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  1. Be sure to post again when you play it. Can't wait to hear the news. Just kidding you. I'm jealous really.
  2. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
  3. Faking/Counterfeiting = the same thing and is an attempt to pass a cheap knock off as the expensive original article. It's generally illegal to sell or handle these. Copying is not illegal provided there is no attempt to pass it off as the original bone fide article. However, patent /rights owners are entitled to protect their product/name which is why the Epiphone Les Paul is an authorised copy and other manufacturers have to alter the shape and can't use the name 'Les Paul'.
  4. Doesn't sound like it's your fault or the fault of your environment as you keep temp and humidity fairly constant and also have other LPs which are (presumably) unaffected. I wonder if the plastic that has been used is faulty in some way. In any case, as a 9 month old guitar, you should be covered by the warranty.
  5. You can play blues on any guitar as the tone comes from the fingers and, more so, from the heart/soul. From a technical perspective I play blues better on my Charvel as the jumbo frets and compound radius fretboard make string bending a breeze. The SG is great for blues too - I agree with what has been said about using the neck pickup.
  6. Whoever was the first metal band is up for debate. However the SG is, I believe, the perfect metal guitar (provided you don't need to do anything that would need a floating trem [and why should you?]). The SG has: -Total upper fret access -Lightweight body for the mobile player -Lightening fast neck -Medium jumbo frets - perfect for either arpeggioed chord work, fast runs or heavy vibrato that all feature in metal music -Thin mahogany body and tun-o-matic bridge - gives both snappy attack and creamy sustain Convinced?
  7. From the title of your post I thought you were going to tell us about your new prosthesis. Have you listened to the music of that famous Chinese guitarist, Won Hung Lo?
  8. Come on man- Fleecing 77 year olds is what window salesmen do. Perhaps he 'came near this place' to show off! I'm sure he can take the stick- they've got very thick skin these salesmen. Me, I'm jealous as hell!
  9. It really depends on what you want to do with your prospective purchase. You've got a nice solid body electric guitar in your Gibson LP Studio. Presumably your classical guitar is a nylon strung Spanish style guitar. So, the question is do you mostly want to play songs which are 'acoustic only' or do you aspire to play tracks which are played with an archtop? If you like acoustic songs, an acoustic guitar which also has a pickup might be useful both now and later on if you want to play to bigger audiences. Note- You won't really be able to do a 'Collin Unplugged' style performance with an archtop although you'll undoubtedly be able to get very nice 'clean' electric sounds. So, I believe you should ask yourself: What music do I want to play that I can't already play with my current gear? What style of guitar do the artists who play these songs use? When you have a style of guitar which ticks the most boxes in terms of songs you want to play then go ahead and ask for advice on the best models. Bear in mind though that you will probably be able to play many songs that have been played on an archtop using your Les Paul. I do agree that if you're aiming to get two guitars for the price of one, a double neck is not necessarily a good idea. Does this help at all?
  10. Again, I apologise if I offended you Slasher. The more background information you can give, the better people can help you to make the correct decision for you. Sorry your Lucille fell through but at least you've now got more time to consider exactly what you want. Do you know yet whether you want an acoustic, an archtop, a solid body or a double neck?
  11. I think the point I'm trying to make is that most people who ask for opinions will ask for comparisons of similar guitars rather than something like a Lucille with a double neck, a Lucille with a Strat or a Lucille with an acoustic. It just all seems a bit wierd. Maybe Slasher has the Lucille already and he's just trying to score the best deal/investment he can on something....anything else, but doesn't appreciate that you can't really expect people to make comparisons between totally different guitars with nothing else to go on. Despite probably living a long distance from an Epiphone store, he really needs to get out somewhere and play a range of guitars (not just Epis) and find out exactly what type he wants. As the title of the thread says, it's help for Slasher 1319. As others have suggested on this and other threads of Slashers, there are plenty of review websites out there to help guide him.
  12. You sure do a lot of flitting about Slasher1319. Below, in italics, are some examples of what you've been asking since you joined the forum on 18th February. These are in reverse chronological order. Either you're messing us about somewhat or you need to take a trip to a store that sells Epiphones pretty soon and start trying out some guitars. By the way, why are you asking for opinions about the Epiphone Lucille when you say you already have one? Good luck with sorting your situation out. Everyone says to get a epi 56 gt, that they are going to be all gone soon, does this make sense, since i h eard that epi's have poor resale value, I mean if it is worse quality than the gibson, would it not make sense to get a higher end epi or save up for the real deal? If i choose this guitar I may want to put in full sized humbuckers, is this a good idea to route it or should i just get mini humbuckers and if i decide on the latter, where do i get them G-1275: Good Buy? Pics wanted plz and comments about its performance Epiphone Casino: Any good? Which electric is best and will have least problems out of the box between these four: epiphone 56 goldtop, epiphone lucille, epiphone les paul custom black, or black beauty (epiphone) thanks I have a gibson Les paul studio (awesome) and a Yamaha C-70 classical (rubbish) and I was wondering which out of the following two would be a better backup guitar, I play some acoustic, rock bluesy rock, classic rock. I like both of the shapes of the es 335 and jumbo acoustics, Which is better Epiphone Lucille or the Yamaha LJ 6 jumbo acoustic? please reply, thanks a lot Hi, which of the following electrics are better? the epiphone lucille or the fender mexican strat. I am considering this because all the fender strats mim are now 449 instead of 549-599. thanks I play a lot of classic rock, zeppelin, eagles, GnR, and Velvet Revolver, Green Day and occassionally nickelback, rolling stones and acdc. Which between the Epiphone Double Neck G-1275 and the Epiphone Lucille would be more suitable to the types of music I play and what are your general experiences in terms of quality, playabillity of these awesome guitars. Also they would be seconding to my gibson les paul studio. Thanks I am adding a Bigsby B700 to my Epiphone Lucille. Will the epiphone lucille with bigsby still fit in the epiphon es 335 case? or would i need a new case. thanks Hi, is it worth it and easy to install the Bigsby B7 to the Epiphone Lucille, I am going to make mine look like an es 355 Hi, I saw online that if I wanted to switch pickups on a semihollowbody like the dot, I could snip the old pickup wire and solder the new pickup wire to that, Instead of stretching through the f hole to reach the pots. Is this easier, for someone who would rather do the pickup switch themself. I dont live in the US and there are no guitar stores around me. Also can i do this with the epiphone lucille too? thanks I play a lot of acdc, guns n roses, led zeppelin, eagles, and bluesy rock. I also love the gibson 57 goldtop darkback vos. which one is better, in terms of sound and quality. I love both but cant decide which. please help and i already have a gibson les paul studio Hey guys, Can owners put up all the picture of the epiphone goldtop '56 that they have and tell me every and any flaw they have with it, whether cosmetic or electronic. thanks for this and the pics Epiphone Lucille or Epiphone Sheraton ii: I play a lot of rock, bluesy rock and classic rock. I really like the access panel in the back because i may change the pickups in it and i figure that the lucille with an access panel might be better than reaching through f holes. Does the f holes really cause that much backfeed if i have play i through distortion. Which one do u say is better? keep in mind that i may change the pickups and easy access would be a help but if the sheraton is better ill get that? Oh and even though there arent soundholes in the lucille it still is a semihollow body isnt it? Hi, Can gibson 57's or semour duncans 59 fit on the epiphone lucille without any modifications to the body itself? Epiphone BB King Lucille: Well, i'd love to go for the gibson model, however i dont see that happening any time soon, so the epi it is. Have you had any problems in terms of pickups, electronics, hardware, finish any problems at all? Thanks a lot Epiphone BB King Lucille: Is this guitar any good? or shoud I spend a few years saving for a gibson bb king?
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