Want a Gibson SG

Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by TheSandman, May 26, 2020.

  1. NMA

    NMA Well-Known Member

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    No.

    My Epiphone Casinos are extraordinary guitars. Best bang-for-buck guitars out there. You pay 600 bucks for a Casino and you get a guitar that is absolutely fantastic in every way. On the other hand, my White Falcon cost me thousands of dollars and it is no match for my 600 dollar Epiphone Casino.

    When it comes to guitars, you do not always get what you pay for. Sometimes it's a bad thing, sometimes that's a good thing. Another good example is my Gibson SG Standard. I paid just 800 bucks for that sucker brand spanking new. That guitar is a gem and stands up next to any three thousand dollar Les Paul.
     
  2. TheSandman

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    What kind of SG does Angus play?
     
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    One that makes him sound like Angus.
     
  4. TheSandman

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    Ok.
     
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    I’m wanting a good SG from Gibson that is available in left handed. Any recommendations?
     
  6. NMA

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    I don't know what specific SG Angus does use. I am not an Angus fan.

    What little I do know about him is that he plays an SG straight into a Marshall. No pedals. Now if that is true or not, I really don't know; but if it is true, I like that about him. I am not a pedal guy. I believe guitar should go straight into amp. That's real guitar playing. I think Angus does that. Steve Jones of The Sex Pistols did that. I like that simplicity. True guitar sound.
     
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  7. TheSandman

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    So, every guitar player that uses pedals aren’t real guitar players? I don’t like using pedals either, but not gonna fault anyone that does. Loads of killer players uses pedals.
     
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    I'm just saying if you use pedals you are playing the pedals, not the guitar. Your sound is some BOSS Flanger pedal...not your guitar, your fingers, or your soul.
     
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    Interesting
     
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    What is it about him that you don’t like?
     
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    Not necessarily, but it is certainly true that you pay for what you get.
     
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    ??
     
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    I mean they aren't giving them away in cereal packs. You can get great value and crap value. I think that has been illustrated pretty well already. But you will pay, and it is up to you to make the decision about value for money. So don't buy online. Test drive the guitar fully, particularly unplugged, ignore the name on the headstock and buy what works for you. Buy wisely and you will have money left over for an amp.
     
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    What are some of the things to look for when testing one unplugged, to see if it’s gonna be a great guitar?
     
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    donepearce Well-Known Member

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    Unplugged you can listen for little mechanical noises, buzzes and rattles that don't necessarily come through an amp (yet!). Also every guitar has a basic tone which is the starting point for your sound. And of course fret buzzing is much more apparent acoustically. Plugging in is only really to assess pickup output level and to make sure the controls all work properly.
     
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    SG standard Well-Known Member

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    You'll never monetise your YouTube channel like that. Even if you're only saying 'Look at the name on the headstock!' you've still got to take at least 30 minutes to say it. Start with a clickbait title like 'The one thing nobody told you to look for when buying a guitar', then spend 28 minutes talking about yourself and any irrelevant stuff that comes into your mind... Isn't that the way it's supposed to work?

    ....hang on, didn't you start a thread about buying an SG because it would make you sound like Angus? :hmm:

    Not if you're the guy who's got Tony McPhee's SG, or any of the other scumbags who nick guitars from backstage.
     
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    He chose that one as his main guitar for much of the latter half of his Beatles career and beyond. He got some great sounds out of it and said it was his favorite.

    But, still, he also had Gibsons.
     
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    In general, yes. But there's always exceptions.
     
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    Just get what you like. If you can make that guitar sing, nobody will care if it is an Epiphone or Gibson.
     
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    Although I don't quite agree with the latter part of this statement it's an interesting way of looking at it and something people often overlook. They're on and on about the stupid guitar and completely overlook the amp and pedals.
     
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