#1
I have been lusting after an Epiphone Casino for months, but the fact that my band only played metal kind of kept me away. Well they fired me, and my new group is more like Led Zeppelin, the Who, Stroke 9 and Tom Petty thrown into a blender and divided by 7.

I already have a Strat for all higher gain stuff (its a squire, but I liberated its Alder body from the 10lbs of finish that it was born with, so it sounds really great) and I have an Acoustic for all my, well, acoustic stuff.

Besides the stuff i mentioned we also play some Foo Fighters(like stuff off of "In Your Honor") and Warren Zevon.

Now, knowing all this, would the Casino be a bad choice? I like it more than the Ibanez artcores that I've played(I like the thicker neck on the casino, as well as the single coils) and the price point ($500) is pretty spot on.

Now I want you people to give me bona fide reasons that i should NOT get this guitar.
#2
the best i can think of is that pete doherty has one. that mans a joke
#3
cant think of any Epi Casinos are amazing guitars, though i like Sheratons better.
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#5
I really like Casinos, but if I had a choice I'd get a Riviera. Great tone but a little more output due to the humbuckers.
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#6
Isn't it full hollow (despite it's thin body) would this mean it feeds back a lot more.
#8
^It does feedback more, but can be controlled.

And I think the Casino would be great for what you now want to play.
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#9
i was going to say the feedback.

but yeah, it doesnt have to be an issue.
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#10
what are the best ways to control feedback?

especially when using a small amount of overdrive, say going from totally clean to the amount of drive which would allow me to play End over End by the Foo Fighters? Or maybe the solo to "I could've lied" by the Chili Peppers?

I'd use my Strat for really high gain things, and the Tele for stuff 1/2 step down, and the acoustic.... rarely, as it has no pickup..... The Casino would become my main guitar
#11
I was playing devils advocate with regards to the feedback issue, as I've played one with a decent amount of gain on a marshall avt50 and there wasn't any feedback. Albeit it was at low volume but Noel Gallagher uses them from time to time and gets on ok! Mind you, I'll bet he has the best of everything!
#13
you shouldnt have a problem. just dont stand in front of the amp. and you dont want to use noise reduction pedals unless u have to, because they kill tone.
Jenneh

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#14
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but can I get a "feedback killing" pedal?


Or is something like that restricted to rackmount gear?


ISP Noise Decimator/Boss NS2.

Or you could not turn a hollowbody onto a high gain channel?
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#15
Quote by Keef-is-king
what are the best ways to control feedback?


With a hollowbody, stuff a towel in it. Seriously.

A number of players do that with hollowbodies when playing at loud volumes.

Feedback is totally a function of how loud the amp is. Hollowbods are extra prone
to feedback because the top also resonates to the sound waves. Hence the
towel. It dampens the top and helps keep it from vibrating too much.
#16
If John lennon played one, then everyone should play one

I think it would suit you perfectly. I have a sheraton II (with bareknuckle P90) and love it, i use that for rythem and my tele for anything else. Until you really start to push it i dont get feedback issues (if it wasnt for the humbuckers you would, i problem i have came to realise first hand with the P90) But i still love it.

So in conclusion the casino is great
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#18
Get noise supression to limit your feedback - I would suggest the Boss NS-2 Noise Supressor. You can adjust it to allow for some feedback, and it will CLEAN UP your tone. The NS-2 removes every possible unwanted noise... and is true in doing so. If you don't have one, get one. Noise supression, to some extent, is required if you are actually a serious gigging musician, or if you want to record. Look at pro rigs... guarantee there is supression either in their pedalboards or in their racks.