Es-330 lust wins out

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Re: Es-330 lust wins out

Post by shadowplay » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:04 pm

Very classy guitar congrats. Adorable cat too.

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Re: Es-330 lust wins out

Post by rexter » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:16 pm

higgsblossom wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:41 pm
I don’t care about the guitar, but the Lurch Spirali makes great Zucchini pasta! 😉😜
Haha funny you should say that - that’s exactly what I was making the other night when she jumped into the box!

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Re: Es-330 lust wins out

Post by rexter » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:21 pm

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Gorgeous guitar and awesome to hear it plays so well. Tell me about that amp? Is it a wood finished cabinet or sort of brown tolex?
Thanks! The amp is a 71 bandmaster reverb that’s been transplanted into a pine 2x10 vibrolux style cab. That’s cheapo brown varnish on there I applied a few years ago when the tolex came loose. Thinking about getting a local company (Noisy Hammer they make amazing custom cabs and all sorts of goodies, check em out!) to retolex it sometime

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Re: Es-330 lust wins out

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shadowplay wrote:
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Very classy guitar congrats. Adorable cat too.

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Re: Es-330 lust wins out

Post by øøøøøøø » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:05 am

let the lust wash over you

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Re: Es-330 lust wins out

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:16 am

Very nice indeed.

Reminiscent of my old '59 ES125T but with more options. Congratulations!
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Re: Es-330 lust wins out

Post by TinyEv » Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:00 pm

I used to own a '67 ES330 TDS. They're great guitars! A bit neck heavy and prone to squealing a bit but once you get used to handling them they're wonderful. I especially liked how you can get almost infinate sustain on prolonged notes during solos simply by virtue of the hollow body vibrating. Congrats.
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Re: Es-330 lust wins out

Post by rexter » Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:30 am

Still loving this guitar... playing it a using a little analogue delay from a Wayhuge Aquapuss into a 60s Supro Bantam with a Vanamps Solemate for Reverb, get lost for hours. I'm really enjoying how many similarities there are to my Jazzmaster in terms of sound - albeit it mellower. They are pretty much the exact same volume when I switch between them too, which is nice.

However, a big and inevitable question has raised it's head and refuses to go away. BIGSBY???

Kind of unsure about it on an expensive guitar and screwing into the top (would rather us a B7, B3 looks too short on a big archtop I think) but I reckon it would take it to the next level as I'm a big trem user.

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Re: Es-330 lust wins out

Post by Despot » Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:42 am

I've a factory fitted Bigsby on my ES345 (it's a screw-in model - can't remember which as I'm not so great with Bigsby model designations).

There are plus and minus factors to consider.

Plus - it's a bigsby.

Minus...
Where does your guitar live? Does it live outside it's case or in the case?
I ask this as the biggest issue I have with mine is that when it's in the case (same type as yours) I find that leaving the bigsby arm in the playing position (pointing forward) the guitar is so heavily detuned when the case is closed that when I take it out I end up spending forever tuning the guitar up again ... every time. When the arm is in the back position the tuning change isn't as drastic when the case is closed - but it's going to increase string tension a bit (as backwards the pressure on the arm will do the opposite) and I worry about that long term.

You will also note some changes in how the guitar balances and feels playing unplugged - I've had ES330s with Bigsby fitted and most without - those without always sounded more open and louder unplugged. The weight will also change - you'll notice the added weight if that bothers you.

I wouldn't worry about adding one from a value point of view - Gibson releases this model with a factory Bigsby, and if you have it installed professionally and chose the right looking model for the guitar (i.e. the same as they'd use as a factory option) I can't imagine it hurting the value of the guitar all that much. On vintage guitars having the 'snake bite' marks of the two screws into the top can damage value a bit ... but this is a new guitar, and there's a life time of playing to be had from it before you should start thinking about it as an heirloom!

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