Originally Posted by 61SGLP
Congrats, man! That's the ultimate LP/SG to me. Nothing looks as cool as the Ebony block vibrola.
I have to disagree with you guys about the side-pull...my '62 with side-pull sounds better than the long-vibrola SG I used to have, and its sustain is great compared to other SGs. I also gently use the side-pull quite often with no problems. I will say that SGs in general need to be played loud (like at gig volumes) to sound their best. I regularly gig with mine.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying SG's with the side pull sound bad. Not at all. In fact, once I financially recover from this last purchase I STILL want a 100% original no issues and no excuses 60 or 61 with the sidepull.
I'm just saying the 2 I have with the Maestro style vibrola (this 62 ebony block and a 65 with long Lyre) seem to have a little thicker sound with slightly better sustain than my 60/61 player with side pull. The one with the side pull sounds great too, just different... it has its own very unique sound. I don't think its any secret that FUNCTIONALLY speaking the sidepull isn't exactly the greatest design in the world. They sure do look cool though