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#1 43hertz

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 03:28 PM

Did someone here have or used to have one?

Complaints? Quibbles? Love stories?

Who knows what about these?
Gonna try one out this weekend.
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#2 the_stain

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 03:30 PM

I have one and I believe a couple others do as well. No complaints. It's heavy like a Les Paul should be, plays nice, and sounds great. I suck at playing it but I digress.
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Posted 14 January 2020 - 03:32 PM

I’ve long debated selling my strat for a translucent black flame top LP
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Posted 14 January 2020 - 03:32 PM

It has too many strings for me. 


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Posted 14 January 2020 - 03:33 PM

You’re obviously not a golfer
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Posted 14 January 2020 - 03:34 PM

One at a local GC for $149 with P90's
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Posted 14 January 2020 - 03:38 PM

I've been seriously considering selling my Koa wood Epi LP I got a few years ago.


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Posted 14 January 2020 - 03:38 PM

That's a good deal. I paid about twice that for mine.
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Posted 14 January 2020 - 03:39 PM

You’re obviously not a golfer

Yeah, moshing on the course is apparently frowned upon.  Who knew?


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Posted 14 January 2020 - 03:42 PM

Yeah, moshing on the course is apparently frowned upon. Who knew?

ive only been kicked off the course twice

One at a local GC for $149 with P90's

if you just want something to bang around on that seems like a sweet deal
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Posted 14 January 2020 - 03:55 PM

What model?
The SL is sold with an amp, gig bag etc for less than $200. The 100 is a $300 guitar, I think the standard is $500-600. The SL comes with single coil which could be the p90
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Posted 14 January 2020 - 04:02 PM

Ah good point. Mine's a standard. I got it at a pawn shop for 349 IIRC
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Posted 14 January 2020 - 04:31 PM

Studio, I think.
Lemme look.
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Posted 14 January 2020 - 04:36 PM

Les Paul Special, $149. Special II is 199, Studio Deluxe $399.
Probably try them all. They do have an SL which kinda looks crappy for $119.

Edited by 43hertz, 14 January 2020 - 04:38 PM.

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 04:43 PM

It's heavy like a Les Paul should be


I’ve never understood that being a plus?
Lighter and more porous wood is going to resonate better

Derek Trucks said something like “anytime you see someone pull a mint condition vintage instrument out from under a bed somewhere, it always weighs a ton - and that’s why no one played it”
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Posted 14 January 2020 - 04:51 PM

Obviously you’re not a golfer


FTFY

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 04:53 PM

I’ve not owned an Epi Les Paul, but I have briefly owned both an Epi 339 and Epi SG. Both sounded and played great. Sold them both, for different reasons

The 339 didn’t have great tuning stability. I changed to a Graphtech nut and that helped. I suspect changing tuners might be a nice upgrade

I’ve also read that changing the floating bridge to one from Stew-Mac is a great upgrade that doesn’t cost much
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Posted 14 January 2020 - 04:57 PM

FTFY

youre right, my bad
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Posted 14 January 2020 - 05:10 PM

I’ve never understood that being a plus?
Lighter and more porous wood is going to resonate better

Derek Trucks said something like “anytime you see someone pull a mint condition vintage instrument out from under a bed somewhere, it always weighs a ton - and that’s why no one played it”

Well, let me tell you. Not necessarily. With our new body design and bridge system, we've learned a lot about this stuff. It's helps to have friends at NASA that can test and explain things.  On a guitar with a solid backbone, as in the neck is attached to solid piece that the bridge and tail piece are also mounted to, the wood doesn't make much difference. Even the outboard sound chambers on a semi-hollow body don't change much. What does seem to make difference is the length of the string above the nut and below the bridge. Now, on a hallow body guitar where you are getting soundboard action under the bridge, wood type makes a difference. But then that can be negated with body size and shape. What we've come up with is we can adjust the tension on the sound board to get the guitar to act the way we want. 


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Posted 14 January 2020 - 05:23 PM

I’ve never understood that being a plus?

it's not necessarily. But it's like a standard. If you pick up something labeled "Les Paul" and it's not heavy, put it down, it's a fake. :D
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