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  1. Actually, my first Gibson ever. Had an Epiphone Nighthawk reissue. Usually a Fender style guitar buyer. Bought a 2017 Les Paul Tribute T since GC had a 15% sale going on and I traded in my AC4 and Panama cab towards it. I like the vintage 490 alnico II pickups. I don't really care for super hot humbuckers. These have a nice sweet high end. The finish is ok, there's some gold overspray in a few spots, but it's affordable to me. Neck plays nice. I just lemon oiled the fingerboard and put some EB 10's on. Suprised that the 490's have a real treble bite to them. Articulate and clea
  2. Anyone who has pulled the stock pickups can you post some pictures? I wonder what the mini-hum looks like with cover off.
  3. I am keeping my NH stock for quite a while. The stock pickups work good enough for me. I only had to replace the crappy 5-way switch which failed with a Fender USA one.
  4. Change the 5-way to a 3-way to switch Neck & Bridge, use the push=pull pot to add the middle single coil, but you lose single coil only or have it switch to only single coil.
  5. Ebony is black or dyed black with very tight grain, run your fingernail over it nad it will be smooth. Rosewood is reddish-brown and more open grained. Run your fingernail across and it will catch in the grain (cracks). Mine is dated 11/07
  6. My Transparent Amber Nighthawk appears to have Ebony. The cardboard case says Limited Edition Nighthawk Reissue.
  7. Interested to see how this goes. Hated the JB in my Schecter PT. I wonder how a GFS mini-hum would sound? I quite like the middle single coil.
  8. Hmm... I really like the stock neck pickup. Sounds good with my Soldano Jet City combo
  9. It's under the rear cover and I'm missing a screw....oh well
  10. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u36eZ5ax0I&feature=channel&list=UL
  11. My stock 5-way switch starting acting up Popped in a Fender 5-way, the blade is a little short so th etip is now low profiling. Feels much better. My soldering won't pass pro-muster but it works :) I did accidently overtighten a screw on the back cover and split the mahogany :(
  12. I love my Epiphone Nighthawk. I wish the bridge was a tad more vintage output.
  13. I hear good things about Rose Pickups http://www.rosepickups.com/ Another route is Bill Lawrence Wilde L90's http://wildepickups.com/
  14. The Duncan custom shop can make a middle SC pickup. Looks to me to be made of one coil from the bridge pickup with countersunk mount holes added to the top bobbin and probably thru holes on the bottom bobbin for the screw. Not sure if there is foam or springs under the pickup.
  15. I gotta say that tthe Nighthawk is winning me over. Really like the stock pickups, they work for me. So well built and feels like a much more expensive guitar. How is the head stock joint?
  16. Hated the JB in a Schecter PT alder body. Too midrangy. Replaced with a Custom5, which was better.
  17. Epiphone 57 classics are two wire
  18. Specs say the hawk pickups are alnico II. I am pretty satisfied with the stockers.
  19. I am really liking the Nighthawk. Very nice quality and tones. The fingerboard sure seems like ebony to me. The color is black and the grain is very tight.
  20. Sure looks and feels like Ebony to me. It's Black and tight grained. Not your typcial Asian light brown Rosewood with open grain.
  21. Thanks, not quite as comfy as my tele. I am getting used to the balance and feel. Feels like a $700 guitar.
  22. Got my Epiphone Nighthawk from MF today. Got 15% off. This is one nice guitar. A little neck heavy. Construction is top notch. 3 piece body I think. Fingerboard appears to be ebony, it's almost black. Finish is great, pickups are good so far. Really like the neck mini-hum. Plays like butter and I have not even touched the setup yet.
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