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rps-10
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thom wrote:
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Thom, Do you know the Tradetang username of the seller you got your guitar from?

Yeah no worries, his user name is "effects", this should link you to his guitars:
Linkety link
Good luck with the sales!


Thanks, had a look but that seller doesn't have the model I'm after.
However, more good news.

Hand over import charge will only be 33.77 for what I@ GASing after, as the seller I found has the guitar listed as US$267.54 with free shipping (and I'm assuming no insurance for calulation purposes)
So when entering figures into TEH DUTIES CALC


Total customs value: 168.86
- Duty: 0.00
- VAT: 33.77
Total import duty & taxes due: 33.77
Total landed cost: 202.64 at USD/GBP exchange rate of 0.631

Need to sell stuff now to fund this and them worry about smuggling in "another guitar!!" past the other half.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice but don't forget the obligatory 8 admin charge from Parcelfarce!

Eurgh, so tempted to get a Les Paul now for teh rockz
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

8 quid is fuckall when you're getting a clone of a 2.5K guitar for 200 odd Laughing
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JJ makes sweeps look easy and effortless. His nick name should be broom.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Customs have a bad habit of just looking at the number and not whether or not it is dollars or pounds so watch out for that. I've been on the wrong end of that twice.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you contest it? Get a refund.. or is it just suck it, as C&E are pretty hard ass peeps on times.
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JJ makes sweeps look easy and effortless. His nick name should be broom.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quick update then for anyone still interested having had it 6 weeks or so.
Still like it a lot. Have set it up properly, with a couple of tweaks to the truss rod and setting bridge height and intonation it now plays really really well.

The gold hardware has to be the thinnest/cheapest gold plating Very Happy Admitedly I've played it pretty much every day since I got it, but not like I have gigged it for years or anything, and the gold is coming off big time from the pickups and to a lesser extent the bridge saddles (see pic below). Not bothered about it, quite like that it doesn't have the completely shiney and new look any more. Will be changing out the pickups anyway, got a couple of spares at home that I'll pick up in Feb...am thinking will stick some zebras in there.

The pickups themselves are ok - easier to tell now I have an amp and not just using iRig. Neck is nice and smooth actually, bridge is fine, nothing special but not terrible either. They are low/medium output I would say - not got my mulitmeter so can't be sure, but they certainly aren't as hot as my usual choice of pups which are around or over 15k. Don't seem the lowest output I have had either so would hazard a guess at 9 - 10k, but that is speculation.

Took the pickguard off, as all LPs look better without imo and stuck on my last pin up for the final touch to bring the tonz. Still very happy with it, and am glad I went for it - not that I had much choice out here!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great score.

Love the pinup sticker.

also I loathe gold hardware, with the exception of when it starts to wear.. so cheap plating works in it's favour.
and really the cheap plating is the only true, quick glance, that you know tis a fake..
(i mean there are plenty others, but that much wear in 6 weeks.. )

glad you're digging it.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The pickups on my Eastman are corroded like that, admittedly I play it for many hours a day, but it does bother me. I play on swapping the neck pickup out at some time down the line though so I'm not too bothered.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been pleasantly surprised by this thread. Could you hazard a guess at what kind of wood it might be made from, Thom?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Could you hazard a guess at what kind of wood it might be made from, Thom?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Could you hazard a guess at what kind of wood it might be made from, Thom?


eBONARy


That's some hard wood.


They have a Sloan signature:

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stewart wrote:
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Could you hazard a guess at what kind of wood it might be made from, Thom?


eBONARy

Laughing

I think it's mahogany and the fretboard is definitely rosewood.
The guy in the video that Thomas posted on the previous page of the thread came to the same conclusion.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thom, do you think that if you could've gotten an Epiphone custom for the same price you would've went for that or still would've bought this one?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheBurbz wrote:
Thom, do you think that if you could've gotten an Epiphone custom for the same price you would've went for that or still would've bought this one?

I think that I would still go for this one, I think it plays better than Epiphones I have experience of. An Epi LP is usually the standard lefty guitar that shops have in stock, and I've always thought that they were pretty crap when forced to try out a pedal/amp with one (I've also though this about several proper Gibsons too). Having said that, if I spent the time to set one up properly it would likely be much better.
For the price I can't fault this guitar and I don't think that you would be getting anything different/better with an Epiphone, maybe with the exception of the gold plating.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want this one.



Is there any way to easily search through the list without just browsing through the endless pages?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome guitar!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

James wrote:
I want this one.



Is there any way to easily search through the list without just browsing through the endless pages?


Thats ace, looks like a copy on an Eastman ar610. Have you got a link?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

James wrote:
Is there any way to easily search through the list without just browsing through the endless pages?

Not as far as I could tell. You can search on key words, but can't be sure that they are all titled properly.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.tradetang.com/for-sale/New-4001-RARE-Ivory-Cream-Tuxedo-style-Bass-Guitar-CLEAN-Electric-Guitar/149195-2231872.html



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