A New-to-me SG

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Jeru, Sep 25, 2021.

  1. Skyhook

    Skyhook Tele-Holic

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    SG:s are not for me, as I've stated before. They look awesome and sound great but I just can't manage to contort my body around them.
    But this is good news! That means you get more SG:s since I don't lay claim to them and I get to enjoy them being played from afar,
    which apparently is how the creator intended it for me. :)

    Oh... and Happy NGD!
     
  2. Bruxist

    Bruxist Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    You going to put in 2 P90's or 3?

    On mine, three humbuckers seemed to really pull on the strings. On SG, which are not know for their sustain anyways, it was very noticeable.
     
  3. Old Deaf Roadie

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    Very nice, and extra goodies, as well. SG's get a lot of love, it seems, from the Tele crowd. I have one, myself, an Epi (but with only one pickguard). It is a candidate for P90's.
     
  4. Jeru

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    Just two. See pic in 1st post.
    Appreciate your input / Cheers.
     
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  5. Bruxist

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    Ah, now I see the guard down at the bottom.

    How do you like the Maestro Vibrola? I had one on an Epiphone SG Custom and it was kinda a love/hate thing. I put a roller bridge on it about the time it went away, so that may have helped.
     
  6. Zepfan

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    I was looking for a 2 P90 model for awhile, but all I came upon were the 2 HB types. So I got PRails and very happy.
     
  7. Jeru

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    About that -- I don't know yet. I took it in to have it set up a couple of days after
    I got it. PRIOR to setup, the Vibrola caused tuning issues. I am hoping that a good
    setup, having my tech look at the nut will clear that up. Fully willing to put a roller
    bridge on it if that'll help (lots of good/inexpensive options now).

    STAY TUNED -- WILL ADVISE.
     
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  8. scelestus

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    SGs are RAD. HNGD!
     
  9. Bruxist

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    Looking forward to it.
     
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    3HB would be really cool, but whatever you go with will be nice. Sweet SG!
     
  11. Zepfan

    Zepfan Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I've heard someone say this kind of thing before and it kinda puzzled me because I have Fender types and Gibby types and really don't notice much difference holding them or sitting with them while playing, but then I've had a Gibby type and Fender type since early on.

    My SG is a Epiphone and my Strat is a Squier and I laid them down beside each other and measured from the backside of the nut to the middle of the lower body leg contour on each guitar and there was only a 1/2"/12.7mm difference between the 2.
     
  12. Jeru

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    Got it back this evening. Didn't have too much time to play, but so far it plays great
    it and sounds great. The vibrola isn't completely stable, but good enough for rock n'
    roll. Also, the bar can swing around to be out of the way, stays in tune fine in that
    case. Likely a roller bridge some weeks / months down the line when I get around
    to getting that creme guard. I can't wait to play it at volume / with the band.
    Obligatory pic:

    2021.10.05 - Burny.JPG
     
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  13. ping-ping-clicka

    ping-ping-clicka Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    I'm not very very jealous, no I'm not , really.
     
  14. Skyhook

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    Don't know what to tell you... the cusp of the arc of upper horn pokes my moobs like there's no tomorrow and the bridge is placed exactly where I strum
    on any other guitar. This means that I need to angle the SG differently from where it "wants" to sit when playing seated and I also need to
    consciously strum more towards the neck, because otherwise I'd be hitting nothing but bridge. This has led me to my realization that SG:s are best enjoyed
    being played by other people as they still look awesome and sound great.
     
  15. Bruxist

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    Looks awesome!
     
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