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  1. Congrats Chilly. She looks great. Sorry you're not happy with yours Burchster. I've had mine about a month now and I'm starting to dig it. My miniHB's do seem very hot. I'm playing through a USA Fender Blues Deluxe and it's killer. Although I'm disappointed with some of the cosmetic issues, mine seems to be OK otherwise. It's unfortunate that there were so many bad ones shipped though. It has colored my impressions of current Epiphone quality. My G.A.S. affliction has reared it's ugly head once more with all these Black Friday deals floating around. I was considering an Epi ES339 and the Epi Genesis as my next purchases. From what I've seen in GC and Sam Ash, the quality control just isn't there anymore. Epiphone is charging the same amount of money , even more in some cases, for the Indonesian/Chinese made guitars. Why did they move manufacture to those countries? So they could make more money. Epiphone no longer cares about quality, it's just about a better bottom line for management and shareholders. It is a foolish business model. If all you're concerned about is making more money as opposed to making a quality product, the people who actually buy those products will go somewhere else. We musicians care about a quality instrument first and are willing to pay for it to certain point. Don't even get me started on the 2015 price increases. (Fender is going to gain a HUGE market share this coming year) So you're wondering how I'm treating my G.A.S. affliction now that Epiphone is no longer an option for me? PRS SE baby!! Still made in Korea! Still a reasonably priced, quality guitar. Not to mention I got a sweeeeet deal on a PRS SE 245 from Sweetwater yesterday. $348, free shipping, 2 year warranty. $50 more than the reduced price of the Genesis and about the same price for the ES339. It was a no brainer for me considering how far Epiphone's quality has dropped since moving to China. Unless Epiphone quality improves in their Chinese factories, I'll continue to enjoy my Korean made Epi's but will never, ever buy another Chinese made Epiphone again. Cheers!
  2. I was also at GC checking out some of the new Epis. Sorry to say but I wasn't impressed. I saw gaps in the neck joints that looked like they were filled with Bondo, terrible fret jobs, bad finishes, and wonky electronics on more than half I played. I noticed that the '62 Sorrento RI and the Genesis have had significant price drops this week and was tempted to feed my GAS again. GC didn't have any on the floor and I am not buying another new Epiphone sight unseen ever again. The few issues I have with my UJ aren't too bad. If I had paid full price, I'd be *****ing a lot more. I feel bad for Ferdasyn and a few others paying the equivalent of over $1000 for theirs. Sorry Epiphone but you've betrayed our trust in your products while trying to maintain the fat bonuses I'm sure you'll give yourselves at the end of the year. Between Gibson forcing minitune and a 30% increase in prices down our throats, AND Epiphone's quality dropping, you've lost a customer. There's an old saying when it comes to business. You can shear a sheep many times, you can only skin it once. It's too bad because I really love my Korean made Epi's. Good luck with the new business model.
  3. Wow RJ, that sucks. Sorry you waited so long for it and that shows up. Hopefully the next one will be better. It's a sad state of affairs when something like all these bad UJ are passing QC at the factory AND Gibson/Epiphone USA QC. WTF??? Save your "Inspected by" stickers and let them know how f'd up everything is but yet approved by their inspectors. Absolutely no excuse for this. I stopped in at my local GC to kill some time and pick up a few odds and ends and was looking at the new Chinese Epis. I'm sticking to buying only used Korean made Epis from now on. I can't believe the way they're making the necks on these things. Not to mention the heel/body joints on some of them was so wide, you could see where they used some sort of Bondo to fill the gap!!! The prices are the same as if made in Korea, BUT the quality has gone way down I'm sorry to say. I am happy with my UJ but I will definitely NOT be buying any more new Epiphones until the quality comes up a lot. Hey Epiphone, if you're reading this, how about giving us back the quality we've come to expect. What are you saving per unit? $5, $10? We'll pay the little extra. Go back to using the Korean factories PLEASE!!!!
  4. Luke go to your account and check to see if you've exceeded your upload limit. You're only allowed 500kb. The pics I posted were all around 25kb each.
  5. I LOVE the neck. It's like a D shape with a flat center on the back side. Perfect for me. The mini buckers put out a very hot signal. Love the tones and all in all I love everything about it. I also own another Sheraton and a Casino so the body shape is very similar and familiar to me. Working north or the twelfth wasn't a problem for me, again because I'm used to this body style. Thank you all for the congrats. And Congrats to everyone who's just getting them in. Let's see those pics
  6. Thank you very much Jeff. I spent a good three hours getting acquainted. Well worth the wait and much more than I had hoped for. I'm starting to dig the wonky F hole. It makes mine unique. Congrats Luke! Can't wait to see pics of UJ and stripers. Knock em dead.
  7. After 10 months of waiting, my new baby has arrived. Set up right out of the box was spot on. Frequensater or stripes don't line up just right and there's a wee bit of dodgy paint on the left side F hole but not enough to put me off of it. Plays and sounds like a dream. A lot of different tones are available by the twist of a knob and a flick of the switch. Definitely worth the wait, especially with 15% off!! FWIW it weighs in at 8 Lbs 1 oz.
  8. True that Luke. On a happier note, my "ugly" guitar has touched down in Newark!! YES!!! If it comes before I have to head out for work, I may just have to develop a cold. :D
  9. NO!!! I don't believe I will pardon your intrusion Pinhead. First off you come in and disparage our choice in guitars without ANYONE asking for your opinion. Secondly, NO ONE cares what YOUR opinion is. Thirdly, you just severely pissed off three New Jersey boys, not a smart move. We have a saying here, "Opinions are like assholes". Take your asshole and climb back under whatever rock you crawled out from under and show a little respect. You clagtailed , plookie faced, glakit Jessie. Feckin numpty tossbag!!
  10. Mines still stuck in Memphis. I keep checking and checking. As far as the pics go, not sure how it works on this message board but on others I've had to knock the rez down quite a bit to get them to post. Ferdasyn, I'm not sure with the frequensator (my first one) but normally I use D'Addario's on all my guitars, elec and acoustics. I'm trying the Ernie Balls on a few solid bodies and am pretty happy with them so far. I like the way you can get different gauges other than stock in the packs. On my Schecter Exotic, I'm using Skinny Top Fat Bottoms. Red pack I think and love them. Easy to bend the higher strings and a lot of bassey punch from the lower ones. They go from 10 to 56. FWIW.
  11. My UJ has been picked up by FedEx and will be in my hands Thursday 11/6/14. Sweetwater kept my order active with a note to call if I still wanted it before they shipped it. For some reason they had me down for two UJ's. I sent them an email canceling the orders. Hope they do, I'm not going to need three of them.
  12. I went back to my order to see what the coupon was and it was VETERANS14. When I tried ordering online, I tried that coupon code and it didn't work. Make sure you CALL to get the deal. It's not available online.
  13. If it ships today, and it should, I'll have it Thursday as well. Congrats on scoring 15% off, and nailing the pick six for 4 numbers!!! This is a GOOD day my friend. Now when all of us Jersey boys get our gits we should hit an open mic and blow them away!! LOL someone pinch me!! I can't believe the long, long wait is finally over.
  14. Ouch!! Sorry Ferdasyn. I still can't believe the deal I got. Probably when FedEx shows up at my door.
  15. SWEET!!!! Got a phone call bright and early from my Sweetwater guy. He spoke to so and so and blah blah blah. They will be in anytime between now and the end of the year. I asked him to cancel my order and thanked him for his time. I went online to order my new baby from MF and there was a problem with a difference in my billing and shipping addresses. So I picked up the phone and called. I spoke to a lovely young lady named Lakin. After taking all my information and squared away my addresses, she informed me that she was going to apply a 15% coupon to my order AND drop the price for second day air to $10!!! Oh my god!! Such a deal!!! I told her I'd kiss her if she was in the room with me. Total out the door? $774.15!!! She said "Have a wonderful day" I said I am, I am!! I am a happy camper!! I'll post pic's as soon as I get it. Now the real waiting begins LOL.
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