New style Epiphone Les Paul... SL!

Discussion in 'Epiphone Les Pauls' started by Will de Beast, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. Will de Beast

    Will de Beast Member

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    I just saw these on Sweetwater's site...
    www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/ENOLPACH
    Lots of cool colors! Grover tuners, mahogany neck, poplar body, and single coils, $119!
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    pomaranc Senior Member

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    Not grovers, these are the terrible cheap tuners they always used on low end models, grovers would be worth half of it's price :D
    They are pretty cool though.
     
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  3. Will de Beast

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    Heck man, I don't make the news, I just report it :cool: Epi's Web site says they are Grover Rotomatic machine heads, and I believe them.
    http://www.epiphone.com/Products/Electrics/Les-Paul/Les-Paul-SL.aspx

    That's Epi for ya... top shelf for $119 :dude::hippie:
     
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    I'm already planning my mods... add a 3rd pickup, whammy, extra knob , right-angle-plug-coiled guitar cord. Rock and Roll is born anew!
     
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    Awesomness! Grover Rotomatics with Schaller knobs! :applause:
     
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    Looking forward to try it out once it arrives in our local store.
     
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    This might be a fun mod platform. I wonder if those pickup routes are standard fender size for trying out other pickups.
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    Don't believe always what you read there,
    They are NOT Grovers

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    I didn't even know they still made tuners like that. It almost seems like they would have to special order those these days instead of just getting some decent sealed tuners.
     
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    Dolebludger Premium Member

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    Those tuners are what have been on cheap guitars since the 70s. I set up a friend's 70s Crestwood single cut, and it had those tuners on it -- and they were slipping. I went to the music store in my little city and found identical tuners for $30 a set! No, they certainly aren't Grovers. But they work better than you might think for the price -- when they are new.
     
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    Thats what I'm saying, at this point I'm kind of surprised they are still being made in any volume where they would not only be cheaper than the tuners that came on my first special, but cheaper enough to make it cost efficient to actually stock both as apposed to just buying their cheap sealed units in bigger bulk. In either case I'm liking the looks of these as well.

    Am I the only one thinking some lipstick pickups would be super cool in one of these?
     
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    They're about a buck a piece on ebay direct from china.
     
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    I'm sorry...I love my Epiphone goldtop, but this single coil "les paul" is a wood chipper abortion. I'll pass...
    Just sayin'
     
  14. Will de Beast

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    Thanks for popping my happy bubble :sadwave:
    Please don't tell me that Epiphones are not real Les Pauls .... that would make me want to drink beer :beer: and :cool2:.
    Oh, what the hell ...;) I realize they probably are not Grovers, but they will be soon after I get one... (or Gotohs). And the ceramic pups will become AlNiCo! And I'll probably buy two Lear jets after my album that features the Epi SL comes out.
     
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    As an entry level guitar, I'd say they got a lot goin for them. If the action is decent, these could be an inexpensive axe to modify, guilt-free.
    ETA I don't see Grovers mentioned at all on Epiphones spec sheet?......
     
  16. C_Becker

    C_Becker Dat Gibson smell Premium Member

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    Epiphones website is full of false info, for example they claim "slim taper D" for almost all their neck shapes when in reality they vary wildly.
    And with the whole instrument costing 120 bucks, there is no way that those are real Grovers.

    With that said, the only single coils that belong in a Les Paul are P90s.
     
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    Digging the Pelham and Tobacco colorways.
     
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    I don't see the attraction to that guitar. It looks like something you'd get in a budget guitar 'n amp pack for beginners.
     
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