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Talk me out of ANOTHER ES

#1 User is offline   gnappi 

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 02:17 AM

This is mostly for ES-333 owners who may also have or have had a 335.

I have a number of Gibson ES models, as well as ES clones in a variety of finishes. Lately I've been Jonesing for a natural ES-333 (I'm on a natural finish kick) even though I have the 335 body style (in natural) well covered with selections from a Gibson 335 figured, to other brands.

My reasons??? I guess I really want a 335 WITH the back plate so I can more easily do some pup experimentation (removing the 490R/498T OEM pups for good) of which over the years I have accumulated a number of very cool pups, none with coil taps. I guess I "could" use my Midtown custom but it doesn't have the same semi vibe the 335 body does. The other thought I have is to use one of my 335's and install QD connectors and "ultimately" thin my 335's to a level more easily stored.
Maybe I'm in the wrong place with a bunch of enablers hanging about so, for those 333 and 335 owners could you ultimately live with a 333 and forego a 335 altogether?



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Posted 29 December 2017 - 06:25 AM

I recently sold my Epi Tom DeLonge.....which was sort of an ES333.....:unsure:

It had a coil tapped Dirty Finger which worked quite well.....[thumbup]

ES'z are wonderful things.....[thumbup]

Currently having great times with an ES330 (Casino type) and ES225.....

Bright and very cheerful.....[biggrin]


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 07:17 AM

I have a BB King and it has a control cover. I do not understand why ES-335's do not have them. Yes the one piece back looks nice, but it is not conducive pup and pot swap out.
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