Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by jigman, Mar 15, 2005.
I thought about do away with the tone control on my Iommi SG !
Haven't done it yet though !
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.
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
portions of back garden are real muddy :wink:
Try it........I just did it to my Iommi in the bridge position - much better now!
Iommi tuned it diiferent dont forget to do that to get the Iommi sound and feel, maybe u could get two prostetetic finger tips 8)
you'll have to speak up '68, i missed something!! :wink:
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
ohhh.....you mean prosthetic....now i get it.... :wink:
: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 :oops:
we'll keep an eye out for ya......kill the cow!!
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!
i do have a chain saw in my truck if you want to think about it........ :twisted: :mrgreen:
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.......... :?
what type of machine was that.......?
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#
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