Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by adrian81, Feb 17, 2012.
Who is your favorite Gibson SG player ?
My favorite Gibson SG player is Angus Young... :)
Glen Buxton, Jimmy McCulloch, Frank Marino, Mel Galley, Derek Trucks, Gordie Johnson, Gary Rossington, list goes on and on...
no doubt, Frank Zappa, although he did play lots of other guitars too.
Angus, Clapton, Iommi, Glenn Tipton
I'm going to have to say Robbie Krieger. His music opened my mind during adolescence (for better or for worse ) and he introduced me to the SG (indirectly, of course).
DOH!!!! How could I forget Krieger??? I knew I was missing someone
FZ goes at the top of the list. I didn't mention that because I thought it was a given.
favorite SG player(s)
hard to pick just one... you guys have mentioned many of my favorites... I'll bring up the creation of a tone that hadn't been done before: several of the most famous performers did just that, and on an SG. Clapton did it first on a Lester with John Mayall, he had people wondering how he was doing it, because most of the amps of the day were built to play clean clean clean...
Robby Krieger did it for me early on, all the other groups of the day were playing bubble gum music by comparison (with a few notable exceptions)... but the Doors had depth. and a tone all their own.
The Who... let's not forget Pete. I always hated seeing him smash guitars, because I wanted one of those so badly. But he kicked everyone's butt with an SG. not to mention dovetailing with one of the worlds most awesome bass players.
Zappa took the top of my head off with the Mothers of Invention, and then went on from there. I have no words for that, he just created something that was impervious to trends.
Clapton again, playing an SG during his Cream period. Nothin like it...
Big Brother & the Holding Co. with Janis Joplin and two SGs... The Grateful Dead played SGs along with many other guitars.
Get into the Seventies and listen to early Allman Bros, with Duane and Dickey Betts doing those tandem solos. A lot of their work was done on Lesters, I know, I saw it. But they had SGs, and they had a unique sound also. And now Derek Trucks, my present personal favorite.
I missed out on the Iommi thing (somebody please tell me how to pronounce Iommi, so I don't make an idjit of myself in public... *laughs) ...I was deeply into acoustic guitars by that time, still am. I've seen some of the videos posted here by Iommi fans (but still don't know how to say his name) so I understand the appeal, and Angus too. What a performer he is!
and now there's a whole new crop of cool players who use this great guitar. I'm on this thread hoping to learn something about them. I've said this before, but when I was a young guy, the SG was the coolest guitar available. Here it is fifty years later and it's still true, no matter how good the Lesters and Strats and Parkers and Ibanez and all of those are. there it is.
i got interrupted before i came to someone really important as an SG player...
what about Buck Dharma! ...Blue Oyster Cult also took the top of my head off with some of their music. Plus they made a recording with a Messerschmidt 262 on the cover. *laughs ... but great music. Don't fear the reaper...
let's hear some more.
Pete Townshend was the reason I got my first SG and he's still my favorite.
I think Zappa for pure creative awesome.
Clapton cause he's...welll....God...
Pete would be my #2 after FZ.
Hey, Santana spent many years as an SG player before the Yamaha and the PRS.
Don't you mean his "good" years?
Maybe so...sort of like Clapton, except for "Layla" (Brownie Strat) whose best stuff was when he still played SG's and other Gibsons.
"After Cream Eric Clapton cured his drug problem and spent the next 30 years proving that drugs make you play better."
- unknown source -
totally man, totally.. couldnt have said it better..
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