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My Epiphone Casino arrived Friday...finally got to play it last nite. I bought it used from Guitar Center...so felt like I was taking a gamble...who knows what u could end up with? Its said comes with case...so I was praying it was not a gig bag in that big box.

 

One opened, was a big black EPI case..like new. The guitar is like new...a 2013 model. Not a nick , dent or scratch. No scratch pots. Nice low action like I like it. I just played clean on Friday thru a 50 w Marshall..Nice chimey sound. These P90's have some chime! I love the neck..perfect size...as the 4 previous DOT's were all too beefy for me. This feels great.

 

Saturday nite..is when I got the cobwebs out. I plugged into a Fender Champ..w/ overdrive. Right away Im thinking George Thorogood or some Ted Nugent....I was definitely getting that feedback howl in some areas where I was standing..and that was not a bad thing! Again...the P90's knocked me out..the can growl for sure.

 

I really like this axe! My fathers day present to myself.

 

One question for you fellow Casino owners....what amp do you recommend? THe clean did not sound that great on the Fender for some reason...unlike my Strat or Tele. Im thinking maybe getting a VOX.

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My Epiphone Casino arrived Friday...finally got to play it last nite. I bought it used from Guitar Center...so felt like I was taking a gamble...who knows what u could end up with? Its said comes with case...so I was praying it was not a gig bag in that big box.

 

One opened, was a big black EPI case..like new. The guitar is like new...a 2013 model. Not a nick , dent or scratch. No scratch pots. Nice low action like I like it. I just played clean on Friday thru a 50 w Marshall..Nice chimey sound. These P90's have some chime! I love the neck..perfect size...as the 4 previous DOT's were all too beefy for me. This feels great.

 

Saturday nite..is when I got the cobwebs out. I plugged into a Fender Champ..w/ overdrive. Right away Im thinking George Thorogood or some Ted Nugent....I was definitely getting that feedback howl in some areas where I was standing..and that was not a bad thing! Again...the P90's knocked me out..the can growl for sure.

 

I really like this axe! My fathers day present to myself.

 

One question for you fellow Casino owners....what amp do you recommend? THe clean did not sound that great on the Fender for some reason...unlike my Strat or Tele. Im thinking maybe getting a VOX.

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My Epiphone Casino arrived Friday...finally got to play it last nite. I bought it used from Guitar Center...so felt like I was taking a gamble...who knows what u could end up with? Its said comes with case...so I was praying it was not a gig bag in that big box.

 

One opened, was a big black EPI case..like new. The guitar is like new...a 2013 model. Not a nick , dent or scratch. No scratch pots. Nice low action like I like it. I just played clean on Friday thru a 50 w Marshall..Nice chimey sound. These P90's have some chime! I love the neck..perfect size...as the 4 previous DOT's were all too beefy for me. This feels great.

 

Saturday nite..is when I got the cobwebs out. I plugged into a Fender Champ..w/ overdrive. Right away Im thinking George Thorogood or some Ted Nugent....I was definitely getting that feedback howl in some areas where I was standing..and that was not a bad thing! Again...the P90's knocked me out..the can growl for sure.

 

I really like this axe! My fathers day present to myself.

 

One question for you fellow Casino owners....what amp do you recommend? THe clean did not sound that great on the Fender for some reason...unlike my Strat or Tele. Im thinking maybe getting a VOX.

 

 

The VOX is going to be chimeier than the Marshall. I play my Casinos (2005 MIK and an 2010 Elitist if it makes any difference) through a Blues Junior or a VOX AC15H1TV with a VibraVox pedal to get the trem/vibrato back. That said, just take it down to a nearby shop and play it through a few different amps and see what you like best.

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My Epiphone Casino arrived Friday...finally got to play it last nite. I bought it used from Guitar Center...so felt like I was taking a gamble...who knows what u could end up with? Its said comes with case...so I was praying it was not a gig bag in that big box.

 

One opened, was a big black EPI case..like new. The guitar is like new...a 2013 model. Not a nick , dent or scratch. No scratch pots. Nice low action like I like it. I just played clean on Friday thru a 50 w Marshall..Nice chimey sound. These P90's have some chime! I love the neck..perfect size...as the 4 previous DOT's were all too beefy for me. This feels great.

 

Saturday nite..is when I got the cobwebs out. I plugged into a Fender Champ..w/ overdrive. Right away Im thinking George Thorogood or some Ted Nugent....I was definitely getting that feedback howl in some areas where I was standing..and that was not a bad thing! Again...the P90's knocked me out..the can growl for sure.

 

I really like this axe! My fathers day present to myself.

 

One question for you fellow Casino owners....what amp do you recommend? THe clean did not sound that great on the Fender for some reason...unlike my Strat or Tele. Im thinking maybe getting a VOX.

HNGD, shakey64. Nice looking Casino. Love that natural finish on this style of guitar. The rich wood color by itself is all this guitar needs to be gorgeous, congrats. [thumbup]

The Champ is a good amp but the heavy hitting P90s need something a little bigger with a little more headroom to handle all that tone and punch. In the case of most hollow-bodies the full tone palate including the bottom end requires a good clean balanced sound to be clearly defined. I'm comfortable with 20+ watts, 12" speaker and a good quality tube amp.

Does not have to be too expensive but your Marshall, Fender, Vox with approximately those specs will do the job for sure! They are all different but good sounding, and you'll be able to hear the one that does it for your ears! [smile]

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