NGD: Epiphone Joe Bonamassa 59 Les Paul

Discussion in 'Epiphone Guitars' started by joseph07081, Oct 10, 2021.

  1. Raiyn

    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    I do hope you meant bending it one way or another instead of actually twisting it on it's wire axis. The latter would be umm, bad.

    ... and sold new for Epiphone money?
     
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    John Well-Known Member

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    So… a Gibson?
     
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    Epi is knocking it out of the park and the time to get these great guitars is now. I am trying to sell my wife"s salt shaker collection to get a 59. joking kinda
     
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    Looks like quality control is still an issue..this is my GC Epi JB Lazarus..didn't even take it out of the case..shame..had a nice top..sigh 20211019_101214.jpg 20211019_101307.jpg 20211019_101254.jpg 20211019_101259.jpg
     
  7. Raiyn

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    They sell pickup screws pretty cheap ya know. Looks like a standard GC shipment to me, no 55 point inspection, just slap it in a box and let the buyer figure it out.
     
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    I don't believe it, someone did it on purpose
     
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  9. Raiyn

    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    It's

    a

    spring.​

    Literally any online guitar retailer (or eBay) carries the things in bulk and you can buy 'em cheap.
     
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  10. Nikki M

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    Yup I bought 2 screws and 2 springs off reverb..
    Yup bought a pair off a company on Reverb...2 Humbucker Pickup Mounting Screws w/ Springs-Nickel
     
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    Probably won't even need the screws.
     
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    I'm thinkin' the same thing..
    I was on the fence ordering...lots of choices..50 springs..20 springs..chrome..nickel..gold..
    springs and screws..
    figured I'd buy a matched pair..
    as I'm not sure if these are us or metric..
    Of course epis are metric..
    But..
    Since these are Gibson pickups ..maybe they're US standard?..
    I'll let you know what happens..
    Just gonna be another addition to my ever growing box of spare parts
     
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    Honesty, if you have a ball point pen that retracts with the click action, just take the spring out of it and use it.

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  14. Raiyn

    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    ...of springs. Makes perfect sense to me. Equal height, compression rate, same color and look when Zippy the collector goes through it in a jiliion years while whining about how much play wear it has.
    :cheers:
     
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    Zero Well-Known Member

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    What?! Nah man!! Look, touch, fondle, get a lap dance, just don’t get naked at your local music ship with one. They’ll kick you out and revoke your right to return.
    Or so I’ve heard :rofl:
     
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    Still waiting for the springs from Gibson...sigh..they're tapered or conical on the JoBo pickups...who knew...jeez
    I mentioned in the other thread I tried regular Humbucker springs I bought on Reverb..regular long skinny ones (see photo)..side by side with the stock JoBo conical spring..big difference...so found some conical springs from Philadelphia luthiers...bought a bag of 10 apis5eb0v__64565.1568126493.jpg Screenshot_20211027-165802~2.png ...I'll post a comparison photo when they arrive..and the Gibson springs..if...they ever arrive..
     
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    Good god! I didn’t realize there was so dang many options!
     
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    as an enthousiast warranty voider (yes, i take apart nearly everything i have just to have a look to see what's inside and makes it work) i found the long springs work better on gibson pickups which have longer legs, there were conical springs used on the 59 which made the neck pickup a bit wobbly when set low. i changed them for a pair of longer springs to help it be more stable. They can be a pain to install though and are easily flung across the room if they slip. i am speaking from experience..
     
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    Yup.. I use the old cut a short straw the length of the spring .. slice in half length wise....piece of scotch tape hack when installing long springs...works great...eliminated eye injuries..lol
     
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    Ihadn't even thought of that. Might give it a try next time. I spent about half an hour searching for the spring on the dark blue carpet i have here. Also a lot of fun when dropping tiny black screws..
     
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