NGD: Epi ES-339 Pro

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  1. jeff_farkas

    jeff_farkas Senior Member

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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    Congrats & Happy New Epi Day

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    jeff_farkas Senior Member

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    Here are pics of the guitar I'm getting tomorrow!!

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    I bought mine in natural shortly after they hit the market, also from Sweetwater. Also got the Epi HS case at the same time. My favorite electric.

    Great guitars, congrats!

    Congrats!
     
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    jdto Pretend Human Premium Member

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    They are very nice guitars. Congratulations.
     
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    jeff_farkas Senior Member

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    Thanks, it's coming in today and I'm really excited!!
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    That's the one guitar that on a trip to the store to look around and maybe grab some strings with no thought or research beforehand, I walked in, saw, took down off the wall, played, walked up to the counter, paid and left with it. I haven't done that before or since. They're such cool pieces.
     
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    jeff_farkas Senior Member

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    I had a ES-339 before,, from the Gibson custom shop. I loved that one and I had to get one like it again. This is a sweet guitar and I love the neck.

    Jeff
     
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    That is beautiful.. I love my EPI 339. 9-26-14 010.JPG
     
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    I just got one yesterday in a trade with a friend...I was about to start a "NGD,Epi 339 Pro" thread,but figured I had better search first......LOL,here I am.
    Mine is like the one in the OP---sunburst.The first thing I thought when I picked it up was that the neck was rather nice and chunky,which I like.Not too much,just right.
    I had an Epi SG/LP before and still have a red Dot---nice (chunky necks too)!I liked them but had to change out the electronics in both.Sounded like the amp was under a pillow before the swap.
    I figured this one might be the same---but upon plugging it in,the sound is nice and sweet compared to the other Epis.I am a forever tinkerer,but I might leave this one alone (look for a new thread next,"Hey,Swapped My Pups In My 339 Pro").The tap function is cool.
    Very happy so far with this guitar!!! And congrats to the OP and other owners!
     
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    Loving mine! Got it on sale for the local equivalent of US$318. It feels just right on my 5'4" frame. I will be giving up my mij Tom Holmes Custom 335 for this.

    The neck pickup seems a tad muddy on crunch chords. Should I bring up the polepieces for a bit more clarity? Or bring down the pickup height? Or both?

    Has anyone taken a peek at capacitor values on the pots?
     
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    Played mine through my original '57 Deluxe amp the other day with just a few pedals.....wow.
    These are nice guitars.
     
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    I have one, an extremely generous gift from a forum member. Sunburst, case...and a couple of Seymour Duncan P-Rails mounted on Triple Shots. It is so versatile it´s just on a different level.

    There you go! Now you don´t have to leave it alone. You are welcome :thumb:.
     
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    After playing this for a number of weeks, I observed that it easily falls out of tune, sometimes even after just one song. A friend said I should just play it gently and not whack the strings. Haha like that's possible.
     
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    Play it gently!? Pfffffffffft, yeah right! :dude::jam:

    Have you had the nut slots filed to avoid any potential tuning issues. As great as these Epis are, the nut can always benefit from a little micro detailing. :cheers:
     
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    I'm sure my trusted luthier/friend will want to replace the nut. But since he's 1.5 hrs away in bumper-to-bumper traffic, I keep postponing the trip.
     
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    Never have had problem with mine going out of tune (but then, I do play fairly gently). Also put a Graphtech nut on it only because I do that with all my guitars.
     
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    Do you ever have a similar issue with other guitars? I find that some tuning problems have more to do with how the strings are wrapped around the posts than anything else.
     

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