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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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"One of each" is the only possible answer, Shakey!

They are each so different from one another that of course, you will want both!

 

Jim

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"One of each" is the only possible answer, Shakey!

They are each so different from one another that of course, you will want both!

 

Jim

I'd have to agree. I have a highly modded Dot (upgraded p/u's, wiring, switches, etc.) and an Elitist Casino. The Casino is typcally my "go to" and I find myself going for the Dot second, but over my Gibby LP, Wildkat, etc. As Jim pointed out, they really are two different animals.

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"One of each" is the only possible answer, Shakey!

They are each so different from one another that of course, you will want both!

 

Jim

 

I concur.

 

OR....

 

You can go with an Epi 339 P90! It's a smaller body, but you get the ES semi-hollow body with the P90s! I bought one and it's a keeper! Love that guitar.

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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.?

Buy them both man, hell they're inexpensive and both are damn good.

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Actually to me, either can do well for a given picker. A lot depends, too, on how one plays, amp, etc, and one's expectations.

 

For the money, I don't think you can beat the Epi Dot. In fact, not for twice the money.

 

But I'm also convinced that how and what music one plays, plus one's "sound" expectations, play a huge role in whether one bonds - or not - with a given instrument. Too, I have two Dots built about two years apart - and they're quite different somehow.

 

Or is the "quite different somehow" just in my own head?

 

I dunno.

 

m

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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.?

My Dot is a very nice guitar. Great neck, Grover 18:1 tuners, very good 335 tone. Definitely worth checking some out.

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I have both and like both. I upgraded the Pups on the Dot to SD Jazz and JB which brightened up the sound and made a wonderfully playable but so so sounding guitar into a great overall guitar. Got the Casino recently (Black and Blu) and love the sound. I play in a jazz band that also does some other covers. Was playing the Casino and loving the low weight and wonderful tone, but then the band leader called out Black Magic Woman. The high gain was clearly going to feed back on the Casino so had to switch. One guitar is never enough. Viva la difference.

 

Jeff

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The Dot is the more versatile and mod-able of the two, has better upper fret access and is in general a great guitar. I am in love with mine.

That said, do I crave a Casino? You bet I do.

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I had a Dot and really liked it but, I sold it to a kid who was totally gassing for it. I have an Elitist Casino and really love the tone and weight. That being said, yesterday I bought a Sheraton II Pro (wine red)and really love the tone of the humbuckers. I'm kind of a 335 style junkie as I have a Washburn HB36K and a Hagstrom Viking Deluxe 12 string as well. I can't say which to buy as I like 'em all.

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"One of each" is the only possible answer, Shakey!

They are each so different from one another that of course, you will want both!

 

Jim

 

I have a Casino, Sheraton II Pro and sold my Dot and LP-Studio Standard. (I'd like to have them back). I agree get both or all four. In my opinion there is no such thing as too many guitars.

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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.?

 

Get adulterous with a Dot or a Sheraton. Keep the Casino.

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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.?

I Just picked up an '04 Dot Deluxe for $300 CDN in absolute mint condition and it instantly became my favourite axe. Have wanted one since my brother borrowed my '59 Dot with D'armond Pups and it was stolen within a week, they left both his guitars, that was 25 years ago. I like it even better than the '92 Gretsch White Falcon I sold 10 years ago.

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