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Old 01-22-2013, 07:17 PM   #21
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IMO if you go for the Epiphone, you will be like "i could have got a 335"

That does depend on if the guitar has a significantly better feel over the Epi.

But if i was you, i'd get the 335.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:25 PM   #22
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What does your current collection look like? Is it just the G&L? If so, you clearly like quality axes- go for the 335.

Yeah, the collection is currently down to just the G&L. Although I do have another guitar project in-progress that I hope to finish after I sell the bike. It's a MIJ Cortez copy of a Gibson Les Paul Jr, double cutaway with routes for two dogear P-90s. It needs pickups, new pots, and a jack.

I've had very nice guitars in the past ('57 reissue Goldtop) as well as dirt-cheap guitars. I've enjoyed both. There are plusses and minuses to both. But the reality is that I probably won't come across a large chunk of "free money" again for a very long time, and if I don't pick up the ES-335 now then I might be waiting for a while.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:29 PM   #23
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I've had very nice guitars in the past ('57 reissue Goldtop) as well as dirt-cheap guitars. I've enjoyed both. There are plusses and minuses to both. But the reality is that I probably won't come across a large chunk of "free money" again for a very long time, and if I don't pick up the ES-335 now then I might be waiting for a while.


Sounds like you want the 335 deep inside. Go for it
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:30 PM   #24
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how bout an ES-339 and then you'd have some cash left over. even better see about a used one and get the SG as well.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:32 PM   #25
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Yeah, the collection is currently down to just the G&L. Although I do have another guitar project in-progress that I hope to finish after I sell the bike. It's a MIJ Cortez copy of a Gibson Les Paul Jr, double cutaway with routes for two dogear P-90s. It needs pickups, new pots, and a jack.

I've had very nice guitars in the past ('57 reissue Goldtop) as well as dirt-cheap guitars. I've enjoyed both. There are plusses and minuses to both. But the reality is that I probably won't come across a large chunk of "free money" again for a very long time, and if I don't pick up the ES-335 now then I might be waiting for a while.

Assuming the 335 is in good shape and actually sounds better than the other guitars, then there is no question: 335.
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You should look into an Egnater Tweaker, that thing can make VOX tones better than an AC-15 and about every tone the DSL doesn't reach

It's like having 10 different amps in one, but i wouldn't call it a modeling amp because it also has its own tone


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Sounds like you want the 335 deep inside. Go for it

I guess I do, but I still haven't ruled out the other option. The thing that's really holding me back is the idea of getting a second amp, which I couldn't do if I got the 335. My DSL is great for a lot of things, but I like that Fender-blues tone. It's possible I might have a tiny bit of cash left over if I get the 335, but probably not more than $250. Definitely not enough for a Bassman. But maybe enough for something else that has a good bluesy tone?

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how bout an ES-339 and then you'd have some cash left over. even better see about a used one and get the SG as well.

I'm actually planning on buying used regardless. And for some reason the used 339's I've seen are the same prices as used 335's.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:36 PM   #28
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Your g&l would pull off blues good with a more suited amp. Id go amp first
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I guess I do, but I still haven't ruled out the other option. The thing that's really holding me back is the idea of getting a second amp, which I couldn't do if I got the 335. My DSL is great for a lot of things, but I like that Fender-blues tone. It's possible I might have a tiny bit of cash left over if I get the 335, but probably not more than $250. Definitely not enough for a Bassman. But maybe enough for something else that has a good bluesy tone?


Either get the 335 and save for a new amp (if 335's are hard to come by or this is an epic deal) or go the other way round. I find it hard to believe you can't save cash if you can buy the stuff you have at the moment. It might take a while, but you will be happier in the end. A 335 also seems to have more resale value, but I wouldn't really know about that.
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I would go for a custom Carvin and still got enough money for a nice extra amp.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:08 PM   #31
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I'd go 335. Especially since it'll only be worth more in the long run. As well as being absolutely beautiful. If I could afford it, the 335 would be the first one i'd buy.
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:09 PM   #32
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Get the 335 man, you may never be able to afford one again. I'd rather one guitar that I adored, than 20 that never quite cut the mustard.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:31 AM   #33
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I would say always buy the best guitar you can afford. The 335 is one of my all time favs, so I'm a little biased. I have a Fender Blues Deville amp that I love, so I would recommend one to anybody.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:51 AM   #34
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Right the grestch sounds different, but for his choice genres of indie, blues and rock I think it fits the bill.. and has a distinct voice.. which Ive always felt gibson and especially epiphone fall short.

I love Gretsch, but I certainly don't think the 335 falls short in any department. They are beautiful guitars with amazing tone.
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:09 AM   #35
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I've had very nice guitars in the past ('57 reissue Goldtop) as well as dirt-cheap guitars. I've enjoyed both. There are plusses and minuses to both. But the reality is that I probably won't come across a large chunk of "free money" again for a very long time, and if I don't pick up the ES-335 now then I might be waiting for a while.


yep definitely there are pros and cons to both approaches. It's not like there's any clear definitive answer, and you know your situation better than we do. Good luck with whatever you decide
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Something else occurred to me. I don't necessarily need two amps (a Marshall and a Fender). I just want to have a more flexible range of tones available for recording. So maybe I should buy the 335 with the cash from my bike because deep down that's what I really want to do. Then I could sell my DSL and use that cash to buy a more flexible amp. That probably makes more sense for my needs right now.

Any recommendations on amps that can cover Marshall rock tones and Fender blues tones (price range of about $600-$800)? My first thought is the Egnater Tweaker, as randomly mentioned earlier. But I would be open to other ideas...
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I've had such GAS for a Silverburst les paul lately. That's where my 2k would go.


EDIT: To answer your amp question, check out the Blackstar HT-60. I'm a big Blackstar fan, and you have the bias knob to go from an American to British voicing.
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Any recommendations on amps that can cover Marshall rock tones and Fender blues tones (price range of about $600-$800)? My first thought is the Egnater Tweaker, as randomly mentioned earlier. But I would be open to other ideas...

try a renegade too.

sam ash by me had some ass kicking midtowns for $999.

saw this yesterday. it was not easy to walk out without it.

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I would get the 335. It'll obviously have the best build quality and it can do a really good approximation of any sounds you'd want from that SG. Also, it'll be one less thing to worry about maintaining.

For amps, check out the Egnater Tweaker and Rebel. I have a Rebel 30 combo and I couldn't be happier with it.

Also, if you're considering the Midtown, just know that it's not a true semi-hollow. It's basically just a chambered solid body with f holes for decoration.

I know someone mentioned Gretsch. I love Gretsch guitars, but the traditional Gretsch sound (and full hollow bodies in general) doesn't seem to be what you're looking for. You should check out their new Center Block models, though. I don't think they come out for another month or so, but they're the first Gretsch semi-hollows (as opposed to full hollow) that I know of. They look pretty sweet! Here's a link (just click on the Center Block tab):

http://www.gretschguitars.com/featu...nniversary#tabs

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My vote: Get the 335.

Then down the road when you have mo' money you can add to your collection. That way you end up with everything on your list. Just takes a bit longer.
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