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  • NGD Epi Les Paul Ultra. Questions About The Nano Mag.

    So I picked up a Ultra today and itís pretty jacked up. Iím sure the previous owner had some issues with the Nano Mag as some of the wires are yanked and cut. Iím thinking about just removing everything having to do with it. The pre amp and battery compartment is attached to the control cover. Is the cover the same size as a regular cover so I can just replace it with a non Ultra cover?


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    Re: NGD Epi Les Paul Ultra. Questions About The Nano Mag.

    Wow, that's too bad. Maybe you can source a good diagram and parts to fix it? I always liked the sound of that model, and it would be a shame for it to not work.
    Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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    • #3
      Re: NGD Epi Les Paul Ultra. Questions About The Nano Mag.

      that nano mag is the one thing I would buy an Ultra for
      I have had one in my Shopping cart several times just for that

      without it its just a great guitar
      and who wants that?
      EHD
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        Re: NGD Epi Les Paul Ultra. Questions About The Nano Mag.

        Well I know the Nano Mag was plagued with problems and seems kind of gimmicky to me. Really not something I think I would use, but a light hollow chambered Les Paul is something that interests me.


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        • #5
          Re: NGD Epi Les Paul Ultra. Questions About The Nano Mag.

          If you're going to spend that much coin on a LP you might as well make it a Gibson for a tad more.

          "Custom Shop" Epi stuff is mere marketing jargon.

          You'll never get your money back no matter what its still a $400 guitar.

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            Re: NGD Epi Les Paul Ultra. Questions About The Nano Mag.

            Originally posted by JMP/HBE View Post
            If you're going to spend that much coin on a LP you might as well make it a Gibson for a tad more.

            "Custom Shop" Epi stuff is mere marketing jargon.

            You'll never get your money back no matter what its still a $400 guitar.
            I bought it for $80. Broken Nano Mag. Broken tuner, non functioning selector switch and output jack. Iím just getting it playable again. I like the satin neck, the alnico pickups, and the weight. I will have a fantastic rocker when Iím done for a little over $100.


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            • #7
              Re: NGD Epi Les Paul Ultra. Questions About The Nano Mag.

              Originally posted by Oldskewl808 View Post
              I bought it for $80. Broken Nano Mag. Broken tuner, non functioning selector switch and output jack. Iím just getting it playable again. I like the satin neck, the alnico pickups, and the weight. I will have a fantastic rocker when Iím done for a little over $100.


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              • #8
                Re: NGD Epi Les Paul Ultra. Questions About The Nano Mag.

                lol. It turned out to be a quick fun project. The idea was to get it up and running with little to no money so I wasnít about to get all crazy trying to get the Nano Mag on line. I ended up shaping a bone blank I had on hand to fill the space where the Nano pickup was, then cut some Sapele wood pieces for the control covers. Replaced the broken Grover tuners with Klusons. Re soldered some of the funky wiring after removing all the Shadow Electronics. Got her all cleaned re strung and set up. Itís now a fantastic Les Paul with a unique acoustic tone. I dig it! The belly cut and satin neck with the light weight make it very enjoyable to play. Cleans sound beautiful and overdriven it really roars!





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                  Re: NGD Epi Les Paul Ultra. Questions About The Nano Mag.

                  I started on a Montgomery Ward Catalog Teisco ET-200 for a first electric in the 1970's.
                  I was dirt poor & the only one in my family that had talent to speak of so i was on my own.

                  I would have taken your guitar over that & been very happy.
                  Not sure id buy it now tho.

                  Im downsizing anyway.
                  People now have no idea how good they got it with gear choices.
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                  • #10
                    Re: NGD Epi Les Paul Ultra. Questions About The Nano Mag.

                    Originally posted by JMP/HBE View Post
                    I started on a Montgomery Ward Catalog Teisco ET-200 for a first electric in the 1970's.
                    I was dirt poor & the only one in my family that had talent to speak of so i was on my own.

                    I would have taken your guitar over that & been very happy.
                    Not sure id buy it now tho.

                    Im downsizing anyway.
                    People now have no idea how good they got it with gear choices.
                    I had one exactly like that. Same model. Was my first electric guitar. I remember how excited I was to hear what I was playing amplified for the first time.


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                    • #11
                      Re: NGD Epi Les Paul Ultra. Questions About The Nano Mag.

                      is that a Gen one Ultra?
                      can you take a picture of the broken wiring to the nanomag

                      depends on how its damaged
                      it may be repairable

                      edit
                      before you pitch the nano

                      I'll pay the postage if you send it tom me
                      Last edited by ehdwuld; 05-14-2020, 07:20 PM.
                      EHD
                      Just here surfing Guitar Pron
                      RG2EX1 w/ SD hot-rodded pickups / RG4EXFM1 w/ Carvin S22j/b + FVN middle
                      SR500 / Martin 000CE-1/Epiphone Hummingbird
                      Epiphone Florentine with OEM Probuckers
                      Ehdwuld branded Blue semi hollow custom with JB/Jazz
                      Reptile Green Gibson Custom Studio / Aqua Dean Shire semi hollow with piezo
                      Carvin Belair / Laney GC80A Acoustic Amp (a gift from Guitar Player Mag)
                      GNX3000 (yea I'm a modeler)

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                        Re: NGD Epi Les Paul Ultra. Questions About The Nano Mag.

                        Originally posted by ehdwuld View Post
                        is that a Gen one Ultra?
                        can you take a picture of the broken wiring to the nanomag

                        depends on how its damaged
                        it may be repairable

                        edit
                        before you pitch the nano

                        I'll pay the postage if you send it tom me
                        The wires to the battery connector were cut, and there was no battery connector. The battery compartment door is missing. I did not try and test the Nano Mag so I cannot say if it works or not.


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                          Re: NGD Epi Les Paul Ultra. Questions About The Nano Mag.

                          may I have it?

                          if it dont work it will fit in my trash can
                          EHD
                          Just here surfing Guitar Pron
                          RG2EX1 w/ SD hot-rodded pickups / RG4EXFM1 w/ Carvin S22j/b + FVN middle
                          SR500 / Martin 000CE-1/Epiphone Hummingbird
                          Epiphone Florentine with OEM Probuckers
                          Ehdwuld branded Blue semi hollow custom with JB/Jazz
                          Reptile Green Gibson Custom Studio / Aqua Dean Shire semi hollow with piezo
                          Carvin Belair / Laney GC80A Acoustic Amp (a gift from Guitar Player Mag)
                          GNX3000 (yea I'm a modeler)

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                            Re: NGD Epi Les Paul Ultra. Questions About The Nano Mag.

                            Originally posted by ehdwuld View Post
                            may I have it?

                            if it dont work it will fit in my trash can
                            While I still own the guitar Iíd like to hang on to it in case I get a wild hair, but if I punt it Iíll send the goodies your way.


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                            • #15
                              Re: NGD Epi Les Paul Ultra. Questions About The Nano Mag.

                              Well, that is one cool guitar. But I'd see if I can score a gutted Nano Mag pickup to transplant. It really sounds cool.
                              Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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