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  1. What is the correct size Allen wrench that should be used for the Epiphone Les Paul Traditional Pro-II Truss Rod Nut? Please don't say 4 mm because 4 mm is too small. Matter of fact, here are the ones I've tried that are "close" to fitting with their results. * 4 mm - the suggested size from what I can find - Slides all the way in, but has about 30 degrees of play. Too much play that I will not risk trying to rotate the truss rod nut since that will strip it out. I can feel the the key slide in to the hex part so I know it is in there. * 4.5 mm - goes in to the center of the nut where it is round (see photo below), but it will NOT go in to where the hex part is. This is too big. * 3 mm - way too small, turns freely when all the way in. * 1/8 Inch (3.175 mm) - way too small * 9/64 inch (3.571875 mm) - way too small too - turns but catches slightly * 5/32 inch (3.96875 mm) - too small too. Catches but still a lot play like the 4 mm * 3/16 inch (4.7625 mm) - way too large * 11/64 inch (4.365625 mm) would be the next size larger than 5/32 but they do not make that size (I've searched for hours). I've also seen this size referred to as 4.4 mm on a few Allen Wrench charts. Some charts "claim" this is a valid Allen wrench size, but I'm guessing it has not been made for decades. The next 1/64th step up from that would be 3/16 which is too large. I've checked the nut to ensure that it was not stripped or rounded, and the edges do look straight and smooth. I've included a photo, which was not that simple to illuminate and it looks kind of grainy due to zoom factor. But I think its clear enough to show the hex edges are clean and not stripped/rounded. Is there a such thing as an odd (non-standard) sized Allen wrench that is actually used to make the adjustments? If so, who sells them and what would be the proper size that they would go by? I've wasted at least a good 6 to 8 plus hours trying to figure this out and at this point I would not be too surprised if this may be an one-off anomaly. Thanks greatly for any and all help that you, or anyone else, can provide, RB
  2. In the photos below I have the standard epiphone casino coupe (MIC) I sanded our the layer of what I assume is Poly/gloss. Although I enjoy the original finish I want to get something a little more warm, like the Peerless Epiphone Casino Coupe (MIK) Would anyone know the best supplies and instruction to get it to look just like the (MIK) guitar?
  3. Hello everybody, I´m playing e-guitar for about 2 months now (actually 10 years, but more was more of an on/off thing). Until very recently, I played on a "cheap" Yamaha e-guitar, which now sadly stopped working. Now the Les Paul is a guitar I always found cool (since Slash plays it in Sweet Child´o´mine and that was the first song I learned), and also I read somewhere that the strings are a bit further apart than on other guitars. This actualy helps me because the tip of my fingers is... kinda fat, so i often have problems when playing multiple strings that I accidently touch the other ones. So my Questions: 1. Do you recommend the Epiphone(!) les paul to me? 2. Which "model" should I get? I´ll definitely never go above "playing the guitar is just a hobby"-level and I don´t think I need some fancy things that only pro players would appreciate. Im sorry this post is kinda unorganized, but I hope I got accross what im looking for and on what level I am. Any help is appreciated! P.S.: The cable could be defect too. Im getting a new one but getting a new guitar will happen sooner or later anyway (kinda literally falling apart).
  4. I just purchased a 2006 Epiphone G400 Custom. One of the volume knobs was cracked, so I am trying to find replacements. I know Epiphone uses the metric 18 coarse-spline split shaft pots, and that is the case with this guitar. They are not the imperial 24 fine-spline pots. The amber knobs I purchased are consistent with that - 18 coarse-spline - but won't fit past the very top of the pot. One of the pots already had the shafts pushed together, so that's already been tried. The original black knobs still go on and off every pot interchangeably with no fuss. Any ideas?
  5. http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// http:// In my opinion, no guitar collection is complete without a Goldtop Les Paul! I’m extremely lucky to have this gorgeous Epiphone Les Paul Traditional Pro in Metallic Gold, one of the rarest finishes available. It’s an out of production model and I literally bought the last one left in Canada...on sale! Huge thank you to Long and McQuade for always being amazing in every way and to Walker and Williams for their phenomenal guitar straps. This is my third Epi guitar and honestly, I’ve never been prouder to play one (thanks to all the hardworking folks in the Qingdao Epi factory!) As soon as I took this incredible Epi out of its case, I haven’t been able to pick my jaw up off the floor. The fit and finish is flawless. I’m impressed by the perfect gold paint (stunning when the light hits it) and the classy antique cream binding. Pickup selector is rock solid, tone knobs are cozy and feel great. Attention to detail is impeccable. Playability is so buttery smooth and comfortable! I especially want to point out the worn satin neck: my Prophecy Custom Plus GX has a satin neck as well, but whereas that one is smooth, the Traditional has a rustic, almost open pore mahogany neck and body that has this wonderful worn-in feel. Of course the tone is where this guitar really shines! I can’t heap enough praise onto the pickups. I love playing in the rhythm position, but the Probucker in the bridge sounds insanely good I’m tempted to just leave it in lead. Also, combining both pickups sounds absolutely heavenly. Running straight through my Boss Katana 100, I’ve gotten quite a range of tones: from pristine to warm, jazzy cleans, scorching distortion, throaty growls, and tasty crunch; then adding some boost and compression from my pedals brings everything to a whole new level! I don’t usually split the coils, but I appreciate having this feature just the same. Epiphone really went for the gold when they created this beautiful guitar. The guitar gods have definitely smiled upon me, and I’m grateful to be playing for many, many years to come!
  6. Hello, Please can you help me to ID my Epiphone? I bought it used around 15 years ago but i never known which type of LesPaul it is. Please can you help me to know more about my guitar? You can find some pictures below. For info i changed the bridge micro, the trigger guard, the mechanics and i plan to change the saddle. Apprently, the luthier indicated to me the truss rod seems to be the same as gibson's guitars, which is strange because normally it should not be the same. https://ibb.co/p1f32ch https://ibb.co/WsS00DH https://ibb.co/hfvkf7d https://ibb.co/6nMGVZY https://ibb.co/sQgJj5r https://ibb.co/h9g1yt5 Thanks in advance for your help!
  7. Despite a PR misfire or two, Gibson has had a positive 2019, overhauling its entire range and bringing it in closer in line with what guitarists actually want - and a surprise statement from CMO Cesar Gueikian indicates there could be good news for Epiphone fans, too. In a recent Instagram post, Gueikian shared a picture of a host of classic Gibson and Epiphone parts, including scratchplates, pickup selector rings and vintage Epiphone headstocks. When Instagram user cwwoodhead commented, “You should switch all the Epi headstock to that shape”, Gueikian issued a brief but telling response: “it’s coming”.
  8. Please help me ID the production date of an Epiphone, Zach Wylde, Les Paul, Custom. I thought the serial numbers on these were supposed to start with "ZW" or a "JP" in the case of a Joe Perry. I'm trying to identify that production date as well. The ZW guitar has the serial number painted on the back of the head stock in black. "I05063166" How do I identify the production date here? I've got the same issue on a Joe Perry Bone Yard Les Paul. I'm assuming the id process with be the same?
  9. Hi all, I got a crack in the neck of my Epiphone SG right next to the body, see photos. I tried removing the neck but I'm not sure I can (see third photo) and don't want to force it and make things worse. How would you suggest fixing this? Is it possible to remove the neck, apply some wood glue and let dry? Would it be better not to remove the neck at all? It looks like the truss rod doesn't go all the way into the body but I can't be sure. Thanks!
  10. I'm glad I stumbled on this place! Was searching for info on an Epiphone S-310. I have one that I bought new back in ...oh... about 1991. Black, maple neck, hockey stick. I have played since I was 10 and I'm 64 now. Not professionally trained... learned by ear. The guitar, I played until about 1996 when it got replaced with a MIM Strat. It has largely been ignored since that time. A recent look at it finds that the bridge has just.... well... almost deteriorated in place. Looks horrible. Oddly enough, the frets were never leveled (I learned to do it way after this one went out of service!) so it will be getting that. For pickups.... way WAY back there in the early 90s ... I put in a set of 3 pickups (sold by StewMac but made by Seymour Duncan) and really... I didn't play it long after that. I am hoping to bring this one back online as a backup gigging guitar and, depending on how it comes out, maybe the primary guitar. Most pressing thing I need to do is get that bridge out, throw it as far as I can see... then walk over and throw it again! Got to find a replacement. I'm not really wanting to put a precious (thereby precious COSTING!) bridge on.... sturdy, functional and accurate enough are the goals. What I don't know is.... standard American width or import width. I'm not sure of the neck width so not sure how much room I have to play with. Yes, I can measure it... just haven't yet. Anyway, I suppose that is enough "new guy drivel" for now. Hope to see some of you around. Bob
  11. Hello community, I need your precious help to identify this epiphone guitar which i found in the basement of my granddad's house who recently passed away. Sadly, i found it pretty hard to find out anything, since the serialnumber is missing (see Picture 3). Here are some characteristics of the guitar (there might be some wrong lingo - sorry about that): 1. So, i've done some research and apparently Guitars made in Korea in the early 90s, the serialnumbers were placed on the back of the head with a sticker instead of engraving, which might be the case for this guitar also. there is some residual of what might have been a sticker that has been taken off (see picture 3). That would make sense with respect to the heritage of my granddad.2. The head is shaped like one on an Explorer3. The branding on the head is “Epiphone by Gibson”4. the truss rod cover says “GIBSON”5. The inlays are dots, but placed where the low E string is.6. The body reminds me somewhat of that of a Spotlight, but resembles more this one by Samick: https://samick.fandom.com/wiki/P . I can't really tell. What I can say is that this guitar is not “Neck-thru construction”, it’s a 4-screw “Bolt-on Neck”. The surface of the body is somewhat "flat" (rather like a e.g. regular Strat, than a "curved" body like a Les Paul or PRS. 7. It has two single coil and one humbucker pick up, with a 5 way switch8. The Bridge is by Steinberger and has a tremolo locking nut.Please see the photos below for reference.Thank you so much for your help!Best regards
  12. Hi, about 4 months ago i bought a 1994 EJ-200 from a dealer in Gloucestershire, the action is very high on the guitar making it impossible to play it for long periods of time, hence why i am reluctant to take it gigging with me as i fell like it would kill my hands from cramp, i wondered if i could shave the saddle slightly to improve the action on the guitar and upon looking at it ive noticed there is not much if anything left to shave off. When looking at the nut i have realized that it is incredibly high and wondered if there is anything i can do to lower it, do i take it to get shaved or something, or what do i do? Can anyone help me?
  13. Picked this guitar on eBay.....by serial number looks like a 2010. I’m guessing it’s a special since it has 2 pick ups but if anyone else has any other info I would be interested to hear it. Thanks
  14. Can anyone help me know if a recent epiphone purchase is genuine the epi doesn't have a serial number seems to me its a Korean epi anyone know any other way to identify of a real epiphone or not thanks craig
  15. Is my korean Epiphone real it doesn't have a serial number can anyone help so i know if I've been ripped off
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