Mine are just above slapping on chords.
Seems to work well all around for me, with 10-50’s
Going out the door to a gig my wife would say, “Break a leg!”
If I had my Tele bag she’d say, “Break ALL their legs!”
My Holy Grail was a guitar like Duane Eddy played.
Then, the Ventures.
I’ve had several iterations of each. Long gone now.
My present #1:
When I was in Junior High School I begged Gibson for a catalog (c1962).
The Les Paul WAS what we know now as an “SG.”
A few years later a...
SG Standard has “rounded C” neck profile.
Some of the ‘61 RI’s, etc. have ‘60’s slim taper.
My 2016 Special has a fairly chunky neck, though not...
Then there’s my #1
2020 CS ‘64 RI bought at the summer NAMM show by Guitar Showcase, San Jose
The “AlNiCo 3 Custombuckers” seem...
This one gets “Fendery.”
Though the pickups look like P-90’s they’re made with magnetic pole pieces vs magnets behind ferrous pole pieces....
On this one I’m using GHS Eric Johnson Nickel Rockers, in 0.010” - 0.050” which are nickel wound. They seem great to me.
I’ve used anybody’s 10 -...
Didn’t the big head ‘61 have 14?
Yeah I had to play my ‘64 RI today, inspired by this thread.
SG’s can be plenty bright.
I’ve got one with the P-90 lookin’ pickups that are actually magnetic pole pieces instead of ferrous screws with the...
I use less and less distortion as time goes on, but I phrase differently now.
With distortion, I like those long sustained notes like Dave Mason...
I always liked the 490 series.
In SG’s ‘57’s sound good.
Heck, almost anything works in an SG.
I love the Custombuckers in my ‘64 RI, but they’re...
The difference is easier to see on your two guitars.
Mine are more similar to each other.
The production 2019 Jr is thinner in the rails and...
My 2020 CS ‘64 RI has sharper contours than the 2019 SG Junior ‘63 original reissue production model.
On a par with the actual...
Gimme a minute...
2020 & 1963
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