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Old 11-27-2012, 02:43 PM   #1
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Mediating the marriage between me and my Epi G-400 Goth

So a while ago I thought I had fallen out of love with my axe. After a brief stint with an LTD MH-401, I've decided that the old flame may yet be rekindled, but she has to make some changes before I take her back.

1) A new bridge pickup would be nice. The stock pickups do well in E standard tuning, but even in Eb they begin to sound muddy. I want something that can preserve the warmth of the current pickups but add more low-end clarity in dropped tunings. I was thinking of a Seymour Duncan Custom Custom - I'm a huge Alter Bridge fan, and that's what Myles uses. Budget: $100

2) New tuners. The stock Grover tuners don't hold up well in dropped tunings. Unfortunately I don't know a whole lot about brands that make tuners, so I'm open to any suggestions. Budget: $75... I guess?

Other tips and suggestions would be great.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:52 PM   #2
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If you don't like her any more, a bit of makeup and jewellery, or a nosejob, isn't really going to help.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:16 PM   #3
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I have a Duncan SH-4 in my G-400 and it is great. I play in D standard/Drop C with it. cuts fin and has plenty of bass responce. It can get pretty heavey and still be fairly clear. I still have the stock Grovers and they hold a tun pretty damn good.

Are you using the locking method when you restring? If you want new tuners, look at Sperzel.
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:39 PM   #4
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If you don't like her any more, a bit of makeup and jewellery, or a nosejob, isn't really going to help.

I thought this myself at first, but after giving her another chance I've decided we can reconcile our differences. I'm also a university student right now, so buying a new guitar isn't really an option.

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Are you using the locking method when you restring?

I wrap the string around itself at the tuning post before turning, if that's what you mean. It's mostly just the G string that struggles to keep tune, even though I've turned the screw in as much as I feel comfortable doing.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:59 AM   #5
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I thought this myself at first, but after giving her another chance I've decided we can reconcile our differences. I'm also a university student right now, so buying a new guitar isn't really an option.


Sure it is! You just have to cut back on the drinking a little bit
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:25 PM   #6
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duncan distortion.

sperzel or locking rotomatics
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