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What strange GAS is this???

Discussion in 'Other Guitar Discussion' started by Mansonienne, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Stratocrastinator Extraordinaire Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 2, 2015
    Paris suburbs, France
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2019
  2. ryunker

    ryunker Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 18, 2014
    Crystal Lake, Il
    I have two of those, love them a bunch. everybody needs al lease one of those
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  3. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 21, 2010
    I fear it may already be too late...
  4. Polarbear

    Polarbear Don Poleone Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 18, 2011
    Because SGs are the coolest guitars? I'm always gassing for one.
  5. Tone Guru

    Tone Guru Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 13, 2011
    Music City TN
    SGs are very cool.
    "Don't Fear the ..." horns.
  6. hornpiper

    hornpiper Senior Stratmaster

    Apr 23, 2014
    Portland, OR
    Ya, call Dr. Feelgood. Everybody should experience owning an SG of some kind at least once in their lifetime. They're usually on the light side compared to most electrics, upper fret access is great, also great for slide because of that. Duane Allman often played one that Dickey Betts gifted him. Gary Rossington had an SG he used for slide as well. Mick Taylor of the Stones also used one. They were the cool guitar to have in the 60's. When I saw the Dead in the late 60's, early 70's, Jerry was playing one. Santana too. Quicksilver Messenger Service, Big Brother and the Holding Company with Janis Joplin. Saw the Doors a couple of times, always loved the tones and unique sound Robbie Krieger got out of his. Then of course, there's Angus, with his SG and Marshalls. Is there a more badass blues/rock lead tone? They're actually pretty versatile guitars as far I'm concerned. Better get one, and as far as the horns, just tell yourself the devil made you do it.
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  7. SachaPlusDeluxe

    SachaPlusDeluxe Strat-O-Master

    Been gassing for one for a few years now, especially a special with mini humbeckers, but now seriously considering a second hand epi if one pops up ;)
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  8. Lonn

    Lonn Mod Admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    As mentioned everyone should own a GIBSON SG at least once. I've owned a half dozen and love the sound and feel of the neck, it's the thin body that gets me every time. Why can't they make them fat like an LP????
  9. Malurkey

    Malurkey Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 28, 2016

    No. A priest. You are clearly possessed by an unholy demon... :sneaky:
  10. banjaxed

    banjaxed Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Mar 14, 2014
    Liverpool UK
    Should I call a doctor???[/QUOTE]

    No but I think you need to visit a Hypnotherapist :D
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  11. Textele

    Textele Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Oct 10, 2009
    The SG has been trying for years to get in, and more importantly, stay in my stable.

    It is a special kind of hankering. Every time I get one, it never stays. I've had 3 or 4 run their course and strangely never fully bonded with any of them. One was a lower tier, white, P-90 equipped one that was really fun and inspiring. At least for a while. The other fav was a 61 reissue that was actually as perfect as an SG can be, and it still didn't stick for long.

    I always end up preferring my Les Paul to it. Very similar tones, all in all IMO.

    But if you get one, get a higher end, 61 reissue or Standard.

    Fret access is amazing.

    But what is even more impressive, I find, is the sheer amount of power that comes from such a thin Mahogany bodied guitar.

    And they hang weird on my body. Well in comparison to Strats, Teles, and Les Pauls.

    I just can't get myself to be monogamous with them. So I quit trying.

    You might just love a great SG though.

    As long as you don't mind owning Satans Guitar. :whistling:
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  12. Groovey

    Groovey Most Honored Senior Member

    Nov 17, 2016
    NC. USA
    Embrace the horns ! As stated, they light, and those upper frets are sooooooo much more accessible. And you know they come in colors...
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  13. Tone Guru

    Tone Guru Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 13, 2011
    Music City TN
  14. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Stratocrastinator Extraordinaire Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 2, 2015
    Paris suburbs, France
    I’m actually really digging the black on black
  15. Stormy Monday

    Stormy Monday Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 19, 2011
    so your pit of despair leads to an SG? Funny
  16. Tone Guru

    Tone Guru Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 13, 2011
    Music City TN
    ... and if you don't care for the 'dark side' there's been plenty of Gospel played on an SG shaped guitar as well:

    SisterSG (2).jpg
  17. Jimi Lightning

    Jimi Lightning Senior Stratmaster

    Dec 21, 2016
    Ontario, Canada
    This type of GAS is not panic. Remember medical advice and or religious intervention is not required at this time.
    Hug your other guitars and tell them they still matter. Advise your amps that may be getting a different signal in the future and it’s like the kids food 3 bite rule. They have to amplify 3 chords to see if they like it.
    Make them and your songbook part of the process....
    (Okay I just got up and have only had 3 sips of coffee......:rolleyes:)

    I have had GAS for a SG for the last 3 years and keep trying them and still can’t find one that feels right. The GAS is still there as is the hope to find one. My 2 cents .. you won’t know till you try a bunch.
    Look forward to the pics of your new guitar.....:whistling:
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  18. WhiteWabbit

    WhiteWabbit Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 6, 2014
  19. Coxon2323

    Coxon2323 Strat-Talker

    Sep 4, 2018
    An SG is my next after a Gretsch White Falcon, endlessly cool guitars that play great.
  20. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    Well I'm not sure about "plenty". Rosetta is the only gospel icon I can think of who played an SG.

    Yes, I agree that everyone should own an SG once. I did, & I loved it - so much easier to get to the upper frets. :)

    And then, over time, the plummeting neck will annoy you more every time you play it & you'll wonder who was stupid enough to come up with a guitar that doesn't balance on a strap. :rolleyes: And then, when you've been playing a Strat or Tele for a while, you'll pick up your SG & reach down to where you should be able to play an open E chord, only to find that you're in the general vicinity of a G barre chord because the neck goes out further than on most other guitars.

    And then you'll worry about what happens if it falls off it's stand. Your Strat or Tele might acquire a dent or two - your SG will probably end up in two pieces as that ever-so-weak headstock breaks cleanly off in the place where Gibsons have now been breaking for decades.

    And you'll understand then why Leo did what he did & designed what he did. So yes, that's why everyone should own an SG.....