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#1 User is offline   tom_newton2001 

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 07:37 AM

ANYBODY KNOW WHERE I CAN GET A VINTAGE CASINO TRUSS ROD COVER?
I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO HAVE ONE WITH JUST TWO SCREW. NOT THE MORE MODERN VERSION
WITH THREE SCREW LIKE IN A TRIANGLE PATTERN.

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 07:45 AM

Dude, you want to ask that question again without SHOUTING?

#3 User is offline   tom_newton2001 

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 07:49 AM

Does anybody know where I can get a vintage Casino truss rod cover?
I would really like to have one with just two screws. Not the more modern version
with three screws in a triangle pattern.

Thanks,
Newt
P.S. I hope this is easier on the eyes!!!=P~

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 07:56 AM

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ANYBODY KNOW WHERE I CAN GET A VINTAGE CASINO TRUSS ROD COVER?
I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO HAVE ONE WITH JUST TWO SCREW. NOT THE MORE MODERN VERSION
WITH THREE SCREW LIKE IN A TRIANGLE PATTERN.


Do you have a vintage Kalamazoo-made Casino that needs a truss rod cover? Because it'd really be really ridiculous to pay the $150+ a Kalamazoo-era two screw, crescent cut Casino truss rod cover in decent condition is going to set you back just to add some fake vintage vibe to your Asian Casino. The three screw type with the perpendicular (straight up and down) epsilon (used on Matsumoku Epiphones) is almost the same as the Kalamazoo type save for the three screws (and being slightly smaller) and these come up on E Bay for around thirty bucks from time to time. The angled epsilon version is readily available for around twelve bucks. It would also require a bit of work to even use a two screw version since there's no place for the bottom screw to go into on Asian-made Epiphones. There's also the question of getting the correct size since there were at least three different sized and two different types of truss rod covers used on vintage Kalamazoo-made Epiphones. Good luck.

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 08:08 AM

actually, it is not for me at all. My Uncle has a vintage Epiphone Casino and it has the all black truss rod cover
on it. I don't know how this happened exactly. I think some did come with blank truss rod covers.
Anyway, I wanted to get it for him and see if he liked it better than the all black one.
And i have thought about getting one for my Casino, but I would do a little more research into it. I would probably just get a reproduction part if I ever got one for my casino.

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 08:17 AM

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ANYBODY KNOW WHERE I CAN GET A VINTAGE CASINO TRUSS ROD COVER?
I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO HAVE ONE WITH JUST TWO SCREW. NOT THE MORE MODERN VERSION
WITH THREE SCREW LIKE IN A TRIANGLE PATTERN.


Please remove the button marked "Cruise Control for COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!" from your keyboard and replace it with a vintage "Caps Lock" button.
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 08:19 AM

Heh heh now isn't that easier on the eyes? Thanx for being a sport, man. If you're just looking for the 'Epsilon' logo perhaps a vinyl appliqué would do the trick?

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 08:34 AM

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actually, it is not for me at all. My Uncle has a vintage Epiphone Casino and it has the all black truss rod cover
on it. I don't know how this happened exactly. I think some did come with blank truss rod covers.
Anyway, I wanted to get it for him and see if he liked it better than the all black one.
And i have thought about getting one for my Casino, but I would do a little more research into it. I would probably just get a reproduction part if I ever got one for my casino.


The earliest Casinos (1961-early 1963) had plain black, "arrowhead-shaped" truss rod covers with two screws which can still be pricey (>$75). Some of the Matsumoku-made Epiphones (1972-1979) have plain black three screw TRCs with the crescent cut while the earliest (1971) have the arrowhead-shaped TRC. The epsilon three screw type came along about 1972.

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 09:04 AM

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The earliest Casinos (1961-early 1963) had plain black, "arrowhead-shaped" truss rod covers with two screws which can still be pricey (>$75). ...and Al's your uncle.


Nice to hear from you Uncle Al.
Ouch? $75 for a piece of bell shaped black/white plastic with two screws?
I made my own from some gravoply (available at the local plastics shop),
or you can get a sheet of it from Stew-Mac and cut enough of these trcs to satisfy an army..
.well ok, not an army..but the stuff is not hard to work with.
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Posted 26 March 2008 - 09:37 AM

Actually, I'd like to get one without the letter E and instead have it made black with a white version of my band's logo on it:

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I suppose somebody would do that, but it would probably cost more than I'd want to spend ;-)


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Posted 26 March 2008 - 03:33 PM

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Please remove the button marked "Cruise Control for COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!" from your keyboard and replace it with a vintage "Caps Lock" button.


Didn't you receive a thorough enough drubbing the last time you piped up about this, Foxy?

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 04:15 PM

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Didn't you receive a thorough enough drubbing the last time you piped up about this, Foxy?



Yes, thats exactly what I was thinking Lerxst.. I was going to say something, but you beat me to it...
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Off topic, but inquiring minds want to know.

SoloTy, if any problem that can't be solved with a good guitar is either unsolvable, or not a problem - how do you account for a situation that requires more than "a" good guitar?...like dueling guitars or LAGQ?


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Posted 26 March 2008 - 04:16 PM

Oh and by the way, Lerxst, would you totally hate it if I stole your old avatar of mr Lennon? It happens to be my favourite picture of him.. and just my favourite picture in general...
Any problem that can't be solved with a good guitar is either unsolvable, or not a problem

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Off topic, but inquiring minds want to know.

SoloTy, if any problem that can't be solved with a good guitar is either unsolvable, or not a problem - how do you account for a situation that requires more than "a" good guitar?...like dueling guitars or LAGQ?


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Posted 26 March 2008 - 04:31 PM

Nah... Go ahead.. You don't need my permission...

It's one of my favorite photos of him too.. You don't see it too often.. I use it as my desktop, so I won't be missing it... =D>

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Posted 26 March 2008 - 07:30 PM

Ya know, I never have had the desire to change my Bell cover, but I would like to remove all the aging stickers off the back of the neck from the factory, what is best for that without damaging the finish. A friend of mine used goo-gone on his , and stripped the finish...lol

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 12:14 AM

jrottie][size=6][color=blue]Ya know, on I never have had the desire to change my Bell cover, but I would like to remove all the aging stickers off the back of the neck from the factory, what is best for that without damaging the finish. A friend of mine used goo-gone on his , and stripped the finish...lol[/color, said:

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Never had goo gone hurt any surface I've used it on. I've used it on plenty of guitars with no issues what so ever.

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 07:18 AM

Well then I guess I will give it a try. Maybe his Gibson finish had something else going on...Thanx

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 02:57 PM

Here is the blank two hole cover, not sure if this is what you were wanting, but I seen them today at GC.
http://www.guitarcen...313-i1129839.gc

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 10:50 PM

Hello everyone,

I just bought an old Epiphone casino (64) and the head looks just like that :

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I'm looking for an old or a reissue of the truss rod cover with the E.

I can't find any.

Any clue? It seems quite difficult, no?

Pam.

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