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My "Lucille" & Friend


charlie brown

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Well, I FINALLY got my "Lucille" photographed!

Since I've often mentioned it, but never shown it...some of you

might have been wondering if I really HAD one, or not?

 

Well, here it is, in all it's "BAD"&"Black" glory. ;>)

 

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Oh, I added the Grover "Imperial" tuner buttons....just "because." ;>)

 

CB

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WOW! If the sound of that beauty is even half as good as the looks of that beauty' date=' then, man, you have a treasure.

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"Lucille" sounds fantastic, I can assure you. Her "Friend" does too, for that matter.

But, since I play in "bars," mostly, these days...my Riviera usually gets the job..."Lucille and "Sheri"

are just "too durn purty," to risk all the incidents, that bar playing is noted for. (Smile)

 

CB

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Chuck! I always thought you had the Epiphone Lucille...that's an older model no? Closest thing I ever saw to a real "Lucille" was a friend had one of those ES335 Studios, no block inlays or varitone, but no "F" holes either. Real sweet sounding guitar, I wish I coulda bought it when he sold it.

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Nice !!! My daughter's boyfriend has a Lucille, he brought it over for me to check out once - real nice guitar .... =D> now that I have a second amp, I must get his butt back over here to jam !!!

Nice Sheri, as well .... enjoy them there geetars !!!

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Beautiful guitars there, Charlie. You're a lucky man, sir!

 

Incidentally, I don't blame you at all for not taking those to bar gigs...It's not so much of a problem for me with guitars I like, as I mainly play coffee-shop type gigs these days. A less raucous crowd...just the danger of a cappuccino burn on my Hagstrom I guess...(!)

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Well' date=' here it is, in all it's "BAD"&"Black" glory. ;>)

 

 

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CB

 

 

CB, I've never seen one of these guitars. Will you answer a few questions for me?

1. What does the 6 position rotary switch do?

2. What kind of tail piece is that, and what does it do?

 

Gord

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CB' date=' I've never seen one of these guitars. Will you answer a few questions for me?

1. What does the 6 position rotary switch do?

2. What kind of tail piece is that, and what does it do?

 

Gord[/quote']

 

TP-6 Tailpiece (Standard on "Lucille") is just a "fine tuning" tailpiece. You can micro tune,

with the adjustment screws on top, after you get as close as you can, with the regular

tuners. And/or, it's quite easy, to adjust tuning between songs (or, even during a song,

if need be), without having to reach up to the headstock. And...they look nice, too.

 

The Varitone switch, runs the signal through various capacitors, to change (thin out) the

tone...to single coil like tones. Position 1 is bypass (like a standard 335), and from there,

the tone gets progressively thinner. Coupled with the 3 way pickup switch, it offers a LOT

of differen tone possibilities. (How useful they are, will be up to the user.)

 

I seem to stay in the "bypass" mode (position 1) or postion 2, for much of what I play. I have

used the other's at times...for the particular "voices," they provide. But, it's mostly positions

1 & 2, I seem to like the most.

 

Cheers,

CB

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Yeah, the Epi "Lucille" is a great guitar, too. When I bought my Gibson, several years ago, it was 400 dollars less expensive (New),

than a ES-335! So, I couldn't pass it up! I have no idea, to this day (beyond, possibly, "demand") why it was less expensive than

a standard ES-335, at that time. Just wish now (as I've mentioned before), that I had bought a Red one, too!

 

CB

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