Epiphones are cheap junk

Discussion in 'Epiphone SG' started by Col Mustard, Apr 1, 2019.

  1. donepearce

    donepearce Well-Known Member

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    Colonel, you are so right. I've worked a great deal in the poorest third world countries, and two facts have stayed with me. First there is no such thing as a right. Everything we can do is a privilege, bought and payed for by the blood of our ancestors. And naked toddlers on the street eating what they can pick up in the dust tells me there is no such thing as a necessity. Everything we have or eat is a luxury. I just hope that too many of us don't find that out the hard way.
     
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    You mention that and don't give us a link. We want to laugh, too! Please give us directions so we all can read the priceless arsekickin
     
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    Not weird at all. Polyurethane is actually a classic and good instrument finish. Fender has been using it since late 1967, when it was seen as improvement over nitro (if you take a DeLorean and go back, most people back then would tell you that the new strats were way better finished), and still does. There are good and bad poly-finished paintjobs.

    Of course, you'll find some that are thicker than Fort Knox's walls and roughly buffed, so they'll feel and sound dull. Mostly on budget guitars.
     
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    I owned two Epiphones. A G400 "SG" and a Les Paul Standard in honeyburst.

    The SG had a thick and rubber-like coat of paint and poly that could armor a security van. That thing was certainly bulletproof (and toneproof).

    The Les Paul, on the other hand, had a pretty decent finish.
     
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    So all my Epiphone have crap tone because of the poly ? Sheeet ... I should burn them.
     
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    They must have put entirely the wrong poly on my Epiphones. They all have really nice tone. Should I return them for repair?
     
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    Do you guys know how to read? Or is my English that bad?

    I never said all Epiphones had bad tone, not that that was because of poly.

    I said that poly is a good finish, but *SOME* budget guitars *NOT NECESSARILY EPIS* have *THICK AND BAD* poly coats, which doesn’t help resonance.


    Edit: I’m Brazilian, not French :D
     
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    Didn't add anything but color. :facepalm:
     
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    So, because I called a G400 a G400 (it's their name) and said I owned ONE that wasn't good, you assume I'm dissing Epis? Do you have a small ***** (or should I say budget) complex or what? :D

    My Epi Les Paul was quite a good instrument.
     
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    That's the way to do it, by making personal attacks. nice.
     
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    I made a personal attack? Not at all. You came at me all Epi-sore. I just explained what I meant. I don’t diss Epis.

    Personal attacks... Grow a pair, dude.
     
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    "Epi-sore" I like that. Can I use it? :D
     
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    Be my guest. Happens all the time.
     
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    Do Epiphones neck dive more?
     
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    Can’t tell you in general.

    The Epi I owned had more dive because it had Grover tuners. The Gibson SG had Kluson tulips, which are lighter. The wood on the Epi seemed a bit lighter too.

    I’d say that the tuners are a great factor regarding dive on Sgs.
     
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    easy, easy you guys...
    we are actually all in this together.

    most of us are actually fans of Epiphone guitars.
    I am anyway. And so are you.

    I began this thread as an April Fool's joke, not intending that anybody
    would get too bound up in it. Let's all take a breath.
    Maybe nobody celebrates April Fool's Day by playing pranks
    the way we do where I live.

    The good Doctor is from Quebec... Speaks Canadian French and English
    Seigneur DeMelo is from Brazil... Speaks Portuguese and English

    me, I'm from backwoods Michigan and I think this is all pretty cool.
    I speak textbook French and 'merkan English...

    Thousands of kilometers apart, we play Epiphone guitars as well as we can.
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    Let's all get along together in the name of the goddess of music.
     
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