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Old 04-18-2014, 06:20 PM   #11921
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Get a pickguard for a lefty model and install THAT!
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Old 04-18-2014, 06:31 PM   #11922
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Dammit but then you can't see the top and that does add to the toanz...if you can't see it, you can't hear it


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Old 04-18-2014, 06:57 PM   #11923
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On the one hand, that surprises me, since (as I recall) Epiphone made their name in the guitar biz with their semihollow and hollowbody guitars.


You recall rightly. I have an old '39 Epiphone Emperor (no pickups, no cutaway) that was the preferred cannon for big band/swing music rhythm sections, even over Gibson's Super 400. 18.5" lower bout. BIG muthachomper.

But we're talkin' Gibson "price point marketing" and Chinese/Indonesian construction these days. Gibson corporate culture *hates* epiphone. No matter how much money the brand may make them.

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Old 04-18-2014, 07:01 PM   #11924
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Old 04-18-2014, 07:18 PM   #11925
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Dammit but then you can't see the top and that does add to the toanz...if you can't see it, you can't hear it


Furrreal!

Nonononono! You still install it in the right place- it just points forwards!
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Old 04-18-2014, 07:36 PM   #11926
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Mepharooster

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Okay, Froggie, twang your magic twanger!


Nutter!
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Old 04-18-2014, 08:56 PM   #11927
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holy crap i didn't notice the back plate.

thanks for the eyes guys.

no poker chip looks whompass to me. pick guard meh, don't care either way looks fine both.
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:09 PM   #11928
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Nonononono! You still install it in the right place- it just points forwards!


But do you use unicorn or tortoise meat to stick it on?..
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Old 04-18-2014, 11:58 PM   #11929
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Nah, screws...made from the bones of baby jabberwockies...
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Old 04-19-2014, 03:19 AM   #11930
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I think mr spellman has had a drink or three
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Old 04-19-2014, 10:17 AM   #11931
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Nah, screws...made from the bones of baby jabberwockies...


Do you have to nut the nutter to summon them and then phase your magic phaser ("Star Trek meets guitar" pun) to wock them jabbers?

No, I really need to get off this ****, you are right @dspellman, she would LOVE it.

On a more serious (yeah... riiiiiight ) and more Les Paul related note though, I feel no difference between 25.5" and 24" scale lengths. Is that bad? The only difference is that the 25.5" guitars I have played have 24, not 22 frets. Would that be the difference in and of itself, as in, would I feel a difference between two guitars that have different scale lengths but the same number of frets? About that too, I know why Leo Fender and Paul Smith used 25.5" and 27" scale lengths respectively, but why did Lester Polsfuss use 24"?
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Old 04-19-2014, 10:31 AM   #11932
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Try the same gauge string on both guitars,you'll feel it then as scale length effects string tension. Lesters are typically strung with 10-46 and strats 9-42. I feel a change in string tension and a slight change in fret layout - nothing bothersome I adjust very quickly.
Number of frets doesn't make a difference, that's more likely to effect tone as it alters where the pickups are placed.
Try playing an ERG if you get the chance, you'll have more stings and a longer scale, I'm sure you'll notice then
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Old 04-19-2014, 10:39 AM   #11933
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Wait, my Les Paul copy came in fitted with 9 - 42s so the strings on the guitars I try is the same (I feel that playing electric should be much easier than acoustics, which is why I use medium gauge on my acoustic and my guitar is fitted for super - light anyway), and I feel no difference... Oh well, I may just be too good for it , just joking.

Do you mean ERG as in the ERG "custom" guitars? I cannot play one, I live all the way in Oz down under.
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Old 04-19-2014, 11:13 AM   #11934
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ERG is extended range - I was using it in terms of 7 and 8 strings. Quite a few have longer scales to help string tension when down tuned or for the f# string on an 8.
I'd try 10-46 on your LP and see if you like it.
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Old 04-19-2014, 11:18 AM   #11935
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Ah fair enough. Yes, I have tried 7 strings, and did not like it at all - it hurt to play at standard tuning without a pick. I decided I would stay with regular 6 string guitars and 4 string basses for my entire "career, if you like because of that, and it was not only one guitar either. I played a five string bass too, that was harder to 'pluck' than a four string as well.

To string my Les Paul with 10 - 46s, would I need to shave my nut string cavities down or make new ones?
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Old 04-19-2014, 12:24 PM   #11936
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I wouldn't have thought so. Try em if you find 9-42s too loose else I wouldn't bother.

There's nothing manly about larger gauge strings its all down to preference - how you like it to feel, how you like it to sound and of course what tuning you're playing in.
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Old 04-19-2014, 12:29 PM   #11937
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Speaking from an avid acoustic player's perspective, I find 9 - 42s not loose enough.

Where is this ‘manliness' based off? Is that the “popular” opinion?
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Old 04-19-2014, 12:32 PM   #11938
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To string my Les Paul with 10 - 46s, would I need to shave my nut string cavities down or make new ones?


I use 12's, I mainly play in Eb.
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Old 04-19-2014, 12:43 PM   #11939
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I used 10-52 in Eb. I think it's a great compromise.
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Old 04-19-2014, 01:57 PM   #11940
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Izzy, is that you?

You know, first thing that came into my mind was "maybe you should ask for a tracking number".

I got my money back a year and five days ago. Damn I'm glad that's over and done with. That was a shit time.
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