Modded Epiphone's If you got em smoke em!

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  1. 20_Gauge

    20_Gauge Senior Member

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    That's a beautiful LP. Ya did a great job, SJM. Bravo!

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  2. roggendj

    roggendj Junior Member

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    Started with a Goth Explorer I got used at GC for $99 (somehow, they go for much more now) Added the Seymour Duncan Hot Rodded set, chrome hardware, Sperzel tuners, vinyl dot "inlays", and a doorknocker for good measure!

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  3. Brians Evil Twin

    Brians Evil Twin Poophoria Sōtō Zen V.I.P. Member

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    Good for metal renditions of "Knock Three Times", "I Hear You Knockin'" and "Knock On Wood".

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  4. GitFiddle

    GitFiddle Premium Member

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    There is some kind of radical tremolo design, hiding in that door knocker idea somewhere. :applause:

    Either that or a kill switch idea. Stick a Bigsby spring under the knocker and put a momentary button under it wired as a killswitch.

    Welcome to MLP. :thumb:
     
  5. sc-closer

    sc-closer Senior Member

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    Added hot pickups to this one...

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  6. Rick Torres

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    Limited Edition Epiphone Custom Shop ES-355 Ebony Black with Bigsby - this one has a real Ebony Wood fretboard, Coil Split and Phase controls on the push Pull pots, and a Wilkinson Locking Roller Bridge. Upgraded to Epiphone Pro-Bucker pickups, Much nicer guitar than the recent Pelham Blue ones.
    selling this one and my 1967 Epiphone Custom Shop Riviera reissue (1996) - super slim skinny 1967 neck profile... all Gibson spec parts.. (nut, bridge etc) I have the OG pickguard. All original. Email me if interested:dude:[​IMG]
     
  7. Phildog

    Phildog Senior Member

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    Ok, you guys have some gorgeous guitar! Oh, and some nifty camera work too guys. We've all had this conversation before, but are Epi's not the perfect guitars to mod? All we've done was change the harness, pups, and nuts on some.

    Love 'em and always will.
     
  8. Walt_T

    Walt_T Senior Member

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    2000 LP Standard +top.
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    Old(late '70s) Dimarzio SD and PAF pups, '50s wiring with CTS pots and Orange drops, Ping tuners.
    2000 Sheraton II...
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    Harmonic Designs Z90 pups, '50s wiring, CTS pots, Orange drops.
    Both tone machines.
     
  9. jonahboo

    jonahboo Junior Member

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    a g400 before and after I did:

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    I went with a Light Green Metallic, kept the gold for simplicity and cost, plugged up tail piece posts and screws from original p/g

    installed a Meastro type of tremolo
    went with a full pick guard and I had to cut it out for a center pickup
    new poker chip

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  10. cybermgk

    cybermgk Singin' the body lectric Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Schaller Strap Locks
    Seymour Duncan Whole Lotta Humbuckers
    Sprague Orang Drop Caps
    Alpha Push Pull Vol pots (to get rid of the stupid plugin stuff)

    G400 Pro

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    Barely modded with Schallers, Sprague Orange Drop Caps - Les Paul Ultra

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  11. dennis g

    dennis g Senior Member

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    Update: Also added a Bigsby to the Dot:

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  12. vomer

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    Jonahboo, that is gorgeous. Did you spray straight over the original finish, any preparation?
     
  13. Cozmik Cowboy

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    No mention of the 21st fret inlay? Surely that's not stock?!?! Never seen one (but want them at 17 & 20).

    The only way to see my mods is on my rewire thread:
    http://www.mylespaul.com/forums/other-epiphones/307246-sheraton-resurrection.html
     
  14. jordans0nly

    jordans0nly Senior Member

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    Wow, just gorgeous. Makes me want one :)
     
  15. Phildog

    Phildog Senior Member

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    Geez!!! I thought I posted mine in this thread. My bad guys. Here we go...

    '06 Black Beauty 3

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    Gotoh Bridge & Tail Piece
    Switchcraft Toggle & Jack
    Gibson 490R & 498T with 57 Classic in Bridge
     
  16. Phildog

    Phildog Senior Member

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    '04 Epi Elitist SG

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    Upgrades...

    Seth Lover Pickups (that's it!!!)
     
  17. markbastable

    markbastable Strange kind of blues-coloured moon Premium Member

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    I've told this story elsewhere, but this thread is right fot it...

    So, a few years ago, on a whim, I bought a used and dinged Epi SG. For eighty quid. Call it $110.

    I love the feel of it. Neck's seductive. Original Alnico humbucker in the neck - - which is not bad. Seymour Duncan in the bridge , which I find brittle and glassy. And the board works for me. The whole feel works. But, but, but I've always had a yen for a late seventies Gibson SG with P90s.

    So, I figure, yeah, one day I 'll get that. But in the meantime, I'll make this Epi special.

    I put in BK pickups. A Stormy Monday humbucker at the neck, and a Mississippi Queen P90 at the bridge. The total bill was about four times what I paid for the guitar.

    As a resale investment, unjustifiable. As a cost for getting a guitar that sounds and plays how I imagined it, worth the money to me.

    I still want a seventies Gibson SG. But what I thought was a stopgap guitar is now one I'd keep, even if I found the SG I crave.


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  18. TouringBubble

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    Quick pic of my modded '98 Honey Burst LP. I'll find some better pics later. Also working on a Pelham Blue SG currently ... had to get it warrantied due to a truss rod issue and just got the replacement.
     

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  19. Toogy

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    Epiphone 67 Flying V, not sure what year. (Is there a way to look up the serial number on these?)

    Painted the pickguard, GFS Crunchy Rails pickups, pickup rings, new pots, new toggle switch, new knobs.

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  20. fleahead

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    Early '58V, Gibson tuners, bone nut, Historic truss rod cover, ABR-1, pots, switch, chicken head knobs, routed to bring bridge pup closer to bridge, made the pickguard & jackplate, Burstbucker 1s in both positions, raised Gibson logo (from a GA-15 amp)


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