96 Korean Epiphone lp surprised me

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by Hotrodleroy, Jul 5, 2019.

  1. Hotrodleroy

    Hotrodleroy Squier-holic

    Dec 7, 2011
    USA
    Asked about one of these yesterday and got some good advice. Picked it up today and it was a case queen. Plays great. 8.2lbs. Was ready to swap out the pups and fadetoz told me to give them a chance. Glad he did they sound great, nice and full, and very well rounded. A keeper for sure. KIMG0699.JPG KIMG0709.JPG
     
  2. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Squier-holic

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    Great looking LP, congrats.
     
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  3. ElRey67

    ElRey67 Squier-holic

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    Damn beautiful!!!!
    Happy for you, man
     
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  4. Hotrodleroy

    Hotrodleroy Squier-holic

    Dec 7, 2011
    USA

    I traded a guitar that I wasn't playing much for it and had for sale. Thinking I will just flip this one, nope it plays to nice, so I got to pick another one to sell. Don't want to end up like "Eddie" and run out of room. But it's getting close. :)
     
  5. cool gouhl

    cool gouhl Squier-Nut

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    The picture of it in sun looks good, kinda jumps out at you.
     
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  6. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

    Dec 9, 2014
    Sutton QC, CANADA
    That's the way to do it.
     
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  7. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

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    Congrats on a keeper !

    Now tell us what kind of guitar stand that is :eek::eek:
     
  8. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Squier-holic

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    Yeah, my walls are lookin pretty colorful also.:D
     
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  9. Hotrodleroy

    Hotrodleroy Squier-holic

    Dec 7, 2011
    USA
    It's the I can't wait to get it in the house stand. Gonna patent it. :)
     
  10. VealCutlet

    VealCutlet Squier-holic

    Aug 9, 2011
    Brookyn, NYC
    I have one very much like it. Maybe a year older. Plays great. I had to replace the electronics and swapped the pickups at the same time. The baseplates of the pickups are stamped with 2 words - "SAM SUNG"
     
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  11. Paruwi

    Paruwi Squier-Meister

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    Happy New (to you) €pi Day
     
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  12. BlueSquirrel

    BlueSquirrel Squier-holic

    Dec 21, 2018
    Europe
    Great choice! You did well!
     
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  13. mduganjr

    mduganjr Squier-Meister

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    I was just a wee teenager in the 90's when these were coming out, but I do remember really liking the wood and build quality at the time on those Korean LP's.

    My friend's dad had one and it played really nice. I'd be in the market for one if the price was right locally.
     
  14. backporchmusic

    backporchmusic Squier-Meister

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  15. Bassman96

    Bassman96 Squier-holic

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    I just picked up a 96 Korean LP this weekend and it is a very nice feeling guitar! My pups aren't all that great though. Are yours marked "Sam Sung"? Other than that it is a great guitar and I'm loving it.

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  16. Hotrodleroy

    Hotrodleroy Squier-holic

    Dec 7, 2011
    USA

    Yep same pups, mine are set low, might try adjusting them. I was under the same thought when I was going to get it, but I wouldn't change a thing. Does yours have a long neck tenon? I was surprised to see that mine did, it has unbelievable sustain.
     
  17. Bassman96

    Bassman96 Squier-holic

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    Honestly I don't know if it is long or short. This is my first experience with a LP. Here is a pic of the back. Maybe you could tell me... Is long better?

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    I will play with the pickup heights. The bridge is really week sounding already though. I have plans for upgrades. I will probably still do a swap.
     
  18. drewcp

    drewcp Squier-holic

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    You would have to take the neck pickup out and see if the bottom of the neck is visible there, or if it's just body wood.

    Really good photo example here:
    https://www.lespaulforum.com/forum/...g-neck-tenon&p=1271550&viewfull=1#post1271550
     
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  19. DrBeGood

    DrBeGood Squier-holic

    Dec 9, 2014
    Sutton QC, CANADA
    Try this before going anywhere with the pups.

    I set the bridge pickup (pole) height to about two credit card thickness distance from the bottom of the strings (1/8" or ±3cm). If it sounds good, I leave it there. Too hot ? Go ½ turn of each screw at a time to lower it where I want it (counter clockwise for humbucker, clockwise for P90). Test clean and with OD. Once I have that one at the sweet spot, I go to the neck pup.

    Any neck pickup will sound boomy if adjusted too high.

    Neck tone has to be different from middle position. Many people have the neck pup adjusted so it gives the same tonality as middle position. Not good. Neck pup has to be adjusted so middle position gets a quacky tone. You'll know what I mean when you get there. So, I raise the neck pup until it starts to sound boomy. Notes will seem to be overwhelmed with too much bass. Now I lower it a full screw turn and compare it to middle. If it sounds the same, the neck pup is still too high. I go on until I hear three different balanced tones out of the two pup.

    That is a fun thing to do. Take your time and you will find the sweet spot for each pickup.
     
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  20. Bassman96

    Bassman96 Squier-holic

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