casino without p90s

feet

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emily remler aside, has anyone taken a casino (or es330) and put something other than p90s in there? humbuckers, filtertrons, minis... i'm curious. i already have a casino and sometimes wonder about having a another one with a fuller sound.

i know seymour duncan makes some dog eared minis, which would then essentially make a sorrento, no? some nice clips to be found there, but i do wonder about full humbuckers or something like supertrons or powertrons. i suppose i'm aiming for something between (or combining elements of) a gretsch penguin, guild aristocrat, les paul and my beloved mini'd sheraton. lightweight and airy, yet full and deep with some more fun hollowbody resonance to it. a non reversible mod doesn't bug me much as my current casino has already been decapitated at least once.

mainly, i'm just trying to talk myself out of buying a duo jet :) its not going well.
 

supercreep

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Gibson has a limited edition? ES-330 out now with humbuckers. I know sweetwater had one - theres also a handful on ebay.
 

feet

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Heritage make the full hollow H-530 model with P90s or humbuckers

http://www.heritageguitar.com/models/h530trchp90_specs.html
that's a helpful reminder. i remember they made a few in the past with tv jones' in them and you tube has a few demos.

Gibson has a limited edition? ES-330 out now with humbuckers. I know sweetwater had one - theres also a handful on ebay.
i was unaware of that. i thought you meant the 390 with minis, which i was ignoring, but maybe i shouldn't. but the 330 with humbuckers is really pretty. would have liked to see other finishes, but its still nice. too bad about the long neck, though. seems like its a hollow dot and not a humbuckered 330. no demos of it yet, though.

but there's more out there for me to consider then. guess that's good.
 

Jayyj

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I've seen quite a few vintage ES330s converted to humbuckers, and even one or two claiming to have been ordered from the factory with them.
 

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+1 on tv jones
so the tv jones are sort of popular, i see. there are a few heritages made with them, as well. what kind of rings are those? the tj jones silver dogear ones? could he possibly build them into regular chrome casino covers, i wonder.

are those the supertron/classic + combo? how do they compare to the old p90 sound?
 

finboy

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Supertron/classic plus, they sound great, less growl than p90's, more jangle and thump (flatwound strings)

The rings are from tv jones, minor routing is required to fit the pups in the body.
 






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