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Epiphone EA 255 (no "Casino") - non-guitar player seeks help!

Hi. I have an Epiphone EA-255. It's not red and doesn't say "Casino" (those I have seen on the Internet), and it's made in Japan. Has anyone ever heard of this model and could perhaps tell me something about its quality (and perhaps its value?)

Thanks!!
Olive

Re: Epiphone EA 255 (no "Casino") - non-guitar player seeks help!

I just saw one of those in a pawn shop, in 70% condition. I can't find it in books... mistery guitar??

help me plez!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

can some one tell me how to replace a pickup that has four wires to a guitar when my old pick up has one wire.I have a hohner baton rouge and im trying to replace the bridge pickup to a seymour duncan screaming demon.plez help me fast!!!

Re: help me plez!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

: try checking out guitarelectronics.com; they deal mainly with wiring and provide diagrams for a lot of guitars- they can probally help you with your pickups.

Re: help me plez!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

www.seymourduncan.com click on support and go to the schematics page.

Lyle model 1203T

A friend bought this Lyle model 1203T double cutaway hollow body cherry maple agle head trapeze type bigsby vibrato tailpice embossed w/ Lyle 2 pickups 2 volume 2 tone controls jack on lower r/ side of body ser# 2180662 made in japan stamped on adj. plate on back where the neck joins the body
Bought at Hoffman music store Spokane, WA Aug. of 1969 for $110.00 salesman told him Lyle was made by Gibson in Japan.
Any info on Lyles would be greatly appreciated!!--- Thanks ---Warren

Re: Lyle model 1203T

Lyle was not made by Gibson anywhere at all.
It was made by the same folks who make aria guitars in
the Matsumoku plant.

Re: Lyle model 1203T

Let me rephrase.
Lyle guitars were made at the Matsumoku factory in Japan where these others were:
Aria, Aria Pro II, Hondo, Bruno, Cameo, Vantage, Electra, Washburn, Diamond, Greco,
Maxi Tone, Supra, Pan, Skylark, Lotus, Westone, Conrad, and more.

Music stores, jobbers and wholesalers would order these guitars by the ton under
these names which they would licence. Many of them look identical.

Some were very good copies, some were junk. Some were very good originals.

Eventually production moved to Korea where quantity not quality was important.
You must play a guitar before buying or you could end up with a big doorstop.

HELP!!! installation of a SH-6 distortion humbucker

hey anyone i need some help. i have no clue how to instal my new seymour duncan s-6 distortion humbucker. can ANYONE out there send me some info or a wiring chart to help me out? thanks...

Re: HELP!!! installation of a SH-6 distortion humbucker

www.seymourduncan.com click on support and go to the schematics.

Fender logo headstock decals

Fender logo headstock decals

This popular thread has been given its own page : Fender logo headstock decals

Yamaha FG300 - 1971 for sale

My friend has an FG300 for sale. I would buy it
for myself but I can't afford it.

IF interested email mthornblad@yahoo.com

Re: Yamaha FG300 - 1971 for sale

I'm looking for yamaha fg 300 re label
nippon gakki
could you tell me if anyone wants to sell it
send me an email to co_pty_ltd@hotmail.com
thanks.

zoom 2020

hi ..
i am getting a second hand zoom 2020 for 150$. I wanted to know whether itz worth the money. The equipment seems to be in good condition.
rock and live,
jacks

Re: zoom 2020

: hi ..
: i am getting a second hand zoom 2020 for 150$. I wanted to know whether itz worth the money. The equipment seems to be in good condition.
: rock and live,
: jacks

Re: zoom 2020

: : hi ..
: : i am getting a second hand zoom 2020 for 150$. I wanted to know whether itz worth the money. The equipment seems to be in good condition.
: : rock and live,
: : jacks

Hi, I've got a zoom 2020 but mine is the 2020player but basically it's the same i think.I've had it about 10 years and recently thought i'de treat myself to an all singing and dancing new effects unit.I got a korg ax1000g, And I'll tell ya the Zoom kicks it's Ass.I'me now selling the korg. I found the best way to use it to get the most sounds out of your setup is,use your amps own overdrive to get the best overdrive it will produce,then if you want more modern extreme distortion add a little more distortion from the zoom.switch to your amps clean channel and use the zooms fantastic chorus flange and delays etc for great clean sounds, then if you want that bluesy crunch add distortion from the zoom to your clean channel. I use the zoom through a Marshall 30 watt Amp and I really can get any sound I have heard on record. I also use one patch with just the auto wah. this sounds great when you kick it in for the lead solo, Play around with the settings, you really can get any sound your after.

Re: zoom 2020

: hi ..
: i am getting a second hand zoom 2020 for 150$. I wanted to know whether itz worth the money. The equipment seems to be in good condition.
: rock and live,
: jacks

I had a zoom 2020 advanced, and once i learnt how to use it, the possibilities became almost infinite! I had 36 main presets (72 total) which were all good. Huge range of sounds available. Also you can reprogram the effects to suit your style, so i could make my pacifica sound like a les paul, or a tele. There are 6 clean, mid and disortion options. There is programmable EQ and wah wah. Also 6 other weird effects.

inlay

Is there a way to tell if an instrument is decorated with solid inlay or stick on inlay ?

Re: inlay

: Is there a way to tell if an instrument is decorated with solid inlay or stick on inlay ?

Hi Edie
If it was in front of me I could tell having inlayed the stuff. There are stickers out there used bigtime under the finish mostly on headstocks.The guitars I make that get a poly finish I use a gold color sticker so does Gibson and a lot Of big name makers if I tung-oil I use real mother of pearl just put a T in those not the full name .I don`t have a problem with makers using the stickers on there headstock name but any on the finger board I do. The stickers on the figerboard if stick you should be able to catch the corner with a finger nail.Then look at some real mother of pearl inlay work and compare.if its all the same color it might be mother of pearl sheets this is small chunks of peal grond and lamanated this stuff is being used more and more cause of price I consider it pearl put don`t use it all on one job I like to mix and match. Thats all the help I can give without having it in front of me.
Good luck
God Bless

bick tremontguitars.com

Re: inlay

: : Is there a way to tell if an instrument is decorated with solid inlay or stick on inlay ?

: Hi Edie
: If it was in front of me I could tell having inlayed the stuff. There are stickers out there used bigtime under the finish mostly on headstocks.The guitars I make that get a poly finish I use a gold color sticker so does Gibson and a lot Of big name makers if I tung-oil I use real mother of pearl just put a T in those not the full name .I don`t have a problem with makers using the stickers on there headstock name but any on the finger board I do. The stickers on the figerboard if stick you should be able to catch the corner with a finger nail.Then look at some real mother of pearl inlay work and compare.if its all the same color it might be mother of pearl sheets this is small chunks of peal grond and lamanated this stuff is being used more and more cause of price I consider it pearl put don`t use it all on one job I like to mix and match. Thats all the help I can give without having it in front of me.
: Good luck
: God Bless

: bick tremontguitars.com

I was wondering if you can tell me where to get theses stick on inlays, apparently you can get them in Abolone also? I wouldn't mind having a play around with them

regards
Steve

Inlay

Hey....Please let me know if anybody knows where to get guitar inlay stickers.

Thanks

WTB. Parts for Gibson Varitone

I need two of the caps that go in a Varitone circuit on a 1966 ES345. They are Sprauge pec-1003, blue, with 8 pins. I need 2. Please let me know if you can help.

tuning 12 string quitar

Need to know if the matching strings are tuned in the same key.

Re: tuning 12 string quitar

: Need to know if the matching strings are tuned in the same key.

Yup, except one octave different.

4x4ohm speakers for a 4 ohm amp? in series?

Any help greatly appreciated...have 4 ohm amp and one 4ohm speaker....should I get 3 more speakers of the same ohmage for a "quartet"? thanks!

I need Boss ME-6 and GT-3 schematics!!

Anyone know where I can find schematics for The boss ME-6 And GT-3 effects pedals? I have them both, but neither of 'em have power supplies, I picked up a generic pwr sply at radio shack, but before I possibly fry either one I need to know if the polarity matters, being that it's a/c power.....
Thanks,
J.

Re: I need Boss ME-6 and GT-3 schematics!!

you need a 9-volt dc 300ma adapter the inside is hot

guitar software

Getting back into the guitar after many years. I have a few questions:
1) Where can I get an audio player that will let me easily select a section of a wav or mp3 and play it over and over. It would be great if I could slow it down also.

2) I would like to load a .tab file into software and play it back. Treid a couple different programs but they don't work very well.

3) Any recommendations for good software to lear and prctice with? I am using emedia right now.

Thanks
GH

Re: guitar software

<a href="http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/AmazingSlowDowner/">Amazing Slow Downer 2.5.5</a>. Plus there are more programs at <a href="http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/win95/GUITAR/">http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/win95/GUITAR/</a>

: Getting back into the guitar after many years. I have a few questions:
: 1) Where can I get an audio player that will let me easily select a section of a wav or mp3 and play it over and over. It would be great if I could slow it down also.

: 2) I would like to load a .tab file into software and play it back. Treid a couple different programs but they don't work very well.

: 3) Any recommendations for good software to lear and prctice with? I am using emedia right now.

: Thanks
: GH

i found an old electric.........

i recently found an old electric guitar in my uncle's attic. i cleaned it up a little and sprayed some contact cleaner inside and it works fairly well. all it has is "Audition" written on the head. can anyone tell me about this guitar? i doubt it is worth much but it looks cool. kinda shaped like a strat with a chrome pick guard and two pick-ups. thanks

Re: i found an old electric.........

Sounds like a piece of shit to me

Re: i found an old electric.........

maybe you just can't play it right bitch

Re: i found an old electric.........

Here you go:

http://www.harmony-central.com/Guitar/Data4/Audition/Strat-Style-01.html

This forum stinks!

I mean, it is less a forum than random and unanswered questions. Why does it even exist? For those who enjoy talking to themselves?

Ampeg VL 503 combo

Ampeg VL 503 combo

This popular thread has been given its own page : Ampeg VL 503 combo

Gibson Flying V Blueprints

Could someone please tell me where I could find the Gibson Flying V Blueprints for free. Thanks
John

Re: Gibson Flying V Blueprints

: Could someone please tell me where I could find the Gibson Flying V Blueprints for free. Thanks
: John

John, check out guitarbuild.com, they have plans for the V, Explorer, Dbl Cutaway LP Custom, and more...
Mike

Re: Gibson Flying V Blueprints

: : Could someone please tell me where I could find the Gibson Flying V Blueprints for free. Thanks
: : John

: John, check out guitarbuild.com, they have plans for the V, Explorer, Dbl Cutaway LP Custom, and more...
: Mike

Up your ass

Re: Gibson Flying V Blueprints

could someone email me the overall length of a flying-v

cheers

marshall MPM4E wiring?

Does anyone know how to wire up a replacement for the MPM4E footswitch (for the JMP1)?

Re: marshall MPM4E wiring?

Do you have 4 switches, the right place o cabinet to assemble it?
I Know how to wire it, if you tell me I can help you

GUITARIST LOOKING FOR ESTABLISHED BAND

SEARCHING FOR AN ESTABLISHED BAND ...MY INFLUNCES ARE MANY, BUT I AM INSPIRED THE MOST BY INCUBUS...I PLAY ALL STYLES (EXCEPT COUNTRY, AND HEAVY METAL )..I'M REALLY OPEN TO A LOT OF THINGS ...I DO ACOUSTIC, AND ELECTRIC STUFF; A LOT OF EFFECTS PEDALS AND STUFF LIKE THAT ...LIKE INCUBUS ..LOL...ANYWAY I'M IN CORPUS CHRISTI TEXAS FOR 2 MORE MONTHS, AND TRYING TO GET INTO SOMETHING HERE ...IF NOT, I'LL BE IN VIRGINIA BEACH VIRGINIA IN MAY , AND LOOKING FOR A BASS PLAYER OUT THERE , CAUSE I ALREADY HAVE A DUDE THAT WILL PLAY WITH ME ONCE I GET OUT THERE FOR THE DRUMS ......ANYWAY IF THIS IS IN ANYONE 'S INTEREST E-MAIL ME AT MRFASTFINGER26@AOL.COM OR HERE AT FASTFINGERS2424@AOL.COM...THANKS

Re: GUITARIST LOOKING FOR ESTABLISHED BAND

my boyfriend is in a band out by va. beach-- we have 2 guitars, wicked drums and i play bass-
radiogurl

Triaxis? is it good?

I'd like to buy one...and I'd like to know if its worse the price?...
thks!!

bad mood good music

just got in a bunch of crap at school. Serving my detention right now. Can't wait to pick up my guitar at home and start jamming the bad day away. Playing some tunes in my head. Just want to get this day over with. Guitar isn't a hobby. It's my way of life.

WTB Gibson SG-Z

the title says it all. i need to purchase a used gibson sg-z. email me at allantaylor2003@yahoo.com if you have one. include condition, color, pictures if you got em, and price. Indicate whether it's original or not. Depending on the changes, i'll take a non-original one.

Re: WTB Gibson SG-Z

: the title says it all. i need to purchase a used gibson sg-z. email me at allantaylor2003@yahoo.com if you have one. include condition, color, pictures if you got em, and price. Indicate whether it's original or not. Depending on the changes, i'll take a non-original one.

i have a original sg-z in that light bule with h.s. gibson case.guitar is in perfect condition.playes great with miles of sustain,hate to let it go....make me an offer.....again,this guitar looks "new out of the box"

Yamaha serial No.s - where can I find info???

Hi Folks,
Coming to u from tiny Northern Ireland.
My dad has a yamaha Fg300 & I'm waiting for an FG160 from the states.
Is there anywhere we can find the exact date of our guitars from the serial numbers from inside the sound hole?
Is there a web site where I can find the info?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

Davy

Re: Yamaha serial No.s - where can I find info???

:
: Hi Folks,
: Coming to u from tiny Northern Ireland.
: My dad has a yamaha Fg300 & I'm waiting for an FG160 from the states.
: Is there anywhere we can find the exact date of our guitars from the serial numbers from inside the sound hole?
: Is there a web site where I can find the info?
: Any help would be greatly appreciated.

: Thanks in advance,

: Davy

The FG300 ran from 1969 it should have a red soundhole label..the FG160 ran from 1972 and should have a green soundhole label..Orange labels from 1977

Re: Yamaha serial No.s - where can I find info???

http://www.yamaha.com/yamahavgn/CDA/Catalog/Catalog_GSMFCX/0,6357,CTID=221350&CNTYP=&VNM=LIVE&AFLG=Y,00.html

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