Epiphone Les Paul FAQ

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

  1. PuroRock

    PuroRock Senior Member

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    Oh, and not that they're made anymore, but there's no mention of the Les Paul Classics (ahem, I own 2 myself).
     
  2. dhhfire

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    i have a epiphone les paul custom . and i got the fender super champ xd amp.
    it works nice for me . but now im starting too practice with my buddies and start a little band. i was just wondering. im taking my amp and cranking it up heavy with distortion pedals and punching it loud too hear over the drums and stuff. i was just wondering if thats bad for the amp. i just got it so im not sure on the tubes and how its a amp for "clean"sounds and im cranking it up loud and grizzly. im not turning it up too loud too where the sounds gets all bad . it sounds freeking amazing too me. but what would be a good amp too cover over some drums . i was thinkin about getting a marshall i dont need anything huge but i dont want something smaller then the super champ.
    so all n all i was just wondering. is it bad too crank the fender amp? am i shortening its life?
     
  3. Sinmastah

    Sinmastah Epi Verification Expert V.I.P. Member

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    Turn your amp up to it's maximum volume without any pedals. That should be the absolute highest you would want to push your amp. Otherwise you could be slowly blowing out your speaker and/or causing further damage to your amp.
     
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    well turning the amp up all the way is superrr loud. way louder then i play usually. so i guess im good. i was just curious if using allot of distortion on a clean type of amp is bad for it
     
  5. Sinmastah

    Sinmastah Epi Verification Expert V.I.P. Member

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    Not really, as long as it's not trying to pump out more decibels then it was designed.
     
  6. bill.spanburgh

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    Hello everybody!

    Anyhow, I'm new here, I have a LP Standard in Trans Amber crawling across the US in a mail truck as I type this.
    Here's how new I am:
    Question. What is the difference between a LP Standard and a LP Standard Plus Top other than $$$?

    Can you tell by looking?

    Thanks.
     
  7. ToothDecay

    ToothDecay Senior Member

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    Only differences are price and top
     
  8. bill.spanburgh

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    Yes, but exactly what is different about the top? Shape, colors available, finishes, material?
     
  9. -=[Shifty]=-

    -=[Shifty]=- Epi Verification Expert V.I.P. Member

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    To be exact:

    - Epiphone LP Standard: Only available in Ebony.
    - Epiphone LP Standard Plain: Available in several burst colors; plain top
    - Epiphone LP Standard Plus: Available in several burst colors and colors like Trans Amber, Trans Blue or Trans Black (limited editions); flame top (veneer).
     
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    Excellent, that is exactly what I was looking for.

    Thank you. :applause:
     
  11. EooN_PL

    EooN_PL Senior Member

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    Very informative topic. The funny thing is, although I don't have my Les Paul yet, thanks to that thread I can already tell guitar's full origin by serial number lol.
     
  12. EtriX

    EtriX Senior Member

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    one think I was thinking about.
    All the LP-100s I've played seemed to have a lacquered fretboard.
    I don't know if this is the case or if it's some kind of wax on the board.
    Anyone know anything about this? Or have I only seen weird versions.
     
  13. lpplayer

    lpplayer Senior Member

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    Roman Rist has an excellent discussion on this in the sticky thread Epiphone Les Paul setup, and demonstrates how to get rid of it.

    I scraped and buffed the board on my PRS SE Custom- it was easy and I cant believe the difference.
     
  14. lespaul22

    lespaul22 Junior Member

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    thanks dude i find out my epi was made in china in 2007 it says EE070805646
     
  15. PuroRock

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    Is there any information regarding which Epiphone has which neck; their differences (radii, etc)?
     
  16. chivitajm

    chivitajm Senior Member

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    i have these kluson tuners i want to put on my les paul standard. i know i need conversion bushings but i dont know which size. is it the 3/8 ones? i live in U.S. so i keep getting confused because I see 3/8 bushings on one site and then I see 10mm bushings on another site. Are they the same ones? im to lazy to convert inches into metric measurements.
     
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    Go to Google and convert it yourself, it's not that hard
     
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    OK...Hate for this to be my "first" post.

    However...I can't find the info I'm looking for anywhere else.

    I have had a '97 Epi STD "limited edition" since 1997. It has a circular stamp on the back of the headstock signifying its status as "limited" But...I'm assuming it's because of the Red color...which is very pretty 12 years later.

    The question is...I looked at all the factory codes and there isn't one for my guitar. The serial begins with "L"

    L97xxx...etc.

    Where is "L"? I assume it's still MIK...but would like to get an idea where, and what makes this so "limited"

    Can anyone help?

    Thanks In Advance...
     
  19. EooN_PL

    EooN_PL Senior Member

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    I think some pictures would help mate! You know, the usual stuff - knobs, headstock, serial number itself... That will help fake - checkers.

    BTW, welcome!
     
  20. Neanderpaul

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    I know it's not fake. That much is positive. I replaced the tophats with speed knobs. I'll get some pics.
     

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