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  1. Curious as to what string gauge folks are using for their Gibson ES 330 guitars thoughts are welcome .
  2. Went ahead and decided on a Elitist so here she is . Was about to buy the standard then thought with the mods I would do just get this should be set .
  3. Do the new Casinos come with a hardshell case not Elitist or such just the stock Casinos ?
  4. Ive had a few Casinos and found them all great playing guitars but to my ears they sound thin in comparison to the ES330 VOS . So its the VOS natural that I have and will keep but to each his own whatever works and inspires you .
  5. Curious what folks here are using for their acoustic guitars Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Strings or Bronze strings .
  6. I had a Gibson J200 natural but had the opportunity and tried a J 200 Mystic rosewood and I just fell in love with the guitar . It just had every characteristic I've ever wanted to hear in a acoustic guitar plus the cosmedics don't hurt either . When folks talk about a woody tone this guitar has all that and more .
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    Gibson J 200

    Well just purchased a new Gibson SJ 200 natural for 2900.00 so I think that fairly good price . Plays great and sound wonderful maple back and sides .
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    Gibson J 200

    So there is no structural differences they are the same in that respect .
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    Gibson J 200

    One thing whats the difference between a Gibson J 200 and the SJ 200 . Appreciate all who have made suggestions .
  10. Im thinking about getting a natural J 200 standard . What are folks paying for this guitar new . Thoughts are welcome .
  11. Great guitars ES 330 VOS Two covers below I did the lead vocal Beatles & Badfinger .
  12. I have a Casino Inspired and a ES 330 VOS both a like very much . My advice play all three decide and buy and if its the ES 330 wait a save until you have the cash . Buy smart once save time and $ in the long run . For me its the ES 330 VOS it has it all over the rest you mentioned in my opinion .
  13. I have a Casino Inspired natural its about 4 months old and a Gibson ES 330 VOS and in the past a Elitist as well . Many people compare the two Gibson and Epiphone and although there are those who believe they sound the same in my experience believe me they very much don't . The ES 330 has more sustain and and much more beef on the bottom end and the high side its just not as thin as the Casino . I had the ES 330 L nice tone more on the scale with the Casino but with a bit more growl . The ES 330 VOS with the under wound pickups and large neck just give you the sweetness of a tele but can also deliver a sting of a rattler when desired . Myself I prefer some beef in the neck and the ES VOS delivers that along with the vintage feel and tone . The Casino is without question fine instrument one of the best for that price range and can deliver some great tone thats why I have one so I guess I like both for what they give me . By the way Ive changed all wiring and caps , pots in my Inspired Casino which now is a step above in quality as good as any Gibson . CTS 530k Short Shaft Potsmatched all are the same spec : These are the highest quality, split-short shaft, audio taper potentiometers from CTS. Solid brass shaft and bushing for durability. 3/8-32 US thread, 3/8" bushing height, split-knurled shaft, and 3/8" shaft length, vintage audio taper, and real Bakelite base plate. (2) Jensen .022 Capacitors: These are exceptional foil paper-in-oil caps with silver leads. Widely regarded as some of the best sounding paper-in-oil tone caps available for that vintage "woody" tone! (4') Vintage-Spec Braided Shield Wire: This is genuine 22 gauge braided shield wire. Made by the same company that made it for Gibson in the 50's. (1) Switchcraft Jack: Switchcraft is widely known as the finest input/output 1/4" jack available. (1) Switchcraft 3-Way Toggle Switch: (1') 20 Gauge Buss Wire: Hard to obtain genuine silver-plated 20 gauge solid copper buss wire for grounding the pots like the originals. The pots, caps, jack, and 3-way toggle soldered (50's style) using only the highest quality 4% silver solder.
  14. Today replaced all wiring pots and caps . Found that all pots were between 440 and 480 K none reached 500 K . Caps were very tiny no brand or specs listed on them . The pots two were JS and the other two said made in Korea neither had any brass . Thin plastic coated wire red black and gray . Toggle and input were Switcgcraft . Tested after installation everything works well very solid pots have a better smooth feel when turning very noticeable . Replaced with CTS 524K 522K 525K 520K Noticed much more even taper metered and sound wise with the new CTS pots and the tone with the toggle in each three positions seems a bit more distinctive . Not a hugh difference but have not gone threw the total gamete as yet but subtle to my ear and I know the inside components are a solid quality and hopefully will last along time .
  15. I have a Casino Inspired and the toggle switch was faulty so I took a look at the wiring and decided to replace all the wiring , pots, toggle , input jack and caps . Replaced whith the following below .. Keeping the P90S pickups think they are fine . 4) CTS 500k Short Shaft Pots: These are the highest quality, split-short shaft, audio taper potentiometers from CTS. They are matched to within 1% tolerance of each other and are tested and guaranteed to be at least 500k. Solid brass shaft and bushing for durability. 3/8-32 US thread, 3/8" bushing height, split-knurled shaft, and 3/8" shaft length, vintage audio taper, and real Bakelite base plate. (2) Jensen .022 Capacitors: These are exceptional foil paper-in-oil caps with silver leads. Widely regarded as some of the best sounding paper-in-oil tone caps available for that vintage "woody" tone! (4') Vintage-Spec Braided Shield Wire: This is genuine 22 gauge braided shield wire. Made by the same company that made it for Gibson in the 50's. (1) Switchcraft Jack: Switchcraft is widely known as the finest input/output 1/4" jack available. (1) Switchcraft 3-Way Toggle Switch: Standard "long straight" toggle switch. Fits Gibson USA guitars (1') 20 Gauge Buss Wire: Hard to obtain genuine silver-plated 20 gauge solid copper buss wire for grounding the pots like the originals.(50's style wiring) using only the highest quality 4% silver solder.
  16. Vision guitar they are on Ebay as well . http://visionguitar.com/index.php?dispatch=categories.view&category_id=316#ty;pagination_contents;index.php?dispatch=categories.view&category_id=316&page=3
  17. The CTS pots have a solid brass shaft and bushing and are all hand matched not custom ordered at 1% tolerance and are 500K no lower so all four pots are within that margin of percentage . The bourns pots I looked over and just don't look to me as good as the CTS but Ive not tred them although they tested close to 500K on my meter which means they were accurate .
  18. After needing to change the toggle switch in my Epiphone Inspired Casino and yet to do that I decided to get a look inside at the wiring and pots . Ive really got to say the craftsmanship is shooty to say the least as far as the soldering process goes there not much pride in that respect and the wiring well it almost looks like a train wreak not professional at all . JS pots ?? I found in my Casino are 500K and .022 caps ( did not meter measure either but thats whats indicated on them ) with for the most part plastic coated wiring with some shielded . The toggle and input jack are Switchcraft but they look at bit different than what I have here . It just makes me feel uncomfortable knowing the inside of my Casino looks like a nest compared to my Gibson ES 330 , ES 335 and my Les Paul which looks like quality controlled and professional with high standard parts . Yes without changing these parts this guitar could be fine for years but being a product of the 50s and 60s this doesn't sit well with me . So at this point this is what I plan to do and change Im fine with the P90 pickups so they will stay and the nut I may change at some point down the road . 4 CTS 500K short shaft pots .... split-short shaft, audio taper potentiometers from CTS. matched to be with in 1% tolerance of each other . 2 Jensen .022 capacitors .... These are foil paper-in-oil caps with silver leads. Switchcraft toggle and input jack Will be replacing all existing wire and using silver-plated 20 gauge solid copper buss wire for grounding the pots Using 1950s style wiring on the process
  19. Your stated values are correct had them verified by Gibson yesterday and they are split shaft as far as the pots are concerned .
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