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60s Casino vs 60s 335 Which one for your only guitar?

Bluto

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For having just one guitar being a rhythm guy For all styles
Classic rock
Petty rolling faces the band Neil etc

Which one with you have with a vintage VOX AC15 as your only guitar?
 

Jason_77

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Oh man, that's a tough call. I have an Epi Casino (which is basically a 330) and a Gibson 345 mono/no varitone (so basically a 335). I think be a small margin, I'd go with a 330.
 
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chillybilly

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If it's a one-or-nothing proposition then it's the 335. They built it for a reason ie to fight feedback. Even if you're not 'in the line of fire' for feedback with a Casino the threat is always lurking due to the completely hollow body. Resonance is a great thing...until there's too much resonance.
 

ripgtr

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I have a 330, have had it for decades.
The 330 and 335 are similar in appearance, and that is it. WAY different guitars. A tele and a strat are a lot closer to each other than a 330 and 335.
330 has a lot of personality. Loud band, the full hollow body can be an issue, especially if you use OD/gain.
 

Bluto

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Yes chillybilly it's one or nothing!
To play Petty stones NYoung The band Faces Beatles Jayhawks
Al this "rock"style.
Just one!
 

russ

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I love my 330 ( and my 335) but find the upper fret acces limiting on the 330 for gigs.
 

Kostas

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I don't gig but with the Bassman on 5, pedals and a 4x12 the 330 sounds divine and no feedback. It sounds the same with my AC15HW and every other amp I own, it's my favorite guitar.
You can't go wrong with either guitar but I wanted P90's and these underwound P90's from the Memphis factory are my favorite of all I have heard. Also P90's are "easy" pickups, even Asian ones sound good to me but I have played with some boring & uninspiring humbuckers.
 

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330 sounds better to me cause p90's and fully hollow, but if you're playing loud you might get feedback. They say Doug's Pulls can fix the feedback (there are many ways people have dealt with it or learned to control it).

At gigs I've played where my hollow starts feeding back, usually the sound guy will take off some bass and things are fine. Or I'll play a little differently if I'm on the verge of feedback, and that can be awesome cause you get this crazy sustain with the feeback (even clean) where notes fall back on themselves and sound cool. But that was with a 175, and those are more prone to feedback than the 330, since it has more depth.
 

waltkh5

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I had a 60's Casino that I regrettably ended up selling and wish I could have kept both. In the end, and after several gigs I found my 335 more versatile. The Casino is an expressive guitar, and I loved the growl of the P90's - but they were really microphonic and I had to find the right spot on a stage to avoid excessive 60 cycle hum. Also, it was hard to play past the 15th fret on the Casino because of the neck joint. Nevertheless, I really miss the Casino!
 
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Jayyj

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I couldn't even manage to stick to only having one of each!

If it came down to it, my 355 is the guitar I'd want if I had to choose. I absolutely love my 330 and it has the best clean sound of any of my guitars, but the 355 does clean extremely well too and the 330 gets a bit mushy with lots of gain relative to the 355. I've gigged both of them many times on shows where I've only had one or other with me though - the pros and cons of one over the other only really feel obvious to me when they're side by side.
 

Jahn

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If it's your only guitar, 335.
 

telecrazy

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These guitars are so different. If I had to choose, I`d go for the 60s 335. I just love the pickups from that era.
A good 330 is a magical guitar as well, but the feedback could be a problem if you`re into more rock oriented stuff.
 






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