Hello from Chicago

Discussion in 'Welcome Wagon' started by otisblove, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. otisblove

    otisblove New Member

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    Hi there. My name’s Otis. I live just outside Chicago, Illinois and I’m guitar crazy.

    I’ve been playing for 30 years now and 2 weeks ago I bought my first SG.
    It’s a 2008 Epiphone G-400. I got it online from Guitar Center in Davenport, Iowa. It was listed in fair condition for the silly great price of 149.99. There’s a chip out of the paint on the headstock and three of the knobs are missing their silver tops, otherwise it’s immaculate.

    I played it for a week and after adjusting the height and pole pieces, decided I was never going to love the neck pickup so I did a lot of research and decided I’d try a Seymour Duncan 59 in there. Sounds great. I like the stock “Hotch” bridge pickup a lot.
    I’d be lying if I told you the idea of one covered pickup and one uncovered pickup doesn’t weird me out, but the price was right and it’s growing on me.

    I went ahead and put the rest of my current collection on display for you because I figure you’re probably into that sort of thing.

    Enough talk. Pics to prove it happened.

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    SG standard, In Tampa and Didds like this.
  2. plankton

    plankton Well-Known Member

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    Hello mate, welcome to the forum, and yes, we like guitar pics!

    Good deal on your G400, they're great guitars for the money and make a good platform for mods, as you've discovered.

    I know it's a common practice to name guitars, but I don't think I've ever seen numbers before.
     
  3. In Tampa

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    Happy NGD and Welcome. You got a great deal on that SG. Looks like a workhorse. That's a nice lineup you have.
     
  4. GrumpyOldDBA

    GrumpyOldDBA Well-Known Member

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    Hey welcome Otis! You have more guitars than me woo hoo!
     
  5. iblive

    iblive Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to our little party room. Nice guitars. Been playing at it for about 45 years. Didn't get my first electric till 2009.... A G400. Just curious, how far just outside Chicago. I'm up by the Wisconsin border.... maybe 20 minutes from Lake Geneva, but still in Illinois.
     
  6. Westernrider

    Westernrider Active Member

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    Greetings Otis and Chicago area Folk,

    Number 16, awesome guitar, the G&L Asat, just seems to be more of a guitar than many Tele's ever were. Welcome.

    One day, there might be a Chicago area SG Day. Maybes we meet someplace inviting like
    http://rosaslounge.com/

    We start with a Chicago Handshake and then discuss the SG's place in history and our lives. Roses.jpg Handshake-1.jpg
     

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