Show us your Epi!

Discussion in 'Epiphone SG' started by angus, Dec 24, 2006.

  1. AlexEP

    AlexEP Member

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    Hi folks, here you are my SG G400PRO all stock

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  2. DrBGood

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    And is that a subliminal Telecaster neck reflection on the pups ?
     
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    Very nice.
     
  4. AlexEP

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    :dude:
     
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    '66 SG Standard, a bit customized... ;)
     
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    I swapped out the old alnico pups in one of my G400s for a couple I've had kicking around the house.

    Neck is now a Lace Sensor dually (red/blue). Bridge is a DiMarzio super distortion. So far liking the sound of both. Will have to wait a while to determine just how much. I'm one of those people that quite like the stock sound.

    Both replacements are 4 wire. I'll need to get around to splitting them eventually but didn't have any suitable pots last night while soldering everything up.

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  9. arcticsg

    arcticsg Well-Known Member

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    My one and only Epi'... unless I pull the trigger on a Casino that I have my eye on. :naughty:

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  10. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Well-Known Member

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    The 89 I owned for a few years, great guitar:

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    Neck was skinny as all-get-out, but rock-solid. Fantastic guitar.
     
  11. DrBGood

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    Korean ? Those were hefty SGs. I had one nice example for a while. No veneer on mine, but it was too heavy for a SG, sold it.

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  12. Bettyboo

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  13. dub-setter

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    nice guitar..
    but what went wrong with the pickguard..?? :shock:
     
  14. Bettyboo

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    I've no idea - it is a a new limited edition, not a high value guitar, it is what it is, and it isn't a '57 Gibson...
     
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    dub-setter Well-Known Member

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    yap.. i know its an epi,
    i played several one my self
    they re good guitars.

    but somebody put on the pickguard in a false way.. looks weird..
     
  16. Bettyboo

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    That's nothing, the bridge pickup was hanging off because one of the screws was the wrong size, and there clearly has been no attempt at a setup in the history of this guitar (came in terrible state)... But, what you do get is the closest thing Epi have to a classic Gibson jnr/special, great new P90 pro pickups, decent(ish) electronics and hardware, 3-in-a-strip Wilkinson small white button tuners, and it has an amazing fretboard with perfect frets and a lovely feel to the neck - plays beautifully. Maybe, the pickguard is a bit 'wonky' but it's no biggie because this guitar is a player and has a lot of style and personality. Epis aren't my favourite brand, but this one is golden.
     
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  17. dub-setter

    dub-setter Well-Known Member

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    yap,
    as i said its a nice guitar,
    but i would change the pickguard if it was mine..
    (it would make it look even more "nice" )

    just my two cents.
     
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  18. Col Mustard

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    ARISE FROM THE DEAD, O THREAD...

    This one goes WAAAAAAY back to before I joined ETSG.
    And it's quite a collection. A Coll-Epi-Shun...

    Don't fuss over the P/G, just play it. They stuck a screw in it
    so you cain't change it without leaving a bullet hole in your guitar.
    I've seen a Gibson Les Paul version with the same guard.

    https://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/gibson-les-paul-special-p-90-limited-edition-electric-guitar
    So maybe it's the Next Big Thing... or somebody at Gibson thinks it is.
    *shrugs
     
  19. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Well-Known Member

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    Yep, MiK and very well built. Previous owner had installed Grovers and a GraphTech nut, and I could play a 50-minute set with little or no tuning. Neck was stiff and the only time I set it up was when I bought it and put on .011s; after that the neck just didn't move.

    The bridge pickup was microphonic, and while I never got around to replacing it, it was easily controllable by changing how I stood in relation to the speakers in my amp.

    Mine had no veneer either, and five, count 'em five, pieces in the body. The rig I had at the time could, with that guitar, nail Lifeson's kerranging tone on Farewell to Kings. It's one of the few guitars I really regret selling. I'd sure give another one a try -- probably will in the next year or so, if not a Gibby.

    The small open-book headstock it had often fooled guitarists at shows -- they'd come up and say, "Man, that Gibson sure sounds good!" Always got a chuckle out of that.

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    Sure is a nice one you've got. Mine didn't have the weight issue, but it sure didn't look as handsome as the one you've pictured, what a beautiful guit there.
     
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  20. Chuteboxehero

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    Not an SG but an Epi. Picked this up in '99ish for my sister for her B-day. I think it's a '96 Korean. About 20 years goes by and I end up with it again. Needed some work. Tuning machines had fallen apart. Pick ups and pots were rough.
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    Got some Historic Spec tuners which took a little finesse but ultimately worked out perfectly.
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    Ordered the Jonesyblues kit for it. Again took a little work to open up the holes to 3/8" but once in they were worth the work.
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    Originally went with the Jazz/JB combo but have since swapped in a set of 496R 500T that came from one of my LP Classics. Overall one of my favorite players and it sounds sweet too.
     
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