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  1. Thank you - delighted (and no little relieved ) - that the repair guy has come back to me today. was indeed the pickup sector switch requiring resoldering. Cost minimal £12.00 UK £ - 15$ - so I'm well pleased. I will be picking it up from the shop again on Sunday Thanks for all who replied to my problem.
  2. Not entirely sure the point of your reply friend, but thanks anyway.
  3. Thanks again friend....that has cheered me up no end....and I agree - a VERY poor design which could EASILY have been so much simpler!!!!! Take note Epiphone / Gibson. !!!!!!!!!! Although my opinions of Epi/Gibson are already pretty low indeed. I don't think they listen to their customers - or very much care for that matter!
  4. Thanks a lot for that friend.......yes it sounds like repair is beyond me as it looks very tricky to get into. I've put it into my7 local guitar repair shop in Edinburgh.....I'm just waiting for the horrendous "estimate".....as I continue to be angry about Gibson/Epiphone's intransigence in refusing to help. The Epi ES339 is a lovely guitar though. Bill
  5. Hi, can anyone help. My Epiphone dot 338 (serial No: 16101501488 - can anyone date that for me ) has given me problems for a couple of years now. I ONLY play in the house (the guitar has never left my "toy" room) but the top control knob has had an intermittent fault in which it simply would cut out sound completely. I did contact Epiphone (Gibson) about this over a year ago but they were completely unhelpful. I purchased this guitar as new from a music shop which has long-since closed down (sign of the times) and I had lost the receipt for it. Epiphone / Gibson would not help in any way but I am certain the guitar was well within warranty when I first notified them They would not entertain me.......... However, After playing largely with my Epi SG and Les Paul I recently took the 339 down from the wall again to play and found the top control problem was now PERMANENT and selecting that control just cuts out sound completely. ALL the other controls work ok. Having looked around it appears this was/is a common problem with this guitar model so I can probably understand why Epiphone / Gibson originally refused to help. I am obviously VERY disappointed in their inaction or failure to help. Bill, Falkirk, Scotland
  6. Hi, when I select the TOP control knob on my Epiphone 339 there is no sound whatsoever.....it just simply cuts out - it is the push-pull knob which is at fault. All other controls work ok. Anyone know a fix for it. Getting into the switches looks very difficult. Help would be greatly appreciated. One guy in a guitar shop suggested the entire "loom" may require replacing as this was a common problem on the Epiphone 339?
  7. Yes guys I understand and accept your opinions BUT I cannot agree on Epiphone not supplying parts for a product they make..........I even think there is a law (in UK anyhow) against that. It seems GROSSLY unfair (and WRONG) that - through accident - my guitar is no longer useable and basically will have to be dismantled (for parts) or put in the trash.......a perfectly good instrument (almost new).....just does not seem right! An organisation (Gibson) who manufacture these on a daily basis cannot supply a fundamental part (neck) ????????? Come on !!!!! Even the proportionate cost of this should not be horrendous! I also understand the "copyright" aspect but surely on a genuine case such as this.....I would even give them the old neck back......there is no argument - except stubbornness. As I said Epiphone's own "customer service" leaves a lot to be desired...........the response I received was more or less "tough luck mate".....but go on BUY A NEW ONE FROM US! As you said pretty "crappyy".
  8. Eventually later this afternoon I received an email from Gibson / Epiphone "Customer service"........short , terse and to the point !!!!!!........Quote...."we don’t sell any replacement necks. Please ask your local luthier for further advice. Kind regards, met vriendelijke groet, Stijn Vergeest Gibson Europe Customer Service "..........end quote. In other words......."you are on your own mate" !!!!!!!! NOT what I would have expected !
  9. Thanks for the glimmers of encouragement guys but I would feel that would be beyond my own limited capabilities I fear.....I did send the pics to a couple of Luthiers and they were pretty dismissive of the chances of a good and effective repair - not to mention the cost (which has already been mooted on this forum) - so I'll mebe just have to "scratch around" and look for an after-market "cheapo" and take my chances there. I'm very reluctant to put what is effectively a really good - and virtually unplayed - body in the trash/bucket!....Even the pickups still have the plastic covers on them and the foam cover - from new - is still in place on the rythmn/treble switch. It would also mean - are you listening Gibson Epiphone ???? - my being virtually forced (very much against my judgement) to take the services of after-market logos. It all seems grossly unfair to me again that Gibson will not even help me on this one. I even wrote to them (customer services !!!!!???) on their own web pages and - after five working days - their silence has been deafening......not even the courtesy of a reply! Merry Christmas to them !!!!! You will appreciate and hear - this has left a very bitter Gibson / Epiphone "customer" !
  10. That's what I've been doing - getting suitable pic.....as below......I think you will see it is pretty well gone.....sorry guys I've only got mac file size 500K to work with and the file is 3.1MB
  11. Thanks "kidblast".........all the more reason for me wanting to replace the neck.......WHY in this day and age can I NOT buy a replacement neck. ????? There is NOT such a word as " Can't " sell me a neck "Epiphone" other than "won't".....WHY ????? I have a GENUINE Epiphone Les Paul 100 with a GENUINELY broken neck....surely I should be able to buy a (new) replacement part ? Even $100 for a replacement "bare" neck would make it worthwhile to me......I still have the original hardware (tuners) etc.,,,,
  12. Many thanks too all who replied...........reluctantly I take on board your experience......it is with heavy heart but I understand all your points! Thank you. One thing I do note and would like an opinion on.....my Epiphone is the Les Paul 100......is this superior or inferior to the Special 11 ????
  13. I appreciate your reply Parabar but - again - that was not really the answer i was looking for. It seems a bit silly that Epi will not sell me a replacement neck for a guitar purchased as new. It's like buying a car and being told you cannot buy a replacement gearbox for it!!!!! I've seen these necks on Ebay - and in fact bought one last week - "new" (and sent it back as frankly it was rubbish) - I would also then have to revert to buying "after-market" - and effectively illegal - decals......that just does not seem fair to me. IRRESPECTIVE whether it is a "very inexpensive guitar" - everyone's costs are relevant! However, as i said, I appreciate your reply. Thank you for taking the trouble.
  14. It is with great regret the neck on my Epiphone LP has been broken - completely sheared off at the nut - and I am advised it cannot be repaired. As it is a bolt-on neck is it possible to buy a replacement from epiphany (Gibson). I don't want to be scratching around the "after-market" for a cheap and insignificant replacement. I already have the hardware - from my current (broken) neck so it would only be the neck i would need. Can anyone help. I did send an email direct to Epiphone (Gibson) but they have not, as yet, responded. An Epiphone dealer simply advised me (disappointingly) "buy a new guitar". That is NOT the answer I had been looking for! Obviously I have the old (current) serial number to verify my request. Bill
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