Just bought a Gibson 335...

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  1. Cruz Azul

    Cruz Azul Member

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    1997 Dot Reissue, its got a few scuffs and scratches but in pretty good condition. Can't wait for it to turn up now!!
     
  2. esoteric pete

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    nice! nothing like a good 335!
     
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    Some volume is what really brings them to life. Feeling the air puff out of the f holes and the top breathing is one of my favorites.
    Nice looking 335
     
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    Congratulations on your very cool "97 Dot-neck Gibson ES-335!
     
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    Very nice. They are great guitars.
     
  7. Cruz Azul

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    Thanks guys, I've got a Tokai in Natural but always wanted a burst and had good experiences with Ishibashi. I'm digging the slight bit of flame sorta grain and you're right 'just_one_more'...something about the air booming out the f holes when you're really craking with a 335!! Now the wait for it to arrive......
     
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    Wow! You done good!
     
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    Got an '81 that looks just like it. Great guitar.
     
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    90s Gibsons rock. Very well-made instruments.
     
  11. Cruz Azul

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    Thanks guys. Do people keep the stock pickups in these or go for something different? I'm leaning towards keeping them as they are...
     
  12. ProToneThinline

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    Nice!!!! My 335 is also vintage sunburst with flames. Nice looking guitar.

    Mine has 57 Classics in it. I like it just the way it is, but it took a while to get used to them. The 335 will respond a bit differently than the Tokai. What I learned is that the 335 sounds best (to me) when the amp is turned up, and the guitar volume is backed down.
     
  13. 335guy

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    That could be my guitar ! I also, have a '97 dot RI in vintage burst with a flame top and back. I got mine off ebay years ago. They have the '60's slim taper neck but I find the neck very comfortable. I also like the Classic '57 pickups in it and see no reason to change them. Well built guitar. Here's a shot of me playing mine.

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    Sticking with the 57 Classics sounds like the way to go then :)

    Cool pic 335 guy!
     
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    that is beautiful~ congratulations!
     
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    I've heard some good reviews for Seth Lovers in them. I'm thinking about swapping out my 57s for a set.
     
  18. Seegs

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    Nice looking guitar...don't want to rain on anybody's parade but my 57 classics had to go...to me the bridge pickup is harsh and the neck pickup muddy on the wound strings...there are a lot of great choices in replacement pickups that to my ears sound way better than the 57 classics in a semi-hollow...

    I'm probably a bad example but I usually mod all my guitars to varying degrees...I like to tailor it to my needs and try and squeeze every last drop of tone out of it that I can

    I rewired my 335 when I had it and currently my 339 with 500K pots and different caps...I swapped out the bridges...tuners...and tailpiece and lastly the pickups...in every case the upgrades improved the feel and tone of my guitar...

    Chow,
    Seegs
     
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    What kind of caps and pickups did you settle on? I'm thinking about swapping out the pickups, pots and caps on my 335.
     
  20. Seegs

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    I bought a wiring harness from BCS guitars and it had Bourns pots and some mojo PIO caps...I would recommend this as it was really easy to install...very well made and very cheap...I also had them include some extra braid so I could have extenstions attached to my volume pots so that any subsequent pickup changes would not require removal of my wiring harness...ie I could attach the pickups to the extensions which I could reach from the bridge pickup cavity...

    Pickups are very personal and I have been through a bunch including Holmes...Throbaks...Wolfetones etc. and currently I have a set of pure handwould Zhangbuckers...a woodbucker A5 neck and a wide-slugbucker A2 bridge and these are very clear and single-coil-like humbuckers...my faves for the music I play which is Blues and RnB!!

    Chow,
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