What's your perfect rig and best tone with a ES-335??

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  1. dewman

    dewman Gold Supporting Member

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    C'mon everyone, let's hear what you do to get great tones with classic style guitars, starting with a ES-335 style guitar.

    What's your complete setup, soup to nuts, and what tones do you produce? Any tones out there you can nail with this setup?

    Carlton, BB, rock, blues, it's all fair game. Any tones we might recognize from well known players? Maybe we'll learn something in the process!!
     
  2. Nitroburst

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    335>Duncan 59'(bridge)>Cord> BF Princeton Reverb. Damm near nail B.B.'s tone from Live at the Regal.:)
     
  3. karmadave

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    I get pretty nice tones with this setup:

    '59 Historic ES-335 (Cherry)>Tom Holmes Humbuckers>Cord>'57 Gibson GA-40 Les Paul amp (all original).

    Nails early BB and Freddie!

    -KD
     
  4. bjm007

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    Wagner Crossroads pups > '59 Historic ES-335 > Marshall '68 100 watt plexi > '68 4x12 pinstripe with G12H30's .........

    Clapton/Cream, Alvin Lee/Ten Years After...

    Substitute Two Rock Custom Reverb > 2x12 open back with Eminence Red, White and Blues...

    Carlton, Ford, etc..........
     
  5. KarlH

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    All Original 1968 ES-335 in Tea Sunburst (like Carlton's) ---> Volume Pedal -----> Snider Chicago Combo w/ Eminece Wizard Speaker.

    Best humbucker tone EVER! Smooth and clear high end, and a nice, thick/complex midrange. Sings at will!
     
  6. Ian Anderson

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    Best tone I ever had in my life (Tied with a '59 LP into a 45 watt Blues Breaker) was a '60 dotneck into my '64 AC30.
    Get it up past "7" and it's absolutely incredible.
     
  7. HammyD

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    '67 335 Ice Tea Sunburst into '67 Fender ProReverb.
     
  8. DiazDude

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    My equation...

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    Equals This.............:dude
     
  9. DrJamie

    DrJamie Silver Supporting Member

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    '61 es355 mono>Fulldrivell>Chieftain. hey I spelled full-drivell! colors are red>red>black. 1x12 Boogie widebody, Blackshadow. Skinny neck, big sound.
     
  10. Gotham City Blues

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    Stock Gibson ES-335 into a Fuchs ODS50. Completely nails MY tone!:AOK
     
  11. B Vance

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    ES 335 right into a Vox AC30. I was down in Orlando this past week for work and made a stop into the GC there to toss away some of my free time. They had a stock ES 335 and an old used AC30. Together it was a sweet tone fest in the little glass room they have there even with a hacker like me, so I can only image what it would sound like in more tanented hands.
     
  12. Benny

    Benny Gold Supporting Member

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    335, stock '57 classics into whatever boost or low gain OD (currently an eternity), split into a vicky bassman and a super reverb. It's the big version of my tone.
     
  13. Pedro58

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    I recommend a vintage Super Reverb at high volume. You can feel the air pumping out of the f-holes! Great tone.
     

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