Epiphone Les Paul FAQ

Discussion in 'Epiphone Les Pauls' started by Sinmastah, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. SJM

    SJM Premium V.I.P. Member Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    I know you're probably tired of hearing from me but if you're changing your pots out you're going to have to remove all the wires and caps first. That being the case you might just as well replace both. You had mentioned the AFD set up. Slash likes orange drop caps. I would use .022. CTS or any premium grade 500K audio taper pots will do. If you just want to try changing the caps themselves, all you need is a soldering iron. It only takes a few minutes.
     
  2. hamsterwuv

    hamsterwuv Junior Member

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    I bought an Epiphone Les Paul standard plus top in honeyburst and am curious what type of lacquer/finish is on it? Nitro?
     
  3. DuffB

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    Not nitro for sure, but probably a good hard urethane or polyurethane. I have an amber plus top and the finish is beautiful and hard.

    I don't think many, if any, Epiphones have nitro finishes stock.

    I like my plus top a lot. I put covered Seymour Duncan pickups in it: JB bridge and 59 neck. It sounds beautiful and plays really well. I'm not sure yet how it compares to my Gibson studio maple top faded, but it is no slouch.
     
  4. rcoketdano

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    Hi folks,
    An Epi Les Paul has been given to me from an old friend. Now, i can remember him buying it new in 1989-1991....& as a 13-14 yr old i loved it. He bought it from a good guitar retailer.
    There isnt an embossed serial on it but theres a sticker reading 9030077. So i was assuming that it was 1990, March, model number. I think i can remember reading that there was a factory that didnt have a factory code.

    Is this right?

    It has an open book headstock & plastic Kluson style tuning.
    Will post some photos tomorrow
    Many Thanks
    Dano
     
  5. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    I think the serial reads like....

    9 = '89
    03= March
    0077=production#

    should be made by Samick, 'cause this was the only Epi - OEM manufacturer at that time in Korea
     
  6. rcoketdano

    rcoketdano Junior Member

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    Thanks alot,

    So im looking at the 77th Lp to come out of Samick!! Nice.

    Today i will be testing the pots, wiring & tone. I will keep a photographic record as i do it up. I think Slash Pro Alnico's are a must.

    Thanks again.

    Dano:slash:
     
  7. rcoketdano

    rcoketdano Junior Member

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    Hi again,
    Heres the photos of my '89 Epi Les Paul Standard. Sorted the wiring & it sounds great & the neck is a dream....very slim!
    It needs a damn good clean, strings etc so i can play until i spend the bucks on new hardware....maybe even a paintjob coz the top isnt all that.[​IMG]
     
  8. rcoketdano

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    Folks,
    I saw this in a local website selling LP's. The serial number begins with '10'. Are these legitimate? Thanks.

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. Hack

    Hack Senior Member

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    How about Stunning or Gorgeous?
     
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    So I'm a newbie here, what's NGD mean?????

    Ralph
     
  15. rlh5599

    rlh5599 Senior Member

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    Cool, that's what I thought!!!
    Thanks!
     
  16. Raffie..

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    what caps that suitable for JB-'59 ? i mostly play blues, rock, hard rock, metal and so.

    edit :

    additional question : does the gotoh stoptail and bridge makes huge difference compared to the Epi's stock?
     
  17. VulturePenguin

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    Anyone know what the stock strings that come with a custom are? I need to change the strings but really quite like the ones that came with my custom. If not any suggestions for a beginner who's been playing for just over 2 months?
     
  18. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    http://www.epiphone.com/images/StringGauges.pdf

    :thumb:
     
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  20. Hack

    Hack Senior Member

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    Are you thinking that those are the same stings from 2009?
     

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