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Epiphone Dot vs Casino

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Tassytele, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. Tassytele

    Tassytele Tele-Meister

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    Oct 8, 2011
    Tasmania, Australia
    Thoughts pls...
    I like the look of both.I like Black keys sounds,Tom petty,The stones,Black Crowes.Which would be the best choice?
     

  2. Abu Twangy

    Abu Twangy Friend of Leo's

    Mar 16, 2012
    Rocky Mount, NC
    Casino--The P-90s are more chimey but still can cover the low end.

    The two drawbacks to the Casino are P-90s are not humbucking and the Casino is a hollowbody, not a semihollowbody, so feedback can be an issue.

    I have had a Casino since 2005 but bought a Dot shortly afterwards due to hum problems with theater dimmers. I don't play stuff with high gain but still have had a few episodes of feedback.

    Still the Casino is a great guitar. If you don 't have to play on top of your amp as I do those problems are not going to be an issue for you.
     

  3. Loganloveguitar

    Loganloveguitar Tele-Holic

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    Oct 13, 2010
    Canada
    if you can control the feedback like black keys, get the casino the dot is a decent guitar too but more beefy sounding and thick.
     

  4. waparker4

    waparker4 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 9, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    If you can't deal with the hollowbody you can throw a humbucker sized P90 into a Dot.
     

  5. Racer5

    Racer5 Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 27, 2010
    San Antonio, TX
    The Dot. Used it's cheaper, the humbucker slots give you a world of options should you decide to replace, and feedback is an almost non issue.
     

  6. msfenderarg

    msfenderarg Friend of Leo's

    Dot and humbucker-sized p90s
     

  7. ad720

    ad720 Tele-Meister

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    Dec 9, 2010
    Phila, PA
    As a Casino owner and (former) Dot owner I can say I think the sound of the casino will be great for you but keep in mind you lose about 3-4 frets worth of upper neck access on the Casino. So Casino or dot with p-90s or retrotrons or something like that.
     

  8. neilshane

    neilshane Tele-Meister

    116
    Jul 28, 2008
    St. Louis, MO
    I just put a set of super cheap dogear p90s into my 2007 Dot. I LOVE it! Sounds much better than the original pups and doesn't have the feedback issues of the Casino. I think it looks far better than the Casino as well. Just gotta get some new black knobs tonight. Putting in the pups took a bit of work in finding the right covers, getting the spacers and sanding out a bit of the pickup route. But I love it!
     

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  9. Ryan0594

    Ryan0594 Tele-Holic

    625
    Jun 15, 2010
    Liverpool, England
    I have the Epiphone Dot. It's a lovely guitar, but I wish I'd got the Casino on reflection as more of my idols use it. To me, the Dot seems to be a copy of the 335, whereas the Casino seems like a guitar in it's own right...
     

  10. Loganloveguitar

    Loganloveguitar Tele-Holic

    786
    Oct 13, 2010
    Canada
    yeah if you get the dot, put in gibson p94 pickups, they are humbucker sized p-90s but a bit hotter and sound great for rock
     

  11. Bob Mc

    Bob Mc Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2003
    Mo'town NJ
    Which brand of pickup?

    In the market myself, and would appreciate hearing more about them.
     

  12. msfenderarg

    msfenderarg Friend of Leo's



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  13. neilshane

    neilshane Tele-Meister

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    Jul 28, 2008
    St. Louis, MO
    I just posted a new thread on my Dot.
     

  14. e44crowe

    e44crowe Tele-Meister

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    Jul 28, 2010
    Alabama
    I have an Epi Dot. It's a nice guitar. Looks good. Plays good. Sounds pretty good if the knobs are on 10.

    The only problem i am having is a problem i typically end up having with all the less expensive guitars i have gone through. There always seems to be something lacking.. in this case the pups just don't cut it.

    I am considering P-94s.

    ....and the mod madness continues.
     

  15. Loganloveguitar

    Loganloveguitar Tele-Holic

    786
    Oct 13, 2010
    Canada
    +1 they are awesome pickups heres a song with them in use

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KcB4CAeOJ0
     

  16. jglenn

    jglenn Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 26, 2010
    everett wa
    I have a flame top dot epi,put a Rio Grande full size p90 in the neck slot.Mine has been a great ax,nice chime when you want it,good for jamming with out amp.I like the neck size much better than the Casinos,and where the neck joins the body is more usable too_One of the best bargains out there in a semi,I think.
     

  17. Loganloveguitar

    Loganloveguitar Tele-Holic

    786
    Oct 13, 2010
    Canada
    damn this thread is making me want to get a sunburst dot now, I just bought a blacktop silver jaguar
     

  18. '56Teleman

    '56Teleman Tele-Afflicted

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    61
    Feb 25, 2006
    Lindenhurst, IL
    That turned out great! Can you give us a bit more detail on what you had to do, parts, etc.?
     

  19. avagadro

    avagadro Tele-Meister

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    Jan 28, 2009
    Prescott
    I love hollowbodies but I would have much smaller guitar family if I would have gotten a Dot or something similar years ago. I love the versatility of tone.
     

  20. jitensha

    jitensha Tele-Holic

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    Mar 10, 2007
    Tokyo/Montreal
    I gotta vote Casino. I love my Casino, (much to the chagrin of my tele) Feedback has never been a problem for me, I love the bite and sparkle of the p90s. Just check out Gary Clark Jr.s tone or Elliot Smiths or Paul Weller's - Or Lennon's (of course) or early Dave Davies -- Casino's rock!

     

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