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  1. Which modes of Epiphone Les Pauls (Standard or Custom) came with p90s? What has been your experience with them?
  2. Seymour Duncan makes a pickup that gets you closer to what you want. Its called a P-Rails and kind of combines a P90ish pickup with a Stratish pickup to make a humbucker. You then have three options of HB sound, P90 sound or Strat sound, at least sounds suggestive of those. Link: Seymour Duncan P-Rails Hope this helps.
  3. Don't visit very often any more but still playing my Sheraton. What I would like to see Epiphone bring out are archtops in the Broadway/Emperor style (or other similar) with dog-eared P90s, CCs or staples. Something truer to the Gibson/Epiphone family than the ersatz Gretsch-style on the Swingster. Just my 2 cents.
  4. OK, I'll play. I have but one but it's a beaut. An Ebony Sheraton by Unsung. I have added a B7G and GFS Liverpool pickups.
  5. Sjael, you may well be right. I do not see the "Licensed" label under the "Bigsby." But I also don't see the patent information that would be there on the B7. The other features looked more like a B70 to me and the "Licensed" would be easier to conceal or just not be able to see than the patent information. On the other hand why would Gibson skimp on this expensive of a guitar? Oh well.
  6. Now that I look at the Gibson a little more closely, it may well be a B70 but you still don't have chrome plating. I'm judging this by the lack of the raised lettering under the Bigsby name and the sharper edges and corners on the Bigsby name. But I may well be wrong. Its happened before and it will probably happen again.
  7. The guitar was a Gibson ES-356, I believe. The Bigsby, I believe, is actually gold. You are right that they do not make a chrome plated B7, it is aluminum and I think it looks better than Chrome. My Sheraton pictures above have evidently been moved (oops found them again). This one shows the Bigsby fairly well. Its about to get a Chet arm.
  8. Joe, I'm anxious to see the Emperor with the Mean 90s and the Sheraton with whatever you put in it as well. Post some clips if you can.
  9. Joe, if you want some DeArmonds on it, check out TV Jones site after NAMM. He is introducing a line of DeArmond dynasonic clones in what should be a variety of formats. Thanks for the heads up on the YouTube videos. IMHO, that's what the Swingster should have been.
  10. I just like the image of the dogears on the guitar. Many many people make great P90 pickups in HB form factors. There is something really old school that I like about the dogears on a hollow box.
  11. putting dogeared P90s on it? I would love to see pictures if you have.
  12. What differences do you see between the Peerless and the Unsung Casinos?
  13. When I was a teenager, in the '60s, we modified our cars and left the guitars stock. Now I modify the heck out of my guitars and my cars remain stock. Go figure.
  14. Thanks' date=' Clark. That's the same as on the Unsung that I just got. That translates to 1 7/8" for the metrically challenged among us, like me. My gauge has both metric and imperial measurements on it so it is easy to convert back and forth. [img']http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v497/dbirchett/My%20Guitars/UnSung%2012%20String/PICT1394.jpg[/img]
  15. Nice little guitar. Quite think and lighter than a Les Paul. The hardware was junk on mine and I replaced all of it, some out of necessity, some out of fear that it would break during a gig. Didn't care for the pickups and replaced them as well. Didn't lose much on having it and, as I said, it was a nice little guitar. The wife said when I got my Sheraton that something had to go, so bye, bye Del Rey.
  16. Many of the mods that I have done on my Sheraton have been cosmetic: pickguard, knobs, truss rod cover, tuning knobs, etc. One, the pickup selector switch, was done out of necessity. The others have been done to make the guitar play and sound the way I want it to: Bigsby and GFS Retrotron Liverpool pickups. I could have left the stop tailpiece on it and had a great guitar, but I use a Bigsby. The stock pickups were OK but these sound great. And I don't play in my bedroom -- I play in the family room! LOL (and the practice basement at our drummer's house and occasionally on stage).
  17. Sounds like the guitar is badly out of tune. :-
  18. Thanks for the suggestions. The Strat/Tele case idea is the first thing that I tried. Unfortunately, my G&G Tweeds are too narrow for the wider body. I am hoping that someone knows of one in this style that is a little wider. The coffin case may work but I really do not like them and am hoping to find another alternative.
  19. I just bought an UnSung 12 string guitar. Here are pictures of it: I have compared it to my other cases including a Fender oblong and a 335 case by SKB. They don't fit. The problem is that, like me, the lower bout and the waist are too wide. The lower bout is just under 15", the waist is 10" and the upper bout is 12". The overall length is 40 1/2". Currently, I am using a gig bag but I would like something a little more substantial. Does anyone have any ideas for an inexpensive hardshell case that will fit? I am wondering if a Wildkat case will fit. Would someone mind posting the internal dimensions? Thanks.
  20. dbirchett

    F it!!

    OK, I'll show you mine again: First the Guild Then the Sheraton And the latest, an UnSung 12 string (ok, it's not quite an f-hole, but I think it qualifies):
  21. OK, I just got one. Mine is a 330 clone by UnSung. Got it off of Ebay. The Seller had a sunburst listed and then he listed this one. I was the only bidder and got it cheap. The seller still has 3 of the sunburst but Ebay won't let him sell any more. I think someone got their nose a little bent out of shape. Anyway here is the one I got. If anyone is interested in a sunburst (Fireglo) at a great price, please contact me off the list and I will give you contact information. If you want to get an idea of what the sunburst looks like, I have attached a picture from the UnSung web site a few posts up.
  22. Clark, how wide are they at the nut? Are they 1 3/4" or 1 7/8". I have seen some pictures of those that are just striking. I wish that the f holes were not so large. They appear to be larger than anything that Gretsch ever put out and they have huge ones. I guess size does matter. (Did I just say that out loud?) Is it made in Korea? My understanding was that they were made in China but I've been wrong before and will be again.
  23. Jerry, what are the pickups that you put on there? I haven't seen aftermarket toasters with the two slots. Do you have a link for them? What do you think of them? Also, why are you selling it? You spoke highly of it in your first post, or do you have one of the black ones with the chrome minis?
  24. Dang CB, Those are beautiful. Just a couple of problems. I can't (or at least the wife won't let me) afford them and my fingers are too fat for the skinny fingerboards. Other than those two things, I would be very interested. Does anyone have any experience with the Ric clones? Like the Italia Rimini? Or the Dillion Rockinbetter (I think it is the same as a Tokai): The Indie IRK-5: Or the Unsung URK-512: Not to mention the aforementioned Agile Harm 3 12 Toast:
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