Trade an 83 Standard for Rock n Roll Relics Richards?

Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by ccaesura, Jul 21, 2019.

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Trade it?

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  1. ccaesura

    ccaesura New Member

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    I have an 83 standard that I've owned for 2~ years. I like the guitar, but it's a little aggressive for what I'm playing most days (jazz, fingerstyle). I got offered the Esquire as a trade, and I like it, but I wanted some opinions from others.

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  2. Biddlin

    Biddlin Well-Known Member

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    First world problem, for sure. The Esquire ain't exactly "passive" so I don't see much advantage there.
     
  3. PermissionToLand

    PermissionToLand Well-Known Member

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    Don't you typically want a rounder, softer sound for Jazz? That's what humbuckers excel at. However, your '83 should have Super Humbuckers, which have Indox 7 ceramic magnets, producing a powerful and very bright tone. You would probably be happiest if you just installed some Alnico II or III humbuckers.

    A Tele would be even more harsh and bright than your SG.
     
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    arcticsg Well-Known Member

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    I voted no. :D

    Keep the SG :smile:
     
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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    An Esquire by definition has only one pickup where this one clearly has two.

    Try using the neck pickup on the SG and rolling the volume and tone controls back a notch or two.
     
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  6. HackeIommi

    HackeIommi Active Member

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    For a softer tone, you can upgrade pickups as @PermissionToLand said. Tele is a different world and requires experience.

    My vote is also no.
     
  7. Satellitedog

    Satellitedog Active Member

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    That's a fine looking SG you have there.
    Are you familiar with telecaster type guitars? If yeah, then you already know what to expect, if not, I suggest keeping the SG which would make a really nice likely lightweight jazzer once you swapped the pickups for some mellower, lower output humbuckers or softer P90 type pups, or a combination of the two. Of the two instrument types, that's more naturally suited for classic jazz tones.
     
  8. musicman2242

    musicman2242 Active Member

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    I don't like Tele type guitars so I'm biased... Plus that SG is damn sexy, so I vote No, keep the SG!
     
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    I love teles, but this would be a no, if it was me. Vintage SG vs. a partscaster - no.
     
  10. ccaesura

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    Thanks for the responses everyone :) definitely keeping it in mind.
     

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