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  1. Hello

    I bought a Epiphone Lucille.

    I want to upgrade the pickups. The stock ones arent bad but still have that dull and bassy sound to it that Epiphone pickups seem to have.

    I will play stuff like The Cure, Foo Fighters, Rush, Steely Dan. I will play Jazz and Blues too.

    I want a pickup that has good definition, string clarity, warm, and sustain and is good for cleans and gain, and some light high gain. Not metal gain. I will get a Les Paul for more high gain and super heavy distortion.

    Which would be better? The 490's or the 57 classics? I want to be able to play Jazz too.


  2. Hello I want to buy a Gibson Les Paul.

    I played a Tribute and it was ok. They are priced 1,199 dollars. I dont like the finish on it. I dont think they are worth it for the price new.

    I saw the studios but if I save up more money, I could get a Les Paul Classic for not much more.

    How are Epiphones? I dont really like Epiphone Les Pauls but is the Les Paul Custom any good? Worth 679 dollars?

    What are some opinions?


  3. 2 hours ago, thornev said:

    Can you buy conditionally? That is get a full refund if the bridge is not setup correctly and cannot be unglued?  I agree that is a concern, but there's no way to know unless you can conditionally return it or if you can bring an expert with you to examine it.  Thorne

     

    2 hours ago, Dave F said:

    I saw that guitar last week too. In the glass case when you walk in.

    I have an '04.

    That price would be for a mint one. IMHO I would not go over $1800

    This is one of those models where there's plenty mint ones.

    They have a return policy but now sure how it works for that.

     

    Oh ok, so you saw it too. Did you play it?  

    So better to look for a mint one if I am going to pay 2400 dollars?

    Ok.

    I wonder if the store is willing to sell the guitar for 1800 dollars.

      


  4. 9 minutes ago, thornev said:

    For me, the feel and tone are most important.  If you've played it and you like playing it and like the tone, go for it. Not all guitars will have those characteristics. From a collector's point of view, the damages bring the value down so it might not be a good investment. But I don't know what clean ones go for. So you'll have to do some research and decide if it's worth the cost to you. 

    Thorne

    I like it but I am worried that if any things need to be adjusted with the nut and or strings, intonation, that the bridge glued into place will cause problems.

    I dont know if the bridge is even aligned correctly.


  5. I want to buy a Gibson Chet Atkins country Gentleman.

    I found one at Sam Ash. It is 2,499.99 dollars. 

    I has these changes and damages: tuning keys tightened too much and finish is cracked around the keys. The bigsby arm was changed from the flat bar type to the wire type. The truss rod cover with the Chet Atkins name has been changed to a blank cover. The bridge is glued to the body. Belt buckle rash on the back. Various damages and nicks.

    Ive seen the guitar in person.

    https://reverb.com/item/28664298-gibson-chet-atkins-country-gentleman

    Is this worth buying? Should I look for one not changed so much?


  6. Hello,

    I am trying to buy a Les Paul. The cheaper one I can get is the Les Paul 2018 Tribute. Its new so its still 1,199 dollars.  But I do not like how light weight it is and it is kind of ugly without the binding. I do not like the feel of the neck but its on the cheaper end.

    I looked at the Les Paul Studio, new, but again no binding is making me think not to buy.

    Right now Guitar Center has the Epiphone Les Paul Pro III on sale for 299 dollar.  I am temped but never really liked Epiphone Les Pauls.

    Used is not really a option right now.

    Which one of these is a good choice?

    Is it worth buying the Epiphone even with having to upgrade the electronics?

     

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  7. Hello
    I was at the music store trying out the Boss CE-2 Wazacraft, and a EHX Small Clone.
    I played them with a Gibson Les Paul Tribute and then the Epiphone Lucille.

    When I played the Les Paul, all of the effects sounds and things came thru clear and strong, but when I played the Lucille, the effect sounds were hard to notice.

    Could this be because of the type of the pickups in the Les Paul and Lucille?

    If I bought the Lucille and changed out the pickups, would that help with better tone and sound?

    Now I am leaning towards the Les Paul Tribute but I do not like the dull finish and boring look without the binding and the feel of the neck.

    I do want a semi hollow and I like the Lucille.
     
     

  8. I would suggest setting your VariTone to bypass on position "1" and adjust your amp to get the sound you want. The Lucille's Classic Alnico Humbuckers should be able to deliver.

     

    Note that the Lucille wiring is a bit more intense than your average guitar with the VariTone providing notch filters, shape shifting and coil tapping.. It could be difficult to wire in new pickups and get it right...

     

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    yoshiii1..... what kind of guitar are you currently playing?

     

    So the varitone swith coil picks the pickups?


  9. I would suggest setting your VariTone to bypass on position "1" and adjust your amp to get the sound you want. The Lucille's Classic Alnico Humbuckers should be able to deliver.

     

    Note that the Lucille wiring is a bit more intense than your average guitar with the VariTone providing notch filters, shape shifting and coil tapping.. It could be difficult to wire in new pickups and get it right...

     

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    yoshiii1..... what kind of guitar are you currently playing?

    None, my guitar is overseas. Its a Jazzmaster.


  10. Depending on what pickups you replace them with, it could make a little or a lot of difference. The switches and pots are unlikely to make much difference in tone; replacing them would be more for functional improvements, for example if you wanted a different taper on the volume or tone pots.

     

    My Epiphone Lucille is completely stock, and I've found no need to replace anything on it.

     

    I will use mine more for rock than other stuff.


  11. If it were me, I'd play each of them and see which one resonates with me the most. Dialing in that amp and the guitar shouldn't be terribly difficult. I'm anxious to try the "new" Les Paul Standards as well. The main thing for me is the playability of each and the sound I'm looking for. That's probably not real helpful but people have different tastes and sounds they like. And, people have different thoughts about what kind of neck and action feels good to them.

    Thanks,

     

    I like all of them, its which one to try first.

     

    The amp I have is at home, so cant try out the guitars with it before I buy.


  12. Hello

     

    I have a Mesa Rec o veb 25. I want to buy a guitar.

     

    I am looking at the Gibson 50's Les Paul new model, the Les Paul Classic 2019 model, the new Les Paul Junior Double Cut, Epiphone Lucille, Fender Nashville Tele Deluxe.

     

    I am going to play music in the styles of The Cure, Foo Fighters, Sound Garden.

     

    I can buy one guitar, a Les Paul Classic 2019 and buy a 2nd guitar in couple of months, or buy a Les Paul Junior Double cut and the Epiphone Lucille or the Epiphone Lucille and the Fender Nashville Tele Deluxe or do credit stuff and get a Gibson 50's Les Paul and buy another guitar in a couple of months.

     

    Which combos or single would be best to get?

     

    Is it worth buying a Les Paul Classic 2019 with the circut board wiring and quick connect pickups?

     

    Please give opinions.


  13. Are the 2018 Les Paul Tributes worth buying?

     

    I want to buy a Gibson Les Paul but don’t have lots of money. Looking the Tribute. Good guitar? How about the pickups?

     

    I am deciding between a Epiphone Lucille and the Tribute. I want both.

     

    Will play music type from The Cure to Sound Garden to Sade.


  14. Hello

     

    I found a 335 for sale for 1400 dollars. Its new. Its the kind without neck binding, and has black body binding.

     

    Around the joint where the neck and body meet, the paint has aready cracked and there is a seam line. The dots on the fretboard have extra glue coming out on the edges.

     

    Are these bad signs of a not well made guitar? It sounds good when played.

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