Gibson SG, better then the Gibson les paul ???

Discussion in 'Vintage SG' started by FLICKOFLASH, Mar 31, 2007.

  1. hedzeppelin

    hedzeppelin V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

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    Thank, Terence! However, I put GOLD top hat knobs on it since that pic was taken, and it looks even better with them on it! Gives it a real vintage look!
     
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    Sweet color on the standard. A bit on the different side for that model. When I first started, I thought the SG was the coolest looking. I love most types of guitars, but fer me the strat rules. And I've seen that finish on a strat too, and it looks killer IMO...m
     
  3. Hawkeye

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    I always prefer Pauls. The other guy in my band plays an Epiphone SG, so I play it some, but his has the bulky 50's neck that offsets it, and I'm sure the second he drops it, the neck will snap right off. Pauls are just so much more solid to me.
     
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    they are both icons in their own right, both are sweet, I have a studio LP and a faded SG and love the differences, BTW hedzep nice looking axes
     
  5. hedzeppelin

    hedzeppelin V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

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    Thanks, man!
     
  6. MBreinin

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    Very different. The SG is brighter and more "in your face" if you ask me. The LP has more of a singing tone in my experience. I did recently have a late '60's that had some wonderful tone though...amazing neck pickup. I foolishly traded it for an amp..and then that amp for another, and then traded back and got another amp!! LOL. I like amps, and I ended up with an amp that may be perfect for me..but I traded the SG out of boredom..which I have a tendency to do. I also had a new faded that screamed bloody murder. Traded that too! LOL.

    Mike
     
  7. hedzeppelin

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    I used to gig with both an LP (79 LP Custom Silverburst) and my Standard.
    I used the LP mostly for slide because of the sustain...but the LP is just too dense for me. I do like that "in your face" sound...the kind that Angus gets from his axes. The LP does "sing" more, but you can make the SG sing, too if you EQ your amp right.

    I really do like the gold knobs on the faded...more "vintage" look!
    I think that you need to embrace the differences of each guitar. They're
    all different...like your kids! Or...like food!

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  8. im_b0r3d_

    im_b0r3d_ V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

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    Hed, how do you like your faded? Does it compare to your standard?
     
  9. lp59aholicDon

    lp59aholicDon V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

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    are apples better than pears, are grapes better than cherries?
    Man They are different pieces of wood all together, Like the old debate Strats or Les Pauls? You have your die hard supporters of both, all boils down to what you are trying to reach with your guitar and tones I think to try and compare them side by side is an injustice to each guitar
     
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    The faded are really screaming guitars. Really, there is no better guitar for the money. I will probably have to buy another one.

    Another axe that is in the same vein is the new Melody Maker. Screaming $350 guitar.

    Mike
     
  11. hedzeppelin

    hedzeppelin V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

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    Yeah, for the money, you can't beat 'em! However, like any guitar, they're not all the same, you have to try a number of them out first. I tried 3 before finding one that suits you.
     
  12. hedzeppelin

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    Well, the Standard has more balls. Differences are that the standard is better wood, and two-piece body, binding and full nitrocellulose finish. Plus, it has a 498T in the bridge and the faded has a 490T in the bridge.

    However, I like the difference in sound. The faded has more of a clipped bluesy sound where the Standard is straight ahead, balls to the wall sound.
     
  13. SG_Man

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    Of course they are.
     
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    When I bought my first Gibson recently, I was really tempted to buy the SG - my favorite guitarist plays one, Angus Young. But I figured my first Gibson should be an LP, and the vintage mahogany was such a deal. I remember comparing the two, and the SG's neck seemed to go on forever - sometimes I miss that upper fret access. I will get an SG someday.
     
  15. BigB

    BigB Senior Member

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    Own both. Problem solved!
     
  16. mi_canuck

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    SG ftw! :)

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    Honestly, it really comes down to personal preference. It's quite obvious the LP is 10x more popular. The LP is iconic. For me the SG style (body shape, horns) is unique and appeals to me (let's face the design just looks badass!!), and I like the neck on SGs, which are typically slimmer (of course, there are exceptions). And the fact that SG's *aren't* as popular as LPs also has some appeal to me - ie. SGs are a rarer sight.


    cheers
     
  17. Zero

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    Imho, A SG is a LP!!

    It started in 1961???


    My '61 vos
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  18. brianbzed

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    SG's make good rhythm guitars!:applause: Les Pauls for lead, hands down!:dude: I like a sweet singing lead tone. If you want snarl-SG's rule!:D:dude:
     
  19. Huey

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    no, i disagree, sgs are great lead guitars too
     
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    Got em both,
    1961 SG Special (mods - badass bridge, DiMarzio x2n in bridge position)
    07 G0 LP VOS Lemonburst,
    Here is a pic of how they 'hang together'.

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