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  • Tell me how to turn a Epi into a Gibson

    Explain it to me.

    This will be fun.

    Tell what pro guitar players have taken an Epi and turnes it into a Gibson.

    BTW, you can't say The Beatles because those Epi's were pro guitars and you can't say the Gibson Custom Shop Epi's.

    Show to us how you turn a $500 Epi into a $2,500 Gibson.

     

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    • billybilly
      billybilly commented
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      If I had an Epi, I'd just gut the electronics and pickups, replace them, done.  The rest would be a good enough platform.  You could get into changing the hardware but stock would be suffice for me.  I really do dislike stock Epi pickups, pure mud.


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    http://forum.gibson.com/index.php?/topic/73053-les-paul-on-epiphone/

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    • #4

      A troll thread from a member with 23000+ posts?  My my, things ARE getting slow around here....

      Two types of people you don't want to argue with.... geniuses and fools. .....it helps if you can tell the difference.

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      • knotty
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        stormin1155 wrote:

        A troll thread from a member with 23000+ posts?  My my, things ARE getting slow around here....


        22000 of them are troll posts.


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      Regardless of what mods one can do to an Epi, it will never have the intangible "feel" or "mojo" of a Gibson. It may come within 85%  ,depending on the model, but Gibson's reputation and history is undeniable. Do they have some quality control issues? Absolutely. Are they over-priced? Depends on what your ears hear and how deep your pockets are.

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      • #6
        Well, I play my Gibson Les Paul much more than my Epiphone, mostly due to the neck profile. My Epiphone Les Paul, with Duncan pickups, sounds pretty fantastic. The action is certainly as good as my Gibsons, though the overall feel is different due to the neck carve and probably the frets. Love those flat Gibson frets.
        <div class="signaturecontainer"><b>Guitars:</b> 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)<br><br><br><br><b>Pedal Chain:</b> BBE Green Screamer -&gt; MXR Distortion III -&gt; Boss CE-5 -&gt; EH Stereo Pulsar -&gt; Boss DD-20 -&gt; BBE Boosta Grande<br><br><br><br><b>Amps:</b> Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5<br><br><br><br><a target="_blank" href="http://soundcloud.com/andrewalderman">SoundCloud</a></div>

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        • #7
          Not as much fun as another idiotic troll thread from a moron with an 80 I.Q.

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          • #8
            Take Epi to guitarshop that sells Gibson.
            Trade it in

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            • Frets99
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              Zarthaz wrote:
              Take Epi to guitarshop that sells Gibson.
              Trade it in

              LOL


          • #9
            I don't try to necessarily Gibify them. I just get one to do mods I'd be more comfortable doing it on an Epi than a Gibson as the idea of routing on a Gibby would make it stressful as if I mess up....... You know. But on an Epi I owned I had a preamp and all those other electronic do dads on it which was fun for a modding platform

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            • Dr. Scottie C
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              How do you turn an Epi into a strat? That would be more interesting.


          • #10
            Well buy those POS strat copies they built in the 80's and 90's

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            • #11

              grind it into small pieces, get some potting soil, mix the ground up Epiphone in, get some maple and mahogany trees, plant the seeds, wait 200 years, cut the trees down, make a Gibson

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              • AJ6stringsting
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                I must have been lucky, my 2007 Epiphone Les Paul Custom resonates just a hair better than my 1974 Gibson Les Paul Custom.
                I put on a Schaller tail piece with fine tuners and a Dragon Fire vintage Alnico 5 Goldbucker in the bridge of my Epi and that guitar burns better than the Gib with a Dimarzio Evolution and a Seymour Duncan Screamin' Demon.


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              ^ So in a sense it's a Gibson but deep down inside it is indeed an Epiphone

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              • GilmourD
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            • #13

              I don't consern myself with turning one particular brand of guitar into another. The Epiphones I've kept have no need to be anything but what they are...fine instruments.

              Trooper #179. Epiphone Sorrento 50th ann. reissue, Riviera P93 (wine red, black pearl, gold), Wildkat, ES-355, SG 400, Dot Studio, ES-335 Pro, LP Standard Pro+, LP Junior , EL-00, Gretsch Electromatic Double Jet w/Bigsby, Squier Affinity Strat, Deluxe Stratocaster, Affinity Tele, Greco electric double cut, Gibson LPJ, Les Paul Special Humbucker, Montaya LP, Regal Duolian RC-2, Marcus Martini A mandolin, Valencia A electric mandolin, Savannah F mandolin, Maestro mando-caster, Ktone F mandolin, Stella 12 string acoustic, Hondo H-320, Yamaha F325, Rogue 6 string lap steel, Warmouth P bass, Vox Amplug AC30 and cabinet, Mini 3 G2, AromA mini recording amp, Digitech Whammy V5 and MIDI controller, T C Electronic Transition and Flashback loopers, Boss Distortion DS-1, Electro-Harmonics Ravish sitar simulator w/ 2 MOOG expression pedals, Epiphone tweed mini, studio acoustic 15C, Fender Mustang II V1 w/footswitch, Mustang Mini, Passport Mini, GDEC 3-30 w/4 button footswitch, Mustang 3 V2 w/ expression pedal and 4&2 button foot switches, Hiwatt Bulldog 20, Bugera V5 and 2x12 cabinet, Acoustic Lead 20, Marshall G10 MKII, NuX Amp Force, ZOOM G2Nu w/ expression pedal, SoundTech QM802 compact mixer. lol

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              • #14
                Hey perfect answer to this thread is the Kalamazoo Epiphones from the 60's.

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                • #15

                  Visconti wrote:

                  Explain it to me.

                  This will be fun.

                  Tell what pro guitar players have taken an Epi and turnes it into a Gibson.

                  BTW, you can't say The Beatles because those Epi's were pro guitars and you can't say the Gibson Custom Shop Epi's.

                  Show to us how you turn a $500 Epi into a $2,500 Gibson.

                   


                   

                  Buy at a discount, sell at a markup and repeat until you have enough to buy the Gibson.

                  I had 3 Midtown P90s that I bought when they were being blown out with intention of selling 2 and keeping one and selling my Epi 339. There were build flaws which each of the Gibsons and in the end I sold them all off (at a profit) and keep the Epi. This is not to say there are issues with all Gibsons nor that Gibsons are bad guitars, and my Epi is far from flawless as well. But my Epi cost half of the Gibson blowout cost

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                  • AJ6stringsting
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