The most famous SG player ever?

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  1. Col Mustard

    Col Mustard Well-Known Member

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    pancake has the right of it...

    How many of the players on my list were 'loyal' to one type of guitar...
    That's the answer to this thread. Only one other that I can think of,
    and that's Tony. Most players are not loyal, but fickle, and change their
    guitars like Ol' Les changes his stories.

    So like I said above, ask me to pick one, and I'll pick two. Those two.
     
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    Col Mustard Well-Known Member

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    Here's another one then... a recent one:
    Mick Jagger with SG.jpg
    This is recent enough to be a twit.
    Sir Mick can have any guitar he wants... he's got the money.
    The rest of us have to stroke our chins when contemplating a purchase.
    I don't mind that. I've always kept my feet on the ground.

    This is a fun thread, unless you hate to read much.
    "I know, it's only rock an roll but I like it...
    I know, it's only rock an roll but I like it... like it, yes I do..."
     
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    My Les and Mary post was for fun because it seemed like this thread was becoming overly serious.

    My real answer would agree with a few others above, Angus Young and Tony Iommi. For me those guys would be the most famous and devout players of the SG.
     
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    SG standard Well-Known Member

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    Well done Colonel - you've undoubtedly won this thread...

    Mick Jagger's more famous than Dr. Who, never mind George Harrison. :)
     
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    donepearce Well-Known Member

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    Not among the under-25-year-olds around my way, he isn't.
     
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    Ray Well-Known Member

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    And we have a winner... Sigh. C'mon, guys, topics and threads of this type, supersubjective and absolute pointless, makes me think some members should type less and play more..
    Rant over.
     
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    donepearce Well-Known Member

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    Chill. It's Sunday morning. What else are you going to do? One thing you definitely should not do is state your opinion while berating everyone else for stating theirs. That really isn't cool.
     
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    We-ell. One thing I most def should do is try harder to ignore topics and threads like this.
     
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    donepearce Well-Known Member

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    No problem with that. It's what I do with most threads.
     
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    Thumpalumpacus Well-Known Member

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    Can you tell the difference between "most famous guitarist" and "most famous SG player"?

    Hint: it has to do with categories.
     
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    Right, got it ... And I wasnt meaning to put down anyone, honestly, its just that I find it weird that so many engaged in this ,well, "childish" theme/topic.
     
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    donepearce Well-Known Member

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    Maybe it was a bit childish. But everyone was chipping in with suggestions and nobody got nasty. Think of it as therapy.
     
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    SGs are pure therapy, I agree on that ;)
     
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    Angus is a Gibson SG icon, many famous guitar players love the SG,

    :thumb: ;)

    Image temp 2780.jpg
     
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    Not really, that's basically a myth. The original SG joint was literally the exact same design used on Les Paul Specials and Juniors for years and somehow those never got the same reputation as the SG. And they never did anything to (purportedly) make it stronger until 1966, and even that was probably not all that different in strength.

    People just made assumptions based on how it looked from the outside, without knowing how it was actually constructed. While the later '60s and '70s SGs had a larger heel, the tenon was also much smaller than those on the early '60s SGs. So without any peer-reviewed strength test studies, nobody can really say they know which is stronger or by how much. Personally, I don't care one iota because I don't swing my guitar around by the neck. It's never been an issue for me.
     
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    Ray is back wahoo!

    Derek Trucks and Fish the winners!

    Winner winner chicken dinner!!!
     
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    Angus or Tony. Then if we do something wider I say Clapton.
     
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    Dang thats the cold truth.

    Lots of stories ha ha.
     
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    White SG always reminds me of Sister Rosetta Tharpe...


    Rockn'....


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    Rev. Boyd Rivers with an SG. Just thought it might be interesting to list another SG used for religious music.

    My wife says I'm the worlds biggest jackass.

    So that makes me the most famous SG player!

    Haha
     
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