I have an Elitist LP Standard, which is outside of this discussion. I'm wondering how many of you gig with the standard MIK or MIC Ephiphone LP's and what your experiences have been. How have they held up? How good or bad ARE those pickups? What about the weight? I've read most of the HC reviews, etc. but still am not sold on this. Basically, I'm trying to decide whether I want to have an LP built from Warmoth parts (more expensive but much less than a Gibson) or try out one of those new plain top LP's, which are supposed to be made of solid mahogany and have some other upgrades. Thanks for any opinions.