SG players that made you choose the SG

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  1. Jezclayton

    Jezclayton Member

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    OK so I am way late on my reply to this but hell with lockdown and stuff who cares. The reason for my post was I thought Townshend used a Gretsch 6150 to record most of Who's Next, certainly Won't Get Fooled Again.
     
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    As a younger (30) member and player i will be the only one that was probably got into SGs because of Mikko Lindström (HIM, Daniel Lioneye) as i was a huge HIM fan when i started playing guitar
    But its not that i love SGs because of HIM , no they look absolutely the best on my eyes. Also i love that they are not that heavy like Les Pauls
    I love the easy access to the Higher frets
    And also i think SGs are sexy like hell
     
  3. ezypikins

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    If there was ever one player who might sway my opinion on buying an SG. It would have to be Tony Iommy. Hands down.
     
  4. Dangerhouse77

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    Much like the original post I come from a punk background. Brian James from the Damned, Dix Denny of the Weirdos, Greg Hetson from the Circle Jerks. Plus a lot of 90s garage punk bands used them. Teenage rate, New Bomb Turks, The Zodiac Killers. To be fair I also have a Les Paul Jr but really prefer the SG Jr. and who am I kidding? Who doesn’t like Black Sabbath and AC/DC
     
  5. Rusty Chops

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    There was a local club warrior using one with a Marshall. He sounded good.
    A few years later I found myself in Funk&Soul band and for once my Tele wasn’t quite right for a band.
    I happened upon a ‘61 RI SG that a band had raffled off in a promotion. Some girl won it and stashed it in a closet for a few years.
    I got it cheap because the band had autographed it with black markers.
    It had ‘57’s and sounded great!
     
  6. cheshiergrin

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    Enough about the girl, tell us about the guitar
     
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    Never met her, but eventually the guitar came out of the closet and took a walk on the wild side, totally corrupting me.
     
  8. Most_Triumphant

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    I grew up listening to The Who on road trips across North America. I always thought their music was incredible. When I was older, my dad bought me a Squire strat that I learned on. I hated playing guitar, I would much rather have practiced my violin. That changed when I hear AC/DC and Foreigner. After hearing those bands I started playing a lot more. Eventually, I found out that Angus Young plays a SG. Then I got more into the Beatles which eventually brought me back to the Who. Seeing Townshend windmill a chord on a SG solid it for me.

    Now that I'm a bit older, I find myself enjoying the 60's-70's rock sounds. I'm a smaller guy and my band's gigs are long (3+ hours of playing) so the SG stayed with me as I could get the same famous Les Paul sound in a much lighter guitar.
     
  9. catstudioguitars

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    Trevor Du Braw of Pelican and his. 70s SG Standard (I think he has seymour duncan pickups of some sort in it)
     
  10. ezypikins

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    Nice Rig Jez
     
  11. Dale

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    Trucks.
     
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    Nice Josh Scogin is cool
     
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    My buddy Charles who at 18 was just a killer player, and he bought one in 84 or so. When I saw him play Hiroshima Mon amour I was amazed, he could make that thing sing.
     
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    Oh that's easy! It's ESG's very own Bo Biddlin!
    My guitar shaman & personal hero!

    He more than anyone has taught & shown me to be unafraid to embrace the guitars with the 'E' on the headstock instead of the 'G'.
    You go Bo Biddlin & keep on keepin on my brotha...

    Here he is playing
    BLOOZE4ALEX

     
  15. papagayo

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    Only an SG is good enough !

    Pure Gibson juice, Hummm .....

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    I was twelve. My friends brother had a cool looking album. We put the needle on the first track of the A side. "On your feet or on your knees!!" someone said. That was it for me. Buck fucking Dharma....

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    the back-plate on the front dates the sg 71ish, it was history late 72...
     
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    https://www.pronounceitright.com/pronunciation/tony-iommi-13475
     
  19. Pageburst

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    Derek Trucks. Tonally, it doesn’t get much better.

    ABB at the Fillmore East has always been considered one of the high water marks of the LP PAF tone and rightly so, but Derek and his SG is right there with it. Made me realize that a great SG gives up little if anything tonally to its more illustrious LP brother.
     
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    I often wonder why Justin Sullivan always seemed to be playing Norlin SGs in the early days of his band. He's from the UK and I wonder if those Norlins were all that was available in the UK back in the '70s. There must have been non-Norlin SGs in the UK at that time, but maybe they were super expensive. I know Rickenbacker had different models for the UK market back then, I wonder if Gibson did the same. Flood the UK with Norlin models and the non-Norlins were the precious finds for the rich or for those who bought them while in America.

    Or did Sullivan always play a Norlin simply because he was fond of those models? Is that possible? Is there a sect of people who prefer Norlin model SGs over the "normal" SGs? Was there something that a guitarist would find better about the Norlin SGs?
     
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