A colleague took a sick leave since February and she's still ill, in the meantime I do her tasks at work.
A while ago at lunch time, I found this little Epi on sale, tried it and... GAS did the rest
The neck is really nice, it seems it is close to the Gibson '60s slim neck.
The neck joint is almost at the 22nd fret, going to the higher frets is very easy.
I can feel the strings vibrations in the neck and the body while playing.
It sounded very well stock but I had some unused Lollar P90 in my drawer so I replaced the pickups.
The treble pickup is not exactely at the same location as a Gibson. Both pickups combined have a Fenderish quack.
The wraparound bridge is ok, intonation is spot on and it sustains well.
Very well built regardless of the name on the headstock.
A few sound samples
Bridge Crunch - Vox Tonelab ST (JTM45) + OCD
SG_Bridge-Crunch.mp3 - (728.57 KiB)
Bridge Clean - Vox Tonelab ST (JTM45)
SG_Bridge-Clean.mp3 - (528.37 KiB)
Neck & Bridge - Vox Tonelab ST (JTM45) + Light Compression
SG_Both-PU.mp3 - (351.43 KiB)
Neck - Vox Tonelab ST (JTM45) + OCD Clean Boost
SG_Neck.mp3 - (1.1 MiB)
Clean - Vox Tonelab ST (JTM45)
SG_Clean.mp3 - (768.98 KiB)
The feel of the vibrations is often a very good sign - a guitar alive with vibration usually seems to be one that sounds really good when plugged in too.
The Loller upgrade will have helped .... out of interest was it conventional wiring in the control cavity?
Much better SG choice than I made I think!
The work thing sounds familiar - you spend extra time and effort covering for someone being absent and instead of that being appreciated it's assumed you must have had too little workload before and you can just keep doing the cover for ever.
The replacement PUs are nice and of course brought an improvement, mostly clarity and some "air".VikingBlues wrote:The Loller upgrade will have helped .... out of interest was it conventional wiring in the control cavity?
The original PUs were good sounding and had some kind of rock grit/attack.
The wiring is conventionnal but it's not the so called '50s wiring, four full size 500K pots and 3 way switch.
No fancy PCB like the recent Gibson production.
I hear you, it's so common nowadays that it became a rule of thumb.VikingBlues wrote:The work thing sounds familiar - you spend extra time and effort covering for someone being absent and instead of that being appreciated it's assumed you must have had too little workload before and you can just keep doing the cover for ever.
" A blues guitarist plays 3 chords in front of thousands of people.......a Jazz guitarist plays thousands of chords in front of 3 people"