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05
Aug
10

New ProBucker Pickups…

In an effort to continually improve quality, Epiphone has introduced new features over the years like our wiring harness “Quick Connector” for unequalled reliability and ease of service, an “All-Metal Toggle Switch” to ensure years of reliable service and performance, a “Locking Tune-o-matic/Stopbar” that auto-locks the bridge and tailpiece in place with no tools needed, “Full-Size Potentiometers with 1” diameter for better throw, longer life and reliable service and proprietary “Output Jacks” that feature an improved contact shape and heavy-duty spring steel… just to name a few.

Now we are proud to announce the introduction of the Epiphone ProBucker pickup. Currently offered in the LP Traditional PRO (and other models coming soon), these pickups are an inspired version of Gibson’s BurstBucker, featuring unevenly wound coils and Alnico-II magnets that replicate that “Patent Applied for” airy tone. You’ll love the way they sound!

ProBuckers feature:

18% Nickel Silver unit bases and covers: This is the same alloy used by Gibson. The use of Nickel Silver reduces the occurrence of eddy currents due to low conductivity and provides a more transparent and crisp output.

Bobbins manufactured to Gibson specifications and dimensions: The size and shape of bobbins has great impact on tonal response. The bobbins used on these pickups duplicate the size and shape of the gold standard in the industry, Gibson humbuckers.

Elektrisola magnet wire: The same wire used by Gibson. Single build (thickness of coating on wire) high quality magnet wire manufactured to NEMA (National Electrical Manufactures Association) standards.

Pole screws and slugs: Manufactured to Gibson specifications using the same metal alloys.

Also: ProBucker pickups feature Sand cast Alnico II magnets, high quality 4 conductor lead wire and are Vacuum Wax potted to eliminate microphonics.

04
Aug
10

EPIPHONE LES PAUL STANDARD


Last week we featured  the Epiphone Les Paul Standard on www.epiphone.com and the response has been incredible. But… what’s not to love? The Epiphone Les Paul Standard model combines classic features and tone with legendary Epiphone quality and value. You should check it out.

CLICK HERE for more info.

02
Aug
10

THE LATEST ISSUE OF KERRANG

We got a copy of the latest issue of KERRANG and it has a cool little interview with Slash about his forthcoming Epiphone Appetite For Destruction Les Paul model. Kerrang is the UK’s leading weekly rock magazine.

28
Jul
10

TODAY WE INTRODUCED THE DAVE NAVARRO SIGNATURE MODEL

Check out www.epiphone.com when you get a chance. Today we introduced the Dave Navarro Signature Model… and it is SICK! We spent months working with Dave to get this guitar just the way he wanted it…  and we even did some private screenings like the ones pictured here (Chicago above and Niagara Falls below) where feedback was tremendous!

In the end we were able to come up with a smokin’ hot acoustic/electric guitar… and you should check it out at your local Authorized Epiphone Dealer. For more details about this model CLICK HERE.

15
Jul
10

BEHIND THE SCENES: THE EPIPHONE EL-00 ACOUSTIC GUITAR

If you’re in the market for an acoustic guitar… this is one you should check out… the Epiphone EL-00.

CLICK HERE NOW for details about this model.

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07
Jul
10

VINTAGE AD WITH LITTLE FEAT AND SKUNK

We were going through the archives this morning and found this Epiphone print ad from 1998. It features Jeff “Skunk” Baxter and Fred Tackett and Paul Barrere of Little Feat. Thought I would share with my fellow  vintage ad freaks out there. Way cool!

And… speaking of the guys in Little Feat… they are currently featured on our homepage. Go read the interview HERE.

24
Jun
10

Joe Bonamassa – What’s up with the two different sets of knobs?

Joe Bonamassa recently visited Nashville and while he was here our photographer got some great photos of him with a new Epiphone model that will be coming out very soon! And… while I was hanging with him I took full advantage of the situation and asked him to answer a question that inquiring guitarists want to know. What’s up with the two different sets of knobs? Well, according to Joe… it was something he came up with as a result of singing. It’s totally a feel thing… literally. By having two different sets of knobs on his guitar he can instantly tell where he’s at without having to back off the mic and look. Comes in handy for someone like Joe who manipulates much of his tone at the guitar. Now you know!