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20th Anniversary JCS [new pics]
« on: April 24, 2017, 04:31:15 AM »
In July this one will be availablevery limited. All the specs are in the (bad) pic. Wine red, hand signed, bag and strap, flamed maple top.

Uwe doesn't collect finishes, but I guess this has to be in Ze Kollektiön:


« Last Edit: May 01, 2017, 01:43:59 AM by Chris P. »

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Re: 20th Anniversary JCS
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2017, 04:37:06 AM »
Beautiful. I don't see any flame in the pic. But I'm sure that looks awesome.

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Re: 20th Anniversary JCS
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2017, 05:06:39 AM »
Finally - a dedicated gig bag. Maybe they'll start selling that outboard.

I keep my JC in an ABG gig bag full of a blanket and towels to take up the extra room.
Though it does make it a very well protected bass....
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Re: 20th Anniversary JCS
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2017, 05:46:04 AM »
Beautiful. I don't see any flame in the pic.

It's a enlarged copy of a screenshot..... I guess the red will be a bit transparent.

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Re: 20th Anniversary JCS
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2017, 06:17:29 AM »
Nice, but one JCS is enough.
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Re: 20th Anniversary JCS
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2017, 06:36:20 AM »
A big appeal of the JC is the price. With the gig bag, strap and Flame Maple top, I'm assuming the 20th anniversary will be sent closer to the over $1,000 bracket. Still a great deal but maybe more than some of the market will bear for a bass with hard to replace cheap pots and less than stellar hardware. Any idea of the price?
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Re: 20th Anniversary JCS
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2017, 08:19:47 AM »
He's finally sharing his red one, eh?  Only took him 20 years ;)

I'd be all over this if I didn't already have a super sparkly blue royale one :)
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Re: 20th Anniversary JCS
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2017, 10:08:47 AM »
I have a white one and the first thing I did was replace the hardware.

Bass arrives and I check it out. The strings on it were awful, but everything else looked okay. I immediately
knew I wanted a set of Chromes on it. I put them on and start tuning up. The E won't tune - goes up and goes flat etc.

I finally look down and the bridge posts were halfway out of the body! I do not like Gibson 3-point bridges to start with and the Epi version is very much lacking. I went with a black Hipshot SuperTone.

The tuners were meh and manageable but now I had to have black all around, so a set of Hipshot HB6's completed the deal.

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Re: 20th Anniversary JCS
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2017, 01:56:55 PM »

 It's sure pretty in that color!
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Re: 20th Anniversary JCS
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2017, 09:06:22 PM »
Maybe the anniversary edition will come with bridge posts that don't pull out.

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Re: 20th Anniversary JCS
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2017, 03:46:13 AM »
Maybe the anniversary edition will come with bridge posts that don't pull out.

Apparently this problem is not that uncommon across numerous Epiphone models using the 3-pointer. There are some
long threads about it over at TB. Most just glue them back in and go their merry way.
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Re: 20th Anniversary JCS
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2017, 03:59:30 AM »
Apparently this problem is not that uncommon across numerous Epiphone models using the 3-pointer. There are some
long threads about it over at TB. Most just glue them back in and go their merry way.

It is not limited to Epiphones - I was stretching the strings on a Gibson Midtown Standard and out popped the post, taking a star shaped chunk out of the finish with it.  Gutted!
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Re: 20th Anniversary JCS
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2017, 04:26:05 AM »
It is not limited to Epiphones - I was stretching the strings on a Gibson Midtown Standard and out popped the post, taking a star shaped chunk out of the finish with it.  Gutted!

Yeow! That is distressing! I wouldn't imagine that to be an issue on an actual Gibson.  :o

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Re: 20th Anniversary JCS
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2017, 12:27:28 PM »
I traded a nickel-esque 3-point from my RD for a black Epi 3 point... never had a problem with the old or new one... admittedly, string thru, always...
They are different bridges and not directly replaceable so I had to plug and re-drill...
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Re: 20th Anniversary JCS
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2017, 03:44:24 PM »
Apparently this problem is not that uncommon across numerous Epiphone models using the 3-pointer. There are some
long threads about it over at TB. Most just glue them back in and go their merry way.

Exactly what I did with my Casady. Didn't bother me a bit.
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