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Unread 01-25-2013, 04:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Gibson Water Slide Decal For Epiphone Headstock

Hi. I'm new to the forum, so I hope it was "kosher" to start a thread like this. I am in the process of converting my Epiphone LP headstock to a Gibson one. (For all the haters, I had this Epi before I got a Gibson & then the Gibson got stolen so it's what I have to work with).

Anyway, I purchased a waterslide decal from webstore.com. Similar decals can be found on ebay. I wanted to show close up pictures so that it might help anyone who might be in the same boat. I paid $15 total. I'm totally satisfied with the size and color of the decals. However, they seem very pixelated. I'm not going to bother with getting new ones. You'd have to get very close to see the detail. Hopefully though, they (especially the mother-of-pearl "Gibson") will look better on the black background of the headstock.

I kinda like the "Les Paul": it sorta looks like the Tweed Fender puts on amps and cases.

Oh, you can clearly see that the "O" in "MODEL" is not rounded like it would be on a true Gibson.
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does the decal increase tone or skills ?
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Re: Gibson Water Slide Decal For Epiphone Headstock

Use it if you must....it looks terrible.
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Re: Gibson Water Slide Decal For Epiphone Headstock

Welcome to the forum, Sir,

Don't expect anyone here to pull any punches

Dive in!
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Hey, its his guitar. If he wants it to look like a Gibby, thats up to him. Always kills me that on other parts of this forum guys are applauded for spending tens of thousands of dollars to make vintage replicas with Gibby headstocks. Yet when someone wants to do it on a budget its frowned upon. Its not something I would do personally but to each his own.
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Hey, its his guitar. If he wants it to look like a Gibby, thats up to him. Always kills me that on other parts of this forum guys are applauded for spending tens of thousands of dollars to make vintage replicas with Gibby headstocks. Yet when someone wants to do it on a budget its frowned upon. Its not something I would do personally but to each his own.
Thanks Andreww. Like I said in my initial post, I used to own a REAL Gibson Les Paul 1960s Classic (Goldtop) that some tool bag stole. So I know what the real deal is. I'm compromising. That's it. I'm just hoping to help anyone who might be wondering what these things look like up close.
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Compromising? Your Gibson was stolen. Get over it. You own an Epiphone. Accept it.
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I used to own a real Gibson SG. Now I'm compromising by owning three Epiphone SGs. I figure that three Epiphones has to be as good as one Gibson, right? When only a Gibson is good enough, sometimes good enough isnt good enough and thats good enough for me.
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Re: Gibson Water Slide Decal For Epiphone Headstock

I had a guitar stolen, I'll never get over it. If I could, to this day, I'd still punch the f*@ker's teeth out and revel in the lovely pain running through my bloody knuckles, and I'm not really a violent person. Guitar theft is not something I just get over...

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OK, I'm off my soapbox now
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I lost a girlfriend once to another guy but I didn't try to turn my next girlfriend into the one I no longer had. I enjoyed being with her for who she was, I didn't cry over who she wasn't.
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Compromising? Your Gibson was stolen. Get over it. You own an Epiphone. Accept it.
I love my Epiphone (after all I bought it, right?), but I loved the Gibson a little better if you know what I mean.

I've just never liked the Epiphone headstock. Just trying to improve upon what I've got.
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I love my Epiphone (after all I bought it, right?), but I loved the Gibson a little better if you know what I mean.

I've just never liked the Epiphone headstock. Just trying to improve upon what I've got.
what does a decal improve ?

putting a Gibson decal on an Epi is just like lying to yourself - and if you sell it eventually to others....

do you look at the headstock while playing ?


and did you really think you get much love here in the Epi-section for doing it

sell it if you don't like it and get a cheap-ass Gibson..........
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RAWK it man. haters Gona HATE.

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putting a Gibson decal on an Epi is just like lying to yourself - and if you sell it eventually to others....


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Meh, Its his axe. he can shart n pi$$ on it for all I care.






Maybe he should?
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RAWK it man. haters Gona HATE.

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I lost a girlfriend once to another guy but I didn't try to turn my next girlfriend into the one I no longer had.
It's is stolen guitar, owned and payed for, not a stolen girlfriend. The guitar can be cut in half on purpose, or split in two by accident and simply be glued back together to look absolutely amazing. An ex girlfriend cannot.

A stolen guitar cannot be modified, regardless of if manufacturer.

Not trying to be snarky. My hat's off to anyone who wants to modify their guitar/gear.
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I love my Epiphone (after all I bought it, right?), but I loved the Gibson a little better if you know what I mean.

I've just never liked the Epiphone headstock. Just trying to improve upon what I've got.
How is changing the headstock and the name on it improving anything? It makes no difference in the quality of the guitar or the sound or playability of it.

Maybe I should stick some Ferrari logos on my Toyota Celica to make it go faster.
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Not trying to be snarky. My hat's off to anyone who wants to modify their guitar/gear.
Fake decals isn't modifying..............IMO

Someones 'Atlas stand' got stolen, he bought a cheaper asian stand and puts YOUR logo on it....

get it ?
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Maybe I should get one of those fake Marshall stacks to put my Micro Cube in.
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I am in the process of converting my Epiphone LP headstock to a Gibson one.
Why bother?
I don't get it.



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Fake decals isn't modifying..............IMO
but the elbow grease involved in getting the decal on IS modifying IMO, not concerned at all about what the decal says or looks like, I simply support the work involved in the process AND the sanctity of owning an axe AND it not being stolen by some shit head, I've been there, have you?

Feels like you shifted gears there a bit or shifted the subject.

no hard feelings, this whole thread is derailed anyway...MLP!!!

Kind Regards

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Fake decals isn't modifying..............IMO

Someones 'Atlas stand' got stolen, he bought a cheaper asian stand and puts YOUR logo on it....

get it ?
I do.

but they'd have to standardize and that would be the death of it, I'm the only supplier and it's all custom dimensions...

a message to whoever tries, good luck, the build threads are here...

Atlas Stand Build Threads - Atlas Stands Forum

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Oh my.

You're making friends fast.

May as well tell everyone how you feel about politics and guns.

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OK, I'm off my soapbox now
I guess you changed your mind.
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Yeah, oops...I get touchy when it comes to stolen guitars. Hell, I work with amps mostly here, but the guitar is where it's at IMO. Without the guitar the amp is useless. Don't steal guitars. Period. And give me back my lighter...
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I lost a girlfriend once to another guy but I didn't try to turn my next girlfriend into the one I no longer had. I enjoyed being with her for who she was, I didn't cry over who she wasn't.
so she wouldnt go for the gibson tattoo on her forehead?
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Nothing so drastic. Just cut and dye her hair, get implants and change her name. No big thing.


Josh, stolen guitars are not the topic of the thread, I'm pretty sure that everyone on MLP is against thieves. But I'm not in favour of stealing one company's logo and putting it on another brand of guitar either. So...don't steal guitars and don't steal logos either.
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Who is hating ?
Duh. me of course. Ima hater.
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Nothing so drastic. Just cut and dye her hair, get implants and change her name. No big thing.


Josh, stolen guitars are not the topic of the thread, I'm pretty sure that everyone on MLP is against thieves. But I'm not in favour of stealing one company's logo and putting it on another brand of guitar either. So...don't steal guitars and don't steal logos either.
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