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

  1. Fred Garvin

    Fred Garvin Member

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    I brought this ES-335 home a couple days ago. I've been wanting one for a while now and got a good price on this one from GC. She was the last one they had and a wall hanger, but 3 rows up and pristine. Not a scratch.

    I've been focusing on Rhythm Guitar lately. I want to build up my chord, arpeggio and strum library to a point I can, by ear, jam along with any song in any key. A "fill the space" and "color the jam" role. As the bar gigs start up again alot of local bands are working again. The Rhythm Guitar role is the easiest to get and pretty sought after. Everybody wants to be Lead after all. I want to get to the point I can be an effective and useful "unrehearsed pick-up" and earn some extra scratch, but mainly just to have fun and GET OUT. I'm all COVID'd out, and fully vaccinated I've had enough.

     
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    Supersonic Well-Known Member

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    Sweet guitar and fantastic user name & profile pic.

     
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  3. Fred Garvin

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    LOL...thanks.....I use Fred on all the forums I haunt....been using him for years. Not many get it at first...
     
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    e real beauty. does it have a slim taper neck or a rounded c?
     
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  5. Paruwi

    Paruwi Kraut-Rocker

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    That's a good strategy - works for me for decades.....

    :thumb:
     
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  6. Fred Garvin

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    Thanks! I'm happy with it. Rounded C, and has a nice feel to it.
     
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  7. memery

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    Coil tapping might not be possible as these pup's are 2 wire only according to my luthiers. May mean having to swap pup's. That would be pricey considering I have already got locking tuners, roller bridge and Les Trem ii. Also , i dont feel comfortable doing that pup work as there is no access from the back of the guitar. Im at $250 for parts now and really dont want to sink $200 + more into the guitar. I'll stick with the current mods. And yes she does play well :-) Once everything is installed I'll repost pics.[​IMG]
     
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  8. grinwer

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    Epiphone Alnico Classic PRO - 2 wire?
     
  9. imnotcreative

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    in my es-339 they are braided wire. One fell out of the clip holding it away from the f-hole, thats how i know.
     
  10. memery

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    So I just had to look further......From Epiphone website for ES-339 ( Inspired by Gibson 2020 model ) :

    Electronics
    Neck Pickup
    Alnico Classic PRO™ Neck
    Bridge Pickup
    Alnico Classic PRO™ Bridge
    Controls
    2 Volume, 2 Tone, CTS® potentiometer

    Grover Rotomatic tuners

    My question to those who know...Are those 2 wire or 3 wire pups? Do coil taps require 3 wire pups? I am asking since I don't know. If my luthier shop is wrong then I will be switching shops...

    thanks in advance !
     
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  11. grinwer

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    I had an Alnico Classic PRO, they had 4 wires (5 pin connector). Without guitar, separately.
     
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  12. imnotcreative

    imnotcreative Active Member

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    @ grinwer and memery,
    You guys got me curious so i decided to have a quick look by taking out my bridge volume pot.
    It does not seem to be a 4 conductor, coil splittable connection to me

    IMG_20210904_095658.jpg
     
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    memery New Member

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    Thanks for confirming. was this on a ES-339 ?
     
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    imnotcreative Active Member

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    yes it is, 2020 model
    I'm pretty sure they are all made equal but you could have a look yourself by taking out the bridge volume pot if you want to be absolutely sure. Just make sure to tie a bit of yarn to the pot before loosening it so you'll be able to pull it back through the hole without too much problems.
     
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  15. Rusty Chops

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    I once owned a used Epi Casino from Kalamazoo (in the early ‘70’s) that I used for quite a while.
    Had a MIJ one, and an MIK.
    This is the current 2021 offering (MIC) from GC.
    It’s a pretty dang good version!
    I have some Lindy Fralin P-90’s that I’ll eventually put in, but for right now I’m enjoying the stock units, which are decent for generic guitar duties.
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  16. memery

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    Me likeee !
     
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    Me too!

    I’d like the new USA version, because the components would be more durable, as well as the vibe.
    This will suffice while I ponder that decision.
     
  18. Fred Garvin

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    X3, very very nice guitar!

    I recently bought the 335 Cherry from my local GC. It's a really nice guitar. Epiphone has certainly stepped up their game lately and the quality of these imports is top notch.
     
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    I believe so. Chinese guitars in general have become very good now. I’ve noticed they’re better now than Indonesian and most Korean made guitars. Like Japan.
    ‘Course poly finish and scarf joint necks still abound, but playability and QC is right in there.
     
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    I wonder what are those components that don't stand the test of time in the non USA made ?
     

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