SG: The Ultimate Doom Metal Guitar

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  1. Krosis

    Krosis Well-Known Member

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    I've seen debate around the internet about whether or not the SG Is a good metal guitar. I've seen guitar players from almost every style of metal with SGs, but I can see how shredders might be more comfortable with Jackson, B.C. Rich, Ibanez, etc.

    Well, if anyone still shows signs of doubt, let's at least say that the SG has been the go-to guitar for an entire subgenre of metal. The tradition starting with one legendary man who you are probably thinking of already.

    This thread is a tribute to the great SG and the great doom metal bands who share our love for this guitar and rely on it for its signature sound.

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    Electric Wizard (now with dual-SG action):
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    Krosis Well-Known Member

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    St. Vitus:
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    If the devil walked into Guitar Center, he'd leave with an SG.

    Just sayin'.
     
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    Well, doom metal is probably the heaviest form of heavy metal there is, so that fact alone is proof enough that the SG is a great heavy metal exe.
     
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    And don't forget BLUE CHEER:

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    Considered by many to be the true creators of heavy metal.
     
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    I like this thread. :applause:
     
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    me thinks not
     
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    Dale Flood / Unorthodox

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    Maybe more "metal" than "doom" but Mike from Early Man records pretty much all his stuff on an SG even though he is mostly seen playing an RR Jackson.

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    Great thread. Reminds me of the time I was trying out SG's at GC and they were all tuned to drop D.
     
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    I LOVE Early Man. One of the best (and still relatively unknown) new bands from the past few years. I dig them because even though they're considered thrash metal (I guess), I've always got a very Ozzy-era Sabbath vibe from them.

    I cannot wait for the new album.
     
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    Same here. He's got a great vintage metal sound. Super nice guy too, very personable to his fans. I gave to his kickstarter to help him fund the new record. Looking forward to it.
     
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    I am dying to see them live, hopefully they will come to the NY area in support of the new album.

    I don't buy too many band tshirts these days because I already have so many, but I did buy an Early Man tshirt. I wear it with pride and once in awhile someone comes up to me at a show and also expresses their appreciation. I wore the shirt to Maryland Deathfest in 2012 and one of the staff came up to me and told me she is friends with them (I think she said she knew Mike). She said they played Baltimore and barely anyone came to the show. She told me she's gonna tell them that she saw a guy in an Early Man shirt and they would love to hear that. That made my day, lol.

    I wish I knew about the kickstarter campaign but I found out too late. I thought it was pretty cool that they were offering a guest solo spot on the new album for the $250 or whatever it was contribution. That would have been hard to pass up.
     
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    My inner teenager somehow likes these bands, at least the heavy guitar work. I never heard of most of them before.

    Not so much the lyrical content.
     
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    I mostly listen for the guitar work and atmosphere. At 30 years old, most lyrics in any genre seem less impressive to me than they might have in the past.
     
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    Cool band! I never heard of Early Man until I went to see Valient Thorr (which kicked serious ass, BTW). The bass player had an EM t-shirt and I checked'em out, very very cool!

    As far as doom metal SG'ers, I know it might be stretching it a lot but, if doomy and stonery is what this is about, I feel we're missing some Monster Magnet pics. Both Wyndorf and Mundell have used SG's regularly, along with their Strats and (not so much) LPs:

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