NGD Epi ES 339

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  1. dsmcl77

    dsmcl77 Senior Member

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    Thx Howard,

    It's a player guitar.

    No fuss, many thrill.

    But don't get me wrong, I sill like my Gibbies...
     
  2. The Notorious DJ

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    Just bought mine recently, exact same in Cherry. She's a beauty isn't she?

    Only one problem with mine, the bridge volume knob is a little loose but it's an easy fix, or better yet replace them. Problem is because the volume knobs are part of the coil-splitting push-pull function, I'm scared to remove the knob. Does anyone know how to do it?
     
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    dsmcl77 Senior Member

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    You know you can adjust the height to get them well balanced.
    The way I do it, and it works every time, is to find the sweet spot for the bridge. Half a turn of the height adjusting screw at a time. If you do more, you might go pass the sweet spot. With the right height, you'll loose that ice pick tone.
    Then you adjust the neck pup height, so that when you select both pickups (middle position) it sounds quacky, a little like a Strat sound. Your neck pup by itself should then sound glorious and rich. It should have a different tone than the middle position. If not, the neck pup is still too high, it overwhelms the bridge pup in the middle position.

    This way, you have an even wider tone palette, with the split coils option.
     
  5. dsmcl77

    dsmcl77 Senior Member

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    Merci Cousin! I'll do that.
     
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    I am also very pleased with the Epi case I got for mine from Amazon. It's a nicer case than I was expecting at the price point.
     
  7. dsmcl77

    dsmcl77 Senior Member

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    Your right Pop :thumb:

    I bought three Epi cases for my Yamaha SG's, as they are a good fit for them.
    I bought one for the ES and had one coming with my Tak Matumoto DC.

    They feel and look as strong as the Gibson's for about half the price.

    They don't have the unique Gibson adictive scent though.
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    Congrats and Happy New €pi 339 Day

    :applause::applause:
     
  9. dsmcl77

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    Danke schön Peter.

    :thumb:
     
  10. Rocco Crocco

    Rocco Crocco Senior Member

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    I had a Translucent Pelham Blue one of those, that I foolishly sold. Nice score!
     
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    I bought my ES-339 Pro in natural (my 335 is cherry) a couple years ago, along with the Epi case, also from Sweetwater.

    Great guitars, my favorite electric. Congrats and enjoy.
     
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