Billy Gibbons on an SG

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  1. Crossroads

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    fortwinnie, SG John and mdubya like this.
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    Thanks for posting!!! Awesome!
     
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    I guess we now know what the next sig model will be.
     
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    Some of the best guitar tones I've heard from Billy G. Good stuff !
     
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    Interesting. I think an SG is the only model of guitar I haven't seen Billy play... until now. I like how he's always got some extra twist on a traditional design going on with all his guitars.
     
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    yes pretty cool. LFDH is a great series
     
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    I love the look of an uncovered sideways vibrola on an SG. But holy cow, with all the parts all polished like that... Wow.
     
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    What really blows my mind is he plays with 7's! Kind of throws the whole idea of fatter, heavier gauge strings gives you a fatter tone! His rig rundown video is really good as well, where his tech goes through his guitars.
     
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    Yes, it amazes me as well. SGs are already the easiest guitars in the world to play, so Billy's one must be lighter than air beneath the fingers.
     
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    I love watching him play. He just looks so smooth and effortless. I get to excited when I play and get ham-fisted and could never play with 7's, let along 8's. I have 10's on my SG, and 9-46's on my Tele, and that was an adjustment!
     
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    I'm pleased to see that there are some fans of Billy Gibbons here. From past comments about him by others I used to think that he was not a topic for current discussion. Refreshing to see there are others that admire his talent and accomplishments.
     
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    I'd never knock the man. Seen ZZ Top, and it was quite a show.
     
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    Hell, I play with 7s, sometimes! :laugh2:

    Yep, he is the quintessential Texas bluesman .
    And if they do come out with his sig SG,
    my missus' jewelry box may get lighter still!:naughty:
    Biddlin ;>)/
     
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    Saw him in the 70's, with Humble Pie opening. I have always been a fan. In the eighties, I drifted away from them. I wasn't into sequenced drums, etc.

    If it wasn't for him, I wouldn't have lusted after a '58 Flying V and Gretsch Billy-Bo, then build my own to satisfy the itch. Now, I just need to control myself, and not pinstripe my new '61 Les Paul Re-Issue.
     
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    Hey, your personal account of his good behavior changed my mind.

    Besides, so he plays w/ 7's and I don't. So what?

    Which one of us is in a tiny CA town and which one is a world-famous rock star....hmmmmmm.......

    So I have a new "admir[ation for] his talent and accomplishments"
     
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    Let me say this....
    If Gibson ever does a run of those, my savings account may be in serious
    trouble.
    Introduced myself a couple weeks ago, but have been absent since then, due to work. I figured this was a good chance to re-introduce myself. That, and I couldn't not comment on Billy's SG.
    I was wondering if there are any specs on it. P/U's, and only (1) control knob?
    Sharp looking guitar.
    MH103
     
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    Single knob, no switch. :hmm:

    I like it.

    But I would never buy a signature guitar. I want to create my own. This one brings up some interesting ideas, though.

    ETA: I do own a Wayne's World Strat, buy I didn't realize it when I bought it. It was just the best Strat in the shop. :lol:
     
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    Folks were speculating on TGP that it is an SG Original that was custom modified for Billy.
     
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    Single knob and no pickup selector? So are one of those pickups (most likely the neck) just a dummy and no wired up?
     
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