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#1 User is offline   KiwiClapton 

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:39 PM

Hi guys, greetings from New Zealand.

I've uploaded a couple of pics of my new Casino and my newish Blues junior.

I've had it for around 3 weeks and I'm really happy with the way it feels and the tone, its just so different from my strat.

Cheers

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In the name of God, Eric Clapton and the Slowhand, Amen.

#2 User is offline   Digger 

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:53 PM

View Postkiwiclapton, on 24 February 2013 - 10:39 PM, said:

Hi guys, greetings from New Zealand.

I've uploaded a couple of pics of my new Casino and my newish Blues junior.

I've had it for around 3 weeks and I'm really happy with the way it feels and the tone, its just so different from my strat.

Cheers



G'Day Neighbour!

May I have the honour of being the first one here to welcome you, on your first post!

Please tell us a little about yourself and your music, and please also jump in to any of the discussions that are running here.

I guarantee you will be made welcome.

Digger

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:07 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice looking Casino and amp you have there. Stick around and join in. Now, here's your forum-warming present. +1
Ya, that's right....
it's got a big "E"
on the pickguard!

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#4 User is offline   eggs 

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:15 PM

Welcome... & you get another +1 from me for choosing a Natural...

but, then again, New Zealand is purely '100% Natural' [thumbup]


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1998 Epiphone (Unsung) Ripper Bass - 'Crazy Chester'
1999 Epiphone (Samick) 'fenderish' Nighthawk - 'The Vulture'
1999 Epiphone (Samick) Sheraton- 'Honey'
2000 Epiphone (Samick Indonesia) AJ-100- 'Big Red'
2000(?) Lobo Mini G- 'The Mystery Midget'
1998 Epiphone Electar Tube 30 Combo
1999 Epiphone Regent Bass 50 Combo
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Yamaha P70 Electric Piano
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1995 Epiphone (Samick) Non Reverse Thunderbird Bass - 'The Weirdbird'
1997 Epiphone (Samick) Les Paul Junior - 'Junior' - Signed by The Man Himself
2007 Epiphone (QingDao) G400 Flame Top-'QingDao Lass' - Too young, but oh so pretty!
1981 Ibanez AR100BS Artist- 'Baby'
1981 Ibanez Ragtime Special w/ Barcus Berry Underbridge PUP
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#5 User is offline   KiwiClapton 

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:29 PM

View PostDigger, on 24 February 2013 - 10:53 PM, said:

G'Day Neighbour!

May I have the honour of being the first one here to welcome you, on your first post!

Please tell us a little about yourself and your music, and please also jump in to any of the discussions that are running here.

I guarantee you will be made welcome.

Digger


Cheers Digger,

I'm a revert back to the guitar for the past 2 years. I just play at home for my own enjoyment most of the time but I get together with a couple of mates for a jam.

I listen to the blues mainly, most of its the "British blues" stuff, and of course SRV and EC. I've been a Beatles fan for years, and I've always wanted a casino since I saw pics of Lennon with one when I was 16 years old. I pulled the trigger and brought one as a result of going thru a Beatles stage since Christmas. I'm really happy with the Beatleish tone I get from my simple set up. I might look at getting a 65 Fender deluxe reverb later in the year.

The sound difference between my strat and the casino, as I said is so bloody different. I love the size of the casino, after playing it non stop for 3 weeks it was really hard going back to my strat yesterday. Especially when I was doing the Chuck Berry rhythm style in Get Back and Revolution.

Cheers guys.
In the name of God, Eric Clapton and the Slowhand, Amen.

#6 User is offline   KiwiClapton 

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:33 PM

View Posteggs, on 24 February 2013 - 11:15 PM, said:

Welcome... & you get another +1 from me for choosing a Natural...

but, then again, New Zealand is purely '100% Natural' [thumbup]




Cheers mate, it was a really hard choice you know, I had to really give it some thought. The burst was pretty close.......

I'm keen to play it for a bit and see about doing upgrades, I'm not normally a upgrade guy but I'll see what guys here have to say.

The bloody input socket was nightmare to sort out!!!!!! it popped thru the body on the 3rd night! It took me about a bloody hour of sweat and swear words to sort it out.
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:19 AM

Hi ya, welcome
and well what else can I say but blondes have all the fun! Posted Image
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 03:22 AM

View Posteggs, on 24 February 2013 - 11:15 PM, said:

Welcome... & you get another +1 from me for choosing a Natural...

but, then again, New Zealand is purely '100% Natural' [thumbup]





Apart from the possums!

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 03:28 AM

Welcome to the forum !! Nice guitar you have choosen . Forget the Strat.
I always wanted to visit New Zealand, but itīs too far away.
My guitars:
Epiphone Les Paul Standard Trans Blue
Epiphone Dot CH
Epiphone Wildkat Ltd. Customshop Sunrise Orange
Epiphone Special 2
Epiphone Riviera P 93 WR Ltd. Customshop
Hagstrom Swede Tremar

Fender DG 15 SB
Ovation Applause
Johnson BD 12 EBK 12string
Hopf classic
Pasadena Lap Steel Guitar
Johnson Backpacker
Fender Ukulele
Mahalo Ukulele
Pedals : Zoom G 2.1 u and Boss ME 50, TC Helicon Harmony GXT
Controller- Keyboard: Akai MPK 25
Audio Interface: M-Audio ProFire 610
Monitorspeakers: KRK Rokit 5
Microphone: Fame C 1, TC Helicon MP 75
Amps: Park / Marshall 15 W, Vox DA 5 5 W, Laney LX 20
Software: Ableton 8 Suite


If you are interested in the music I produce, please listen to: soundcloud.com / Oldhippie54


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:12 AM

Welcome Kiwi, even though you're awfully young. Sheesh.

Anyway, there's something to the thin Gibbie style body, either full hollow or semi, that kinda fit well regardless what one might decide to play.

As for the 65 DR re-do, we've seen here some who were quite happy and others who figured it wasn't the same or as "good" as the original. I'll say this, swapping mine for the big 120-watt monster back in the '70s was a major error for several reasons. OTOH, it's my opinion that tone can be largely manipulated by the hands and technique along with messing with dials on guitar and amp; and it's not the power of the amp nowadays for gigs as much as how one in an ensemble might get a balanced sound to an audience.

As for NZ... Well, along with Oz and my area of the U.S., it's good sheep country.

<grin>

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 03:25 PM

And a hello from one of the southern states of the USA, North Carolina to be correct. Nice blonde Casino my man! Welcome to the Epiphone club!
Lots of video's with me playing music as well as some of my favorite song's here at Youtube
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 05:42 PM

Welcome Kiwi, nice looking setup you've got and sweet sounding as well. [thumbup] I've got an Elitist Casino and a Blues Jr., and as you say, you can get some sweet sounds My Casino has really become my go to guitar for the most part.

As Digger said, feel free to jump in to any of the threads too.
Dennis
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Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:39 PM

Welcome to our little support group!! We all suffer from a malady called, "GAS", (gear aquisition syndrome) and we come here to try and avoid going to the music store. [biggrin]

Unfortunately everyone here starts showing pics of their new gear, and quite frankly we all fall apart and start drooling and mumbling. We then make a weak excuse to our better half and slink out to the local store.
Mostly we can be found staring blankly down the rows of new gear. [crying]

Actually this is a great bunch, and I'm almost certain you'll fit right in.
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