALOT of stuff that i really like for a fraction of the mainstream stuff... "Grover Imperial" style tuners for 30 bucks... but now i gotta ask... is it 30 dollars for a reason? Why are Grover's $69 and Guitar Fetish has a similar replica for half that price?... material? performance? this question pretty much goes out to all other products (Pots, caps, bridges, tailpieces, etc) except their pickups. And i always wanted a Flying V but i'm sorta Strapped for Cash and i saw the interesting Kit they have on for $150 im curious to whether anyone actually bought and built that and if they did how does it sound. And another question that's completely off topic... i recently found out that if your going to do a practice session for 4 hours on a thin strap with a HEAVY Les Paul its going to absolutely DEMOLISH your shoulders... to a point where you bring in the SG the very next day because your shoulder is still suffering from the night before... can anyone recommend me a cheap (like under 60 bucks)wide strap that can make a practice like that more bearable? i looked at Levy's and Franklin's and they are FAR to expensive
  11. just a bit off topic but i found it to be funny anyway... most people that write "un opened" either a music store or a private seller... some how manage to have pictures of the guitar, with the background being their house/store... to me this is not unopened and technically USED... XD... or at least that was my arguement when i got into an fight with a store rep at my local music store... XD fun times!
  12. awesome story none the less... you don't see sympathy and hope like that anymore... i recently gave/lent (which ever seemed fit) to a friend i knew for more than a decade... shes going through college and a job has no time to learn not to mention her parents are absolutely broke so shes paying for school through her job. anyway this Casino i gave away is the same one in my "signature". I have a Sheraton now i don't need a casino i guess i was more ES 355 than ES 330. anyway she came over a few days ago and wanted to learn the guitar real bad... she doesn't have any money for a teacher so i recommended a good website that taught me and got me started, loaned her my casino cause it can be an acoustic guitar or an electric if she ever gets around to buying an amp. anyway i have a massive collection and shes a hard working person trying to get through school, so it was worth it to me anyway ^_^ Anyway i just received an email from USPS saying that the person shipped my pickguard i cant wait to see! and what do you think about Imperials on the Sherry... i like it but i also like the Gold tulip by Gibson
  13. Wow lucky you they don't make those anymore... which upsets me... i like to have the Full ES 335 shape but the modern day AS series seemed to be trimmed down it just doesn't look right.
  14. BECAUSE i don't want to annoy everyone on the Gibson forum i'm going to ask my other Sheraton Mod related questions here, i have already tried looking for others but came out the other side answering only a few but not all. Anyway I'm planning on doing a whole tonal change up on my Sheraton II, make it sound better, sustain longer... from what I've read i heard most if not all of you love the way Tone Pros and Gotoh are tonally excellent because the pieces simply resonate into the woods. Also i have read that Graph Tech TUSQ were the best nuts they also resonate with the guitar etc etc. Anyway i know how to deal with the Tone Pros simply buy large post Metric... but what about the TUSQ. I saw one that was specifically made for the Epiphone Les Paul but i'm not sure if Epiphone uses the same nut width on all of their guitars. Aside from these is there anything else i can do tonally to help my guitar? maybe change the Tuners to Grover Imperial but i think thats it. I already have GFS pickups on the bridge and neck (what kind i have NO idea but they sound brilliant so i wont be changing that anytime soon) and doing the 2 changes stated above... Anyway decided to take a couple of pics of the "Temp Guard"... if you look closely on the top of the bridge pickup you should see a Gap about 1/4th an inch wide, as a result of me shaving the pickguard to make it fit into the bridge. This pickguard does annoy me a little bit because it doesn't have that FAT bevel that i like. it almost camouflages with the entire guitar so i like it to have a fat bevel so you can see the pickguard.
  15. Actually i looked at terrapin and it seemed far to confusing for me... instead i found this small California company called Jeannie's Guitars and they have specially made ES 335 Pick guard made for the Epiphone ES series... they payment went through today and its under construction right now, and yeah i ordered the same B/C/B/C/B/C/B/C/B/C so on and so forth... you did, all i have to do is drill both mounting holes myself. and i don't intend on buying that block thing... cause i still don't get it i rather have the pickguard screwed on to the mounting bracket cause i know its secure, I've never played a Real ES 335, so i don't know how secure a block mounting bracket really is and i don't want to experiment. I rather not fix something that isn't broke. For the mean time though i did some how find a old ES 335 pickguard laying around my garage (to be honest i have no idea where it came from, maybe when i was experimenting with my casino i don't know.) shaved down the side of it and just stuck it on as a temp, i don't like naked guitars ^_^ i absolutely love pickguard it adds a little spark.
  16. My Sheraton has a single screw on the side of the guitar... And what is this "block" on the mounting bracket everyone is talking about
  17. I may have this pick guard thing figured out, i found a eBay listing of a Custom made ES 335 pick guard specifically made for Epiphone's, found their main page and ordered one... lets see how this turns out...
  18. now that i went on the website and cut those paper pickguards out... my next set of questions is how do i get it to fit?
  19. I know I'm going to get a ton of responses saying it's not a Gibson so why change it to something it is not. Well that's not the point I like the Orignal Gibson pickguard because it flows nicely with the guitar. Also I like my guitars to have something others don't make it unique... and this is ONE of those things on the guitar. And I do love the epiphone E on the pickguard so I do plan on positioning that correctly based on my Casino... Anyway I know so far that an ES 335 pickguard won't fit so how far so I have to trim it down to fit the sherry? Perhaps someone thAt has done this can help :)
  20. as the topic description reads the strap button that doubles as a input jack is far to wide for any strap i have and i don't want to cut up straps to fit it cause most of the straps i have trade off with other guitars (reason being is cause i don't need a dedicated strap per guitar cause well i cant play them all at once so..) anyway i may have to go buy a dedicated strap for my Super Jumbo... does anyone have any strap suggestions for this guitar? one that's already preferably wide enough to already fit over the giant strap button?
  21. Is that going to be available in the US? if not i got 1 questions... why do Epiphone keep most of the cool products outside of the US... like some Japanese Only Models are spectacular... its like im forced to choose between a decent so so looking guitar (depending) and a very nice but very expensive guitar... which sucks... ... then again on the side note i can always go invest in a fender all jokes aside though... why do certain specialty models stay outside of US?
  22. PickyPick

    Help me :)

    well even though i don't have standards i do have 1 step above those which are customs and i do own both variations an Epi custom and a Gibson Custom... and even with the pickup changes the pot changes and the cap changes... it would NEVER sound better than a Gibson Custom... theres more to guitar then the electronics, the woods do make the Biggest difference. only on one occasion i found to be that an Epiphone sounded close to a Gibson Custom, i guess i picked up the right guitar that day it did sound good with the originals but after about a few weeks of playing it i couldn't get used to the neck so i returned it... but those guitars to me seem to come rare, of all the Epiphone's I've played that one guitar is the closest I've heard to a Gibson, and just that One.
  23. Thats a nice collection and it looks like the Lucille has an Ebony Fretboard... does it really or is it just shadow that makes it seem that way?
  24. actually i went back to GC today to give in other parts so i dont have to pay for it, and it turns out the starting fee is $85... then it all breaks down... into smaller parts but still that is a phenomenal fee
  25. Well no... the repairs by themselves would cost about $150, cause he has to quite literally gut out the entire guitar and replace all the wires that got burned and possibly replace the burnt potentiometers, then i asked to do the modifications that i wanted to do, putting in the new pickups, thats 60 bucks. As for the set up it was kinda sketchy which costs $50... i mean he did say that he has to adjust the pickup height for max power since its a pickup reinstall, and i decided to do the neck as well maybe he can get it to feel better its been a while since i had the neck adjusted. Anyway i'm still going to carry forth in doing the complete Gold SG.
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