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  1. thanks Parabar!..exactly what I wanted to know. I'm eyeing the 5120's....One that ive been watching has upgraded TV JONES Powertron in the neck, Powertron Plus in the bridge. Also, eyeing the newer 5420's. I can get a new one around $700. Really want the one in Orange. I have two weeks off from work,,for vacation, so I'm definatley gonna snag a Gretsch and spend some quality time with it.
  2. no..my Casino doesn't have the Bigsby...that's one of the points that interest me.
  3. Ive been eyeing a Gretsch 5120 on ebay. Never owned one before. I see they came out with upgraded models couple years ago called the 5140. Ive always loved the Stray Cats, Setzer , Eddie Cochran , Rockabilly sound....so I think it would be a cool axe. My Epi Casino is my top dog, but curious what you players think of the Gretsch that have one or played one? None in my local area to try out. Thx.
  4. Great clip..when I bought my Natural Casino last JULY..this is one of the main albums I went to ..to figure out some guitar parts. Great Casino tones on this record!! ....Well, Well, Well.....and I Found Out are couple others with that great tone.
  5. that was your video , Jack?? wow...I came across it this past weekend....really enjoyed it..even forwarded it to another Casino fan. ....I had just "rediscovered" the CASINO this weekend...after leaving it in the case for months. I had gone thru a "metal phase" a Dean V and Dean Z that I have....I was gonna sell the Casino to a drummer I know..who loved the sound...but after a week I let him use it...he said he didn't like the neck...and didn't "connect" with it. I brought it back home. Cranked it thru my Marshall...and HOLY MOSES!....I forgot what a great sound this had!...I emailed the drummer and said..THANKS for not buying it..WTF was I thinking! I had a love fest for couple hours with the Casino. A natural color , 2005 model that I got used w/ case at Guitar Center last July for $429. Nothing sounds like it. That's when I was doing a search and came across your excellent video!. Thanks for posting!
  6. NGD~! Been itching for a Junior for awhile, and scored the Epiphone 57 Junior reissue model, that came out few years back. Great shape , like new in the original Epi Case. Landed me $299. Has the P100 pickup. Ive read good and not so good things on this particular pickup....will have to wait and see. Could always change it out to a Fralin or some other P90. I'm a big Mountain/Leslie West fan...so this is just what I need.
  7. I'm itching for a Junior with P90's, and came across one on Craigs List. A tv yellow in good shape. I don't think they make them anymore. He is asking $350, which I don't know if its too much. Just curious if anyone has played or have one. Looks similar to the one Johnny Thunders of the the NY Dolls used. The double cutaway version with one P90.
  8. IM itching for a Gold top with P90's! I had one years ago, around 99, 2000. After I sold it, I bought one of the Agile Gold tops from Rondo. Which was ok, very sparkly, but the honeymoon wore off and sold that. I'm Gassing for a gold top again...and I see the latest incarnation of the 56 is the PRO model in Metallic Gold. I read somewhere has improved ALNICO P 90's over previous years models?? That would be great. I see the price is around $499 online.
  9. I finally took my Casino to its first jam session this past weekend. In the past, Ive used SG's, V's, Strats,etc. I started out with a MIM Strat, and then I told them, Im breaking out something new....an EPI CASINO. Had to dial in the sound...as Feedback became the first issue, of course....but once we got it....had a sweet sound! Covered all bases,,,Foghat, stones, nugent, dio, ac/dc, beatles. The drummer tried it out..."THIS thing is LIGHT!"....exactly its full hollowbody...don't need a back breaker anymore...and he couldn't believe the sound. " its feels different and sounds different" than other guitars he said... EXACTLY! He said..."Man, this guitar is YOU!" HAHA...Casino pulled me thru the jam...the Strat just was a little too thin. I find myself past few years..going thru guitars, ...strats, V's.,sg's..few Dots,...never found that special one..that was a "keeper" The missus..thought I had a disease or a screw loose...always selling , buying. But, I think this is the one[thumbup]
  10. I was trying to decide , when I was shopping for my Casino......Natural or Sunburst!!??...I liked both, but then I got a good deal on a like new, used one at GC....$330 with case! Its a keeper!
  11. That's a SWEET looking Cherry Red. Just what ive been looking for lately. Been checking used at GC and ebay/craigslist. Been listening to a lot of Wishbone Ash and early UFO. My next purchase. Nice Mods you did, also. Congrats.
  12. thanks for the link! Ive been on a Wishbone Ash kick lately. Rediscovering the band. Watching some videos. Always loved Andy's tone on his Flying V. I agree...there should be a signature V for Andy Powell. Looking forward to his new book coming out later this month in Oct!
  13. Landed a used 56 Epi Gold Top w/ P90's.......found it at guitar center...with case! $289.00 I think I got a good deal! Pics on the way soon.
  14. for those of you that have played both...or owned both..which do you prefer??? The full hollow body w/ P90's ..or the semi hollow with humbuckers... I purchased the Casino 30 days ago...but i think the honeymoon wore out....why do i have a craving for the Epi Dot.?
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