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Old 06-05-2018, 09:03 PM
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Default Yet another NGD...I actually STOLE it...

I kid, I kid.

But seriously, while perusing my local CL I found a crazy deal for an Epiphone SG G-400 PRO. I really do feel like I stole it. The build quality on these is surprising. And the Alnico V pu’s are quite good.

Anyway, I’ve inserted a Gratuitous pic.
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Old 06-05-2018, 09:12 PM
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I'll give you $200 for it.
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Old 06-05-2018, 09:22 PM
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Hahahaha! Well I can’t say I didn’t think there’s some profit in there...eventually...possibly...

Btw...I’ve been eyeing the Epi ES-339 PRO. How do you like yours?
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Congratulations on your new SG!
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Old 06-06-2018, 12:16 PM
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Hahahaha! Well I can’t say I didn’t think there’s some profit in there...eventually...possibly...

Btw...I’ve been eyeing the Epi ES-339 PRO. How do you like yours?
It's a great guitar, one of the best Epiphones, I think. I bought mine used and immediately took it to my "guy" for a setup, which helped.
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Old 06-07-2018, 09:50 PM
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Updated with pic
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:30 AM
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I kid, I kid.

But seriously, while perusing my local CL I found a crazy deal for an Epiphone SG G-400 PRO. I really do feel like I stole it.

The build quality on these is surprising. And the Alnico V pu’s are quite good. After I did a setup (string height 5/64 on Bass Side & 4/64 on treble, .012 relief, pickup height 3/32 on bass side 2/32 on treble), I then dressed the frets, Lemon oiled the dry board, then fresh strings. Once that was squared away I stripped it down and cleaned everything. It was pretty disgusting. I’m a bit OCD but it always amazes me how others treat their guitar(s).

I’ll probably throw a set of CTS 500k in it, new caps, pushback cloth wiring (possibly wired to 50’s wiring schematic), and a SwitchCraft toggle and Jack. The pickups seem to be decent enough. If need be I can always swap them out for something else... easy enough. The tuners are decent enough. They hold tune. I may swap the nut for a Graph-Tech also.

All cheap and easy. This will be a fun little “fill in the gap/project” guitar. I suppose none of the above is necessary, but I actually enjoy modding, doing setups, etc.

Anyway, I’ve inserted a Gratuitous pic. I’m open to ideas/suggestions regarding “mods”. One thing I’ve wondered about were caps. I’ve typically used orange drops. Anyone have any experience with PIO “bumblebees” ?

Nice find!
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Old 06-12-2018, 10:25 AM
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Looks like fun!


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So far I’ve had a blast with it! It’s been fun to bust out some Doors, ZZ Top or AC/DC.

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