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  1. Thanks guys what has been said actually makes some good sense the way things are machined etc
  2. Hi I posted last week about buying over the internet and although opinion was sum what divided the over all take was that it is very often possible that you will get a good guitar buy online. Anyway I have spotted a Epiphone Les Paul custom 93 made in Korea at the Samick factory. The guitar is described as being totally original and looks nice in the photographs. What are the opinions of this year and factory guitar over a newer one ? I am thinking about buying if the price is right and there are good opinions about this year and place of manufacture. Any advice most welcome.
  3. Totally logical that both pickups must be engaged as it were ... otherwise why on earth would you want to select a position where both pickups could be heard at the same time. I think the idea is to get the balance between the two before you switch over the central position then fine tune the final sound you want eg. bit more bridge or visa versa.
  4. Thanks for the feedback guys. Opinion seems to be divided but on balance I think that I would chance it if I saw the right guitar /price combo.
  5. I currently have a Sheraton and it is a lovely guitar but have a hankering for a Les Paul also. I thought about a Standard or custom model but my main problem is I live no where near a good musical instrument shop so I beg the question... is it possible or indeed advisable to buy a guitar over the internet and be truly happy about what you are going to get delivered??? Dead easy to but on the internet but I could take a day out to shop for one but it is about a three hundred mile round trip. What is the best advice on this?
  6. I have just fitted a new bridge and pups to my Sheraton. The Gotoh bridge has a 52mm spacing 5 x 10.4 mm the pups have a 52mm spacing at the bridge and 50 mm at the neck. The strings and pole screws are as near as makes no difference bang on at the bridge but at the neck is very slightly off and favours the high strings, which I suppose make sense as they move less than the bass strings. The sound is nice though and the new pickups are a good improvement over the stock ones. The difference is not huge but the clarity and depth of tone is very pleasing. Also the stock pickups were microphonic and caused squealing at high gain / volumes none of that now. On the whole I would say replacing the entire electrics was a worthwhile exercise.
  7. According to the serial number it was made in Unsung in 2005. You know there was a time when you could buy something and be confident of what you were buying now with copy tech that exists things are much more uncertain. For example I was suspicious that my guitar may have been a knock off because there is no serial number on the sticker inside the guitar for some reason but the guitar looks fine. I ask myself though why would anybody want to make a fake Epiphone Sheraton ? I am not that bothered about that now though I have had the guitar for more than five years and am just returning to it, that is why I am making the upgrades. I don't expect the changing of the pots will make much difference to the sound but I am hoping that the new pickups make a difference.
  8. Hi I have just removed the pickups from my Sheraton and because I am replacing them I will have a look for you and post photo. What did surprise, me when I did remove them is that the are both labelled with exactly the same sticker Epi dot neck/ bridge or Epi LP neck/bridge the pole spacing are the same the weight is the same everything looks the same except the colour of the wire !?? The Pickups in my guitar were microphonic and giving a bit of feedback when on high volume. The neck was more so than the bridge. First photo is what I removed, which really does look cheap and nasty, except the switch, and the second is what I am installing. I am hoping that the guitar will sound a bit better once I have installed the new wiring and pups but who knows sometimes looks can be deceiving. Another thing about the guitar is how good it looks from the outside.... the neck attachment though oofftt! Rough or what... still I don't suppose you see it until you remove the neck pickup :)
  9. BB King style? ... buy one like his Epiphone Lucille or if you have money to burn... and lets face it a shroud has no pockets :) a Gibson Lucille ES355. All you need after that is the ability to make the wonderful tone and sound that BB King did... that is the difficult bit but the fun trying great :)
  10. I know this will sound a bit dismissive but most of what you have said will only make sense if you believe... I don't but I am not looking for an argument. What I will say though is a great player can add more to the sound and tone of a guitar than a coat of varnish or what the guitar is made of and will just add ... the placebo effect is an amazing thing :)
  11. OK so a fool and his money are easily parted :) I am fitting new pups and electrics so was curious as to whether it might be a good idea to fit a Gotoh bridge and tailpiece? The bridge certainly looks as it would help with intonation... and the bridge on my guitar has an annoying buzz/rattle that I think is coming from the fine retaining wire used on it. What are the thoughts on that ? If I get a positive opinion to fit them would I be correct in thinking the items required would have the following item numbers tailpiece GE101Z and bridge GE101B-T ?
  12. Hi I have posted this in the amp section as well but I don't think that section is as popular as the guitar section and am just hoping someone has an answer. I have a Roland cube 30X amp but as such the amplifier is not earthed, that is it does not have an earth wire for the connection to the power supply. My question is does this interfere with the earthing circuit for the guitar when playing through it? It seems strange to have an earth wire in the guitar circuitry and not have the continuation to earth through the amplifier? ... or have I got that completely wrong... I am no electrician :) please note we call ground wiring earth wires in the UK
  13. Hi I have a Roland cue 30X amp but as such the amplifier is not earthed, that is it does not have an earth wire for the connection to the power supply. My question is does this interfere with the earthing circuit for the guitar when playing through it? It seems strange to have an earth wire in the guitar circuitry and not have the continuation to earth through the amplifier? ... or have I got that completely wrong... I am no electrician :)
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