SGs and Churches

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  1. Logan

    Logan Well-Known Member

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    Hey, do any of you guys here play your SGs at your church? I play on a weekly basis, but I don't always play my SG. Today I did though, and it sounded great :D

    Here's a picture of it from today:
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    And here's one from a couple of weeks ago:
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    It is such a versatile guitar, it can do anything from swells to lead lines :D
     
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    Not sure a guitar with horns that plays the Devil's Music is entirely appropriate myself... :dude:
     
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    Who said that was Ted McCartey's intent designing the SG? I like the idea that it was just his response to a popular guitar Fender was making at the time called the Stratocaster :naughty:
     
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    But it sounds SO much more rock 'n' roll if you say it was the devil...
     
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    I've never seen on played in church here in Manila, i guess for the same reason. I see nothing wrong playing SG in church IMHO. May I suggest using the Iommi model because they already have crosses in them :)
     
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    And those crosses aren't intended to be upside down :D
    But eh, I've only got my Standard for SGs, it's in the rotation with my ES-335, Firebird, and Strat so I don't play it all of the time :D
     
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    I'm pretty sure I wouldn't want to play at any church that thinks a SG is evil.
     
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    I play primarily acoustic when I play at church, but when I have gone electric it's been with my G400.
     
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    Many times I have thought about Logan's topic of this thread. I don't go to church very often, but from all the times I had, I have never seen a mucisian at church use an SG... or shredder-style guitars for that matter.

    I eagerly await the for the day someone shows up with one of these:
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    Or better yet... the DIABLO... MUHAHAHAAAAA....:
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    I went for the G400 (all I could afford) because the guys that played the electric were playing Strat or Teles or the occasional LP. The rebel in me wanted something different. Little did I know at the time, but the SG (whether Gibby or Epi) is a pretty awesome guitar.
     
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    Anyone who thinks that the SG can only play the devil's tune needs to be referred to the music of Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

    She will set you straight.

     
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    The first SG I ever saw in person was when I went to play with the worship band at church in my hometown of Knoxville, TN, back around 1971. The other guitarist had a Cherry SG standard. No-one seemed the slightest bit phased by the SG, and that included me. I just thought it was cool.

    Then there was a Chicago-base Christian power trio called The Exkursions whom I saw in the basement of an old United Methodist church around the same time. Their guitarist, Mike Johnson, used a Cherry EDS-1275 double neck with those same red horns. We talked some. I don't recall him being thrown out of any more churches than anyone else (including me). [​IMG]

    Bob
     
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    There is nothing wrong in using the sg in church but there are some church people that see the devil in anything and everything.
     
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    I didn't have my SG Diablo when I was a church's Misic Director. I always played my PRS Starla Ibanez AS73. I wonder if I would get struck by lightning?

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    If playing an SG worked for Sister Rosetta Tharpe, it should work for the rest of us.
     
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    That's a beautiful SG there, Mr chicagoslim... :yesway:. What color is that?
     
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    Thanks. It's a black, AAA Maple top.

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    Thanks. Different lighting on the pics. The first pic has warmer lighting, and your SG looks brownish in that one. The black (or brown... :rolleyes:) is beautiful. There's no way you would be struck by lightning with that beauty in church... :dude:
     
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