#1
Whats the difference between the epiphone black beauty (3 pickups) and the epiphone les paul standard (2 pickups)? i get that the black beauty has a fatter sound but wut else? Just curious
#2
the third pickup in the middle can make it harder to play because it blocks your picking hand. also the extra magnet power does something. ono what it does but it does apparently
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#3
i have the black beauty and i find it doesn't affect my picking at all...you could always mod the wiring to get more pup combos
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extra magnet means extra string pull. probably, you can get more variety of tones from the black beauty.
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#6
Just the extra humbucker and aesthetics, such as the gold hardware, block inlays, that logo thing on the headstock, and the extra binding on the body and everywhere else. It's a Les Paul Custom with an extra pickup.
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Just the extra humbucker and aesthetics, such as the gold hardware, block inlays, that logo thing on the headstock, and the extra binding on the body and everywhere else. It's a Les Paul Custom with an extra pickup.

And a bigsby.

And it is gorgeous.
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And a bigsby.

And it is gorgeous.


Yeah, but thats the Gibson one. TS was talking about the Epiphone one. But beautiful anyway, haha.
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Yeah, but thats the Gibson one. TS was talking about the Epiphone one. But beautiful anyway, haha.

I thought the Epi had a bigsby, too?
#11
Nah, it doesn't come with one as stock (i was looking at getting one, but then I found PRS...). You can buy a bigsby and install it yourself though.
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#12
^works for me
#13
I actually considered buying a G-400 after I saw the Limited Edition G-400 Custom in all white, gold hardware, three pick-ups, and a Meastro Tailpiece.

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I actually considered buying a G-400 after I saw the Limited Edition G-400 Custom in all white, gold hardware, three pick-ups, and a Meastro Tailpiece.

That is teh supeh sechs.

Yes. If only it came in an ebony finish...
#15
Yeah the BB is just beautiful, I'd buy one just for its looks, hang it on the wall and just look at the thing. Maybe come annual bonus time...... For those that have one, can you advise how it plays and the sound. I tend to play rock and in particular U2 stuff.
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Basically the same, one has a pickup for the middle position, rather than mixing the neck and bridge pickups for the middle position.

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the third pickup in the middle can make it harder to play because it blocks your picking hand. also the extra magnet power does something. ono what it does but it does apparently


Extra magnetic pull on the string = less sustain.
#17
I've got a black beauty (Epi) and I love it to bits, would never ever get rid of it! I normally play on the neck pickup, I'm a rhythm player personally and it sounds stunning, really warm. The middle pickup doesn't effect my picking at all, either with my fingers or with a pick. The switching for the pick up selector is as follows:

Position 1 : Neck
Position 2 : Middle / Bridge
Position 3 : Bridge

I'm considering modding it to allow a five way switch, although I'm not entirely sure the best way to go about this.

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#18
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Extra magnetic pull on the string = less sustain.

As well as less wood in the body.

Not to mention that unless you mod in a different pickup switch, you'll actually get less tonal variety with the middle pickup.