Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by Bettyboo, May 19, 2017.
Be sure to look in the mirror when you play it...
Personally, I am not a fan of the 25 1/2" scale, but that is one pretty guitar.
So you decided to duck the question a second time.
You've never actually played a Nighthawk with a slanted pickup and you've judged it based solely on looks. That's fine, but at least own up to it.
re: the slanted pickup. I really like it on mine. My only real gripe is that it can play hell with the Big E, making it impossible to tune. I had to crank down the PU a bit to accommodate that characteristic.
What gauge are you running?
what is that?
"What gauge are you running?"
I had problems with 10s and 11s, Raiyn. It's OK, I found that running the bridge PU a tad lower balances it nicely with the mini hum, and lets the single coil have a bit more to say.
Seymour Duncan says they will fit any of their pickups to the slant mount for Nighthawks. Haven't played around with that option but I've been tempted by the idea of running a lower output bucker in that position.
It's a seriously versatile guitar, isn't it? Lovely neck, perfect size for practicing on.
A guitar! Gibson N-225
Fuk me sideways with a bargepole... What don't you understand?
I think the Nighthawk studio is pretty cool looking; I like the binding and dots, I like the look and sound of the burstbuckers, and I like the 60s taper neck. I am not fond of the scale, but until I play it, I won't know for sure. The Nighthawk with 3 pickups looks very disorganized to me (although it no doubt adds great flexibility) and I don't like the look of that one thus wouldn't consider it!
Just for you, my slow friend: I don't like the look of the 3 pickup Nighthawk, but I've never played one; I've never played any Nighthawk.
At this point, I am after support and wisdom from you fellas and ladies before I make a shortlist of which guitar shops to visit in Seoul and which guitars to play.
I am in interested in sound, playability, price and looks and anything else that crosses my mind when I am playing the geetar.
damn, that makes me feel like pinstriping one of my SGs.
Why you kept ducking my simple question about whether you'd played a slant pickup Nighthawk or if you based your opinion solely on looks. It was a simple question.
Me slow? I asked you the same question how many times and you're just now giving me a proper answer?
You've never player one so you've decided to base your dislike on looks alone. See, was that so hard?
Frankly, to me the Studio just looks like any other twin humbucker single cut, and no, I haven't played a Studio. That said, I'd buy a 3 p'up Epi Nighthawk tomorrow if I SWMBO greenlighted it. They're rather nice.
BTW We're just about even for the orange switch stuff.
Cream is the way to go!
If my tip turned that color, I'd get it treated.
I'm sure you have several stiff socks.
This is the first time I've ever heard of using a bargepole... OUCH...
Dude's got a thing for cream tips...who knows?
No. I can think of about 100 guitars that I could buy for $900 before I would even consider buying one of those ugly things.
It would definitely attract a different class of groupie....
I would try one for sure.
The proximity of the volume knob to the strings is an interesting feature for me
So, tried one out, looked really nice, nice psec, but the longer scale just felt a tad uncomfortable to me compared with an SG; thus, I'm going with an SG.
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