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Epiphone Pickup Anomalies
« on: November 02, 2009, 07:30:52 pm »
agj and I have been going through Epiphone's pickups and we're just going through some weirdness. If you want you can join in or you can completely ignore us. I don't know how far this is going to go, or what it's even supposed to do.

I made a list of common Epis by their pup and price from musiciansfriend. (just for a baseline price)

goth '58 explorer $399.00
goth SG $299.00
Goth LP Studio $349.00
LP Black Beauty 3 $729.00
LP Custom $699.00
LP Standard Plain Top $429.00-479.00
LP Standard Plus Top $549.00
LP Studio $399.00
LP Ultra $599.00
1966 SG G-400 (Special Run) $349.00
Faded G-400 $299.00
G-1275 Custom $1099.00
Korina Flying V $499.00
Korina Explorer $499.00
1958 Explorer $499.00

Classic Plus
LP Ultra 2 (NanoMag) $749.00
LP Custom Chrome $649.00
LP Studio Deluxe $399.00
Twisted Sister LP Standard $499.00

LP-100 (open coil humbuckers) $299.00
LP Special 2 (650R, 700T) $169.00-179.00
Prophecy LP EX (EMG 81-85) $799.00
Prophecy LP GX (Gibson Dirty Fingers) $799.00
Tribute LP Standard (Gibson USA '57 Classics) $799.00
Zakk Wylde Bullseye LP Custom (EMG HZ4, HZ4A) $799.00
1959 LP Standard (Gibson USA Burstbuckers) $899.00
Emily the Strange G-310 (700T, 650R) $399.00
G-310 (Open Coil Humbucker)$249.00
G-400 (Alnico V) $349.00
Prophecy SG EX (EMG 81-85) $649.00
Prophecy SG GX (Gibson Dirty Fingers) $649.00
SG Special (Open Coil Humbuckers) $169.00
Tony Iommi G-400 (Gibson Tony Iommi) $599.00
Explorer GT (650R, 700T) $199.00

Turns out Musiciansfriend doesn't carry a bunch of the ones I had listed. But from that you can see that about half of the Epiphones out there have Alnico Classics for their pups. Better, worse, who knows.
« Last Edit: November 02, 2009, 07:37:44 pm by davme_mcreg »

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Re: Epiphone Pickup Anomalies
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2009, 08:13:39 pm »
Just been checking Gibson website, the Alinico V pickups used on the G-400 seem to be replicating Gibsons Burstbucker pickups which Gibson say are a 1990s design, I would deduce from this that the Classic series pups are probably more authentic if you are after a classic rock type tone, I may be wrong though.
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Re: Epiphone Pickup Anomalies
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2009, 08:49:05 pm »
This a very good topic for reference. Maybe someone should put it as an sticky.

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Re: Epiphone Pickup Anomalies
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2009, 09:46:27 pm »
Since you are going to all this trouble, have you ever considered a Spreadsheet format rather than regular text.

Something that could grow quite large yet take up very little space.



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