Maple Top SGs and Tone

Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by UTGrad, Jan 25, 2019.

  1. brazilnut

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    Good to see you too, Thump! You are practically an institution on MLP. The Institution Of Moderation And Sanity.
     
  2. Thumpalumpacus

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    hah, I'm thinkin' the staff might not agree with you there!
     
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  3. Col Mustard

    Col Mustard Well-Known Member

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    Well, we're glad to have both of you around, you make excellent points
    in an ongoing discussion. ... ...which was ongoing when I came aboard here in like 2008, and has never died down yet.
     
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  4. brazilnut

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    Well, one argument NEVER goes away--are guitars fun to argue about? Yessir! They is!
     
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  5. PermissionToLand

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    Or is it confirmation bias? Are they actually even comparing back to back with Mahogany? Simply by the acoustic function of a solid electric guitar, wood becomes an incredibly small factor.
     
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  6. SG standard

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    Blind testing - that's the best way to get to the answer. I'm not particularly interested in Mayer or PRS, but he does have something interesting to say in this interview. At 10:20 he's talking about how his judgements about a neck are coming from what he's seeing, rather than feeling. Also really interesting to hear what he's saying at about 8:20 - for a long time I've thought we're all too preoccupied with 'tone'. What he's saying here really makes sense to me.

     
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  7. Thumpalumpacus

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    What sort of jackass would say something like that?
     
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  8. PermissionToLand

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    Interesting interview. I definitely agree with him on being able to adapt to different necks but not high string tension or action.

    And I agree as well as far as your perception shaping shaping your experience. I was surprised at many of the results when I measured the nuts of my guitars. My '88 Epi LP II feels significantly wider to me than any of the others, but it turns out to be the same 1 11/16" as several others. What I think happened is the neck felt wider because it was thinner than the others.
     
  9. brazilnut

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    I am wounded!

    Wish we lived within visiting distance, Thump. I could occasionally drop by and throw a rock through your window. And you could visit my place and leave burning bags of dog sh^t on my front stoop. Good times!
     
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  10. Thumpalumpacus

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    And I'd turn my amp up louder than yours, brotha, just to see the hurt.
     
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  11. GrumpyOldDBA

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    My dog is ready and willing to contribute she produces a lot of output when awake!

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  12. Col Mustard

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    my dog likes to go into the tall grass to leave his load...
    He's shy that way, and that saves me a lot of embarrassment.
    He ain't ready to contribute anything... he's reclining.
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    How did we get from maple top SGs to a load of shiiit ?
     
  14. njpaulc

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    Going back guitars, signal chain is often ignored, I never was able to get a sound I liked out of humbuckers until I plugged a '59 (?) 335 into my amp. For the longest time (30 years) I thought it was the PAF's until I got my 2004 Special, and realized I didn't like anyone else setup.
     
  15. brazilnut

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    Can't we stay on dogsh^t just a little longer? The Colonel's dog is really cute.
     
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