New Member, New Sg's!

Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by rich85, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. rich85

    rich85 Member

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    Howdy!

    Here from the land of Les Pauls, my neck hurts everyday so I have come over to SG land. I picked up A 2018 Standard and Junior. Damn. It is so nice to gig without neck pain! Plus they play and sound a solid 10/10 in my books! I sold both my R6 and R8, not sure why I put up with them for so long really.........


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  2. Daniel.S

    Daniel.S Well-Known Member

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    Well done man! No point hurting yourself. Plus! I bet you have a lot of cash left over selling those Les Paul's, even after buying the SG's!
     
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  3. rich85

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    Indeed, well I got these 2 then will get the 2019 Standard with the Batwing guard and Alnico II pickups once they get to Aus. That puts me about even.

    The 61 pickups are a nice change, really love having some Alnico 5 PAF style humbuckers.
     
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    plankton Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum mate. Well done giving up those LPs.

    Alnico 5 PAFs in an SG are awesome!
     
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  5. GrumpyOldDBA

    GrumpyOldDBA Well-Known Member

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    Congrats! Take a look maybe at the 2018 SG HP models they are pretty stellar ( I might be slightly biased )!

    Dang ha ha though I dunno about selling all the LPs ...
     
  6. Dale

    Dale Well-Known Member

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    Very cool!
     
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  7. arcticsg

    arcticsg Well-Known Member

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    Congrats, and welcome aboard! :smile:

    Those are a couple of real beauties you have there! Your 2018 Standard's twin brother resides at my place ;)

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    AngelDeVille Well-Known Member

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    Welcome, we take all kinds here!
     
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    Col Mustard Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to ETSG... we have other recovering Les Paul users here
    as well as players like me who never fell for the heavy instrument.

    I often poke good natured fun at Les Pauls, but not at the music they
    make. Personally, I think the Les Pauls are lovely things, and in the
    hands of great players they have circled the world with great tone and
    great music.

    Lots of us have other guitars we play, but this site is devoted to the
    SG and one thing we might all agree on is the excellence of this design.

    Congratulations on a fine choice of guitar...
     
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    arcticsg Well-Known Member

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    Well said! :smile:
     
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    Biddlin Well-Known Member

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    Hi Rich, welcome to the darkside. We're more laid back and less ocd than the other place, so let 'em sag and enjoy.
     
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    Welcome pal! NICE arsenal right there!
     
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  13. GrumpyOldDBA

    GrumpyOldDBA Well-Known Member

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    Less ocd i dunno man ...

    Not a lot of sag going on here we gots swagger though!
     
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  14. rich85

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    Owning Les Pauls and reading too much i did learn what an absolute load of crap the vintage accurate obsession is.
     
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    IDK if anyone ever noticed, but LP's just seem to look kinda dorky. Kind of a heavy version of an acoustic guitar want to be.
     
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  16. Dale

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    I don't know. Talking horns and neck joins goes there pretty quick.

    :h5:
     
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  17. Dale

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    Oh. Pick guards ...
     
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    Welcome, I like your ebony SG, killer!
     
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  19. rich85

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    I ditched the locking grovers and got normal rotomatics. Literally every single plain string would slip no matter how tight the thumbwheels were. Had and restrung all different brands and types of locking tuners, these were just rubbish.
     

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