My 09 Raw Power

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  1. Blackie

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    You know, looking at all that maple, I wonder how much like the late 70's L6s, which I got to play for the first time last week at a jam session.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibson_L6-S

    I had not played them in the 70;s but a guy brought one and it was a pretty cool guitar, lots of tonal variation, and a somewhat "Fender-y" maple neck. Of course the pickups are different, but it was an early all maple Gibson, and designed by Bill Lawrence if I recall.

    So how's the maple SG play and sound?
     
  3. Blackie

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    It is not that different from other SG's.
     
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    I love the look, what kind of pickups are those?
     
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    Did you change the pickguard?
     
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    Beautiful and weird -- an SG from a parallel universe!
     
  7. Blackie

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    [quote author=benjammin420 link=topic=20716.msg249462#msg249462 date=1275973602]
    I love the look, what kind of pickups are those?
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    Pickups are the stock 57 classics painted cream.
    The pickguard is fro WD music.
     
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    thats cool, I wouldve never guess they were painted
     
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    sure not what i am used to seeing on an SG but how does it play? Does it have much sustain or is it a brighter more compressed sound? Wonder what it would look like with a different colored pickguard?
     
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    It has some briter characteristics
     
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    I'm really intrigued by those Raw Power SG's. I'd like to find a good used one. Maple is much stronger than mahogany, which is good for me. As much as I love my SG's, I find that I always hold back a little on them because I am afraid that they will break. Fenders, on the other hand, you can throw them across the stage and they are just fine!

    Beautiful guitar you got there!
     
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    kevy if that vid of you playing watchtower was you holding back... I'd like to see you cut loose on stage ;D

    Re the raw power... I like the black pickguard better but think one with the gloss finish might really be the ticket.
     
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    [quote author=oldrockfan link=topic=20716.msg249899#msg249899 date=1277575154]
    kevy if that vid of you playing watchtower was you holding back... I'd like to see you cut loose on stage ;D

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    Haha, it's true! I do usually get a little more "carried away" when playing one of my Strats because I don't worry about breaking them.
     

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