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Look, I am the biggest Beatle fan on planet Earth. I appreciate The Beatles even more than Yoko. However, I have to say the greatest song ever to feature an Epiphone is not a Beatles song. It is this tune called "Weird Fishes" by Radiohead. Gorgeous use of the Epiphone Casino and some gorgeous shots in the first minute of this video of that guitar. Anyone who saw this knew the guy was playing an Epiphone. Great tone, great playing, great looking guitar.

 

Greatest use of an Epiphone. (I do admit when the song changes at 3:45 the song goes south. But, oh, those first three minutes...WOW!)

 

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Look, I am the biggest Beatle fan on planet Earth. I appreciate The Beatles even more than Yoko. However, I have to say the greatest song ever to feature an Epiphone is not a Beatles song. It is this tune called "Weird Fishes" by Radiohead. Gorgeous use of the Epiphone Casino and some gorgeous shots in the first minute of this video of that guitar. Anyone who saw this knew the guy was playing an Epiphone. Great tone, great playing, great looking guitar.

 

Greatest use of an Epiphone. (I do admit when the song changes at 3:45 the song goes south. But, oh, those first three minutes...WOW!)

 

 

Wow is right. I loved it, and I actually liked the change that you referred to. I'll tell you what I appreciate about this was the clean sound. OK, I don't mind a bit of distortion, but it's just way over done today. A great band. I'm an older guy, and I don't keep up much with the music of today, but I have to admit, that these guys are great. Buy the way, before I forget, that Casino sounds awesome. Too bad the singer playing the Gibson SG didn't take note. He could have saved a ton of money if he went with an Epi [smile] .

 

Thanks for sharing that. I loved it.

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I don't keep up much with the music of today.

Same here. I'd rather play "Abbey Road" for the ten thousandth time than listen to much of today's music. But once in a blue moon a band comes along that really does make you shake your head and say, "Yeah, these guys are good and they would be good in any era." That band Radiohead are like that. Much of their stuff is pretentious, but when they settle down to write a proper song, the results can be breathtaking. That "Weird Fishes" song is pure class. Cool song to play. I just love arpeggios and that whole song is that.

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Cool looking trib band. I do try to see any Beatle trib band that comes around my area, I'll look out for that one.

I have to say, Beatles tribute bands generally do a great job. The songs aren't technically difficult to play, and the gear is affordable and played effects free so you can get the exact sound.

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"Rain" is another great Beatle tribute band,the lead guitarist is that good that he has managed to nail Clapton's solo on "While my guitar...."spot on note for note with every little nuance of Clapton's solo.Although I'm not really into note for note copying,to be able to nail a solo that good you have to be a pretty good guitar slinger yourself to say the least.My favourite Epi driven song is "Don't Let Me Down" and I also love John's solo on "Get Back".

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LOL What's your definition of affordable?

Dude, I am no Donald Trump and even I was able to go out and buy a fair amount of Beatle gear.

 

caso006-1-1.jpgepiacou1use-1.jpgBeatlesGuitars001-1.jpg

 

 

But here's the best, affordable, part of being in a Beatle tribute band: unlike me you don't have to buy John, Paul, and George guitars; you just have to buy the guitars of the one guy you are playing in the trib band.

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Dude, I am no Donald Trump and even I was able to go out and buy a fair amount of Beatle gear.

 

caso006-1-1.jpgepiacou1use-1.jpgBeatlesGuitars001-1.jpg

 

 

But here's the best, affordable, part of being in a Beatle tribute band: unlike me you don't have to buy John, Paul, and George guitars; you just have to buy the guitars of the one guy you are playing in the trib band.

 

Hmmmm. I guess I kinda see what you are saying then. I thought you meant vintage gear like they actually played. Or at least the actual models and not the Inspired By stuff and so on.

 

Where I was coming from is that I've only seen one Beatles tribute band in person and they had the "real deal" gear down to the vintage Vox amps and all. That stuff ain't cheap.

 

Pretty cool collection you have there BTW. (especially that Ric)

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Why would one buy vintage gear? The Beatles themselves didn't buy vintage gear.

 

You can get what The Beatles played at affordable prices. Only a Rickenbacker and one or two of George's Gretsches would be considered costly gear. The rest of their gear is in the range of all of us. A great VOX AC30 and a great Casino, two staples of Beatles gear, are a hell of a lot cheaper than a Les Paul and a Marshall JCM800.

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Why would one buy vintage gear? The Beatles themselves didn't buy vintage gear.

 

You can get what The Beatles played at affordable prices. Only a Rickenbacker and one or two of George's Gretsches would be considered costly gear. The rest of their gear is in the range of all of us. A great VOX AC30 and a great Casino, two staples of Beatles gear, are a hell of a lot cheaper than a Les Paul and a Marshall JCM800.

 

I don't know why one would buy vintage gear, I'm not in that band.

 

I am well aware of the prices of the instruments you mentioned and in my opinion Ric's, Gretsch guitars like the ones George played, Gibson J-160's, Epiphone USA made Texans, the Hofner bass model Paul used, Vox Super Beatle amps, ect, are not "affordable". They are professional instruments with professional instrument price tags.

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You want to play John Beatle gear, get yourself a Casino and a Vox AC30. Affordable gear.

You want to play George gear, get yourself another Casino or a Gibson SG and a Fender Twin. Affordable gear.

You want to play Paul's Beatle guitars? Get yourself another Casino or a cheapo Fender Esquire. Affordable.

 

The point is if you want to play some Beatle gear, it is within reach.

 

Sure they did play some expensive gear (Rics and Gretsches), but if you are a fan of the band and want to buy some of the exact gear they played, one does not have to be Donald Trump. See if the average non-professional player is able to buy Eddie Van Halen's gear or Slash's.

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No problem.

 

I have a 12 string Ric and a high end Gretsch, I know they are not what any sane person would call "affordable." But just saying if you want a guitar that your favorite Beatle played, there are exact ones you can buy that are very affordable.

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LOL...here we go, Again! :rolleyes: "Beatles" music, can

be played on Any guitar brand, or guitar model. And, with any

(decent) amp. As with anyone's music...It's always more about

correct chords, proper phrasing, and nuances. The "you have to

use this guitar, and that amp" is just (very effective) "marketing!" [biggrin]

 

Watch "Concert For George!" Very few, if any "Beatle Guitars,"

or Vox amps used. Twin Reverbs, sure...quite a few of those.

But, they did an incredible job, with George's "Beatle," and

later, music. Lots of very talented players, who love the genre,

and were willing to learn it (or, more accurately, re-visit it),

correctly.

 

But, as always...this is just My opinion. I'm quite sure other's

will disagree, probably profoundly so. LOL

 

CB

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As to "The Greatest" song, done on an Epiphone, or specifically a Casino?

Who knows???! That's pretty subjective, don't you think? One person's

"awesome," might be another's "only adequate." Epi's sound great, like

any other guitar, in the hands of someone that knows how to get the most

out of it.

 

We've seen some nice examples, already! But, here's a couple (yeah, Beatles tunes)

I've always enjoyed!

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Imb4tYOk8GE

 

CB

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I'm going to nominate Paul weller too, Changing man has always been a favourite tune of mine.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GB4I8OgFtVo&feature=related

 

Nice clean sound. They're pretty tight. I was trying to catch the other guy with the big red. I looked like he might have been playing a Gibson, but it was hard to make it out. Are they a local band?

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Are they a local band?

Local to the UK! Don't think the States has ever appealed much to him. Yes, the other guy (Steve Cradock) uses a Gibson, which I believe Weller bought him.

 

Interesting the 'spots' have been Casinos; presumably the Beatle link gives the model prominence.. I can't recall ever noticing someone using (say) an Epi LP on TV, they're always Gibsons.

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