ES-330 vs ES-335

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  1. V!N

    V!N Senior Member

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    I always wondered if the lack of a centre block in the ES-330 affected its sustain or the ability to cope with feedback. Is there anybody here who has experience with both instruments ?

    cheers,

    Vin :dude:
     
  2. dlmorley

    dlmorley Senior Member

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    Yes!
    Fab guitars but it will feedback earlier than a 335
     
  3. Eggman

    Eggman Senior Member

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    Howdy,

    I used to own a '63 Epi Casino (Nearly Identical to the 330) and sustain wasn't it's forte. It was prone to feedback, but I seldom had difficulty there.
    OK, my 1980 335 even with it's heavy Maple centerblock is susceptible to occaisional feedback at certain volumes and positions to the amp. That rascal weighs in at 9 Lbs, too. Sometimes I miss my old Casino! ;)

    Eggman
     
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    zplapplap Senior Member

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    I've played the ES-330 and owned two elitist casino's and I've also owned and played the 335 and 335 type guitars with the center block.

    ES 330 will give you less sustain, more body vibration, and more feedback than a guitar with the center block.
     
  5. V!N

    V!N Senior Member

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    Thank you very much guys ! Exactly the information I was looking for. :)
     
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    TVR1977 Senior Member

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    Your original post pretty much summarizes the reasoning behind the ES-335's semi-hollow design.
     
  7. Murphy Slaw

    Murphy Slaw Senior Member

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    I prefer humbuckers, also.....
     
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    ledlover01 Senior Member

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    I like the 330 better
     
  9. zplapplap

    zplapplap Senior Member

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    So do I.
     
  10. dlmorley

    dlmorley Senior Member

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    Me too!
     
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    Glad it works as expected for you :slash:
     
  12. V!N

    V!N Senior Member

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    So you guys don't think a fully hollow Les Paul will work ?
    Taking chambering to a whole new level.

    Or perhaps a scaled down 330 ?
    You know, like the 339 is a scaled down 335.
     
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    the p90's in the 330 i have sound pretty f'n sweet when you crank it up man... i would totally play it more, but it is the 330td, so the neck joins the body at the 15th fret(i think) instead of the 17th, so it makes some lead stuff a little more difficult... but it sounds great... the father in law said he almost got a '65 SG instead... kinda wish he had, and i would be playin that thing constantly.
     
  14. V!N

    V!N Senior Member

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    See, the Paul Reed Smith Hollowbody is, indeed, a hollow body. Just a block below the wrap tail and that's it.
     

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