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Everything posted by Fullmoon1971

  1. I don't really think theres much in it between the Korean and the Chinese Sherry's, I have a 2013 "50th Anniversary 1962 Ltd Ed" which is chinese and plays beautifully, a 2002 Korean Sheraton II that has been retro fitted with a Bigsby B-7 and Epiphone Elitist pickups and a 2016 Riviera Custom P-93 which is also chinese. My number one would be the 2002 Korean mainly because of the thicker neck and pickups, Although if you want variation you'd be hard pushed to beat the Rivera P-93, (I think of it as 3 guitars in one, Guitar 1 = Either neck or bridge P-90 (middle pickups off) Classic sound
  2. Firebird I "Joe Bonamassa Treasure"
  3. Okay so as some of you know I've picked a couple of nice sheratons recently pretty cheap, well earlier in the week I was told of a virtually mint Epi Riviera Custom P-93 being sold by Cash Converters for £275 so I had a look on their website and it did look pretty spotless, so I clicked BIN, thats when CC's computers decided to go offline. I knew it was in my basket so theres shouldn't been a problem so I waited till store opening and phoned them. I was then told they can't take orders over the phone and tried to sort out the ordering from both sides of the internet. Anyway in the long run the
  4. don't know your still after this but this where I got mine. http://www.philadelphialuthiertools.com/truss-rod-covers/pre-engraved-or-oem/custom-made-plate-for-es-335-355-guitars-with-bigbsy-tremolo-installed/ or he'll do you one with you own wording. http://www.philadelphialuthiertools.com/custom-guitar-parts/custom-engraved-custom-made-plate-for-es-335-355-with-bigbsy/ here's mine on my modded Epi Sheraton
  5. I love my valve juniors. I have 2, both V3 heads and cabs. one of the heads has The "Rat Amps" Hot Rod Specials mods applied to it. Hot Rod Special Mods are = New Output Transformer Boost Switchable Triode / Pentode Switchable Rear Mounted Line Out Rear Mounted Speaker Output Attenuator I sometimes stack these using the Hot Rod as pre-amp into standard then feed to both speakers.
  6. Just had to revive this thread, Here's my beautiful cherry sherry along with her blonde sister
  7. I know this is an old thtread but as tmj529 put it's been interesting to see people take on the best way to go about this. With that in mind may I present my 2002 Sheraton II As sson as I got her I knew that she was a keeper and so the fun began. - Replaced stock nut with GraphTech aged nut - Replaced stock PUs with Epiphone elitist TR-50 & SR-50 - Fitted Bigsby B-7 - Replaced standard bigsby arm with "Duane Eddy" tremelo arm - Removed Tailpiece and covered holes with "Custom Made" Plaque - Replaced complete wiring with 50's wiring upgrade - Replaced Pots with 500K CTS
  8. I forgot to add these. 2008 58 Flying V 2016 Joe Bonamassa "Treasure" Firebird 1 The firebird 1 feels and sounds far superior to my 2017 Gibson Firebird T.
  9. I already own 2 of my dream Epi's. 50th anniversary 1962 Sheraton. Sheraton II (modded with Elitiest Pickups and Bigsby B7 And no I don't care what factory built these There are epi designs and therefoe Epiphone Guitars, we don't stress over where in teh world other household things are made.
  10. Thanks guys but the story isn't done. went into the same store today (the store called and said they had something I might like) So I go in and theyve got a 35mm Olympus OM-1 complete camera kit (both my son & collect guitars and vintage cameras) so I get it for him as a early easter gift. I go up to pay for it and theres a grey Epiphone hard case behind the counter, the manager askes if I'm interested and opens the case. Epiphone 50th Anniversary 1962 Sheraton. Number 95 of 1962 Though not as cheap as the other it is in mint condition apart from a missing reflector. So a gift fo
  11. Sorry to revive such a old thread but I love my Spirit 1
  12. Yeah I've picked some great deals from there over the years including. 1983 Squier JV Series 62 Precision Bass = £100 Fender Standard Precision Bass = £99 (They thought both of these were squiers) Ovation Tangent T257 = £40 (heel seperating from neck - My tech repaired it for free as part of the set up) And then theres these 2 beauties. 2012 Gibson 50's Tribute SG. I paid £250 for it and one of my most treasured guitars 1983 Gibson Spirit 1. I went into the store and this was hanging on the wall, the manager asked me if I was intereste
  13. I decided at new year that I was really gonna try to control my buying this year(I already had 113 guitars)- I made it 6 weeks . While I was out on valentines day having lunch with the wife we popped into the local pawn shop where they had this beauty for £180. She's a Korean 2002 from the Samick Factory with only a very slight ding near the front pickup, the previous owner had however made a few improvements. Previuos owners mods = Graph Tech aged nut Stop tail removed and replaced with Bigsby B-7 Tremelo Pots & wiring upgraded Pickups swapped for a set of Epiphone "USA Elitist
  14. That is beautiful . Welcome and let the madness begin
  15. I'm almost as big an addict for amps as guitars (current collection 23 amp and assorted cabs) I'm in a band that gig every week with different setlists, so I get to use most of my gear on a regular basis. my favorites st the moment are = Home use Epiphone Electar “1939” Century” Reissue Juketone “Royal Blood” Amp Head Juketone 1x12 Cabinet Gig use *Epiphone Valve Junior Head (Hot Rod Special Mods) as pre-amp *Epiphone Valve Junior Head *Epiphone Valve Junior 1x12 Cabinet x 2 * = wired together as one unit Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III “Western Noir” Marshall 2199 JMP M
  16. Check out the below links Guitar Rooms https://www.flickr.com/photos/76319442@N04/sets/72157651133901146 All my albums in =cluding previously owned (96 of the guitars I still have pictures of) https://www.flickr.com/photos/76319442@N04/albums
  17. Thanks everyone, No thats not a typo I have 112 guitars currently. link to current collection https://www.flickr.com/photos/76319442@N04/albums/72157632741036277
  18. Yeah the fierbird is fantastic, especially now its got replacement pickups but still not a patch on this one. Epiphone Joe Bonamassa “Treasure” Firebird 1 [/url]
  19. My Name is John (some of you may know me from MLP) & I'm a compulsive guitar addict and stupidly thought joining this would help me not to buy anymore guitars, Boy was I wrong. I have Been Playing for 30 years both semi pro and just for fun but have never been what you'd call a great lead guitarist but i can get by. I like a groove. I also enjoy anyone that knows chords and uses them well. my current collection stands at 112 including. Back Row = 2012 50's Tribute SG Left to Right 1982 Spirit 1 (all original with Tim Shaw 59 Humbucker) 2014 Les Paul Traditional 2012 Les Paul Cl
  20. Thanks for the reply, No thats the only sign of a crack, nothing along the bottom or the other side I know most makers skrimp on the nut material but this one is really really cheap plastic even lubing it doesn't help. cant really open the slots up either as theres virtually no play above the first fret. I also think that the bridge has been swapped, when it arrived the intonation was all over the place and the bridge saddles look cheap (not a big problem as its going for a full setup in the new year, Graphtech saddle savers and nut) Normally I wouldn't overly stress but with it
  21. Hi guys, First time poter but long time lurker now I need some advice. My missus picked me up a 2008 classic white explorer for xmas from a stores close out sale, unfortunatly while I was cleaning it yesterday I spotted a lacquer crack at the neck join, it only goes about 2/3rd's down one side and seems stable, I sent a picture of over to my tech and says it should fine just want some extra opinions. The thing that does have me confused it that in looks like the store replaced the nut as well, when tuning the Low E doesn't want to stay in tune - I know the nut is a c**p plastic one that
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