SG’s do not sound thin

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  1. TheSandman

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    Tired of people saying they sound thin, because it doesn’t have the same body style or maple cap that a Les Paul has. They say you won’t or can’t get a thick sound out of it like you can a Les Paul. Please tell me this is a myth.
     
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    IMHO all guitars sound different, but that does not mean better or worse just different. I find the SG's that I have owned are great rock machines but seem to be very versatile also with more sonic range than a Les Paul (at least the ones I have owned, and or still own) . But thin is not a word I would use to describe an SG's tone.
     
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    Well compared to a LP they are thin, but not thin sounding. They have a great mid-range punch, at least my G400 Pro does, and it's still my favourite guitar.
     
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    Yes, that's simply not how an electric guitar works. Understandable that those that don't know better would draw that conclusion by looking at them though but yes, tiresome when they start perpetuating stuff like that online.
     
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    People who say that tend to sound thick.
     
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    Brilliant!
     
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    Thanks for all the replies
     
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    Does Zappa, Sabbath or Judas Priest play in Madonna's band?
     
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  9. TheSandman

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    No...I’m not sure I’m following you
     
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    Sorry, too cryptic. I was just saying "NO, they don't sound thin", given the big, fat sound that those mentioned in the post have. There is nothing that you can't do with an SG, except maybe reggaeton, which should be illegal. Try them out in some shops and get an idea.
     
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    I agree. I have one and love it. I do not understand why some thinks SG’s sound thin.
     
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    Thin? Ya that's a huge problem with my Iommi Epi, those Iommi pickups sound really thin, drives me crazy :rofl:
     
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    I did not say they sound thin sir. But a lot of people seem to think they do when compared to a Les Paul. For some reason thickness of tone is always compared to a Les Paul guitar wise.
     
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    SGs sound frickin huge, definitely a tonal difference between my LPs and SGs but not thin! :yesway:
     
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    What does the SG tone offer that a Les Paul doesn’t? Just outta curiosity
     
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    Nothing, theyre both just different due to wood, electronics, construction, both sound really big but in their own way. Are you trying to decide between getting an SG and an LP? Then you should definitely get out and play a few to see for yourself.
     
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    I have both, they’re Epiphone though. I tend to be more partial to my SG. Only time the Les Paul sounded great was when I had the ‘59 Seymour Duncan pickups in it. Other than that, it sounds just okay. The Les Paul I have is very picky to pickups I guess.
     
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    I'd venture a guess that these chaps are playing reggae, not reggaeton. The former is quite palatable whereas the latter is only suitable for enhanced interrogation.
     
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    I'd add Angus and Frank Marino
     
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