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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:08 pm    Post subject: NGD: Epiphone ET-270 Reply with quote

Got this for a good deal, deciding whether or not to flip it on eBay as I need money. Tone pot doesn't work, bridge is a little wonky, but I got it set up pretty well. Doesn't have the elusive trem arm, but is overall in pretty good nick. TEH KURTZ! Cool guitar.

As I got it:


Now:

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice !! I think I found a strat trem arm to fit ok when I had one of those bridges on my custom made 'Motorik'. Don't think the arm threads locked in properly all the way but was going to chop it down, because it went in most of the way just fine. Never got to that far though before I sold it on. You're also missing the ashtray cover too...

Feels really close to a Jag trem actually, really nice !!



Who owns the loom btw ? Looks like my mothers workshop, she's a trained weever.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^ It is my mom's loom. I want that Motorik! How did the trem work for you when you had it?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha, snap !!!

othomas2 wrote:

Feels really close to a Jag trem actually, really nice !!


I just re-read and edited at the last moment, probably about the same time you posted and added this ^^ It looks somewhat crude but worked really the rubbery saddles, and basic height adjustments were spot on. I liked it... I would say keep it, the guitar is bound to only go up in value...

I remember workoffire taking the better (chrome !!) trem off this before selling it as they're really hard to get hold of, he also kept the arm also... but discounted the guitar by a lot... that ended up on the Motorik II he built.

The guitar was jinxed on me... I experienced a few problems, nothing of Ben's wrong doing... just a few things that had gone astray from unfortunate circumstances and I tried to fix and went pear shaped. Earthing issue / Truss rod rattle at certain freqs / Crack in top horn from fitting strap lock button. Bound to have these on what is essentially prototype... Was a cool guitar and the man has some serious skills... but I always reverted to my Jag as I always do.... hahaa. He's on the 3rd version now.

He's doing a video diary of it... CHECK IT OUT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UgWZhTgZCs

If I ever get a guitar custom built I'll be asking him !!


Sorry to divert from original post.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got a term arm for,one of those from eBay. Ezpz I think.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cur wrote:
I got a term arm for,one of those from eBay. Ezpz I think.


I looked at them but they don't have any listed currently.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks tasty.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a Hagström, or maybe it's the other way around.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent find! I love these guitars, but it's a shame that they fetch slightly high prices for 'Teh KURTZ' connection. They're undeniably sexy (even in scumburst) and are probably decent guitars, but I doubt they're anything amazing. Looks like the same string jumping, POS plastic bridge bullshit that came stock in my Hi Flyer.

cur wrote:
I got a term arm for,one of those from eBay. Ezpz I think.

Question: Do you think all those Matsumoku guitars with their weird trems/tailpieces have interchangeable trem arms (at least threading-wise)?

I've been dying to get an arm for my Hi Flyer, nothing seems to fit, and I'm sick of making $15 dollar gambles on something useless. Import Jag/Jazz trems are too thick, despite what Univox.org suggests.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sparky wrote:
an arm for my Hi Flyer, nothing seems to fit


I got a thin MIJ Strat Arm (Maybe 5mm? I don't remember) to screw right in. It stuck out a fair bit, but it worked
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Digging it, a lot. If it sounds good don't flip it. Jobs are good.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is what the original trem arm looks like.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How much are you going to sell it for if you decide to get rid of it?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

abs jelly linck

i have a search on ebay but they always command stupid money. would love to play one REALLY LOUD, LIKE THIS


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fucking love unwound... was it you who uploaded one of their records here aaages ago, carl? Has received heavy bit-rotation at my house ever since, anyway.
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