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SG Club!

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by iansmitchell, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. Bluesman12

    Bluesman12 TDPRI Member

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    It's my one and only. Good, solid sound. Next to a Fender, second to none...
     
  2. jtees4

    jtees4 Tele-Afflicted

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    It's not a Gibson, and almost sure it's no Epi either. More pix needed to possibly identify it, the headstock does remind me of some older Samick models, but more info needed. If the seller says it "may be" a knockoff, not that "it is" a knockoff....that's not a good sign.
     
  3. fatcat

    fatcat Friend of Leo's

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    Mine has become my favorite player. Its in the feel of it. Very comfy.
     
  4. Texsunburst59

    Texsunburst59 Friend of Leo's

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    I just picked this up 2 days ago in a pawnshop:

    1971 Gibson SG Deluxe w/ Bigsby:

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  5. fatcat

    fatcat Friend of Leo's

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    Beautiful
     
  6. Brian Krashpad

    Brian Krashpad Tele-Afflicted

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    Congrats TSB!
     
  7. Texsunburst59

    Texsunburst59 Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks guys. It's my 1st Vintage SG. I've waited a VERY long time for one.

    I'm still waiting and searching for a vintage Jazzmaster and Firbird.

    I wonder how much longer I'll have to wait for these.:)
     
  8. acrylicsuperman

    acrylicsuperman Tele-Afflicted

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    I have a question that I am hoping an sg owner can answer. About ten years ago, I bought an epiphone g400. It was my main guitar for years, but eventually became a collection of signatures from big name bands and artists I have had the privilege of working for over the years. I'm a big fan of the grover rotomatics, however, I noticed in recent years that the epiphone pro series has wilkinson tuners. I am interested in getting another sg. I was wondering if anyone has replaced these tuners, and if so, was the hole 10mm? I don't mind drilling some new screw holes. Thanks for your time.
     
  9. bsman

    bsman Friend of Leo's

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    Late to the club. I took advantage of Henry J and MF's marketing missteps and got this as a "SDOTD" a month ago for $499. So far, I have found the tones to be rich, the action to be spot on, and the tuning (with the Steinberger gearless tuners) to be absolutley rock solid: It's a 2013 SG Tribute "Future"

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  10. acrylicsuperman

    acrylicsuperman Tele-Afflicted

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    Just picked up this beauty.
     

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  11. fatcat

    fatcat Friend of Leo's

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    The one cosmetic difference I wish I had is zebra humbuggies like those.
     
  12. zippofan

    zippofan Tele-Afflicted

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    Just joined the SG club, well, my son did but I bought it for him :D and I played it for about an hour when I was setting it up for him.

    He's finishing up his Eagle Scout, and I figured I'd reward him for all his hard work with the Epiphone SG he's been in love with, the G-400 "1966 Pro" in Alpine White. MF had 'em on sale last month but they were backordered and it just came on Wednesday.

    Color me impressed. :) I like Epi's and have a few (Wilshire "Pro", Casino, Les Paul Standard Plus Top), and this SG looks and plays great. I can't find a flaw anywhere, though the factory setup was way off (low E was 7/64" at the 12th?!?) and the relief was too straight. I did a quick setup, lowered the bridge and added relief (does anyone know if it's a bi-directional truss rod? Epi ain't saying but it sure seems like it), adjusted the pickups and I'm listening to him playing sweet sustaining leads as I type.

    If I can get him to put it down long enough, I'll snap a pic or two. It has Epiphone's "Alnico Classic Pro" pickups with coil tapping like my TV Silver Wilshire (love that guitar) which I have no desire to replace. They sound pretty good, just about the same as my LP's "Probuckers". I usually play single coils but these humbuckers sound nice to my ears and the taps give a little bit of P90ish snarl. Tuners look like the Gibson Deluxe type, they are supposed to be Wilkinsons but they say "Epiphone Deluxe". So far they work fine and have that vintage milky green color.

    When he goes to work this weekend I'll get another chance to play it. :cool: I haven't played an SG much since the 80's when our guitarist had a Gibson walnut "The SG".

    Cheers,
    Z
     
  13. cam.man67

    cam.man67 Tele-Meister

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    Here's my 2005 SG Standard! Got it new when I was 16, and used it as my main gigging guitar til 2013 for about 50 shows a year. I love how light it is...it's just so comfortable, and even a few hours into a set doesn't fatigue my neck.

    Been through a number of pickups, but finally settled on these incredible TV Jones TV Classics. I may swap the pickguard for a loaded p90 guard at some point but I really am enjoying the sounds and versatility I'm getting out of the current arrangement. EDIT: I should add that I swapped out the 300k pots for 500k CTS one's and absolutely love that mod! Really wakes or up.
     

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  14. ROADMAN

    ROADMAN Poster Extraordinaire

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    I'm in as of yesterday...2011 SG 61 reissue Gibby with the 1 piece body in absolutely mint condition....I am in love and can't believe I haven't bought an SG till now ...super comfortable to play and it sounds magnifico...

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  15. FilthyFur74

    FilthyFur74 Tele-Holic

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    Just joined the SG club. 2016 SG Standard T. Played it in store Saturday for over an hour and thoroughly checked everything. No sharp fret ends, perfect fit and finish, no neck or pot issues, and was in tune and intonated. Only thing I felt was typical contemporary Gibson was the lack of a case, so I immediately ordered a Gator ATA SG case. Million times better than the crappy gig bag Gibson supplied and most likely more durable than the Gibson cases they USED to supply. Overall I'm very happy; sounds just like an SG should and not a robotuner or brass nut/zero fret in sight!
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  16. ROADMAN

    ROADMAN Poster Extraordinaire

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    Congrats FF the Standard was my 2nd choice if I couldn't find a 61...I hear what your saying about Gibson cheaping out on the case...really what the heck are they thinking...charge a little more if you have to and throw in a good case...these are expensive guitars..:rolleyes: I ran into the same BS with a Gibson acoustic I bought ....$2500 guitar and they gave you a gigbag to protect it ...gee thanks
     
  17. Kelsey

    Kelsey Tele-Holic

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    I used to own an SG Classic and loved the neck, body and bridge pickup tone, but didn't like how it hangs on a strap. I wish the upper strap button could be moved from the neck heel to the upper bout. That's what I did with my LP Jr double cut and it works great on a strap now.
     
  18. strummer tele

    strummer tele Banned

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    My 2012 Standard came with a case and I like the case. Old-fashioned violin Gibson case. I like those.
    Kind of sucks that all you get now is a gig bag.

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    jtees4 Tele-Afflicted

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  20. Kelsey

    Kelsey Tele-Holic

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    Looks like it. There's not much wood to work with there, but he managed. Cool.
     
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