Show your Epiphones

Discussion in 'Epiphone Guitars' started by Paruwi, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. vomer

    vomer Active Member

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    At a guess, I'd assume someone swapped out one or both pickups for better ones. I'd want to know if it were mine. (I do want to know, and it's yours! :fingersx:). If you've never taken a guitar apart before, it's quite easy to have a look underneath the pickup to see if there are any identifying markings. Loosen off the strings, and unscrew the four screws in the corners of the pickup surrounds (not the two height adjustment screws in the middle.) There should be enough wire there to turn the pickup over and have a look at the base. Let us know what it says, or post a pic.

    And, glad to hear that it tunes OK now. A little trick to help, is to lubricate the nut slots. Graphite is a good lubricant. Scrape the tip of a pencil with a craft knife so the dust goes into the slots. It is the first thing I would do if a guitar ever had any tuning problems.
     
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    I love it! I really do! Can I have it?
     
  3. BlackSG91

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    Here's my 2006 Epiphone Les Paul Standard which after a good set-up plays pretty fantastic. I got a great deal in the pawn shop where I bought it from a few years back and it came with an SKB hard shell case made in Orange, California, U.S.A. The guitar has a 60's slim D-taper neck which I really love and plays beautifully. It's one of the best guitars buys I've ever made.

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  4. 2tone

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    Yes, I had to know as well! I had a peek and it looks as if the neck pickup is a 2012 PB2, and the bridge pickup is a 2014 PB3.

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    The guitar was sold by the shop as new, and it certainly looked new. No scratches, plastic still on the scratch plate and stickers under the volume knobs. Can't think why they would have changed the bridge pickup with a 2104 PB3, will probably never know. I don't know anything about Epiphone pickups, but I assume the PB2 and PB3 are fairly standard on Epiphone guitars.
     
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  5. Cam.man67

    Cam.man67 Well-Known Member

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    Man, I like the look of that guitar! I'd love to own a black Standard with those amber knobs. Love!
     
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  6. vomer

    vomer Active Member

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    Ah, Probuckers, so not standard on the Standard? Someone will know for sure, but it looks like you got an upgrade there.
     
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  7. 2tone

    2tone New Member

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    This one is a Custom Pro, so maybe thats why it has the Probuckers.
     
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  8. Stuart

    Stuart Well-Known Member

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    Why??? Coz that would be freakin’ awesome, that’s why!!!

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  9. Raiyn

    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't sweat the details. If you don't like it, mod it.
    One of the best things about an Epiphone is that you can mod them to your heart's content and nobody will give you grief.
     
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  10. 2tone

    2tone New Member

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    Haha, yep, 2014!
     
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  11. 2tone

    2tone New Member

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    You're right, it doesn't matter why the pickup was changed. The guitar is awesome, plays really well and sounds great. It actually surpassed my expectations, so couldn't be happier!
     
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  12. Stuart

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    Then again, if you can hold off until 2112 production is rumoured to have been rushed to Thailand

     
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  13. Raiyn

    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    'Nuff said.
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    339.jpg Brother just having fun with some band pics
     
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  15. vomer

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    Ah, sorry, my bad. I thought I read 'Standard' on the truss rod cover but looking at it again it clearly doesn't say that.
     
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    Just picked up this 1951 Zenith on Friday night while my daughters were in their violin lessons at Homewood Musical Instrument Co.

    Entrapment, I tell you!

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  17. Cam.man67

    Cam.man67 Well-Known Member

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    Good Lord....
     
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    That's freakin' gorgeous. Reminds of my second guitar, a non-cutaway Triumph. Never should have sold it. Went in the first great purge, to acquire my Ric 12.
     
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  19. Paruwi

    Paruwi Kraut-Rocker Staff Member

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    Wow :wow:

    the question is, what's older, the Epi or the typewriter

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    there were 'Triumph' typwriters out....
    I guess alot cheaper than the guitar
    50+ years old 100€
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    Of course, the truss rod cover doesn't always tell the story either.

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