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

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  1. Ray

    Ray Well-Known 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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    GrumpyOldDBA Well-Known Member

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    Sweet ax!
     
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  3. Ray

    Ray Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, man! I love it! :D
     
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    Well done! Love it
     
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  5. arcticsg

    arcticsg Well-Known Member

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    Congrats, Nice SG!!

    ...and Welcome aboard! :D
     
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  6. Ray

    Ray Well-Known Member

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

    Ray Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! And thanks again! Joining the world coolest forum is an honour!:D
     
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    Dale Well-Known 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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    Ray Well-Known Member

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

    Ray Well-Known Member

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    Awrite! Thanks a lot! :D
     
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    Ray Well-Known Member

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    hehe, joa, vi er nok disponerte for slikt, hehe.:D
     
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    Ray Well-Known Member

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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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    Welcome to ETSG

    Glad to see you've got yourself such a lovely instrument.
    Get out there onstage with it and kick some butt.

    SGs can be classy and elegant, but they can also growl and shriek
    and lift up the most rebellious tone. Boots on the monitor!
    TVs in the pool!
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    Ray Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, man! :D And yeah! There will most def be boots on the monitor on this Saturday! Coming up on the 24th is the first gig ever with this fantastic guitar!
    I can't wait to unleash the riffs and wailing solos with this thing! I'm so beyond satisfied with this buy (the price of the guitar was even 20 % off). This instrument is just fantastic, it has everything, and I play it for hours every day, all the time. Playing this guitar its just just addictive as hell, and I cant remember the last time I was this stoked about a guitar.

    Yeah, and a gig on Saturday! I will be using the Koch-attenuator live, which is another very cool first. I've used it with my Marshallrig the last weeks, and man, does that attenuator deliver! The guy (a guitarist himself) who owns and runs the studio where we rehearse, was blown away by both the guitar and the guitartone I had. He swore and told me "if you're not satisfied with THIS sound you'll never be!" Yep, that says it all!:D Cant wait for the rehearsals tonight and tomorrow!:D

    Gotta say I'm really enjoying this forum, the people and the resources, and I'm sure look forward to spend some time here with you and other SG-fans!

    (PS. No hotel for the band on this gig, which is in Oslo, our hometown. I'm considering finding some place on a hotelroof, overlooking a pool, and I'll bring one of my old laptops and take it from there.)
     
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