LP Ultra club ?

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  1. BGood

    BGood Well-Known Member

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    Are there enough of them out there for a club ?

    Here's mine, from the first batch (2007) without the Nanomag.

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    elephantrider Well-Known Member

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    there was one on local c'list forever that I should have picked up. the finish looks similar to the laz and '59 models... is it? either way, that's an awesome geet.
     
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    BGood Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.
    Yes it does have that '59 finish vibe. I sanded the poly to get there. It was a little too blingy for my taste. Here's a before/after picture.

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    It is heavily chambered and has a nice cut in the back.

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    Being chambered gives it a semi-hollow tone. I now have unwaxed Tyson Tone PAFs in it and it tends to howler when played loud and my hand hovers over the bridge pup. So I tried something last night, I compressed dense foam under the pickups and it totally cut out that problem.

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    I see no foam....
     
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    Looks like this will be a very select club.
     
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    Darkness Well-Known Member

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    I really like what you've done with yours. The black rings around the pickups go well with the black dials and I think look much better against the top. Removing the gloss was a bold move and looks beautiful.

    Any full pics? Did you swap the tuners for a darker color?
     
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    BGood Well-Known Member

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    Thank you :) I put nice vintage tulips on it.

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    Paruwi Kraut-Rocker

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    :rofl:

    I've sold my Ultra-II years ago to @eS.G.

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    Of course you had a black one!
     
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    blownmiata91 New Member

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    I just bought a 2006 Epiphone Les Paul Ultra, so I thought I should join this forum. It's a cherry sunburst. Came with a Gibson chainsaw case that is probably worth almost as much as the guitar. So far, not a fan of the stock pickups. They are fine when playing clean, but muddy with pedals, so I will probably upgrade the pickups
     
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    This guy has the stock pups in his. Sounds pretty good to me.
    When they say tone is in the fingers ...
    Since I saw that video, I've been on the lookout for a Supersonic :)

     
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    NG here; I have an Ultra 2.
     
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    I have an Ultra III that I’m thinking about some heavy duty mods. I’m going to keep the nano, PB’s and add an Alnico Pro. Using a Freeway 6 way toggle for pup switching. Also have a Floyd FRX that I’m thinking about adding. Before photo…

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