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ES-335 Satin Two weeks later

songsmith1950

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I do believe this may be the best sounding and playing electric guitar I have ever owned. Having owned well over 100 since 1964 there have been other 335's as well as Les Pauls, all Fenders, Gretsches and most anything else.

Last night I broke out the Tonelab and set it for "acoustic". I could not believe what it sounded like. I used the "Twin Reverb" model with cab modelling off.

The 57 classics that can breath so much fire and brimstone are also quite capable under the right conditions of being so full and yet so mellow and bright. I could not believe what was happening.

Perfect acoustic? Nope, but so close that once you tack vocals and any accompanyment in it wouldn't matter. But even alone the sound was something that kept me there for hours.

This was the domain of my Strat up til then. Now I am beginning to wonder if I need any other guitar at all. . .

Don't let the price or finish fool you. This is one very real instrument.

Tom

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Browneyes

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335s may seem uncomfortable to some who play les pauls or other smaller guitars... but once you get used to them... The tones you get from that beast are uncomparable. Not to be compared with an LP but I grew to love my 335. I have an 89 cherry.. not a satin finish but I believe they are all the same.

Congrats.. I also have a tonelab SE... I run it into a Slash Jubilee that is dirty. Most of the time I find it get all mushy with too much distortion so I only use it for single effects like delay and such. I haven't tried acoustic yet but I will tonight! I have burstbuckers zebra in mine.
 

Marti

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When you cranch those 57s on the 335s
then you enter the controled feedback world that most Guitars never quite get.

If the Aliens were attacking and they gave you one guitar to stand on the roof of your house and fight them off with seering riffs, It would have to be my 335

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Soulweb

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I thought the L5 Wes Montgomery came stock with a 57 Classic in the neck? if so, those are really nice pickups.

Warren Hayes of Gov't Mule says he records almost entirely with his 61 335. But doesn't like taking it out on the road (wich is why it's not as visible in some of the video footage). But it seems the 335 is his main axe. I also really like the 335-ish Pat Martino guitar.
 

GuitarDean

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There is NOTHING not to love about a good 335, bad ass tone, playablity, baby, they got it ALL happening.
 

johnnyL

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I love reading up on 335s. I looked at the satins earlier this summer and they seemed like a good deal. I just lucked into a Trini Lopez Standard/335 last weekend.

Enjoy the 335!

Johnny
 

songsmith1950

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Congrats on the Trini! I have heard a lot of good things about them.

I do believe you are all right. When you crank a 335 there is nothing that will sustain or fill the atmosphere as fully.

Have a strat for the light work, when it gets serious the 335 gets the nod every time.

Tom
 
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