The Modded Epi Thread!

Discussion in 'Epiphone Guitars' started by Cam.man67, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. Cam.man67

    Cam.man67 Active Member

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    Let's see 'em! Whether your mods are mild or wild, post up a pic and a description of what you've done to your Epi.

    My two:

    Epi Dot Studio:
    -ProBuckers, neck wired parallel instead of series
    -LP Standard knobs and switch tip

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    Epi LP Standard Plus Top :
    -neck wired up with inline capacitor

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    As stated the other day on another thread, the plan is to replace the neck with (most likely) a Dragonfire Screamer, then add a push-pull for coil splitting. Haven't gotten there yet, so it's just and inline cap at the moment. Also considering a GFS Mean 90 for the neck, alternatively.
     
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    I took off the pickguard. #screwdrivermods
     
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    Paruwi Kraut-Rocker Staff Member

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    LP jun Gotoh 510UB.JPG

    Best Wraparound bridge ~ 50 bucks
     
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    Full-on rewire of my Wildkat.
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  6. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Well-Known Member

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    Decided to give the Casino Coupe a British touch - as you may recall, I crossed the Atlantic for this guitar.

    I wanted something understated, but I couldn't find a black and white or etched metal truss rod cover with a Union Jack for the CC (they are available for bell-shaped trcs). So I bought a replacement 3-ply trc (Philadelphia Luthier's Tools) and stickers (Amazon, but from a vendor in Bulgaria). It's not perfect and you can see that up close, but it will do until someone makes a Union Jack trc.

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    Now that I look closely, I see that the sticker is asymmetrical. I waited 3 weeks for delivery :mad:.
     
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    No, it's OK, the Union Jack is asymmetrical also.

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    Oh. Thanks. I had always assumed that the diagonal red stripes were centered on the St. Andrews cross.

    I'm no longer annoyed at the sticker printer. Now I'm annoyed at the Union Jack designer. :)
     
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    There are several, but for today...Behold "The Curse"!

    This is a Epi LP Special VE. I had the brilliant idea that the walnut finish would be the perfect platform for doing custom "tops", without having to do a transparent wood finish on the back sides and neck. But EVERYTHING kept going wrong on this project. It's a fun little guitar, now that the punishment is over, and the experience took me down a notch, which I probably needed. :)

    So aside from paint, it's got some custom plastics, vintage style tuners, modified waterslides, and a Alnico Classic Pro in the brige instead of the 700T. I've never been extremely fond of flat tops, so it's kinda fitting that this is mine, and always will be.

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    My Epi Vjr.
    Too many mods to list. New cab, OT, master vol, revoiced, just to name a few.
     
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    My SG jr.
    upgraded to Grover Sta-tite tuners, pots, & cap replaced, & currently has a pickup that I wound myself.
     
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    That is a sweet looking bridge. Who makes it? I have not seen it on Ebay here, perhaps Euro origin? I got a couple of Wilkinson branded bridges based on the Badass design. My Junior intonates pretty closely with the stock bridge however.

    I plan on putting 2 pickups in one of my Juniors. Can't find many examples of others who have done this change. Thinking 2x Epi P-90 alnicos, just waiting for the right deal.
     
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    Paruwi Kraut-Rocker Staff Member

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    Chinese BadAss copy that has tons of travel for the saddles. You can tell this guitar wasn't bought last week ...

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    Cheap tuners, but way better than what came with it. No I didn't bother filling in the old holes. As I post this image, this is the first time in a few years that I see the leftover holes.

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    AND best of all, a pair of Tyson Tone 57's Wraptail P90's. This baby is now a weapon of mass destruction.



    Oh yeah ... I have to say that I have another set of Bobby's Tyson Tone pups, that I won in a contest. His Precious and Grace PAFs. They now live in my Vintage G400 and are pretty happy in there. I might try them in my Ultra 1 LP one day.

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    Finally got the new P94 for the neck! Went with a ceramic Guitar Madness one, very pleased with clarity.
     
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    I'm planning on doing something soon about a LP I have with a buzzing bridge from hell. Drives me crazy
     
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    I have a set of those and I compared them to Gibson P94's. I liked the GM better.

     
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    Interesting that both of you guys preferred the Guitar Madness ceramic P-94s. Did you choose ceramic over the alnico versions specifically for the clarity? I'm ready to pull the trigger on a set of P-94s but thought the alnicos might be the way to go. Any comments?
     
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    I didn't know it was ceramic when I got it. Doesn't really matter if it sounds great.

    Bright you can get darker.
    Dark you can't get brighter.
     
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    I actually contacted Joe at Guitar Madness to ask what he thought the brighter model was. He said ceramic so I went with it. It makes sense, since ceramic magnets typically EQ a pickup a bit brighter than, say, Alnico V.
     

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