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Old September 4th, 2017, 11:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Tips for a new Epi?

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?

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Old September 4th, 2017, 08:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would recommend that you play it like a madman for months before even thinking about changes. You may find that it is just great the way it came from that factory!
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Old September 4th, 2017, 09:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to Gibson Talk. Congrats on the new guitar. Stan is right, don't do anything until you've put some hours on it. Epiphones come with good hardware these days.
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Hi and welcome to this place.

As Stan and Rob says, never make changes on any guitar until you have played it for a while. I never understand those who talk about making pickup and other changes before they have even bought the guitar. If you don't like the sound of a guitar, then move on try another.

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Old September 5th, 2017, 07:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks all for confirming what I suspected, sour sounds on a new guitar is most probably NOT the guitars fault...

Play it like a madman i certainly will, "Violent Pornography (SOAD) is up for this evening!
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Old September 8th, 2017, 05:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Those pickups are really good pickups - I'd not change anything apart from maybe add coil splits and or series/parallel on each pickup.


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Old September 8th, 2017, 05:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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As Stan and Rob says, never make changes on any guitar until you have played it for a while. I never understand those who talk about making pickup and other changes before they have even bought the guitar. If you don't like the sound of a guitar, then move on try another.



Good luck.


Good advice - unless it's a cheap used guitar and buying g it plus adding new pickups give the tone in your head but still costs less than buying one out the box


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I recently picked up the Koa Custom. Even just off the wall it played great and seems to be a step above the 339 that I got just a couple of years ago. And that Koa top is absolutely beautiful.
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