Why SG Instead Of Les Paul?

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  1. PermissionToLand

    PermissionToLand Well-Known Member

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    FAKE NEWS!

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    I have a couple LPs, a Special with P90s and a studio with humbuckers. I love them...and a2012 SG standard with humbuckers that I also love. And a 1967 S330, that is super fun to play, as well as a 2017 ES335 memphis cherry with a super nice neck,(they must do an upgraded fret job on these, really smooth)as well as a few Fenders. The SG is one of the first ones I usually pick off the hooks, it has an acoustic quality even played unplugged that is addictive...I could never pick one of my kids and say,well jim is my favorite. It's the same with my guitars.
     
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    I like and have both. And Firebirds, V's, and others.

    I agree with Paul G. My Les Pauls are anything but muddy. They have a great mid-treble quality to them that is different than the SG or V.

    Like shoes, I play what fits my mood.
     
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    Angus is definitely the reason I got into the SG too in the first place. It's just fun to see him with other guitars.
     
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    Susihukkanen Well-Known Member

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    Just check this, at 4:46 ->


    "I tested once..."
     
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    that's fascinating... he can do it better than he can explain it.
    which seems natural and right.

    And a big ol' ES-335 would look wrong on him.
    And if he played a Les Paul he couldn't jump as high.

    But I'm sure if you gave him one of those, he'd sound just like himself on it.
     
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    First and most important is the weight ....secondly they are just sexy as hell!!!
     
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  8. Girl_Rock

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    No, it's not fake news...
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    I've already seen this kind of photos.
    He's rich, let him buy all the guitars he wants. His house it's a huge palace-labirint where the guitars are hung on the its walls-hedges... :naughty:
    However I'm a great fan of AC/DC and I think Angus plays SGs for all the reasons we have already mentioned. Have you ever tried to count all the SGs he owns? (Don't do it). If there weren't reasons to buy them, he wouldn't have done it.

    I agree with both.
     
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    Here he even plays an ES:
     
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    PermissionToLand Well-Known Member

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    I don't think you understand how this works.

    You can present all the evidence and sound logic you want. I will still just ignore you and scream "FAKE NEWS!".

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    Does anyone know if Angus has ever recorded with anything that is not an SG?
     
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    chilipeppermaniac Well-Known Member

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    Bob, What pups do you have in the 74 LP? Closest I have to that year now is my 76 SG STD with Tarbacks. ( I bought it with originals in the case, but when I bought it, it had EMG Single coil in Neck and Humbucker in the bridge) I have since wired the original pups and controls back in.
     
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    chilipeppermaniac Well-Known Member

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    LOVE IT!!!!!

    Throw in any ES type guitar and I love it even more!!!!
    On my short list of favorite ES guitars in no particular order.

    ES 125,135, 335-355, 175, and even the EPI Casinos, Joe Pass's DOT and 339's. ALL great instruments. Oh and yes a Byrdland counts too.
     
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    chilipeppermaniac Well-Known Member

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    Also, for all you tone folks who mention tone differences of LP vs SG, don't forget to factor in Juniors in both style, and P90 vs bucker. High gain vs low gain pups, tone pot/caps, thick or thin necks, neck tenon lengths, weight relief. These choices also have effects.

    All that said, each player will have what his ears hear, what his ears strive for, and what his wallet can afford to achieve this. Amps, Pedals, Mods, and even stature of the player will affect the sound one achieves.
     
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    They are the original T-tops. They are amazingly sweet and not particularly hot.

    Bob
     
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    Hey Bob, NICE Bro.
    My first LP was a 79 Std. It had uncovered T Tops. I sadly sold that guitar in 91 and to make up for it bought a 2010 EPI LP Std in about 2012 and put a bone nut in it, and a set of 1979 T Tops. I completely understand how you would like your 74. The tarbacks in my 76 SG Std are sweet too. I can make them ring so sweetly through my Red Knob Twin. That guitar is amazing.
     
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    Agnes who?
     
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    Agnes Chan muthafukka! :dude::dude::dude::dude::dude::dude::dude:

     
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    He did not. But Malcolm played a Gibson L-6S on High Voltage (the song, not the album) because his Gretsch was being repaired and that was the backup. He later remarked that he hated the result and wished he could have changed it.
     
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    Stairway solo= Telecaster:hmm:
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