Epiphone Casino for rock and blues?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by twoheadedboy, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. twoheadedboy

    twoheadedboy Member

    Messages:
    8,576
    Joined:
    May 23, 2005
    Hey guys. It would seem that I'm pretty much a tele guy, and I recently tried a strat. The strat didn't work out for me, and now I'd like to try something else. I've never owned a hollow or semihollow before, but I love the sounds a lot of guys get out of ES style guitars. I usually go for tones that are somewhere in between clean and overdriven so that you can clean up by picking lightly and grind when you dig in. Sort of a Keith Richards type grind. I use a custom made 50 watt head that is basically a jtm 45 crossed with a hot rodded '59 fender bassman, and I can get a wonderful low gain grind with my tele. How would an Epiphone Casino be for this type of thing?
     
  2. Dave Orban

    Dave Orban Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    16,859
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2002
    Location:
    Trenton, NJ
    I gig with a '64 ES-330 -- similar to a Casino -- and it KILLS for the blues and blues-based rock I do.

    If you can live with the limited upper fret access -- I certainly can -- you can definitely rock out with that style of guitar...! :dude
     
  3. Bryan T

    Bryan T Guitar Owner Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    16,818
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2002
    I think that the Casinos are very cool guitars. I would suggest you try one at gigging volume, as they do feed back a lot quicker than a 335 will.

    Bryan
     
  4. twoheadedboy

    twoheadedboy Member

    Messages:
    8,576
    Joined:
    May 23, 2005
    Yeah, the feedback is a bit of a concern. I play pretty loud (with ear protection of course), but I also play pretty clean most of the time. When I'm not playing clean, feedback is usually welcome.
     
  5. Dave Orban

    Dave Orban Gold Supporting Member

    Messages:
    16,859
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2002
    Location:
    Trenton, NJ
    Yeah, but I find it to be quite manageable.

    And when you get 'em to howl at will...

    Yowza...! :AOK
     
  6. twoheadedboy

    twoheadedboy Member

    Messages:
    8,576
    Joined:
    May 23, 2005
    Sounds good. I'm not really much of an upper register player, so I'm not particularly concerned with upper fret access.
     
  7. rorschah

    rorschah Member

    Messages:
    541
    Joined:
    May 7, 2005
    Speaking of Casinos - what're the Casino values right now? Are there undervalued older Casinos? Are there are Japanese or other type folks making good Casino copies that are better values than the current Epiphone product?
     
  8. Soul Driver

    Soul Driver Member

    Messages:
    451
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2005
    Location:
    Wellington, New Zealand
    I used to gig with a Korean made Epiphone Casino into a Marshall reissue 1959 SLP playing blues, classic rock and pop and the guitar was great at it.

    I never had any feedback issues either, very controllable.

    Cheers,

    Chris.
     
  9. twoheadedboy

    twoheadedboy Member

    Messages:
    8,576
    Joined:
    May 23, 2005
    Awesome. Looks like I could totally do one of these guitars. I'll go play one tomorrow and let you guys know how it goes.
     

Share This Page