Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Piobaire, Feb 25, 2010.
Got that one too. Great coupon, no?
I had a new one and had the exact same feeling. Got rid of it eventually. I continued looking for a perfect 335, and just couldn't bond with any of them (and I played a bunch) until I started playing pre-65 models. But they're prohibitively expensive, and I'd rather spend the money on a Les Paul or a Strat - works better for my smaller frame. Still, I almost bought a '62 355 a little while ago.
As for Epiphone Casinos, Gibson 330s can often be a cheaper alternative (basically the exact same guitar except I think the wood is 3ply vs 5 ply or something like that) if you're looking at vintage.
Alex Lifeson plays a 76 white ES 355. He bought it in 1976 and it was his main guitar for years.
I'm more inspired by Freddie and BB playing the 355, but Lifeson's white 355 is pretty awesome
Doesn't he use those weirdly wired LP's now?
Not sure about the wiring, but yeah, he's gone back to LP. They have a Lifeson signed version one can obtain for a mere 10k or so.
Since I'm on my phone, YouTube links are weird, so I'll text you a vid of his guitar tech going through it all
I think the cutaway is more... uh... cut... away... also. Les Paul Axcess I think it's called. Awful name.
Recently there has been a lot of chat about Telecasters in this thread. Vintage Guitar Magazine has done a special story on 60 years of Telecasters that you might enjoy. Here is the link: http://www.vintageguitar.com/12161/sixty-years-of-tele-kinetic-guitar-heroes/
^ this. Unless you can score (or afford) a sweet vintage 335, they're just not worth it. I actually prefer my Guild Starfire IV (Westerly, pre-Fender). They made great guitars back then.
I've not played around much with my DAW and such as this fall has been so busy and I just wanted to concentrate on gaining more guitar proficiency. Last night I played around with plugging my guitar directly into my audio interface and recording some rhythm tracks into Ableton. Even with the free Lite version there is a ton of effects processing you can do. Included amp modeling is great, the reverbs available are numerous and the adjustments almost endless. Then I opened another audio track and played the lead to the current blues study I'm working on and was able to layer that on and play with processing it too.
+1 again. If you can get a hold of a Starfire or even a vintage Fender Starcaster, they will destroy any post 1977 335. I had the pleasure of playing a 1966 335 and it made the newer ones sound pitiful in comparison. I'm usually the first guy to laugh at vintage guitar snobs, but that guitar blew me away.
Fender Starcasters make excellent firewood. I do agree with Guilds. They were making excellent guitars through the 80's. If you want an amazing sounding guitar that is light and can snarl, find an old Guild Bluesbird with p-90 style PU's.
Since you mentioned recording, I thought I'd post a new toy:
recording is one thing that I know nothing about. not that i can play anything worthy of being recorded.
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