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Foggy1

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Murrells Inlet, SC

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Dec 27th, 2017 02:20 PM        

Anyone here own or play one of these with the USA Classic 57 pups?<br /> <br /> Any comments on these guitars?



LeftyMeister



Buckeye Country, USA

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Dec 27th, 2017 02:56 PM        

I have the Epi LP Custom Pro and I'm extremely pleased with the build quality and tones. It was set up right out of the box. The Probuckers are made to the same specs as the Burstbucker Pros except they're built in China. I don't think you can go wrong if it comes with the 57's.



Foggy1

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Murrells Inlet, SC

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Dec 28th, 2017 03:37 AM        

Thanks Lefty. I ordered one in Black Cherry. Figure this is close i'm going to get to a Gibson LP. They've lost control of their prices! the 57s and a hard case was too hard to pass up.<br /> <br /> I hope it's a good one.



Leftee

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Dec 28th, 2017 05:10 AM        

I suspect you’ll be quite pleased.



LeftyMeister



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Dec 28th, 2017 10:55 AM        

That black cherry looks nice.



Foggy1

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Murrells Inlet, SC

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Dec 28th, 2017 01:25 PM        

Thanks guys i hope so, this is my 2nd attempt at finding a keeper made in China guitar. The first one went back. They had two in black cherry left, i believe i picked the best looking one of the two.<br /> <br /> Just hope i picked the best built one also.



LHW



Southwest Florida

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Dec 29th, 2017 06:31 AM        

That is one sweet looking guitar!<br />



Foggy1

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Murrells Inlet, SC

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Dec 30th, 2017 02:25 PM        

It's a keeper! Only one small complaint. The volume knobs are so loose, when i tilt the guitar forward they fall right off.<br /> <br /> Only played it for a half hour, but it sure sounds sweet!



Leftee

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Dec 30th, 2017 02:30 PM        

That’s a weird problem on a new guitar! Never heard of that before.



LeftyMeister



Buckeye Country, USA

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Dec 30th, 2017 02:39 PM        

Me neither!<br />



Foggy1

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Murrells Inlet, SC

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Dec 30th, 2017 02:42 PM        

Hopefully Peegoo or another here can give me a idea how to fix it.



Leftee

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Dec 30th, 2017 02:43 PM        

Do the pots have split shafts? Is so, carefully spread them a little.



Foggy1

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Murrells Inlet, SC

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Dec 30th, 2017 02:43 PM        

I'll go check.<br /> <br /> THX.



Foggy1

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Murrells Inlet, SC

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Dec 30th, 2017 02:50 PM        

Yes they do, but I'm not messing with it until later.<br /> <br /> THX.



Mick Reid

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Dec 30th, 2017 03:01 PM        

"The volume knobs are so loose, when i tilt the guitar forward they fall right off."<br /> <br /> It may be the knobs. I'd check them first before messing with pot shafts. (see next comment)<br /> IMO the chance of having 2 knobs with wonky shaft holes is greater than having two pots with bent shaft halves. I have NOTHING to back that theory but anyway...<br /> <br /> <br /> "Do the pots have split shafts? Is so, carefully spread them a little."<br /> <br /> Emphasis on CAREFULLY.<br /> I would presume they are metric spline aluminium shafts, and they can break off very easily if straightened too aggressively.<br />



LeftyMeister



Buckeye Country, USA

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Dec 30th, 2017 03:07 PM        

Maybe they're 3/8" knobs on 6mm shafts. Just guessing here...



Foggy1

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Murrells Inlet, SC

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Dec 30th, 2017 03:25 PM        

"Do the pots have split shafts? Is so, carefully spread them a little."<br /> <br /> It worked well Lefty, thanks again. Now all that is left is get the Tusq XL nut on there, check the string height and change those strings. Will wait until tomorrow for that.<br /> <br /> Neck seems nice and straight, no fret buzz or or truss adjustment needed IMO.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br />



Mick Reid

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Dec 30th, 2017 03:46 PM        

"Now all that is left is get the Tusq XL nut on there..."<br /> <br /> If you already have the nut and just want to replace the nut "just because" go for it. But my recent LP project guitar (cheap as chips LP Special II) came with a surprisingly good stock nut.<br /> <br /> I believe it is Corian and a nice hard nut material, not soft "plastic" rubbish like I've seen on other budget instruments.<br /> <br /> I did swap it out for a Tusq XL, but I didn't *need* to.<br /> I only did it as learning process (never done LP nuts before) and was also doing a complete neck refinish. (another example of my habit of over-capitalising)<br /> FWIW, I kept the old nut and would use it on another project if I needed it.<br /> <br /> Glad to hear you got the knob issue sorted too.<br />



Foggy1

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Murrells Inlet, SC

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Dec 30th, 2017 03:53 PM        

I hear ya Mick thanks. The stock nut says it's plastic, I just want it off there.<br /> <br />



Leftee

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Dec 30th, 2017 05:31 PM        

My guess is someone pinched the shafts together during assembly to make the knobs go on easier. Glad is was an easy fix.



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