What did you do to your Epiphone today?

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Interestingly, my 700t came wired with the screw coil as the hot/split coil so thats how it went back. Yes it is extra twangy split.
That's how I wire my splits if I'm not using Triple Shot rings. Outer coils active on split.
 

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That's how I wire my splits if I'm not using Triple Shot rings. Outer coils active on split.

That's how I'd always assumed you split them until I started fooling with them. After I got done with everything and played it a few times, I noticed the neck joint has a crack in the finish. Odd seeing as I baby my stuff. :facepalm:

So no more mods for it.

If anyone else contemplates doing the same to 650r/700t, I would recommend getting some slightly bigger screws if you plan on removing/loosening the baseplates, as the same screw on each pickup was stripped from the factory.

I like these pickups quite a bit for stock Epiphone, they sound good. But they arent built particularly well, at least mine. GFS/Fleor etc would probably be worth getting in the first place. Pretty sure at least some of the materials Epi claimed to build these from, is not in fact there.

Seems to be a couple 650r's also, as some ppl test theirs in the 8k's, others like mine in 12k's.

I followed a lot from a post on another forum, although most all wires, colors, and as previously mentioned the bridge pickup appeared to be some amount of backwards.
 
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I had let the kid next door borrow my 59 right after Thanksgiving. It was supposed to be for a week. Then I was out of town and couldn't get it back, told him hang onto it another week. Then he got covid, I told him hang onto it haha. Then Christmas came and I was out of town, then new years came and I got covid. Finally got it back today and played it for 2 hours.

I forgot already how it barks. I got so used to the sweet sounds of the Casino, hearing the raw sound of the 59 was pleasant. Now the body feels tiny to me. I've only been playing my acoustics and my Casino for the last month so now the LP feels tiny but super heavy.
 

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<<Shudders violently.
I've never liked those wired bridges. These days I prefer TonePros rollers, but yeah those those loose Chiclet abominations get yanked toot sweet.
After taking it off and really examining it I don't see any way to improve it. I've read you can bend the clip a bit to add tension but with the Gotoh only costing $20 its a no brainer to just get it.
 

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After taking it off and really examining it I don't see any way to improve it. I've read you can bend the clip a bit to add tension but with the Gotoh only costing $20 its a no brainer to just get it.
Yup, especially at that price. That's only a few bucks more than the generic rollers I sometimes suggest.
 

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Added flat ones to Epi Sheraton. Sounds really good with the clean ceramic pickups. With distortion, not so much.
 

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I just recently discovered the Inspired by Gibson Epiphones and ended up buying an SG, Les Paul Special and Lazarus. I did a lot of work on the Lazarus, but today I rewired the SG and changed the bridge and tailpiece. I replaced the switch with a Switchcraft switch, the pots are VIPots and the caps are Russian paper in oil. The bridge is a Faber with the Faber adapters, and the tailpiece is a Gotoh aluminum one that I had in my parts box, with Faber studs.

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I am now replacing the Probuckers in the LPC with the Gibson 490/490. I'm not complaining about the Probucker, but the 490s lie in the drawer unused, I think whether to put the gold probucker covers on the 490
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after the procedure, push pull potentiometers thrown out, two drop orange 0.223 capacitors installed
 
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It wasn't today, but when I got my Lazarus I wanted it to look a bit more like the real thing so I got some aged parts and replaced the tuners, strap buttons, pickup covers, knobs, bridge and bridge posts, tailpiece and tailpiece post, and rewired it with Gibson style wire, VIPots, Switchcraft switch and jack, and Russian paper in oil caps.

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rewired it with Gibson style wire, VIPots, Switchcraft switch and jack, and Russian paper in oil caps.
Why? It came with the Switchcraft jack and switch, Mallory caps (5% tolerance compared to 10% for the Commie caps) and quality CTS pots. Not that I usually care about such things, but collectors usually care about originality.

Also, those don't look like VIPots - they usually have their name slathered on them.
 


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