Epiphone differences vs Gibson.

Discussion in 'Epiphone Les Pauls' started by Donnie, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. Malikon

    Malikon ゴジラの復活 V.I.P. Member

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    No matter what just don't ship your guitar to Gibson for work.

    You may or may not get it back. (no BS, I've heard enough horror stories to know to stay out of the creepy old house at the bottom of the hill.)

    Get it fixed local, or fix it yourself.

    my 2 cents.
     
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  2. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    That isn't the only thing you can be wrong about.

    You still haven't demonstrated an ability to discern any differences.

    I got three out of five right on KP's test. I'm one of those guys who doesn't think woods matter that much, because I don't hear much of a difference. I do hear a little, but surely someone who claims to be able to tell the difference clearly ought to be able to better my score.

    What's the worst that can happen? You get some wrong and ... then what?

    Trust me, everyone here has flopped on one or another of these sorts of tests. That is exactly why you're paddling upstream with your claim ... we already know how deeply psychological sound perception is.
     
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  3. Tanqueray

    Tanqueray Senior Member

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    In news no one but me cares about, I found the guitar Thump's image sample was from.

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  4. Thumpalumpacus

    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    Is it just me, or are there a lot more rimbursts running around lately?
     
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  5. Brazilnut

    Brazilnut Senior Member

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    That's a picture: guitars with little legs scampering all over. LOL. Look out! There's one in the corner!
     
  6. Brazilnut

    Brazilnut Senior Member

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    Malikon, thanks for the heads-up about Gibson. I'd heard that about them, but had forgotten it. I know a real good repair guy. He can make me one if necessary. Hey, I hear your a hot player! I am a 35-year bar hack. But I've played with a few of the best over the years. There are levels of knowlege and talent. Some of us soar effortlessly, some of us flap along as best we can. But its all good. :naughty:
     
  7. Barcham

    Barcham Elitist Club Member

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    From what I've read, and from looking at my guitars, Elitists have real pearl inlays, not plastic like most guitars these days. So you might want to take the time to find a decent tech or a real luthier who can either find or make you one.

    From an eyeball comparison and a quick measurement, the inlays on my Elitists seem to be the same size as on my other Epis so you could always try to find a set on eBay or at a local authorized Epi dealer or contact Customer Support.
     
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  8. harpman54

    harpman54 Senior Member

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    For the inlay that's lost, buy the replacement. Then with light paper over the fretboard, rub a pencil to get a tracing. That's your pattern. Don't trim the pattern, leave it on the paper whole. Overlay the paper onto your new inlay and match it up as closely as possible. With a different colored pencil retrace the pattern with the inlay underneath. The line differences will be slight but will tell you where you need to trim the new inlay. Sand the inlay to fit the pattern but do not try to hand hold the inlay and sand, have the edge you're working on over a table edge or similar and allow as much of that fragile, thin inlay to be supported as you can. It's a shame to crack an inlay when you've completed 90% of the fitting - ask me how I know. Fit the inlay, use less cyanoacrylate than you think you need (it's always enough that way) place the inlay and clamp it ( I have radiused wood sections to do this with ) and allow to dry very well. Overnight is great. No need to rush it. I take my same radiused wood blocking clamps and lightly sand the inlay flat. Don't use a big sweeping overlap or bear down - slow gets it done, and doesn't sand away at the binding edge. If you've put the right amount of cyanoacrylate glue on, any very slight gaps will have been filled in nicely. Be cautious about getting any cyanoacrylate on your fingers around a poly finished guitar unless you want to learn poly refinishing too.
     
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  9. Brazilnut

    Brazilnut Senior Member

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    Thanks a bunch, Harpman. I will follow your instructions to the letter. I noticed these inlays are real MOP, backed in thin plastic. Maybe they won't crack as easily as one of yours obviously did. Gibson said they would send me one . Maybe I better call them back and ask for two!
     
  10. Brazilnut

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    Wounded Lester.
     
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  11. harpman54

    harpman54 Senior Member

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    They're ridiculously thin and the plastic backing is only because the MOP is extremely thin. Order two if you can afford it, but do follow the instructions.
     
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  12. Brazilnut

    Brazilnut Senior Member

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    I'll order two. If I can get ahold of Gibson again. You bet your bippy I'll follow your instructions. I've screwed together about ten guitars--just enough to know i don't know anything about em. Good advice is priceless.
     
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  13. harpman54

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    One thing I didn't mention..sand to fit going with the direction of the edge when you have that edge over the table edge. In other words, not up and down perpendicular or it's a certain break. Did I mention that stuff is thin??
     
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  14. Brazilnut

    Brazilnut Senior Member

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    Got it--nothing is too obvious when dealing with a nitwit.
     
  15. jamdogg

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    nice little rig.
     
  16. deMelo

    deMelo Banned

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    uh... I picked up my Epi LP standard over another Epi LP Standard, a Gibby LP Studio and 3 MiM Fenders. I liked its sound better.

    Am I crazy?
     
  17. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    Yes - necropost much.........:dude::lol::dude::lol::dude:
     
  18. deMelo

    deMelo Banned

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    lol I do. I guess I'm what you'd call a gravedigger.

    But that is because I don't like opening new threads to discuss something that has been already on the table here, it floods the board.

    So I usually use the search and read what's been written already. If I still have something to say, I post it there :dude:
     
  19. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    this had been discussed to death............
    edit

    just not yet from everybody
     
  20. deMelo

    deMelo Banned

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    That's EXACTLY why I didn't start a new thread about it. :D
     

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