Official Guitar, Amp, Pedals, and Gear Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Piobaire, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Clapton playing his 350tn with CB

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    gregaz Senior member

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    A friend is really jonesing for an ES-335, but can't find a decent example, for a decent price. He would like to stay around $1,000. So, he thinks he narrowed it down to Epiphone 65 Casino reissue (made in China) or Gretsch Electromatic (supposedly made in USA). Any thoughts?
     
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    I've had an Epi Casino reissue for years and have loved it.

    I also am planning on purchasing a 335 when I finally get going in my career and out of school.

    So take from that what you will.
     
  5. bassmanpatsfan18

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    I just bought the '64 Starfire (on the left) a month ago. Best bass I've every played.
     
  6. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Aren't those the same basses that Jack Cassidy of the Jefferson Airplane played in the 60's?
     
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    Yes, precisely--Guild Starfires. The one on the left is from 1964. The one on the right is from 1969 and is fretless with 4 bartolini jazz pickups.
     
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    Gibson 333, if you can find one. They were around that price a few years ago. Miles better than any casino not from the 60's, IMO (I've owned both).
     
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    I was in London this weekend and had a chance to stop by some of the nice guitar shops on Denmark Street. Really cool refin 62 Strat at angel music, looked awesome and for a decent price I think. I was also really impressed by a Guild Aristocrat I played, had an absurdly nice neck. I might have to find one in the States.
     
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    guitars
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    J Mascis Jazzmaster (with novak JMT bridge pickup and swapped pickguard), 1996 MIJ fender jaguar, 2011 AVRI Jazzmaster, 90's AVRI jazzmaster, 2007 Fender highway one strat with lace pickups (billy corgan siamese dream config)
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    1999 Gibson SG special with dirty fingers pickup, 57 in the neck, 1976 Gibson Marauder Custom, 1966 Fender Mustang (bought as refinish project), 1995 MIJ fender Jaguar (traded for a friend for a 1981 Gibson Sonex custom, might get that one back) and a 2011 Fender American Special bass (50% off at Best Buy, they're music dept was going out of business.)

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    random pedals, 81 big muff, 90's russian muff, watson shin-ei clone fy2, EHX memory man, lovepedal, black russian muff, shreadmaster, etc.

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    1969 fender twin reverb
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    1976 fender princeton reverb (got for $600 on CL)
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    quadraverb, yamaha spx90

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    of course korg poly 800
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    Gibson Marauder, most underrated guitar.
     
  12. GusW

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    As I recall Bill Lawrence designed the pickups for them. It was supposed to be a real breakthrough in pickup tone and variety. It was also the first production guitar to combine a humbucker and a single coil into a stock guitar right off the shelf. The concept was good but I only saw Ronnie Wood playing one when they were new.

    What do you like best about it?
     
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    It's a Gibson that can do tele
     
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    Just a lot of interesting sounds you can get out of the pickups. Fat, nasally, yet clear. I like that it is a much more robust guitar than a Fender.
     
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    I will have to put one through its paces the next time I come across one. I never paid much attention to these era guitars because I was into vintage in the 70's and 80's when these were new. I do like the humbucking/single coil combo and the V headstock is rather cool. Plus, they are vintage now :)
     

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