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Recent content by Daka3

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    Telecaster and Esquire

    Esquiers and Juniors are cool. If they make me play cooler, all is even more cool! I used to rock an SG Junior, and while the tuning couldn't get totally on point, the tones were truly to die for. I'll own an Esquire some day.
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    School me on using a Tele

    I really like tex-mex (Fender) pickups. The bridge is plenty gnarly for faux-humbucker tones, while still being plenty twangy when you dime the controls. The neck actually out-strats most strats I’ve tried. Really useable pickups that dial back beautifully.
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    Does anyone make an LP Bonabyrd copy?

    Most people hate ‘em, but I’m with you. I’d buy the Epi version in a heartbeat. Especially in Pelham.
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    Tension woes: 335 is ... hard to play.

    OP here. I really like my standard 11-49 set that I use on all my electrics. I raised the tailpiece a tad more, topwrapped and got my hand strenght up. Now, I roll with this fine instrument. Thank you so much everyone for your constructive solutions. The problem is lessened, but the mystery...
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    Played the new Epiphone LPs and a few Gibsons...

    Exactly. Not reassurance, and certainly Not ragging on Gibson, I love my Gibsons dearly, just a general sense of mild astonishment and, well, gratitude towards a series of affordable instruments that turns out to be really great. It certainly opens some doors for new players. This can only be...
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    Played the new Epiphone LPs and a few Gibsons...

    Nah, buy Gibsons. They're great - sometimes. Point is, the new Epis have considerably upped their game. I'm holding, as I type this, my new 2020 Riviera, and there are many damned good reasons I'm reluctant to let it go. It simply sounds and plays wonderful right out of the box. Like really.
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    NGD: 2015 Fender Road Worn 60's Stratocaster

    The Road Worns really are all that. Play it in good health!
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    Epiphone Riviera Semi-Hollow

    I love the White guard too. It looks beautiful to me.
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    Epiphone Riviera Semi-Hollow

    Got mine a few weeks ago. Great guitar, needs nothing. Plays and sounds really well right out of the box. Stays in tune, looks cool. What more do you want?
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    Production PAF pickups that are unpotted?

    Seths. Just thank me later.
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    Anybody Else Prefer Epiphones to Gibsons?

    My 2020 Epiphone ebony flying V and 2020 Riviera are both outstanding and solid instruments that Sound and play really great. I enjoy playing Them every bit as much as I enjoy my Gibsons.
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    NGD: Epiphone 2020 Riviera - video added!

    Just a quick post-honeymoon necro update: The Riviera on the job. This past weekend, I put my new Riviera through two rather demanding days of recording in the studio, first day an entire concert, recorded for streaming later, consisting of original tunes, very diverse in their genre...
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    Epiphone Casino / Riviera 2020

    Okay. I can’t find anything wrong with mine either. Posted this on the NGD thread, Gotta post it here too. Love my new Riviera, simply put. Nothing wrong, plays and sounds beautiful, right out of the cardboard box! Pickups Sound wonderfully sassy, check it out:
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    Ernie Ball Super Slinky or D'Addario ???

    Diehard D’addario 11-49 ‘till they carry me off the stage!