- Jan 20, 2021
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Simple question, do you keep your Epi Les Pauls stock or so you upgrade the bridge & tail piece? If so, to what?
The rest didn't work ?
Threads like this make me feel so lucky. Apart for strings about once a year, nothing ever fails on my Epiphone guitars
Basically did the same with the Jag, only the Bigsby has stayed so far.Mine's an SG, and I've replaced both. Tailpiece only because it looked cool, bridge was a rattle trap and I was going to go Bigsby / roller on that guitar. Took off the Bigsby kept the rollers.
I had the same issue with tuners - not only was it broken by the previous owner, but the screw holding in the tuner had rusted so ended up breaking flush with the peghead. Those UMPs are really helpful in these situations.Later, I changed the tuners to the Hipshot 3X3 locking tuners with UMP. I bought the guitar used, and the previous owner had mangled one of the tuners (bent tuner shaft), and the remaining 5 tuners were very stiff, which no amount of screw adjustment or lubrication could fix. The Hipshots have worked out well, and they are very smooth, partially because they are new (with new lubricant) and partially because of the 18:1 tuner ratio. The fact that they are locking tuners helps mitigate the need to twist the knob a million turns to get the guitar tuned up when changing strings over, but they are very easy to get the tuning bang on with.