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#1 User is offline   zerobox94 

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 01:43 AM

I bought the Casino 6 days ago from my music store, and it is really great to play. But is there anything I can change to make my playing experience better? Oh and I am a huge Beatles fan. [cool]

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 01:51 AM

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Why don't you give her a chance for some weeks.....

and decide then if updates are really necessary ?

What amp do you use ?

Peter


I use a Line 6 Spider IV 15 watt amp.

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 01:58 AM

Ok, then I'd save up for which amp?

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 02:00 AM

[quote name='zerobox94]I bought the Casino 6 days ago from my music store' date=' and it is really great to play. But is there anything I can change to make my playing experience better? [/quote']

Yes. Change the strings. The strings that Epis are strung with new from the factory tend to be garbage.

Stick a set of D'Addario 10s on there to replace the stock Epi 10s...and then just play away.

Defer any other decisions until you've got to know the guitar properly.

P.S. Good call on changing the knobs. They're usually garbage, too. Nothing annoys me more than "pirouetting" tone and volume knobs.

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 02:02 AM

you might want to think about replacing the tuners. I put Grover Rotomatics on mine, huge improvement
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Posted 18 June 2010 - 02:10 AM

[quote name='EpiCasino05]you might want to think about replacing the tuners. I put Grover Rotomatics on mine' date=' huge improvement[/quote']

Really? How much were they?

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 02:16 AM

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Save the money..........and do an update on the amp:-k




Ok, I'd save up for what amp then?

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 03:02 AM

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Anything tube-ish?

5-15 watt 12" speaker?

which amps did your heros use?

PS
#-oYou got CB's avatar [cool]



I read that they used Marshalls and Vox amps, but mostly Vox. Who's CB?

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 03:09 AM

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"Charlie Brown"


Ok I changed it.

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 03:27 AM

Vox has come out with very awesome affordable tube amps and hybrid tube amps. Like, the Valvereactor series.

If money isn't an issue than go for broke and get yourself a Vox AC30.

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 03:59 AM

Grovers run anywhere between $50-60
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Posted 18 June 2010 - 04:27 AM

Save up, for a Fender Deluxe Reverb! Awesome amp (anyway), but especially with the Casino.
Vox AC-15 or AC-30 (if need that kind of volume), would be great choices, too. Fender Twin
Reverbs sound great, with the Casino, as well...but you may not need that kind of volume?

Oh, and your Avatar is fine. Mine is enough different, that I don't think you need to change it, unless
you want to. Your "Lennon" is in the studio...my "Lennon" is on the Roof! LOL! And...Welcome,
to the "nuthouse!" Enjoy your stay... ;>)

CB

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 04:28 AM

[quote name='zerobox94]I read that they used Marshalls and Vox amps' date=' but mostly Vox. Who's CB?[/quote']
The Beatles never used Marshall amps that I'm aware of, and I read Beatles Gear cover-to-cover.

They used Vox amps because they were free. When they had a choice, they generally used Fenders.

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 04:29 AM

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Save up, for a Fender Deluxe Reverb! Awesome amp (anyway), but especially with the Casino.
Vox AC-15 or AC-30 (if need that kind of volume), would be great choices, too. Fender Twin
Reverbs sound great, with the Casino, as well...but you may not need that kind of volume?

Oh, and your Avatar is fine. Mine is enough different, that I don't think you need to change it, unless
you want to. Your "Lennon" is in the studio...my "Lennon" is on the Roof! LOL! And...Welcome,
to the "nuthouse!" Enjoy your stay... ;>)

CB



I actually had the exact same one as you, but I changed it hahaha. And thank you! Lol this forum will be interesting for me.

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Posted 18 June 2010 - 04:33 AM

[quote name='zerobox94]I actually had the exact same one as you' date=' but I changed it hahaha. And thank you! Lol this forum will be interesting for me.[/quote']


I see...I guess I didn't see THAT one, just your current. That's what I get, from coming in Late! ;>)

CB

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