Passed another SG milestone: COUNTRY MUSIC! Yee haw!!

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  1. Pearly Gator

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    My Super Guitar passed another milestone at church this weekend. For me, it was quite significant. In this venue, I have to be able to play very clean to soaring solos, which my SG standard with 490R/T has executed admirably. But, for the first time, I had to play country licks on the closing song this weekend. It was great. (Well, not the playing but the guitar.)

    The SG is more than a match for everything I've thrown at it. Classic rock, pop, blues, big band jazz and now country.

    Just had to share.

    PG
     
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    I agree - great guitars for almost anything, even chicken' pickin'.
     
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    I've heard an SG playing gospel many times over the years and no problem at all. While it is certainly not common to see them used for country (tele seems to be the main squeeze for those guys) the SG can handle that too. I saw a guy play an SG very effectively for country at a guitar show a few years ago. Forget the band name but they guy was really good.
     
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    Sister Rosetta Tharpe, showing that an SG is good for Gospel........

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7lN1R2LP-4&a=GxdCwVVULXe1pXR9pxA2ydordMgg7KVK&playnext=1[/youtube]
     
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    I believe it might have rained...
     
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    I have a white SG Standard w/ coil taps and ebony board, it can actually get pretty darn twangy!
     
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    [quote author=SGBreadfan link=topic=20910.msg251444#msg251444 date=1282629315]
    I have a white SG Standard w/ coil taps and ebony board, it can actually get pretty darn twangy!
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    Welcome to EverythingSG SGBreadfan!

    Yes, ebony fretboards have good snap.
     
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    [quote author=Pearly Gator link=topic=20910.msg251446#msg251446 date=1282654263]
    Welcome to EverythingSG SGBreadfan!

    Yes, ebony fretboards have good snap.
    [/quote]Yup, I've had a few guitars w/ ebony boards- almost the feel/sound of maple. The ebony coupled w/ the coil taps brings the twang 8) And thanks for the welcome.
     
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    I have an SG faded special that has an ebony board and I really like it alot. I wish all my SGs had ebony boards.
     
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    [quote author=oldrockfan link=topic=20910.msg251453#msg251453 date=1282707998]
    I have an SG faded special that has an ebony board and I really like it alot. I wish all my SGs had ebony boards.
    [/quote] I've had a few SG's w/ rosewood boards, but prefer the snap and clarity w/ ebony- plus it looks cool too!
     
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    SGs definitely can twang. When I want to play country, I get out my '72 Pro. I've got Duncan P-90 stacks in it and it'll twang in there with any Tele (and I own 3 of those). Rosewood board but it's almost 40 -- could be Brazilian, who knows?

    Awesome rhythm as well. Luther Perkins licks (to the extent I can play them) just work on that neck P-90.
     
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    you just need three chords & the truth... SG does this really well.
    i don't think country music has to be twangy. but I'm a North Country
    guy. *grins ESG faded member.
     
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    Here's the guitar in question, definitely twangy w/ the Princeton. Pay no mind to the ugly leopard rug ;D

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    [quote author=SGBreadfan link=topic=20910.msg251479#msg251479 date=1282795410]
    Here's the guitar in question, definitely twangy w/ the Princeton. Pay no mind to the ugly leopard rug ;D

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    Great. Just great! You told us about it and had to post a picture of that beautiful SG. NOW I HAVE GAS FOR ONE!!

    :Droolin:

    AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHhhhhhh!!!!!


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    [quote author=Pearly Gator link=topic=20910.msg251486#msg251486 date=1282863028]
    Great. Just great! You told us about it and had to post a picture of that beautiful SG. NOW I HAVE GAS FOR ONE!!

    :Droolin:

    AAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHhhhhhh!!!!!


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    [/quote] Just give in to your GAS, LOL!!
     
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    I like the rug...and the SG!
     
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    [quote author=dbb link=topic=20910.msg251552#msg251552 date=1283312349]
    I like the rug...and the SG!
    [/quote] We have a matching bed set- to the rug, not the SG :oops:
     
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    [quote author=SGBreadfan link=topic=20910.msg251556#msg251556 date=1283320934]
    We have a matching bed set- to the rug, not the SG :oops:
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    ;D ;D ;D ;D
     
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    when you have a matching bed set to your SG, you know you've passed another milestone of some kind... or would it be a millstone... depends on
    how good a sport your lady is. SG widows need to be understanding.
     

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