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1 hour ago, Sgt. Pepper said:

Sneaky Chinese. You can sleep safe tonight knowing it was hand crafted (no machines used) in China.

Lots of manufactures use Scarf Joints, they tend be stronger than continuous wood on set necks, bolt-on's theres no point. Although my Ibanez has one, none of my other Epi's have it.

With Epiphone introducing the new headstock on a few guitars in their product line it was logical choice. Prior to this Epiphone has not used Scarf Joints for a very long time.

Below is how they did it on a new LP.

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Geeezzzzz, I gotta go plug in my 339 now.

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6 hours ago, fortyearspickn said:

When we lived in Central Taxachussetts -  Chicopee, a mill town just north of Springfield -  we had a three story  Victorian house built in 1915 on a double lot with several 100 year old oak trees.  We filled 100 trash bags filled lining the entire curb.  The regular, large, old size bags - not the super big ones.  Trash Man (city government) would only take around 15 or so at a time.  Problem was - when it rained, the water would leak into the bag, So by the time the Trash Man got to the last ones - they weighed 50 pounds each.     

The people who bought the house from us, cut down half dozen big old trees, including a couple of 30 foot douglas fir -  subdivided the lot (city government) built a crappy little house on it and sold it.  Since the housing market had re-bounded, they probably were able to pay off most of their mortgage.   They then moved a couple of years later.  Probably to do the same thing again. 

Today -  I'm going to focus on learning one song I've been dithering with  - Feeling Good Again,  Rob't Earl Keen -  so I've got it down pat and permanent.   And, we're going to the store to stock up on essentials, like toilet paper, coffee, beer.  

Sounds like a beautiful house.  They will only pick up 9 containers total here of both house and yard waste.  I stuffed 29 total yesterday and still have more to do. Not today as it's raining and 36 the high. Haha, If I had 100 containers to do per day, I'd move to, LOL.   We had 8  trees cut down already.  One neighbors tree I have no clue what it is, produces leaves larger than the Incredible Hulks, hands. It also drops bark 3 seasons. 

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5 hours ago, jvi said:

small wood chippers and mulchers are catching on here , compaction or easier composting, ---"aint fall grand !"

It used to be my favorite season and I loved the leaves falling but this year is changing my mind, Lol. 

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not the greatest shot I haven't pealed the plastic yet. I set the intonation, the action was already pretty good, the neck is relatively flat and no buzzing, the frets feel slippery and ends are smooth and fret 22 is easy to reach. The Alnico Classic PRO Humbuckers sound nice and chimey and thick, I lowered the neck pickup to balance the tone on mid position and the CTS full size pots are really smooth. Looking forward to installing some Mean 90's..

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8 minutes ago, mihcmac said:

not the greatest shot I haven't pealed the plastic yet. I set the intonation, the action was already pretty good, the neck is relatively flat and no buzzing, the frets feel slippery and ends are smooth and fret 22 is easy to reach. The Alnico Classic PRO Humbuckers sound nice and chimey and thick, I lowered the neck pickup to balance the tone on mid position and the CTS full size pots are really smooth. Looking forward to installing some Mean 90's..

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I hold my hand over the headstock and it reminds me of J O Lennon's.

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4 hours ago, Sgt. Pepper said:

I hold my hand over the headstock and it reminds me of J O Lennon's.

Epiphone Casino Coupe with the old headstock

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Same size body as the 339

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3 hours ago, mihcmac said:

Epiphone Casino Coupe with the old headstock

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I love my Casino and should have listened to Rob years back about getting one.  Guess it takes some longer than others, Lol. Mine is a Tobacco burst.

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17 hours ago, Retired said:

Sounds like a beautiful house.  They will only pick up 9 containers total here of both house and yard waste.  I stuffed 29 total yesterday and still have more to do. Not today as it's raining and 36 the high. Haha, If I had 100 containers to do per day, I'd move to, LOL.   We had 8  trees cut down already.  One neighbors tree I have no clue what it is, produces leaves larger than the Incredible Hulks, hands. It also drops bark 3 seasons. 

It was (still is as far as I know) a beautiful house. Two porches on the first and two more on the 2nd floor, wrought iron fence on a corner lot.  House was 60 years old and in mostly original condition. Fabric covered electrical wiring, push button light switches. Etc.  Coal furnace had been converted to oil, fortunately.   Big issue though - NO INSULATION between outside stucco walls and inside plaster walls.  Heating it cost more than the mortgage payments in winter !   Maybe today there's some technology to shoot insulation into the walls and dealing with the studs and fire stops cross pieces.  We bought it because, in the 1970s, it was cheaper than a new house 1/5th its size.  

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15 hours ago, fortyearspickn said:

It was (still is as far as I know) a beautiful house. Two porches on the first and two more on the 2nd floor, wrought iron fence on a corner lot.  House was 60 years old and in mostly original condition. Fabric covered electrical wiring, push button light switches. Etc.  Coal furnace had been converted to oil, fortunately.   Big issue though - NO INSULATION between outside stucco walls and inside plaster walls.  Heating it cost more than the mortgage payments in winter !   Maybe today there's some technology to shoot insulation into the walls and dealing with the studs and fire stops cross pieces.  We bought it because, in the 1970s, it was cheaper than a new house 1/5th its size.  

Yep, our house here is over a hundred years old.  It was built in 1890. We remodeled all but 2 rooms so far. Took all the plaster & wood lathes off, rewired it, new plumbing, Insulation put in, some new windows. The leaded beveled glass windows stayed. We have done a ton of work here to remodel so far. The wood is all Walnut & just gorgeous. They had put about 18 coats of paint over it over all those years. I stripped it all off and re-stained & varnished it all. We were going to fix it up and sell it....Now Deb wants to stay here, we put so much in it now. 

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7 hours ago, mihcmac said:

I ordered a pair of Black Mean 90's for my 339 today..

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Nice, If I order some for my Epiphone Standard, will you put them in for me?   Oh, wait, I see you're in Hawaii. Haha. 

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4 games of triple Yahtzee last night,won them all. Walked out with 7 big ones in my pocket. Alright it was only 7.00, but the glory of winning was immeasurable. 

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5 hours ago, Sgt. Pepper said:

Have fun with your F-holes.

I have never done F-Holes before, but I have watched others do them, I think I can handle it.

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1 minute ago, mihcmac said:

I have never done F-Holes before, but I have watched others do them, I think I can handle it.

Yes you can. My buddy did it on a 335. Said it's do-able but not fun 

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On 11/12/2020 at 7:59 AM, Sgt. Pepper said:

Yes you can. My buddy did it on a 335. Said it's do-able but not fun 

Well I need a challenge, my last conversion project, the Ibanez, didn't even need any soldering, just install the wiring harness and plug in the pickups..

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On 11/12/2020 at 3:46 PM, Retired said:

Am I the only one on here that has Never taken a pickup out? Haha.   

Nope, I've only been tempted to change them out once and routing was involved SO I've never changed any out.

Today it was work, work, work, pay bills and they FINALLY rereleased PJ Harvey's first two albums on vinyl so I ordered Dry and Rid Of Me.

I'm really looking forward to giving them a spin.

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On 11/12/2020 at 12:40 PM, Mr. Gibson said:

4 games of triple Yahtzee last night,won them all. Walked out with 7 big ones in my pocket. Alright it was only 7.00, but the glory of winning was immeasurable. 

You got the next round of PBR's.

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13 minutes ago, SteveFord said:

Nope, I've only been tempted to change them out once and routing was involved SO I've never changed any out.

Today it was work, work, work, pay bills and they FINALLY rereleased PJ Harvey's first two albums on vinyl so I ordered Dry and Rid Of Me.

I'm really looking forward to giving them a spin.

Dry was killer.  Liz Phair's 1st album was killer too. Then eeeeeh. She was a dirty girl for a while then wanted fame.

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1 hour ago, SteveFord said:

Nope, I've only been tempted to change them out once and routing was involved SO I've never changed any out.

Today it was work, work, work, pay bills and they FINALLY rereleased PJ Harvey's first two albums on vinyl so I ordered Dry and Rid Of Me.

I'm really looking forward to giving them a spin.

🤠 Good to know it's just not me.  All my guitars are stock. 

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17 hours ago, SteveFord said:

Nope, I've only been tempted to change them out once and routing was involved SO I've never changed any out.

I don't like routing either, a while back found the HB sized Mean 90's that just drop in, so that part is easy. Since the Epi 339 with P90's and the new Headstock isn't available yet, I got the one with humbuckings. I most likely wouldn't do this mod to a Gibson, although I did replace single coils in Jr's and Melody Makers with humbuckings back in the 70's, these were pawn shop guitars that I thought I was improving.

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At my weekend session yesterday, I noticed that my volume level seemed to be down a bit, at first I thought something wrong with my HB's on the 339. After puzzling for a while I noticed the 1w button was pushed in, after releasing it my amp roared to life and the 339 sounded pretty decent. But I am looking forward to my Mean 90's arriving tomorrow.

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On 11/14/2020 at 12:37 PM, mihcmac said:

I don't like routing either, a while back found the HB sized Mean 90's that just drop in, so that part is easy. Since the Epi 339 with P90's and the new Headstock isn't available yet, I got the one with humbuckings. I most likely wouldn't do this mod to a Gibson, although I did replace single coils in Jr's and Melody Makers with humbuckings back in the 70's, these were pawn shop guitars that I thought I was improving.

One would think that all guitars should have the same size pickups so they could all interchange with one another.  Wishful thinking huh? 

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