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Part Number:EDOTEBCH

Description:Epiphone Edotebch Electric Guitar ES-335 Black

The Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar will give you buckets of deep, rich, full sound. Features classic semi-hollowbody design with dual humbuckers and 3-way pickup selector that delivers everything from growling snarls to sweet, singing sustain. Equipped with 2 volume and 2 tone controls that let you tailor your tones to fit your style, and a silky smooth, lightning-fast 22-fret rosewood fingerboard. The LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece add more sustain and make string changing easier.
Epiphone Dot Electric Guitar

FEATURES:
Semi-hollowbody
Laminated maple body and top
Body binding
Set maple neck
22-fret rosewood fretboard
Dual humbuckers
3-way pickup selector
2 volume and 2 tone controls
LockTone Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece add more sustain and easier string changing
Chrome hardware


Hey there,

I'm new to the guitar gear scene so my knowledge is somewhat limited so please excuse me if I ask some stupid questions. Please note that I've been playing for a few years so I'm familiar with the instrument but when it comes to the technical aspects I only know really basic stuff.

Above is the guitar I plan on purchasing... and the stock humbuckers that come with it are decent but not great by any means. I like the bite of single coils especially with hard rock and punk stuff so I would like to throw one in just to have the option. That being said, I'm not really sure what would best suit me cause I would like to have a somewhat versatile instrument but I don't know if I should get one single coil and a humbucker or two mini humbuckers or whatever....

Lets say I did go the route of getting one humbucker and one single coil, is there a preferred position for them? like single coil at the bridge and the humbucker at the neck or vice versa?

As for mini humbuckers I don't really know much about them at all but my one friend said they are a hybrid between standard HBs and SCs... then again I don't really know.

I'm aware some of these questions could be answered by a simple google search but I'm mostly interested in info that would be relate-able to this particular guitar.

Any knowledgeable advice would be greatly appreciated good sirs
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Coil tap the humbuckers, and replace the existing volume pots with push pull pots is one way to go. Total versatility at a price.
You might be able to find an old Gibson ES-135 with the famous P-100's for the cost of the Epiphone and the upgrades you want. Spend more and get less?
Gibson also has a new "Luther Dickson ES-335" that has the old dog ear P-90's in a ES-335. Maybe Epi has a similar model.
Happy hunting.
Last edited by Guitbuilder at Aug 3, 2013,
#3
Look at HB sized P-90's they are in the middle of single coils and humbuckers.

Seymour Duncan Phat Cat P-90 are good

GFS Mean 90 if your on a budget
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#4
The guitar is 430 dollars so I'm willing to spend a little extra on pick ups. I looked up the Gibson ES-135, its nice but a little out of my price range. The Coil tap humbuckers sound appealing to me.

I used to have a guitar with P-90s and it was decent but they were quite noisy. It would be nice to get something that was noiseless.
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Quote by MaxTraction
The guitar is 430 dollars so I'm willing to spend a little extra on pick ups. I looked up the Gibson ES-135, its nice but a little out of my price range. The Coil tap humbuckers sound appealing to me.

I used to have a guitar with P-90s and it was decent but they were quite noisy. It would be nice to get something that was noiseless.

There is a hum canceling P-90 called the H-90 from Gibson. This can be found on the Billie Joe LP Jr.

Trust me from experience coil tap does not get a single coil sound, it is more of a week HB sound. if the pickups offer coil split that will get you much closer to a single coil sound.

But I will have to say that a good set of P-90's will not be extremely noisy. Do you remember what guitar and type of P-90 you have played?

And unless you can find an adapter ring, Mini HB's will not fit in your guitar at all. I have seen P-90 to Mini HB conversion rings, but that is it
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
Last edited by Robbgnarly at Aug 4, 2013,
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Quote by Robbgnarly
There is a hum canceling P-90 called the H-90 from Gibson. This can be found on the Billie Joe LP Jr.

Trust me from experience coil tap does not get a single coil sound, it is more of a week HB sound. if the pickups offer coil split that will get you much closer to a single coil sound.

But I will have to say that a good set of P-90's will not be extremely noisy. Do you remember what guitar and type of P-90 you have played?

And unless you can find an adapter ring, Mini HB's will not fit in your guitar at all. I have seen P-90 to Mini HB conversion rings, but that is it

It's funny you say that, because coil taps are what's used on single coils to vary the output level. You thinking of Series/Parallel switching?

But tbh I'd get humbucker sized P-90s (e.g. Seymour Duncan Phat Cats).
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Quote by Anonden
You CAN play anything with anything....but some guitars sound right for some things, and not for others. Single coils sound retarded for metal, though those who are apeshit about harpsichord probably beg to differ.
#7
Have you checked out the Epi Casino or the scary Riviera P-93? Epiphone does have P-90 equipped guitars. Good luck.
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Best bet is to put a decent pup in it. Ones from guitarfetish will be better than the stock pickups. Coiltapa humbucker. If you really want a single coil then guitarfetish sells a pickup ring that fits over a humbucker route to hold a single coil.