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Unread 08-10-2009, 06:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Whats your opinion on the BEST Epiphone???

Of course i'm biased...whats your opinion??
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Unread 08-10-2009, 06:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Whats your opinion on the BEST Epiphone???

I'm not a big fan of their custom models. (Personal reasons)

My favorite model is the Sheraton II....

I like the Epi originals vs. the Gibson clones.
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Wouldn't you rather have a Casino, Jason?

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Wouldn't you rather have a Casino, Jason?

Speaking from a logical part of my brain, absolutely... But the 1956 GT was the first Les Paul I ever saw in person... it made a huge impression on me and has haunted my dreams ever since.
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love my ace frehley epi and gold sparkle top
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Speaking from a logical part of my brain, absolutely... But the 1956 GT was the first Les Paul I ever saw in person... it made a huge impression on me and has haunted my dreams ever since.
I know how you feel. I still remember this gig with a 2 guitar band.

One guy had a real deal 1957 Stratocaster......
The other guy had an Epiphone Goldtop....

The Epi did just fine....
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I know how you feel. I still remember this gig with a 2 guitar band.

One guy had a real deal 1957 Stratocaster......
The other guy had an Epiphone Goldtop....

The Epi did just fine....
I don't doubt it!

Although... occasionally... I do get the wild idea that I should scrounge and save up for an R6... After about a year and a half of diligent plasma donations, I could afford a brand new one.
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I don't doubt it!

Although... occasionally... I do get the wild idea that I should scrounge and save up for an R6... After about a year and a half of diligent plasma donations, I could afford a brand new one.


I dunno...are they worth it?

Great bragging rights and all.....but hell, you could go into a club and rip it up with an Epi no problems. Or even a Gibson USA model....
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I dunno...are they worth it?

Great bragging rights and all.....but hell, you could go into a club and rip it up with an Epi no problems. Or even a Gibson USA model....
Ahh but it wouldn't be about bragging rights... it would be about the fulfillment of my lust in the most ultimate way possible. Completely and utterly impractical and unnecessary... but um... maybe you could consider it "scratching an itch" good enough that you never have to scratch it again?
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Well, besides MINE.... I'd have to say a Lohn Lennon Casino. Also for sentimental reasons.
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i vote for tweedle Dum and Tweedle Vee

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i vote for tweedle Dum and Tweedle Vee

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Sweet....I think they would look KILLER if you changed the knobs to match!!
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Ahh but it wouldn't be about bragging rights... it would be about the fulfillment of my lust in the most ultimate way possible. Completely and utterly impractical and unnecessary... but um... maybe you could consider it "scratching an itch" good enough that you never have to scratch it again?
I dunno, Jason.

Every time I play a gig I look at guitars tryin' to make a choice based on where I'm playing, and for how long.

A lot of times the Epi's get the nod. Sometimes one feels "better" than the others.

But God's Honest Truth...if all I had was an Epi Standard I'd probably get along just fine...

(Hell, for years all I had was 1 electric guitar...and that was an Ibanez frankenstrat)
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Sweet....I think they would look KILLER if you changed the knobs to match!!
hahaha the explorer had black speed knobs but i rewired it and one of them went walkabout in my workshop... i'm working on it. although the explorer BFG is holding in Rock + roll gearhead has gold speeds, so i'm fairly comfortable
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Ahh but it wouldn't be about bragging rights... it would be about the fulfillment of my lust in the most ultimate way possible. Completely and utterly impractical and unnecessary... but um... maybe you could consider it "scratching an itch" good enough that you never have to scratch it again?


I dunno, Jason.

I'd actually consider Heritage guitars before Gibson Custom Shop. (well...OK...maybe...always wanted an ES 335).

I gotta tell ya though...that itch never gets scratched, not really. In fact, often times it'll just make the itch worse....
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I dunno, Jason.

I'd actually consider Heritage guitars before Gibson Custom Shop. (well...OK...maybe...always wanted an ES 335).

I gotta tell ya though...that itch never gets scratched, not really. In fact, often times it'll just make the itch worse....
too right. i started scratching eight years ago, and have been through over 20 guitars. still not found the right one, but to paraphrase bill hicks

it takes one good one, or a whole bunch of average ones.

i have a bunch of ones that i've begun pimping out of averageness, and i love every minute of it
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MIJ from 98-99, right after Fujigen transitioned from the Orvilles those are the great Epi's.
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I dunno, Jason.

I'd actually consider Heritage guitars before Gibson Custom Shop. (well...OK...maybe...always wanted an ES 335).

I gotta tell ya though...that itch never gets scratched, not really. In fact, often times it'll just make the itch worse....
Well... I consider myself to have MANY itches... I'm sure the other ones would become even more prominent once I did finally get my dream GT.

To be totally honest and practical (again.. man, it's hard )... I've been playing my Strat probably 90% of the time lately. I've been recording a lot and having to plug straight to the console... the Strat is really head and shoulders above my other guitars as far as direct tone goes. My p90 guys do still get love through the amp though, when I'm able to! The Strat doesn't want to get quite that sleazy with the gain.
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I've never played a custom.

But I have played studios and standards and specials.

I prefer the standards..!
I tried out a Gibson Studio that GC had out on display, and I didn't like it. It didn't seem that that great of a guitar. But that might be because it was on display for EVERYONE to play. Idk.

Still preferred the epi standard!
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Well obviously it has to be an SG for obvious reasons.

Might as well be an Elite/Elitist.

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I played the alpine white custom last week, and was disappointed. But I've got my bass players Custom Classic right now, and love it!
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The "BEST" Epi? Why, an Elitist, like my Goldtop of course.


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Thanks SH! Your Black Beauty looks mighty fine too! Stock parts, or have you modded anything?
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I like that Explorer!!!!!!!
I do like the Customs?? and my blue quilt Standard, black out that needed SD distortions to make it work right, but maybe because they are mine? Or my kids Standard +top? Fit and finish are better than my "99s.
A semi hollow would be great too!


Nevermind the LTD it can only do 1 thing...

I need an Epi Explorer(and a good camera), with hot pups, maybe that is the best Epi to me? a black 3 pup Custom Hmm ...yeah I need that to!! Then there's a Silverburst Custom!!!!

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Thanks SH! Your Black Beauty looks mighty fine too! Stock parts, or have you modded anything?
All stock....plays and sounds great!!
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