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Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus.
« on: July 22, 2013, 09:50:05 PM »
Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus. What's the difference between the EX and the GX versions. Anyone know?


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Re: Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus.
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2013, 11:23:26 PM »
GX has Gibson Dirty Fingers in EX has EMG 85 61s,personally I'd go for the GX,I love the tone from the DFs

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Re: Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus.
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2013, 11:38:07 PM »
Thanks, I didn't know that, so basically that's the only difference?  Wiring, pots etc are the same?

Thanks for the heads up.
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Re: Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus.
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2013, 06:51:12 AM »
Mick, the wiring is not the same. The EMGs are active, the Gibsons are passive. The GX has coil tapping, which the EX does not. I chose the GX because of the wider variety of sounds and I liked the colour . .

I have the GX in Black Cherry and it sounds jolly good IMHO. Mind you at my current level of ability the guitar is far better than I deserve. I changed the strings to 0.10s.

I am sure you must have seen THIS ;)


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Re: Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus.
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2013, 07:57:32 AM »
Cheers H.  That clears that up for me.  :tup:

I hadn't seen that youtube vid either, some good info there. so thanks for that too.  I'll embed it in your post.  ;)
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Re: Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus.
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2013, 04:53:19 PM »
That is a sweet looking guitar in that video! :)
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Re: Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus.
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2013, 02:38:38 PM »
Now here's a thing.

The lead guitar player from the pub band I was bass player in for nigh on 25 years is here on a visit (he is one of my best mates, although what with now living in different countries we don't meet up that often these days).

He has played the Prophesy, which he thought was a lovely guitar (he has a Les Paul and some fancy Jackson), so that was praise indeed. He liked the depth from the Gibson pickups and the build quality and playability in general.

But . . he then tried my 145 Harley Benton 450 Plus. That he loved - said it sounded as good as his real Les Paul, played and looked good too. And to be honest it does have a much thicker sound than the Prophesy, but maybe it is a little bit down to strings? Or maybe I should buy some Wilkinson pickups for the Prophesy  :legit:

He didn't like the Affinity Strat at all - ideal for country music maybe, but no good for heavy rock or metal. Which is fair comment, it does have a very bright sound.
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Re: Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus.
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2013, 03:16:47 PM »
Well, our guitar player has gone home now, and it's back to normal here.

I do like the Harley Benton, I do, but to my mind it's just not in the same league as the Prophesy. So I'd say buy the Prophesy if you feel inclined, you'll not regret it.

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Re: Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus.
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2013, 08:41:18 AM »
The more I read the reviews about gear, the more confused I get.  I'm just going to have to try some of this stuff out, I'm sure that's the only way I'll know.  lol..   The Prophecy is on my wish list though.  ;)
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Re: Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus.
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2013, 11:28:29 AM »
The Prophecy is on my wish list though.  ;)

And so it should be. Said lead guitarist's ex came to stay last week and when she saw it she said 'that's just beautiful'. And it is.  :)

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Re: Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus.
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2013, 12:16:20 PM »
The Prophecy is on my wish list though.  ;)

And so it should be. Said lead guitarist's ex came to stay last week and when she saw it she said 'that's just beautiful'. And it is.  :)

Did you get the Black Cherry, or the Heritage Cherry Sunburst ?  And fancy doing another review?  :D
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Re: Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus.
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2013, 02:30:50 PM »
Black Cherry :tup:




I'm not really sure I'm worthy to do a review on something so lovely . .

But I did do a product evaluation on Thomann's site.
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