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Old September 3rd, 2018, 10:40 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Got a new (2017) Epiphone LP Standard Pro w/Probuckers, newer owned one before (and it fills my heart with joy!)

I read in threads and player reviews on guitars, people fix or alter various things when buying new guitars. Any tips or experiences for my new epi, personal preference or otherwise?

Post from OP to self: get a proper setup and intonation on the guitar before leaving the store no mater how much you want to rush home and play. I waited a whole year. Man, if he (Lessie) played this good from the beginning...all that frustration!

Started to dislike the polyuretane (name?) coating though. Firstly, it feels like it's sucking my hands to the neck, to much friction. Secondly, I would like the guitar age and show it. (I have a thing for old guitars).

Anyone got a good tip for the neck? I've heard people sanding it down, does not sound like a good looking solution. Anyone with experience?

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Old September 3rd, 2018, 10:51 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I always sand poly necks.

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Old September 3rd, 2018, 09:11 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I have used finger-ease for a couple of decades. Spray it on the back of neck when you clean the strings, wipe it down and wait at least 10 minutes, the first time. I use it after every gig or anytime I've played for an hour or so. Then the next time I pick up the guitar, it's ready to go. I don't really recommend mineral abrasives on guitar finishes, but I have seen fellows dull up the finish with ScotchBrite pads without any real damage done.
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Old September 4th, 2018, 12:03 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Ah, FingerEase. I used that stuff back in the early 70's.
I'm still trying to get it off my fingers.
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Old September 4th, 2018, 09:01 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Try soap and water. (You haven't washed your hand since the 70s, what must your nails look like?)
Lol, blatherskites abound, but that doesn't mean I have to let 'em blather.
BTW Iommi, Krieger and many professional guitarists have used it and do still.
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Old September 4th, 2018, 06:53 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Actually, washing your hands only makes it worse. To be honest, I had to trade that guitar (1969 LP Custom) before anything helped. I'm using Fast Fret now. Just a lot neater.
And, I like my action really low, so keeping short nails is a necessity.
How did we get so far off the Epiphone thread? And into personal hygene of all things.

(Biddlin: it does sound like you used the spray more correctly than I did. I would spray it on the fingerboard. It did speed things up though, particularly when you throw speed frets into the equation.)
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Old September 5th, 2018, 09:56 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Thanks for the advice people. Btw, remember the feeling when you first discovered pinch(pick/thumb) harmonics? Holy s.. !
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Old September 5th, 2018, 05:14 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I just spray that stuff occasionally on my left hand, mainly on the fingers.
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