NGD-Slash Snakepit Epi, help me identify pickups

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  1. pureanalog

    pureanalog Senior Member

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    what kind of epiphone stock pickups did the Snakepit Slash epiphone come with?

    Were they the same exactly with the Classic models or the Standard models?

    and what pickups were they exactly ?


    UPDATE:

    I received the guitar and apparently it seems that it has those pickups. I can't see any solder on the pickup back, the cover was just pushed on the pickup without any soldering whatsoever. I was able to pull it out easily. So I wondered if the pickups were the origina that came with the guitar. Their back is golden or brass collar. The logo 'epiphone' on the back of the pickup looks like the pickups they had during older times which makes me think those pickups might be the stock ones. What can you guess?

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    So I included a shot of the controls cavity so you can tell me if you think the soldering job is the original one, or if the pickups have been changed in the past.

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  2. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    they came stock with Epi 'open coil classic' humbuckers


    Slash Snakepit Les Paul
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    Epiphone Slash Snakepit Les Paul
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    Slash Snakepit
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    Slash Snakepit Logo
    • 1997-2000
    Body:

    • Mahogany/Alder body with flame maple veneer
    • Snake Pit Decal Logo On Body
    Neck:

    • Set Mahogany neck with 60's SlimTaper Profile
    • Rosewood Fingerboard with Trapezoid Inlays
    • "Slash" Headstock Inlay
    • Les Paul Classic Logo Truss Rod Cover
    • 22 frets
    • 24.75" scale
    • 1.68" nut width
    Binding:

    • Single-ply body & neck
    • Antiqued White Binding
    Electronics:

    • Open coil Classic Humbuckers
    • 2 Vol. 2 Tone controls
    • 3-way selector switch
    Hardware:

    • Black Hardware
    • Tune-O-Matic Bridge with Stopbar Tailpiece
    • Green or black-key vintage style Tuners
    • Black Speed Knobs
    Colors:

    • Trans Red (TR)
    • Ebony (Bohemia only) (EB)
    Variations for Czech-made Snakepit (Bohemia):

    • Long neck tenon
    • Hex bolt truss rod
    • Schaller-made "Nashville" style bridge and stopbar
    • Wider pickup rings
    • Czech "X" marked pickups
    • Thicker guage wiring
     
  3. pureanalog

    pureanalog Senior Member

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    so what does

    • Open coil Classic Humbuckers
    mean exactly???
     
  4. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    standard pickups used a million times or more on most Epis for a few decades
     
  5. pureanalog

    pureanalog Senior Member

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    my serial number starts with 98xxxxxxx and has no factory ID letter in the front of the numbers.

    Is that normal? how can I tell where it was made in?
     
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    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    Can we have a pic ?

    it might be a czech made Snakepit from the bohemia factory
     
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    pureanalog Senior Member

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    pureanalog Senior Member

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    why would there be no factory prefix. I've not seen a snakepit epi without a prefix on the serial so far.
     
  9. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    the first korean Epis had no prefix, back then all had been made at the Samick factory,

    though it was earlier than 98




    NOTE: Pre 1994 productions also frequently omitted factory letter codes and appeared as all numbers. e.g. 3042779

    FYYMMRRRR


      • F/FF = Factory code (No factory designator for some 1993 and earlier models)

      • Y/YY = Year of manufacture (Single digit for some 1997 and earlier models)

      • MM = Month of manufacture

      • RRRR = Ranking number (may be more or less digits)
    Example: 3021234 = Samick Korea / 1993 / February / unit 1234
    Example: S3021234 = Samick Korea / 1993 / February / unit 1234
    Example: S93021234 = Samick Korea / 1993 / February / unit 1234
     
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  10. C_Becker

    C_Becker Dat Gibson smell Premium Member

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    My guess is that the covers were added by the previous owner and he didn't know that they have to be soldered on.

    Other than that, they look like standard Epiphone humbuckers to me. Soldering looks original to me as well, no traces of flux or anything that would indicate modifications or reworking. I've seen much better solder joints though.

    Red and blue wires from the pickups look stock Epiphone as well.

    Its a nice looking guitar, I'd put some decent pickups in it though. Sorry, not a fan of Epi stock pickups.
    Maybe some Seymour Duncan Slash Signature to stay with the theme ?
     
  11. Zoobiedood

    Zoobiedood Senior Member

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    If you were going to change them, certainly the Slashes would be the right choice. OT, but a cool factoid: I have a set of Slash-played SD prototype pickups that he used for a time, and rejected.
     
  12. pureanalog

    pureanalog Senior Member

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    nice fact!

    stock pickups are not too bad, I would be interested to try something else, but I see no absolute need for that as they sound pretty good with my AFD100.
     
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  13. Gooner

    Gooner Senior Member

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    I have a snakepit and am more than happy with the pickups, in fact, it's a pretty decent guitar all 'round.
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  14. pureanalog

    pureanalog Senior Member

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    So do you think mine is fake?

    I can't justify the missing factory identifier.

    Everything else spec-wise and feel-wise feels like original epiphone and identical to other epi s (incl. classics) I have tried.
     
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  15. Gooner

    Gooner Senior Member

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    I'm no expert, but I can't see anything there from the pictures that looks wrong. I don't know about the numbers, but there is not a huge amount of info about these guitars other than already said.
     
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  16. paruwi

    paruwi Kraut-Rocker Super Mod Premium Member

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    It is not a fake IMO

    there had been worse things than missing the letter prefix on an epiphone serialnumber
     
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  17. Paully

    Paully Senior Member

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    Try S.D. APH II's
     
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    metale Senior Member

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    I've spent some hours with one of those, I see nothing wrong with your's except for the switch tip which was obviously replaced.
     
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    workerunit Senior Member

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    Your bridge is installed backwards. Does the guitar have a long neck tenon? It looks real to me.
     

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