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I just brought home a new Casino!

 

I know after seeing some of the guitars you here have, some of you are saying, "Big wow." But, man, I have been playing guitar for fifteen years and for fifteen years I have wanted a Casino.

 

Fifteen years ago when I first started playing it was a choice between a Casino or a 12 string Ric. I went and bought a Ric 360/12 (and after seeing the price of them now, I am glad I bought the Ric back then). But today....a CASINO -- vintage sunburst!

 

Just a question or two:

 

A. What gauge strings are these sold with and what guage is most appropriate for the guitar? Epiphone site does not give specs on this.

 

B. Recommend any good flatwounds for the Casino or do most use the roundwounds?

 

Thanks for any help. Hope all goes well with my new Casino.

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Good for you man! My wife got me my first casino a couple of christmas' ago. It's a sunburst LE w/ bigsby. Since then I bought another natural one. Love em both. Sound advice here is to have it set up by a pro and try 11s but experiment and see what sounds good to you. Anyway go play Daytripper and have a blast!!

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Congratulations, on your Casino purchase! Great guitar...

Do you play rhythm mostly or lead? If rhythm, then 11's (flat or round...your choice)

Flats will be smoother, not only playing, but sounding...loved for "Jazz" type tone.

 

If lead...then I'd go 10's or maybe hybrid like "Heavy Bottom, Skinny top" (10-52)

As to brands, well...everyone has their own preference. I like, D'Addario and/or Elixir, myself.

But, that's just me.

Thomastik-Infeld makes great strings, too...especially the flat wound!

They're not cheap, though...

 

Hope that helps, some...

 

CB

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No pics, sorry. The finish is actually quite nice. Took my breath away when I opened the box in the guitar store.

 

Lead was never my thing. I play rhythm when I get together with the guys or when I am just strumming on my own. I have never used flatwounds on any guitar I own. I have a set on a bass, somewhat curious about them for guitar. On the bass they sound dead - just a thud, but that's what I was going for. Should I expect a dead, thud sound on a guitar?

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No pics' date=' sorry. The finish is actually quite nice. Took my breath away when I opened the box in the guitar store.

 

Lead was never my thing. I play rhythm when I get together with the guys or when I am just strumming on my own. I have never used flatwounds on any guitar I own. I have a set on a bass, somewhat curious about them for guitar. On the bass they sound dead - just a thud, but that's what I was going for. Should I expect a dead, thud sound on a guitar?[/quote']

 

Not with the p90s

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Hey Beatlenut:

Congratulations... you got yourself a very nice guitar! I have the J. Lennon version and recently bought the sunburst!

I use the same strings that I use on my Gretsch C. Gent, (PYRAMIDS Flat wound 10-46) and you are guaranteed to have that Beatle sound!

 

I do have a question... for my casino Sunburst I would like to install a Bigsby... is it the B3 the one?? someone told me that it is a B7, but went to a music store and looks a bit too big for it.... anyone Knows or can help??

T H A N K S !

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No pics' date=' sorry. The finish is actually quite nice. Took my breath away when I opened the box in the guitar store.

 

Lead was never my thing. I play rhythm when I get together with the guys or when I am just strumming on my own. I have never used flatwounds on any guitar I own. I have a set on a bass, somewhat curious about them for guitar. On the bass they sound dead - just a thud, but that's what I was going for. [b']Should I expect a dead, thud sound on a guitar?[/b]

 

Def not! Just a smooth, creamy, delightful tone you'll love!

 

Plus you won't get the "skrtching" sounds as you move your fingers over the strings, def a plus!!

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No pics' date=' sorry. The finish is actually quite nice. Took my breath away when I opened the box in the guitar store.

 

Lead was never my thing. I play rhythm when I get together with the guys or when I am just strumming on my own. I have never used flatwounds on any guitar I own. I have a set on a bass, somewhat curious about them for guitar. On the bass they sound dead - just a thud, but that's what I was going for. Should I expect a dead, thud sound on a guitar?[/quote']

 

Flatwounds "Dead,"...well, compared to round wounds, yeah...or, maybe it's that they tend to go

("dead") faster...which is one reason (besides very little string noise, when changing chords, or doing

riffs) the Jazz folks like them...very "mellow" sounding. T-I's will last a lot longer, than most flatwounds,

in that regard. But, if bright and ringing is what you're looking for, round wounds would be the way to go.

 

CB

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Congratulations Beatlenut.

 

I absolutely love my Casino and think it is one of the best guitars to own and definitely a great value for the buck.

 

I use round wound 9s. But I double on sax, wind synth, flute, keyboards, drum controller, vocals and guitar. If I played guitar all night, I'd probably go for 10s.

 

HNGD to you -- but you know the rules -- we need pictures!!!

 

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Hey Beatlenut:

Congratulations... you got yourself a very nice guitar! I have the J. Lennon version and recently bought the sunburst!

I use the same strings that I use on my Gretsch C. Gent' date=' (PYRAMIDS Flat wound 10-46) and you are guaranteed to have that Beatle sound!

 

I do have a question... for my casino Sunburst I would like to install a Bigsby... is it the B3 the one?? someone told me that it is a B7, but went to a music store and looks a bit too big for it.... anyone Knows or can help??

T H A N K S ![/quote']

 

Hey nandom I got mine already installed. Does the bigsby look too big?

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Many thanks for the kind words, tips, and encouragement.

 

When I started playing fifteen years ago there was no internet and no guitar community other than the guys you played with or the guys who worked in the local music store. To find someone who melted over the sight of a Casino was impossible to find. My friends loved Strats, Strats, and Strats. It is really cool to come here on the internet and find some helpful, Epiphone lovin' people. This internet is so great for sharing a love and enthusiasm for specific things in music. (But as great as the internet is, I have no idea what HNGD means - and a number have written that to me here.)

 

Though a Casino wasn't used on these two songs, on my Casino I just gently strummed my way through The Beatles' "If I Fell" and then blasted my amp to overdrive and bashed out Lennon's "I Found Out." My Casino WORKED! God, I love this Casino!!!!!!

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I just brought home a new Casino!

 

I know after seeing some of the guitars you here have' date=' some of you are saying, "Big wow." But, man, I have been playing guitar for fifteen years and for fifteen years I have wanted a Casino.

 

Fifteen years ago when I first started playing it was a choice between a Casino or a 12 string Ric. I went and bought a Ric 360/12 (and after seeing the price of them now, I am glad I bought the Ric back then). But today....a CASINO -- vintage sunburst!

 

Just a question or two:

 

A. What gauge strings are these sold with and what guage is most appropriate for the guitar? Epiphone site does not give specs on this.

 

B. Recommend any good flatwounds for the Casino or do most use the roundwounds?

 

Thanks for any help. Hope all goes well with my new Casino.[/quote']

By the way, vintage sunburst is the way to go, even if John Lennon got his sanded off.

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What a wonderful feeling is to get the guitar of your dreams uh?

Yeah, and I'm thankful that I only had two dreams - the 12 string Ric and the Epiphone Casino.

 

I just constantly stare at my Casino. When I leave the room I look over my shoulder for another look.

I have seven guitars -- only the Ric and the Casino have done this to me. Thanks Epiphone.

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I'm currently using roundwound .010's on my Casino. You might also try D'Addario Half Rounds. From their ad, "They retain the flexibility and tonal characteristics of round wound strings, but provide a smoother feel". I have a pack of them, but haven't tried them yet as I tend to leave electric strings on for a loong time.

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Many thanks for the kind words' date=' tips, and encouragement.

 

When I started playing fifteen years ago there was no internet and no guitar community other than the guys you played with or the guys who worked in the local music store. To find someone who melted over the sight of a Casino was impossible to find. My friends loved Strats, Strats, and Strats. It is really cool to come here on the internet and find some helpful, Epiphone lovin' people. This internet is so great for sharing a love and enthusiasm for specific things in music. (But as great as the internet is, I have no idea what HNGD means - and a number have written that to me here.)

 

Though a Casino wasn't used on these two songs, on my Casino I just gently strummed my way through The Beatles' "If I Fell" and then blasted my amp to overdrive and bashed out Lennon's "I Found Out." My Casino WORKED! God, I love this Casino!!!!!! [/quote']

Congratulations on your new Casino purchase.

 

Just on a tangent for a second, when you're playing 'If I Fell', do you go down from F#m to Fm on the "...heart to you" part of the lyric; some transcriptions have a kind of diminished chord there for the "to", whereas in the original recording (and in 'A Hard Day's Night') it seems that John just hangs on the F#m and the other instruments are responsible for the change in pitch there. What do you think?

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Congratulations on your new Casino purchase.

 

Just on a tangent for a second' date=' when you're playing 'If I Fell', do you go down from F#m to Fm on the "...heart to you" part of the lyric; some transcriptions have a kind of diminished chord there for the "to", whereas in the original recording (and in 'A Hard Day's Night') it seems that John just hangs on the F#m and the other instruments are responsible for the change in pitch there. What do you think?[/quote']

When I play it solo I walk It down from the F#m/Fm/Em

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