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1965 Gibson SG Special Cherry

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by rze99, May 3, 2021.

  1. Old Plank

    Old Plank Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

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    Mmmmm ... as one hankering for a 60's Special, love it! Congrts.
     
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  2. NoTeleBob

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    I'm a big fan of upgrading the lightning bolt bridges on these... especially when it's a one-piece stop/bridge type. Not quite the vintage look but so much better. I also like locking posts since those bridges tend to lean due to a non-precision fit between the posts and the bridge. With that vibrato I could see it rocking a bit.
     
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    I had a '69 Special, on that guitar bending the neck was gonna happen whether I wanted it or not, so I learned to use it.
     
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  4. RobRiggs

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    What a beautiful, sweet sounding guitar. My first “real” guitar was a walnut colored ‘76 SG bought in 1980 for $350.00. I’d give a lot to have that guitar back. And I’d have to. They’re pretty proud of ‘em now.
     
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  5. Hey_you

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    Beautiful! I wish I looked as good at that age! Nice score!
     
  6. tintag27

    tintag27 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Ahah! Thanks for that!
     
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  7. Skydog1010

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    So....where would you like to start the bidding?

    Beautiful, enjoy.
     
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  8. burntfrijoles

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    Beautiful! It’s in incredible shape considering it’s age.
    I purchased an SG in 1973. It was a great guitar. I really didn’t know much about guitars back then but I bought it because of The Allman Brothers.
     
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  9. DrBGood

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    Great looking SG and you make it ring great too. Live at Leeds is my desert island record. Love your rendition, I'd add it to my playlist if I could download it.
     
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  10. swervinbob

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    Very nice. I went last weekend to look at a 70th Anniversary Esquire, but found myself staring at a new SG Standard 61. I knew better than to have them pull it down.
     
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  11. rze99

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    Thank you @DrBGood glad you enjoyed it. I tried to just do some noodles that were in the style of Who Live at Leeds tracks without actually playing any Who tracks, just to avoid any risk copyright issues. If you really like the sound file and would like to have a copy, suggest PM me and I'm sure we can find a way got you to get a file. Thanks for checking it out
     
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    That's nice...!
     
  13. stepvan

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    Beautiful guitar man!
     
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    Had a '71 SG Standard. I was buying a Strat on layaway, the shop said 6 months. They called me a week later, and said a Strat had come in, did I want it? I couldn't afford it at the time so I traded my SG for it. It was a mistake I learned a lot from. Bought a '73 SG and it was a dog. Even the tech guy said so. Years later I bought a Hamer Special and it was a fab guitar. This one had a PAF in the bridge and something hotter in the neck. I also picked up a Hamer Special with P-90's, so my SG fix was sated.
     
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    I could sit and listen to you noodle on that guitar amp combo for a long while. Sounds like pure joy. Great sound! Chime and balls...it has it all. Great you found one you could bond with so well and a looker to boot. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Yes, please, thank you and congrats! If that ain’t perfect, I sure don’t know what is.
     
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    My first real electric was a ‘69 SG Special. After seeing pictures of Townshend’s from Woodstock, I took off the vibrato and replaced the bridge with a Quan Badass. I replaced the tuners with chrome Grovers, as that seemed to be the thing to do at the time. The dumbest thing I did was replacing the P-90s with humbuckers, since, gee, those were supposed to be better because after all a Standard cost more than a Special and had blocks instead of dots as fingerboard markers. After decades of dissatisfaction, I went back as close as I could, with Duncan P-Rails. Still a nice rock machine, but I wish I could turn back the clock.

    The moral of the story is that you got a great guitar. Other than pulling the vibrato, don’t screw with it. I say that not in terms of vintage value, but simply to keep the guitar as great as it is.
     
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    Spectacular!

    You have reminded me that I need to find a SG/P-90 again.

    Thank you for sharing.
     
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  20. rze99

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    Hi all OP here and thanks for checking it out and the nice comments.

    To answer the questions about the recording. Yes, it's quite a vintage set-up. Hard to replicate.

    I used:
    • three CP103 amps in rack unit (left)
    • six Hiwatt SE4123 4×12 cabinets
    • one stack loaded with JBL K120 12″ speakers
    • mic'd up as a live rig, two mics against the cab and in the room
    • into an SSL desk to Ampex tape.
    • Mastered by Bob Clearmountain
    This is in my Jacobean country mansion studio in leafy Surrey.

    I'm great friends with Pete as he lives round the corner. It's nice because he let's me look after some of his legacy gear for him and use it to make sure it's still in top gig condition ready for the for the Live At Leeds A 60th Anniversary gig he has lined up for Hyde Park in 2030.

    A quick pic of the rig below:


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    ......nah. It's just modelling into a PC.
    Signal chain: DryBell Unit67 > Tech21 Leeds > Boss DD-3 delay > Yamaha THR100HD with EL84 and Clean settings > to Behringher desk > PC
     
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