Greece says hi!

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  1. philosopher

    philosopher Member

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    Hi from Greece!
    You're a nice company here!
    I play guitar for quite some years but I'm a new sg owner and ... shall I say... I LIKE IT!

    Here is a photo of my beautiful girls ... er... ghmm... sorry... guitars...

    My sig shows the rest of my rig.
     
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    Welcome aboard Aristotle
     
  3. Justini

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    welcome! :)
     
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    welcome! :D
    i really like that faded with chrome covers! i was wondering how they might look. you have awesome taste BTW ;)
     
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    WELCOME from AMERICA!!!
     
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    Welcome aboard from abroad!
    Glad you made it!

    :-)
    Neo
     
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    Welcome to ETSG !!
     
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    Welcome from England .....

    A Peavey Wolfgang - eh? O0 O0 Wonderful beasts!
     
  9. philosopher

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    [quote author=Strange Brew link=topic=11930.msg155267#msg155267 date=1168327072]
    A Peavey Wolfgang - eh? O0 O0 Wonderful beasts!
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    ;)
    T h e b e s t.
    Can't tell enough about this guitar. Awesome.

    Nobody seems to comment on the duesenberg though. Awesome guitar too.
    25.5 scale on a mahogany single cut with the best p90 neck pickup I ever came across and the lowest action EVER.
    Awesome guitar too.
     
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    Putting those chrome covers on a special makes the guitar look much nicer! love it!
     
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    γεια σου, Philosopher!

    Lovely Duesenberg you have there too!
     
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    wow, I checked out the Duesenberg, due to it being an unfamiliar guitar to me; and wow, I want one badly :Droolin:
     
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    [quote author=Justini link=topic=11930.msg155336#msg155336 date=1168365096]
    wow, I checked out the Duesenberg, due to it being an unfamiliar guitar to me; and wow, I want one badly :Droolin:
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    Welcome aboard...
    If you ever happen to play one, you'll make it a life purpose to get one...
    They're not too expensive. You can get a new one for €1100-€1300 depending on the model.
    They have a personality of their own, you'll love them.
     
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    Welcome! Is the Duesenburg the one on top that looks like a cross between a Les Paul and a Duo-Jet? That's georgeous! :Droolin:
     
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    It looks more like a Les Paul to me than like a Duo-Jet, but yeap, that's the one.
     
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    [quote author=Justini link=topic=11930.msg155336#msg155336 date=1168365096]
    wow, I checked out the Duesenberg, due to it being an unfamiliar guitar to me; and wow, I want one badly :Droolin:
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    They're interesting guitars, heavy as all get out. Haven't seen too many round here.
     
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    The Duesenbergs all look really great. I've only ever played one (must've been a Starplayer model) in the shop round the corner but it was a very solidly made guitar. Sounded great unplugged and played nicely. Had a rather thick, rounded neck profile.
    I did get a set of their humbucker-sized P90s (actually produced by Göldo) for my SG once but didn't like them at all. I don't know how they work in the typical humbucker/P90 configuration they have on a lot of the Duesenbergs but they didn't do it for me in the SG. Too stratty and diluted sounding.
     
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    I'm not sure they're the same with the ones on the d49er model. Didn't have a chance to play any other model.
    But they do sound great on the 49er.
    The 49er has a 20mm maple top, it's string-through, has 500K pots and a thick mahogany back, so probably that has to do a lot with the sound.
    The top feature (in my opinion) of this guitar is the sound you get on middle position of selector, combining the humbucker with the p90.
    Very unique, it combines the crunch of a bright humbucker (on a maple top) with the sweetness, clarity and full of lows sound of the p90 on the neck.
    I absolutely love it.

    If you ever have a chance, try one, I think you'll love it.

    Anyway, this is a SG forum, so let me ask a question that has already been asked before...
    Are there any sonic differences between a standard sg and a special? I mean, they have a different bridge pickup, but if one installs a 498T and places pickup covers on a special, will it sound the same as a standard?
    If so, isn't the cost difference too big to be justified? OK, there are other differences (binding, inlays etc) but these are mainly cosmetic, aren't they?
     
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    [quote author=philosopher link=topic=11930.msg155570#msg155570 date=1168439144]

    The top feature (in my opinion) of this guitar is the sound you get on middle position of selector, combining the humbucker with the p90.
    Very unique, it combines the crunch of a bright humbucker (on a maple top) with the sweetness, clarity and full of lows sound of the p90 on the neck.
    I absolutely love it.[/quote]

    You're onto something there. I used to have the coils of my humbuckers in the SG split with push-pull pots and I spent a lot of time playing with one pickup split to single coil mode and one switched to humbucker mode.
    Gives you a nice bit of definition.

    [quote author=philosopher link=topic=11930.msg155570#msg155570 date=1168439144]


    Anyway, this is a SG forum, so let me ask a question that has already been asked before...
    Are there any sonic differences between a standard sg and a special? [/quote]

    Not really.

    [quote author=philosopher link=topic=11930.msg155570#msg155570 date=1168439144]
    I mean, they have a different bridge pickup, but if one installs a 498T and places pickup covers on a special, will it sound the same as a standard?
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    Yep. Pretty much!

    [quote author=philosopher link=topic=11930.msg155570#msg155570 date=1168439144]
    If so, isn't the cost difference too big to be justified? OK, there are other differences (binding, inlays etc) but these are mainly cosmetic, aren't they?
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    Yep!
    I have a standard and it's a great guitar. But bearing in mind I changed the pickups completely anyway, if I were buying my SG over again, I'd probably go for the Special faded. I like dot markers, don't mind much whether a guitar neck is bound or not and really like the faded finish.
     
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    Southern California says hi! To Greece.
     
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