Another SG-freak says hi with souped up SG :)

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  1. Raymond Eriksen

    Raymond Eriksen Member

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    Hi there, all you SG-worshipping maniacs!:D
    This is my first post, as I finally got me a membership. No more lurkin' round, no.

    And what timing for a membership! It couldn't be better: Two weeks ago I got me a hell of an extremely soundful 2018 SG Standard, in delicious Autumn Shade!:D My two daughters, aged 6 and 7, got at the same time their first guitars :D, so the guitarfanatism round here will be just worse from now!:D:D:D

    I'm 46 and have (between a few other guitars) played Gibsons (mostly Les Pauls) since I was 16 (started off with a Les Paul Jr), but for the last years (both due to the fact that SGs is the coolest guitar ever AND a f'''cked shoulder) its been SG all the way and beyond. Anyways, I've always loved SGs, reminds me of AC/DC, Alice Cooper, Sabbath. I think its worth mentioning that my elder brother, who rocks out with Malcolm Young, Bon Scott and the lot now - RIP, brutter'n - had a Ibanez SG-copy when he was 16. When I got home earlier from school than he did, I used to borrow that guitar, knowing my brother would kick my ass if he found out, and I always thought that guitar looked so extremely cool, and, of course, it was a supersmooth player. (At least I thought so then, 12 years old.. ;))

    I play lead guitar in a Norwegian hardrock/punkband called SKADA, and this new SG, which I had (profesionally) souped up with new pickups, this MOTHER of delicious supertone and playability, is gonna get down to work! :D It will be used for both live and recording the next months. :D Years, that is! :D:D:D

    Out of the Gibsons I have owned, its been mostly Les Pauls, but I did get me a very, very loyal Epiphone G-400 in 1995 (a guitar which has been to hell and back many a time ;)), then I got me a white SG 60s tribute in 2011 (killer guitar!), and now, finally, the best Gibson I've ever owned: SG Standard Autumn Beast! :D:D:D

    Specs sickups.
    Bridge: Bare Knuckles Riff Raff
    Neck: Dimarzio EJ Custom

    The bridge pickup, the stock 61 sound alright to me, but ...
    Maaaan.. the Riff Raff pickup is just awesome, and a few notches above than the 61. The Riff Raff has very good highs and mids, balanced low ends.
    And the CLARITY! :D Wow! Even with the sound distored and all, the clarity of this baby is mindboggling!:D
    Also I've found it very responsive and dynamic, small adjustments on the pots changes a lot!:D

    Now the neck. I love P-90s, and wanted something like that for the neck (I've never really been a big fan of the sound of PAFS at the neck). I also thought a little extra crisp would not hurt. Enter: the EJ Custom!:D It sounds fantastic in neckposition! :D:D:D Supercrisp but warm, and all I ever wanted from a singlecoil-type-humbucker at the neck!:D:D:D

    I play through a point-to-point-modded Marshall 1987x 50 w Plexi and a 1976 Marshall cabinet loaded with four "greenbacks" , with a Ibanez tubescreamer sometimes for extra fun, and people, not to be braggy, but yesterday I got myself an absolutely stellar attenuator, a Koch Loadbox LB120 (recommend it very, very warmly!:D), and the sound of this guitar - The Autumn Beast - through that rig - just amazing! :D:D:D Neverever have I had such a killer guitartone, and, as we all know, this would not be possible without a Gibson SG in the first place! :D

    Yeah! Cool to be here and I'm really looking forward to endless threads about headdives, witchhats knobs, Alnico 2 VS Alnico 5 and everything SG! :D:D:D

    PS. Regarding neckpickupcover: I've ordered it, but guess what, I will not use it! :D This guitar just HAS to look like it does now! :D I absolutely love it! :D

    WARNING: NO GUITARPOLISH! :D:D:D

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  2. GrumpyOldDBA

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    Sweet ax!
     
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  3. Raymond Eriksen

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    Thanks, man! I love it! :D
     
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    Well done! Love it
     
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    Congrats, Nice SG!!

    ...and Welcome aboard! :D
     
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  6. Raymond Eriksen

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    Thanks, man! It rocks like hell! :D
     
  7. Raymond Eriksen

    Raymond Eriksen Member

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    Thanks! And thanks again! Joining the world coolest forum is an honour!:D
     
  8. Dale

    Dale Active Member

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    Autumn shade SG. I can relate.
     
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  9. GrumpyOldDBA

    GrumpyOldDBA Well-Known Member

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    I love the color of your guitar and it allows some/most of the wood grain to show through!

    I am still GASsing for a 2018 sg hp mojave fade i think they are just the most beautiful sg ever.

    Is this your band? I would buy it but yikes dont quite understand the lyrics!

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  10. Girl_Rock

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    Wow, what a amazing intro and guitar!!!! Welcome guy! :thumb:
     
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    Velkommen til asyl. Jeg var i et veldig tidlig punk band i San Francisco. Jeg digger det!
     
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    Velkommen! Kult å få flere nordmenn her.
     
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  13. Raymond Eriksen

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    Yeah, the mojave fade is real Nice, too!
    And yep, thats my band!
     
  14. Raymond Eriksen

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    Awrite! Thanks a lot! :D
     
  15. Raymond Eriksen

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    hehe, joa, vi er nok disponerte for slikt, hehe.:D
     
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    Hehe, takker, mann! :D Og, fett!
     
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    Velkommen!...

    That's the extent of my Scandinavian languistics knowledge, haha. But I'm sure that SG speaks authoritatively in the universal language of TONE! Sweet axe!
     
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    Tusen takk! (="thousand thanks") :D Yeah, you said it. This guitar is just not tamed! :D It speaks most def authoritatively, but with a very obvious attitude towards anything that smells of authorities and such, so help me! :D
    Seriously, from the bare plank, this guitar is a tone-monster! I've never - voluntarily - strummed an electric unplugged so much before!:D:D:D
     
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