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Epiphone casino frustration

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Desmond Wafers, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. Fret Wilkes

    Fret Wilkes Friend of Leo's

    Mar 23, 2003
    Harmony, R.I.
    FWIW...I've used D'Addario exclusively for years and years and have never had this happen or even heard of it. As a matter of fact, I'm amazed at how good the quality control is on this brand as the ONLY problem I've ever had was one short B string in a set about 10 years ago. I go through a lot of strings playing very actively on four electrics and an acoustic. I like D'Addario! And there you have my $.02
  2. romo

    romo Tele-Meister

    Jan 13, 2008
    Toledo, Ohio
    I also used D'Addario exclusively (and still do on some guitars) for years without a problem. I only experienced it once I got a Jazzmaster. I looked into it at what I consider to be the best Jazzmaster resource on the web, and found that other people reported the same thing, with the same strings, only on their Jazzmasters. I am not trying to put down D'Addario at all, but for some reason, I have had trouble with the kind of stress put on them by the Jazzmaster tailpiece. So I now use a different brand on that guitar, with a little solder on the end. Until now, I had not heard of or experienced this problem on a non-offset style guitar.
  3. ejmc

    ejmc TDPRI Member

    Jan 7, 2011
    i used to own a casino. some of the best clean tube tones i ever made. BUT:

    -It seemed the wiring (or something inside of it) rattled, eventually took the pick up covers off to solve this, they were loose. but it made the guitar ugly.

    -The frets wore out completely in 5 years of moderate playing. And I fingerpick or strum, not so much beating.

    -My high E broke a lot too.

    If you get one of these, put grovers in it. make sure everything is screwed in tight.
  4. Desmond Wafers

    Desmond Wafers TDPRI Member

    Feb 2, 2011
    Well I think it's better now, the high E hasn't snapped since doing a bit of sanding and such. There was a sharp little edge that I could barely see on the tailpiece.

    I tuned the D string up to E when it was on, it actually sounded pretty cool. Was almost reluctant to take it off...!

    I think my problem is finally solved! Thanks to all again. Feel a bit stupid that I wasn't able to identify such a simple problem...
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