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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:45 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

I bought a beater Epiphone Les Paul Standard for a whopping $180! It's become a fun project.

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After cleaning, pickup swaps, pickguard repair, etc.



With a C22B and an H22N it really sounds great!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:47 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Let us include a close up to show off the blue flake finish. Smile


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:55 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

Nice score ! Cool Color : ) -

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:43 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

wow, beautiful Elf! i'm sure the c22b screams on that thing!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:56 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

Jlaura76 wrote:
wow, beautiful Elf! i'm sure the c22b screams on that thing!


You know, it sounds almost exactly like the C22B in my CT4! That makes me a happy camper. Cool

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:32 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Looks great, especially at that price! Applause

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:04 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top



Congrats ElfDude. Beater Epi LP's are awesome. This is mine, bought for about the same $ around 2 years ago:



Was my #1 axe until this little lady came into my life:



Sad Abby don't get played so much no more - Amie2 gets played a lot! Very Happy

Looks like our stables are starting to look very much alike - Mr. Green

Enjoy!

peb

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:07 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

you are really making me want to get going on a project guitar I have been dragging my feet on...

I like how you get a project and just go at it until it's pretty much a done deal! Wish I could do that....

right now I have a set of Classic 57's a bunch of LP hardware etc. that needs to find a home on the right LP project guitar...I have been trolling the bay looking for a neck and body at the right price but just haven't found the one that speaks to me...I know, I know, "patience grasshopper, good things come to those who wait..."

About the time I am ready to jump on one I bet I gas up for another Carvin and the project has to wait!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:28 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

peb wrote:


Congrats ElfDude. Beater Epi LP's are awesome. This is mine, bought for about the same $ around 2 years ago:



Was my #1 axe until this little lady came into my life:



Sad Abby don't get played so much no more - Amie2 gets played a lot! Very Happy

Looks like our stables are starting to look very much alike - Mr. Green

Enjoy!

peb


Epiphones, AE185s, Bolts... yeah, this is cool. Smile

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:00 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Looks really nice. Great deal! Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:42 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Nice


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:25 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Neat! Congrats A Elf! Mr. Green

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:54 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

Finally got the little Rhythm/Treble ring that goes around the pickup selector switch.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:56 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Here's my Agile LP AL-3000 with a Bigsby and a Gibson 500T in the bridge..

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:37 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

michaelwr wrote:
Here's my Agile LP AL-3000 with a Bigsby and a Gibson 500T in the bridge..

HEAVY SOAB.



Neato!

I used to have an Aglie LP 2500 with P-90 pickups. It was indeed heavy. I really liked the fit and finish. It was a good guitar. But it was always a little dead-sounding to my ears.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:08 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

I had an Agile 3000 as well, once upon a time. Not a bad guitar, about on par with a decent Epiphone. The stock pickups on it sounded like poo, so I put in a set of SD 59/JB and it really screamed after that.

I ended up giving it to a buddy of mine I used to be in a band with back in the '80s, he had a Peavey Tracer he used for baritone tunings, and his 'regular' tuned guitars were old, falling apart crappy LP copies, one was a Memphis, and the other I can't even remember the name of….
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:46 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Some years back I had an Agile 2500 gold top... the kind with the old "open book" style headstock and two P-90 pickups.

My experience was similar to yours. It looked and played great but it sounded kind of dead. Maybe I should have replaced the pickups. But instead I sold it to fund the purchase of my Carvin Bolt.

It's fun to have an LP around again.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 1:54 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

michaelwr wrote:
Here's my Agile LP AL-3000 with a Bigsby and a Gibson 500T in the bridge..

HEAVY SOAB.



Yuppers...tell me about it...lol

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:01 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Nice! I had an epiphone LP some years back, before I got into Carvin. It wasn't quite for me... or more like I didn't really understand what an LP was supposed to be like back then. They don't respond like ibanez shredder guitars.

Now i've got a heritage LP style guitar, and I love it. My shoulder does NOT love it and the 11 lbs it weighs.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 12:24 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

I guess I should mention that I sold this guitar in order to purchase another Carvin.

Carvin is where it's at. Mr. Green

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