Bought a memory

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  1. sdbrit68

    sdbrit68 Student Of The Blues

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    way way way back in 1989, I was in the military making about $300 a month
    I had never had what I would consider a "Real" guitar, all mine were catalog orders.
    Well, I couldnt afford a strat of the prized Les Paul

    but an Epiphone Strat, yeah, it was a stretch, but, saving every penny, it could be done

    on to 1993, daughter on the way, no money for toys, so, guitar had to go.

    today, I picked up a 1994 Epiphone s-310, not the same year, but same genere of style made 1989-1994.
    for $79, I may or may not ever play it, but cool to have back


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  2. CapnDenny1

    CapnDenny1 Student Of The Blues

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    If you need help getting it going, just ask, many of us here would be glad to help.
     
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  3. sdbrit68

    sdbrit68 Student Of The Blues

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    going to test it out tonight, hoping it works well
     
  4. sdbrit68

    sdbrit68 Student Of The Blues

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    finally got to test this thing out tonight, never even checked it before i bought it, as it was more nostalgia than anything.

    I was thinking, I have much higher end guitars than this ever was supposed to be, so, it would just be a gas to play remembering the past.

    I was very wrong, and appraently my memory didnt rememberize correct. This thing had a super fat tone being a single coil SSS, it was already set up nice so very playable.

    The sound difference between each PUP is very noticeable ( as in actually does something, not just deeper or tinny), and this was through my Mustang V that I am not overly impressed with.

    Next, I plugged into my tube amp...............this thing, dare I say, blows my MIM strat out the water, this may have gone from a wall decoration to being played consistently.

    The fat maple neck along with those 30 year old pick ups does wonders
     
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  5. david moon

    david moon Attempting the Blues

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    A good set up can do wonders for a "cheap" guitar. A lot of the Japanese guitars from 35 years ago are very good.
     
  6. CaptainMoto

    CaptainMoto Blues Voyager

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  7. sdbrit68

    sdbrit68 Student Of The Blues

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    hahahahahahahahahahahahaha
     
  8. sdbrit68

    sdbrit68 Student Of The Blues

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    I was very happily surprised
     
  9. MikeR

    MikeR Guitar Challenged
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    Very cool Mark. :thumbup: My first guitar was some kind of Strat copy as well. Don't remember what the brand was.
     
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  10. JestMe

    JestMe Student Of The Blues

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    What a bargain and great deal! Congratulations Mark!
     
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  11. blackcoffeeblues

    blackcoffeeblues Student Of The Blues

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    that is one good looking guitar-- you say it plays and sounds good---you can'y beat that deal anywhere. Nice:thumbup:
     
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  12. MarkDyson

    MarkDyson Blues Hound Wannabe

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    Congrats on the great find! :Beer:
     
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  13. snarf

    snarf audiences like their blues singers to be miserable

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    Congrats on the find!! That would be a super cool guitar even without the nostalgia factor. After all, I don't think I've ever actually seen one of the fabled Epi S-type guitars without it being in a picture. Glad it's better than you remember it, and enjoy the heck out of it!
     
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  14. CaptainMoto

    CaptainMoto Blues Voyager

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    Looks Great!
    Play it like you mean it:Beer:
     
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    blackcoffeeblues Student Of The Blues

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    If I remember right---Cowboy was playing a Epi S at the 2014 BGU jam in Corona..(pretty sure).---it sounded good---but Cowboy sounds good no matter what he is playing.
     
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  16. sdbrit68

    sdbrit68 Student Of The Blues

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    So true, but, I think the fat necks really give it that oomph
     
  17. Many Moons

    Many Moons Biking+Blues=Bliss

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    Honestly......, you young'uns!!!!!! You never could get your priorities right.:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
  18. sdbrit68

    sdbrit68 Student Of The Blues

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    Diapers, #thestrugglewasreal
     
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    david moon Attempting the Blues

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    Married in 1974. Baby was on the way. Made about 11k/yr at the time as a tech/jr engineer. Lived in a small apartment in a larger subdivided house. Somehow I came up with $125 to buy a 64 Jazz Bass :giggle:
     
  20. MarkDyson

    MarkDyson Blues Hound Wannabe

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    Having twins as a junior NCO. Learning to love cloth diapers. Yes, it was real. :Beer:
     
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