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  1. Rod Neep

    Exactly What is it that's wrong with '15 Les Pauls?

    One of the huge problems about asking on an internet forum if guitar X is worth buying is that a load of people (who haven't tried one) will say it is rubbish, and a load of people (who haven't tried one) will say that it is the best thing ever produced. Then there will be some who say that you...
  2. Rod Neep

    well they liked it...

    50 minutes of justifying that the new features were great. :hmm: Al it did for me was to make me question the validity of their reviews.
  3. Rod Neep

    Removable pickguard retro fit?

    From another thread on the 2015 models. So... anyone know of a retro fit kit? Presumably the pickguard and a pair of pickup rings. This could be useful.
  4. Rod Neep

    Anything wrong with this Epi LP Custom?

    It was surprisingly good for its age. There was very little evidence of it having been played, even though it is a 10 year old instrument. Not a single ding anywhere. No fret wear at all. All that was needed was: Remove the old strings (they were extremely cruddy) Clean and polish the body...
  5. Rod Neep

    Anything wrong with this Epi LP Custom?

    This one was delivered by Parcel Force. I was outside watching for the van at the time, and went to meet him. He had the guitar case in the cab beside him! :wow: He was obviously taking care of it, and nicely warm too instead of in the cold in the back.
  6. Rod Neep

    Anything wrong with this Epi LP Custom?

    It arrived.... in just the case! :shock: and no additional packing.... But the guitar was intact, thankfully. A bit scruffy looking and with the metalwork needing some TLC A clean and polish, and the metalwork cleaned up with silver polish. A new set of strings.... action adjusted...
  7. Rod Neep

    Anything wrong with this Epi LP Custom?

    Tracking shows it due to arrive in the morning. It's gonna be cold after being on the delivery van all night!
  8. Rod Neep

    Anything wrong with this Epi LP Custom?

    Thanks :) But I'm just an old (70 years next month) "has been" guy who has been playing for 55 years. Playing guitar has provided me with some awesome experiences during that time, and with a lot of cool stories to tell. This is just a little "pay back" thing to help a youngster who deserves...
  9. Rod Neep

    Anything wrong with this Epi LP Custom?

    Actually, this one isn't for me. :) There is a young 15 year old at our church who plays and sings occasionally using an inexpensive acoustic with a pickup. He is already better than pretty good and shows a lot of promise. His eyes light up at my own LP.... He doesn't know it yet, but I am...
  10. Rod Neep

    Anything wrong with this Epi LP Custom?

    Have you any idea why we might call them ParcelFarce? :hmm: Rod
  11. Rod Neep

    Anything wrong with this Epi LP Custom?

    Well... it is now in the hands of ParcelForce... I hope that he packed it well as instructed, and that Parcelfarce doesn't throw it around. :rolleyes: Estimated to be here Tuesday.
  12. Rod Neep

    Anything wrong with this Epi LP Custom?

    Did that. All seems OK after a few messages back and forth. He lowered the price on Ebay as agreed, and then ended the auction as soon as I bought it at that price. Its better that way doing it through Ebay and Paypal as it gives me the buyer protection. Cheers Rod
  13. Rod Neep

    Anything wrong with this Epi LP Custom?

    Yup :) I guess I'll have to fit a new set of strings.
  14. Rod Neep

    Anything wrong with this Epi LP Custom?

    I am thinking about it. It is on Ebay and has been relisted about a half a dozen times at £300 with not a single bid. The only down side that I can see is that it is by a new Ebayer with zero feedback.
  15. Rod Neep

    Anything wrong with this Epi LP Custom?

    Do you spot anything "wrong" with this Epi LP Custom? Or is it "right" ?
  16. Rod Neep

    Obsolecense

    Looks like the guitar played by Spock in the first series of Star Trek :naughty:
  17. Rod Neep

    Obsolecense

    Oh yes it does :naughty: In 2005 Martin introduced a "PDA" model guitar, that would do all sorts of fancy things, and integrated itself into the electronics in the guitar. They were terribly proud of it! By PDA I mean the latest in technology at the time. A big thick lump of a thing. Remember...
  18. Rod Neep

    Thoughts on my problem? Introducing relief into an older guitar with too low action?

    No No No No No :) An adjustable truss rod is not there to change the action. It is there to change the neck relief. If over the course of a year, or even season to season, the action changes, then it is the BRIDGE that needs adjusting. That's why may players of acoustics keep two saddles. One...
  19. Rod Neep

    Thoughts on my problem? Introducing relief into an older guitar with too low action?

    Intonation is a different "problem" entirely. 1) Get the action right first by raising the bridge 2) If needed adjust the relief with the truss rod to give a tiny amount of bow 3. Then.... adjust the saddles forwards/backwards to get the intonation right. In that order. Rod

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