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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Gibsons sound super nice and they're not too heavy, but I found the neck of my old one to be a bit cricket bat-sized and it suffered the notorious Headstock Dive Syndrome. It was a great-sounding piece of kit but I never really bonded with it, so sold it and bought my CIJ JM instead.

My other one was a late 70s/early 80s Ibanez artist that was amazing. It weighed a ton, but had a super skinny neck and flat fretboard so had really low action. The pickups (V5 types iirc) were super hot and bassy, and the sustain was unreal. A great guitar for the money, and probably shat on the Epis and Gibsons in the same era. I'm not sure how the reissues compare, but I expect the originals are really collectible now.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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My other one was a late 70s/early 80s Ibanez artist that was amazing. It weighed a ton, but had a super skinny neck and flat fretboard so had really low action. The pickups (V5 types iirc) were super hot and bassy, and the sustain was unreal. A great guitar for the money, and probably shat on the Epis and Gibsons in the same era. I'm not sure how the reissues compare, but I expect the originals are really collectible now.


The one I ended up with? I owned it around the same time as a 74 Les Paul Deluxe, a 70 SG Special (2x p90s), and a modern SG Special (2x HB). It was the heaviest of the lot, too heavy to be honest. The best of those was the 70 SG.

The 2 humbucker SG special would be the best fit for Rhys I reckon, and easy to find and cheap too. Epiphones just aren't the same.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

benecol wrote:
I have had a lot of SGs, and can confirm that the Gibson SG Classic is the best SG you can get.



I have a 2011 like yours. Nice meaty tones. Great SG for someone who doesn't want HB's.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd go with this one, but sound wise it's a little bit different animal than a classic SG


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:22 am    Post subject: Phil X signature guitar Reply with quote


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I love Phil's dazzling green sparkle SG. Unfortunate where he chose to place the pickup switch.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not an SG fan, I've tried several out and just never felt comfortable to me. Always kept sliding around when sitting.
Always wanted a Les Paul of some sort though. I've played a few and liked them. Been thinking about trading a guitar and some other stuff in to get one.
Was thinking about maybe getting this one
Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded 2016 T Electric Guitar, Satin Fireburst

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:37 am    Post subject: Re: Phil X signature guitar Reply with quote

speedfish wrote:

I love Phil's dazzling green sparkle SG. Unfortunate where he chose to place the pickup switch.


His other SGs are also super cool. Sparkling green one shows up here again too.
(Phil's bit starts at 53:00)

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really can't stand sg's as i can't let go off the neck when i just sing with bass and also because of the symetrical shape... But a guild S-100 is a serioiusly hot guitar. I also kinda like Kalamazoos for the fender like design with the white pg and single-coils. I'd love one like that! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vojtasTS29 wrote:
I really can't stand sg's as i can't let go off the neck when i just sing with bass and also because of the symetrical shape... But a guild S-100 is a serioiusly hot guitar. I also kinda like Kalamazoos for the fender like design with the white pg and single-coils. I'd love one like that! Very Happy

Same reason I hate them.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Corsair wrote:
Not an SG fan, I've tried several out and just never felt comfortable to me. Always kept sliding around when sitting.
Always wanted a Les Paul of some sort though. I've played a few and liked them. Been thinking about trading a guitar and some other stuff in to get one.
Was thinking about maybe getting this one
Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded 2016 T Electric Guitar, Satin Fireburst
679$ used


I have a 2016 Firebird T. You can't go wrong with any of the T's. Great value and geometry.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried two Studios: a 2009 model and a 2014 model. The older one was light as feather, apparently it had the body drilled to reduce weight. Played and sounded superb. The 2014 weighed a tone, played and sounded good, but was heavy as a log.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vojtasTS29 wrote:
I really can't stand sg's as i can't let go off the neck when i just sing with bass and also because of the symetrical shape... But a guild S-100 is a serioiusly hot guitar. I also kinda like Kalamazoos for the fender like design with the white pg and single-coils. I'd love one like that! Very Happy

They aren't symmetrical, at least not absolutely. The design is classical imo and way more appealing than many other electrics which look like a draft of a 4 year old. Gibsons with mahogany necks (there are 70s tribute and other models with maple necks) balance pretty well without neck diving. Maple necks on copies usually dive easily. SG's are super classy and uber sexy




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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

speedfish wrote:
Corsair wrote:
Not an SG fan, I've tried several out and just never felt comfortable to me. Always kept sliding around when sitting.
Always wanted a Les Paul of some sort though. I've played a few and liked them. Been thinking about trading a guitar and some other stuff in to get one.
Was thinking about maybe getting this one
Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded 2016 T Electric Guitar, Satin Fireburst
679$ used


I have a 2016 Firebird T. You can't go wrong with any of the T's. Great value and geometry.

Lucky bastard, I've ALWAYS wanted firebird.
How does it sound?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Corsair wrote:
speedfish wrote:
Corsair wrote:
Not an SG fan, I've tried several out and just never felt comfortable to me. Always kept sliding around when sitting.
Always wanted a Les Paul of some sort though. I've played a few and liked them. Been thinking about trading a guitar and some other stuff in to get one.
Was thinking about maybe getting this one
Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded 2016 T Electric Guitar, Satin Fireburst
679$ used


I have a 2016 Firebird T. You can't go wrong with any of the T's. Great value and geometry.

Lucky bastard, I've ALWAYS wanted firebird.
How does it sound?


Heavy... Neck heavy
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Corsair wrote:
speedfish wrote:
Corsair wrote:
Not an SG fan, I've tried several out and just never felt comfortable to me. Always kept sliding around when sitting.
Always wanted a Les Paul of some sort though. I've played a few and liked them. Been thinking about trading a guitar and some other stuff in to get one.
Was thinking about maybe getting this one
Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded 2016 T Electric Guitar, Satin Fireburst
679$ used


I have a 2016 Firebird T. You can't go wrong with any of the T's. Great value and geometry.

Lucky bastard, I've ALWAYS wanted firebird.
How does it sound?


Pickups sound somewhere between a humbucker and a P90. No neck dive. I can can get away with hanging it lower without affecting my left hand position and still reach the upper frets without any pain. Access to the upper frets is better than on a Strat, Jazzmaster or any bolt on neck. I would recommend a longer tongue/strap extender because a standard tongue stretched out will still leave it riding higher than a Strat or Les Paul, but if you like it higher on your torso then it'll be perfect. Its comfortable sitting or standing. The only unusual thing is that my right hand rest differently across the stings than it does on any other guitar. Further up from the bridge than on a Strat or SG. I attribute this change in hand position, while strapped and standing, to the decreased amount of wood between the upper and lower bouts. My Destroyer is similar in some respects and alters my right hand position as well.

Here's mine:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our old lead guitarist has picked up an '88 Gibson SG, pickups have covers, sounds great but I haven't tried it for neck feel and dive.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

speedfish wrote:
Corsair wrote:
speedfish wrote:
Corsair wrote:
Not an SG fan, I've tried several out and just never felt comfortable to me. Always kept sliding around when sitting.
Always wanted a Les Paul of some sort though. I've played a few and liked them. Been thinking about trading a guitar and some other stuff in to get one.
Was thinking about maybe getting this one
Gibson Les Paul Studio Faded 2016 T Electric Guitar, Satin Fireburst
679$ used


I have a 2016 Firebird T. You can't go wrong with any of the T's. Great value and geometry.

Lucky bastard, I've ALWAYS wanted firebird.
How does it sound?


Pickups sound somewhere between a humbucker and a P90. No neck dive. I can can get away with hanging it lower without affecting my left hand position and still reach the upper frets without any pain. Access to the upper frets is better than on a Strat, Jazzmaster or any bolt on neck. I would recommend a longer tongue/strap extender because a standard tongue stretched out will still leave it riding higher than a Strat or Les Paul, but if you like it higher on your torso then it'll be perfect. Its comfortable sitting or standing. The only unusual thing is that my right hand rest differently across the stings than it does on any other guitar. Further up from the bridge than on a Strat or SG. I attribute this change in hand position, while strapped and standing, to the decreased amount of wood between the upper and lower bouts. My Destroyer is similar in some respects and alters my right hand position as well.

Here's mine:






Nice man, so beautiful Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just bought this baby today, Gibson Les Paul 50s Tribute 2016 (Satin Honeyburst)




Also got this with it as well. Since I came in with a bunch of old guitar shit I didn't want anymore. Old pedals, bunch of solid state amps friends left over my house and random other stuff plus my Epiphone. And brought it down to a good price.

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Corsair wrote:
Just bought this baby today, Gibson Les Paul 50s Tribute 2016 (Satin Honeyburst)
Also got this with it as well. Since I came in with a bunch of old guitar shit I didn't want anymore. Old pedals, bunch of solid state amps friends left over my house and random other stuff plus my Epiphone. And brought it down to a good price.



Congrats! She's a beauty! How does the neck feel?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

don't forget guild s-100 polara


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