SG's and darkness

Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by jigman, Mar 15, 2005.

  1. SG Lou

    SG Lou Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2004
    Messages:
    7,334
    Likes Received:
    378
    Location:
    Fords, NJ
    I thought about do away with the tone control on my Iommi SG !
    Haven't done it yet though !
     
  2. musicalhair

    musicalhair New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2005
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NJ
    I guess Sabbath gives the SG a rep for being dark (I mean if the idea had a "legitimate" start to it), but there are so many other players that completely dispel that idea.

    My faded SG is not dark at all, it is rather crisp and even. When I get the Duncan Phat Cats put in it I'm hoping it will have more "character", but right now it is a good choice as a contrast to either a Srat or a Les Paul. I think if I had to pick a guitar it is most "like" I'd actually say a tele. I've got one Tele, and "Elite" series from the 80's and a G & L ASAT with the "MFD" soapbars. While the "Elite" is quite abit more midrangy then the stereotypical tele (a beast of a blues machine when dirty and sweet for jazz when clean) the ASAT gets a the "classic" tele sound pretty good.

    In summary: no sir, not dark at all.
     
  3. 68GibsonSG

    68GibsonSG Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Messages:
    542
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    i've picked up a bunch skids, didnt play them much though cuz i cant get really comfortable playing teles and lps, i played most of them back when CBS owned Fender (i played 'em at the guit store back when) so that might have to do someting with the way they sounded. The one i picked up a little while ago that confermed my theory was a squire
     
  4. SG Lou

    SG Lou Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2004
    Messages:
    7,334
    Likes Received:
    378
    Location:
    Fords, NJ
    portions of back garden are real muddy :wink: :lol:
     
  5. 68GibsonSG

    68GibsonSG Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Messages:
    542
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
  6. cevtv

    cevtv Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2005
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    People's Republik of Mass.

    Try it........I just did it to my Iommi in the bridge position - much better now! :D :shock:
     
  7. 68GibsonSG

    68GibsonSG Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Messages:
    542
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    Iommi tuned it diiferent dont forget to do that to get the Iommi sound and feel, maybe u could get two prostetetic finger tips :lol: :lol: 8)
     
  8. ess

    ess Guest

  9. skidshark

    skidshark Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2004
    Messages:
    8,439
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    tenn-O-see
    you'll have to speak up '68, i missed something!! :wink:
     
  10. 68GibsonSG

    68GibsonSG Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Messages:
    542
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    he was trying to get the Iommi sound Iommi drop D tuned his guitar, the tips of his middle finger and his ring finger got cut off so he has prostetic tips on those two fingers (thats why he drop D tune it to minimize the strain on those two finger) so if he wants a real Iommi sound he should drop D tune it, and i was joking about him getting prostetic tips for the sound
     
  11. skidshark

    skidshark Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2004
    Messages:
    8,439
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    tenn-O-see
    ohhh.....you mean prosthetic....now i get it.... :wink:
     
  12. 68GibsonSG

    68GibsonSG Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Messages:
    542
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    :oops: :oops: yea Ess now with the origanal/original incedent and that you know how much i suck at spelling when i dont pay attention :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :oops:
     
  13. skidshark

    skidshark Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2004
    Messages:
    8,439
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    tenn-O-see
    we'll keep an eye out for ya......kill the cow!!
     
  14. 68GibsonSG

    68GibsonSG Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Messages:
    542
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
  15. ess

    ess Guest

    :mrgreen:
     
  16. cevtv

    cevtv Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2005
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    People's Republik of Mass.

    Actually.........the first 2 Sabbath albums are in standard tuning.........And he uses .008-.032 and .009-.042 strings, depending on the guitar......I think I'll keep my fingers, though! :shock:
     
  17. 68GibsonSG

    68GibsonSG Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Messages:
    542
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    :lol: :lol:



    i do have a chain saw in my truck if you want to think about it........ :twisted: :mrgreen:
     
  18. cevtv

    cevtv Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2005
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    People's Republik of Mass.
    Actually, at my day job, I have the same type of machine that took his finger tips........so I'm all set...........thanks for the offer of the power tools, though.......... :? :p :lol:
     
  19. 68GibsonSG

    68GibsonSG Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Messages:
    542
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    :shock: :p :lol:



    what type of machine was that.......?
     
  20. SG Lou

    SG Lou Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2004
    Messages:
    7,334
    Likes Received:
    378
    Location:
    Fords, NJ
    Stationary Power Shears used to cut sheet metal.
    68er, why do you insist on stating Iommi uses the drop D tuning?
    He only uses 2 kinds of tunings on his SG's an Eb and a C#
     

Share This Page