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  1. I know what it says on the pictures you posted but frankly I'd be surprised it they used coil tapping on SG pups - coil splitting maybe (not that I'd reckon you'd use that much either). [confused]


    I'd have the Wilshire phant-o-matic of the Epi solids I think - worth a look. (Firebirds too if they are still making them).


    They both have coil splitting, but when I tried it out I couldn't tell the difference between split and not-split sounds.

    I may have been doing it wrong. I'm used to squier and ibanez guitars, which don't have as many knobs. ;)

  2. Thanks guys! You've helped me out a bunch. I'm thinking about going to my local Guitar Center to jam with each, and I'll let you guys know what I think. I'm not making a decision yet, but when I finally do I'll post pics.


    I have both Epiphone and Gibson Les Pauls and an Epi SG.


    It is the Epi SG that I always pick up. It is a dream to play. No guitar out there - not even my Yamaha SG2000 with its double cut or my Steinberger copy - is as playable as an SG.


    Les Pauls are fantastic machines but if you want ease of fret access then get an SG. The only thing I don't like about them is the neck dive but this can be cured (I've yet to do it) by inserting some flattened lead fishing weights into the bottom of the control cavity. It will increase the weight by just a few ounces but will cure the neck dive problem.

    Please excuse my n00bishness. What's neck dive?


    What's the difference between the two, sound-wise, both are solid bodies, right?

    I didn't really listen for the sound difference. I'll keep an ear out next time I jam. Yeah, they're both solid-body.

  3. I realize I'm opening up a can of worms here, and I accept that [flapper]

    I'm going to buy an epiphone sometime soon and I'm torn between the G-400 Pro and the Les Paul PlusTop Pro.



    (sorry for the enormous picture, i couldn't figure out how to shrink it)

    I love the colors of the Les Paul (especially the trans-blue), but the SG was a little easier to play. However, for some reason I had a hard time getting the right sounds while palm muting with the SG.

    I know guitar playing is very personal, and each guitar feels different for each player. My question is: Do the incredible looks of the Les Paul overshadow the SG's light weight and easy playability?

    Also, is there any place I could get an SG with a Les Paul paint job? :)

    Please keep the discussion civil [biggrin]

  4. Heck ..... I try to add as many stickers to my guitars as I can,

    To have any guitar be stickerless is just not manly, and will curve your spine, bend your mind, and keep us from winning the next war!

    Stickers are people too, and they should have the inalienable rights of any citizen!!

    Some of my best friends are stickers!!

    Stickers saved my parents from a home fire, by dragging them out after they had succumbed to the smoke!

    I 'especially' like pot stickers.

    Give me stickers or give me death!!


    Haters gonna hate ....... msp_flapper.gif


    I thoroughly enjoyed this :P

    Some people might not remove them so they don't get that sticky residue when the sticker doesn't peal right off, which looks worse than the sticker itself.

  5. There are differant grades of maple tops ranging from B to AAAA+ the higer plus grades have better flame or quilt wood grains for transparent finishes. The lower grades are used with a solid finnish on lower end models. The first pic is an example of an AAA grade quilt top. The second pic is an example of B grade flame maple top.


    Ok, I see. Thanks!

  6. First of all, the main differance between the plain top and quilt top are the quality of wood used for the maple top. The quilt top looks better and is a better quailty wood. The differance between the tradition and custom pro is the weight relieve of the guitar. The traditional has no weight relieve ( holes cut into the mahogany back to make the guitar lighter). They're are 2 types of weight relive, the modern, trad, or none. for the most part the heaiver the guitar the better the tone and sustain. Then you will have differant pickups and hardware for each guitar. Some may have the same pickups or hardware as the other but it still may sound or play different because of the different wood grades, weight releive, neck size, or type of arch top. Most les pauls are made with mahogany bodiess with an arched maple top. If you have a les paul that has all the same woods,hardware, pickups but one has no weight releive and the other has moderen weight relieve they will sound,play and feel very differant. I prefer the sound and sustain of a heiver guitar. The les pauls with the modern weight relieve are lighter guitars than the traditional weight relive. Most les pauls are weight relived now but I have a 2015 Gibson Les Paul Classic with the tradition weight relieve and it still weighs 10lbs 14oz. which is heavier than a couple of non weight relieved models (go figure). The modern weight relieve les paul models like the les paul standards only weigh around 8lbs. Hope some of my rambling helped.


    Thanks! That helped a lot!

    Quick question, though. What about the plus top? What makes it "plus"?

  7. So, scrolling through guitarcenter.com's epiphone Les Paul's, I saw so many different names for similar looking guitars. So, what's the difference between:

    -Les Paul Standard Plain Top

    -Limited Edition Les Paul Custom PRO

    -Limited Edition Les Paul Quilt Top PRO

    -Limited Edition Les Paul PlusTop PRO

    -Limited Edition Les Paul Traditional PRO


    I'm assuming the difference is the hardware. If this is the case, could one of you explain them in layman's terms to the best of your ability?

    Thanks guys!


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