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NGD - Epiphone Alleykat

 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:37 pm    Post subject: NGD - Epiphone Alleykat Reply with quote

My work pays for my cellphone, and after the contract is over, I get to keep the old phone when they upgrade me. On Friday, I got an iPhone 5, so I cleaned up and unlocked my iPhone 4, and listed it for sale.

I listed it on the local classifieds, but I also listed it on the local FB musicians classifieds group with a bunch of other stuff I had for sale.

Yesterday, I got offered an Epiphone Alleykat as an even exchange for my phone. After checking it out, I agreed. It's got a few cosmetic issues, but nothing major. I went ahead and ordered new knobs and a new switch tip.

I was surprised how small the guitar is (it's a little bit bigger than a Les Paul), and how fast the neck is. She's a great player. For now, I'll hang on to her, and unless I fall in love with it, she'll be likely future trade bait.

The serial number places this as a June 2004, MIK.

So, yay! Another NGD Very Happy

A few pics:


(yes, my car is a mess)


(getting rid of the sticker)










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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice guitar, I have often thought about grabbing one but I already have a few hollow/semi epi's and just can't justify it. How does the neck pickup sound?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm starting to GAS for a (small) hollowbody. What's the nut width like on it?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it appears you've lost jesus....
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

crumpler wrote:
it appears you've lost jesus....

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last week my Jewish boss truck was in the shop. So he got a loaner... a pickup up truck, painted plywood camper on the back, with a huge bumper sticker that said "put a Christian in the White House". I died laughing....
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

didn't realize those had mini-buckers in the bridge.

I got a 335 lawsuit copy from the 70s that's a hollow body. (the block only runs to the bridge, so it sounds much more like a hollow body than a semi) and it's the best sounding guitar I've ever owner. It make me wonder why I even own a solid body.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cars cleaner than mine LOL.

Brilliant guitar.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I moved the main volume knob down to the replace the mismatched knob, and put a random knob I have at home for the master volume, while my new knobs arrive. I just couldn't deal with the strat knob.



finboy wrote:
Very nice guitar, I have often thought about grabbing one but I already have a few hollow/semi epi's and just can't justify it. How does the neck pickup sound?


Clear and jazzy... takes distortion well without losing definition. But when I pushed it, it sounded like a scumbag Very Happy I am considering putting a GFS retrotrons in the bridge, since the Epi 57 bucker is a bit muddy. But first... I want a Bigsby Very Happy I'm thinking this would take a B7 + Vibramate.

mixtape wrote:
I'm starting to GAS for a (small) hollowbody. What's the nut width like on it?


1.68", nice and comfy.

SKC Willie wrote:
didn't realize those had mini-buckers in the bridge.


In the neck. In the bridge it's got a full sized Epi 57 bucker.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a superb deal. Well done!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update... ordered a Bigsby B7 + Vibramate
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And... with a Bigsby. Very Happy




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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gorgeous, and it makes me jealous. Smile Well done!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So.. to bump this one up.

See this video? That's the guitar (no, not the lefty Gibby, the guitar on the right!)


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I traded it with my friend Willy, who plays for this band.

Now feel free to skank away.

PAT!... This was in Vive Latino last month, sorry I didn't send you a message before the show. But maybe you saw it
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