Author Topic: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)  (Read 7341 times)

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Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« Reply #135 on: October 28, 2017, 11:20:37 AM »
Sweetwater has them in all colors.

According to their site, they don't.  But I haven't called them.  Sweetwater is who I usually use, though.  I had planned to buy an Embassy, but decided not to a few weeks ago.  So I haven't bothered to call anyone. 

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Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« Reply #136 on: October 28, 2017, 11:43:56 AM »
Yeah, I forgot they let you buy them before they get them.

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Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« Reply #137 on: October 29, 2017, 01:35:20 PM »
Picked up my Epiphone Thunderbird Vintage Pro today. Here's a few pics of it.





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Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« Reply #138 on: October 29, 2017, 01:53:31 PM »
First impression?

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Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« Reply #139 on: October 29, 2017, 02:30:16 PM »
First impression?

I'm impressed with it's overall fit and finish. Hardware appears to be high quality. Cutaway on the lower bout gives easy access to the 17th fret max, beyond that you may end up hurting yourself if you have to play up there. It weighed in at 9.2 lbs.

Sounds just like you'd expect it to, like a Thunderbird.

They're going to see a lot of these.

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« Last Edit: October 29, 2017, 06:31:24 PM by Thornton Davis »
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Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« Reply #140 on: October 29, 2017, 02:41:51 PM »
Thank you.
Now I need one too... ;D

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Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« Reply #141 on: October 29, 2017, 07:08:37 PM »
Aww man thats giving me G.A.S.!
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Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« Reply #142 on: October 29, 2017, 09:07:08 PM »
The medium price Epis I've seen recently have all had excellent finishes.

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Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« Reply #143 on: October 30, 2017, 02:10:03 AM »
Looks really good with all that chrome.

BTW how are the tuners? I have a similar looking Wilkinson set on a 1970 Fender P and I don't like them.
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Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« Reply #144 on: October 30, 2017, 03:22:56 AM »
I'm still curious how stable the neck is... we need someone with a sixties bird (or several) to do a comparison of the profiles... and someone willing to do the lateral-knock-test... a bit like crash-test-dummies... camera rolling, in slo-mo... :vader:
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Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« Reply #145 on: October 30, 2017, 08:40:02 AM »
Epi's hard poly finish ought to at least double the neck stability. It's not as bad as Fender's, but let's just say the wood in my Epi LP Standard is somewhat less than solid and it's still a tank.

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Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« Reply #146 on: November 01, 2017, 07:31:46 AM »
They sound better if they headstocks have been reattached anyway  ;D