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    Default NGD - Epi G-400 Deluxe

    I picked one of these up the other day in a trade. I traded a Jet City 20 head and my old 4x12 cab loaded with Celestion G12M-70s. I hadn't used either one in over a year, as I am a certified Orange fan boy these days.

    It plays nicely and has a great, chunky neck. This is a stock photo, but mine is the same.

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    The Eagle never lost so much time as when he submitted to learn of the Crow.

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    Congrats!

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    Default Re: NGD - Epi G-400 Deluxe

    nice lookin guitar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy View Post
    nice lookin guitar!
    With most SGs being black, red, or brown, it's pretty refreshing.

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    Default Re: NGD - Epi G-400 Deluxe

    nice looking guitar
    but that's one ugly cat
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    Default Re: NGD - Epi G-400 Deluxe

    Nice!

    Just wondering, if Deluxe in the Gibson range means minihums, what does it mean in the Epiphone range?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diego View Post
    Nice!

    Just wondering, if Deluxe in the Gibson range means minihums, what does it mean in the Epiphone range?
    Usually fancier tops and finishes, stuff like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ehdwuld View Post
    nice looking guitar
    but that's one ugly cat
    I got this photo from a Google search for Bill The Cat and started using it.

    Definitely one funky looking critter.

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    Default Re: NGD - Epi G-400 Deluxe

    I picked up a pair of Gibson Burstbucker Pros for $125 the other day, and plan on installing them in this guitar as soon as i get some screws and springs. Lots of people complain that they have to much high end, but I'd rather have highs I can tame than to not have enough. The pickups in it now are going into my other Epi SG. Pretty stoked to say the least.
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    Default Re: NGD - Epi G-400 Deluxe

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    Here's a photo of one I got, next to my trusty OR50
    - Tom

    Quote Originally Posted by Frankly
    Some people make the wine. Some people drink the wine. And some people sniff the cork and wonder what might have been.
    The Eagle never lost so much time as when he submitted to learn of the Crow.

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    Default Re: NGD - Epi G-400 Deluxe

    that does look nice
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    It looks great next to that amp!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    It looks great next to that amp!
    It sounds even better into it. This is the best amp I've ever owned, hands down.
    - Tom

    Quote Originally Posted by Frankly
    Some people make the wine. Some people drink the wine. And some people sniff the cork and wonder what might have been.
    The Eagle never lost so much time as when he submitted to learn of the Crow.

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    Default Re: NGD - Epi G-400 Deluxe

    The pickup swap is done. I have just finished wiring pickups into my first two guitars, and it went fairly smoothly for a first-timer! This guitar got a pair of Burstbucker PROs

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    and the pickups from this went into my first year (1989) G-400.

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    Happy to report that both guitars now sound better, and I have a new skill.
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