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Gibson SG Standard Demo

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    Ryley
    Posted at 17:58h, 28 July

    hahaha certainly :) its a marshall mg30dfx, its a solid state amp with an FDD switch (frequency dependent damping) which gives it a more tube like tone. still faarrr from an actual tube amp but it serves its purpose for now

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      Angusrocks101
      Posted at 19:19h, 28 July

      A great amp that I have bought recently is a Marshall Class 5 all tube combo. $400 US very nice tone.

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        rjofig
        Posted at 23:14h, 28 July

        This looks interesting – do you have any recordings with it posted somewhere? It’d be nice to hear its tone. Cheers!

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          Devil'Fingers"
          Posted at 23:13h, 29 July

          Id love to hear that Class 5 sound too. Is it loud enough?

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            Hyce
            Posted at 20:08h, 31 July

            Knowing 5 watters- probably not. I have a Blackheart 5 watter, and it’s not loud enough for shows. For bedroom practice they are amazing, but if you wind up with a drummer, don’t expect to be playing clean. If you wind up with another guitarist, you’re not going to be heard over him if he has 15 watts or more. I wish mine was bigger, I had to play through a solid state 120 watter for a show recently. Tone was crap compared to my blackheart, but damn that thing was loud!

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            Angusrocks101
            Posted at 20:41h, 31 July

            Go to the schaffer vega update 2. i have 3 recordings of back in black.

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              Angusrocks101
              Posted at 21:18h, 31 July

              the #2 recording is the best in person. If you strum it how i think i hear angus strum it as far as rhythm goes. Only the first time through is an open d chord then the rest are power chords from listening over and over.

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            Angusrocks101
            Posted at 20:46h, 31 July

            Its the loudest 5 watt amp I’ve ever heard. Most people say its about as loud as a 15 watt tube amp. The tone I’m getting is with a bad monkey overdrive pedal. I’m using vol and gain boost because solodallas said the schaffer monitor was used to overdrive the front end. Boost pedal settings was vol 6 lows 4-5 4 on 1 5 on 2 and 4 1/2 on 3 highs on 9 and gain on 6 1/2. Amp settings were vol 6 tr5 mid 5 bass 8. The mic was on my mp3 player so its not the best quality sound. But in person it is so close. the best turnout in person was with bass on 5.

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    Ant
    Posted at 14:27h, 27 July

    Cool. im looking to get a SG standard for christmas lol as im stuck with my les paul Epiphone :(

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      Hyce
      Posted at 02:33h, 28 July

      The guitar lets you PLAY more like Angus. It adds a bit to the tone; however, it’s mostly amp.

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        Ant
        Posted at 14:45h, 28 July

        so vibratos are easyer to pull off? what are the frets like? mine are very low to the wood and the spacing between the strings are quite small XD

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          Ryley
          Posted at 17:15h, 28 July

          the way i’ve got mine set up, lowest action possible and i love the vibrato i can get out of it, im also using 9’s for string guage if that helps at all 😛

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          Hyce
          Posted at 21:44h, 28 July

          I have to disagree. My Epiphone SG is nearly impossible to play compared to my Gibson, and both are set up properly.

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            Ryley
            Posted at 22:48h, 28 July

            really? i dont have a problem playing either of mine.. both play wonderfully. ive spent the past 3 6years slightly tweaking my epi’s setup here and there and its absolutley perfect atm, maybe you just need a truss rod adjustment or something?

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              rjofig
              Posted at 23:12h, 28 July

              My Epiphone SG is pretty nice to play (at least sitting down, it’s neck-heavy), though I never played a Gibson to compare. It may be that I got lucky with mine, maybe their manufacturing is not very consistent. Cheers!

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                Ryley
                Posted at 23:34h, 28 July

                yea mine is very neck heavy as well, could very well be inconsistancy seeing as theyre made in china, not in the US

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                  Hyce
                  Posted at 10:14h, 29 July

                  They’re technically not very heavy necks (The neck on the Epi is very thin compared to the Gibson), it’s just that the strap thingymabobber is placed on the body rather than on the neck, causing it to fall towards the neck everytime you let go of the guitar. The Gibson is balanced much better.

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                    rjofig
                    Posted at 17:33h, 29 July

                    I didn’t know that, I thought that the strap thingy was placed in the same spot as in Gibson SGs – I guess this helps contribute to the neck-dive problem. But I think the Epi is indeed heavier – if I recall correctly, by about a pound or so overall. In particular, from what I’ve read, it seems the tuners are heavier, which could be a major factor; it acts like a lever.

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                      Ryley
                      Posted at 18:38h, 29 July

                      the epi id definitely heavier, there isnt as much cut away like there is on the gibson, the gibson is much thinner

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                      Hyce
                      Posted at 19:19h, 29 July

                      I’d say my epiphone is lighter. Tiny neck on that thing. Well I do have the ’66 reissue so it might be a bit different. But definitely the strap point is around the 20th or 21st fret on my Gibson, it’s nowhere near the neck on my epiphone.

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          Ant
          Posted at 14:21h, 29 July

          sorry but i ment that the actual metal frets are low, nothing to do with action, i find myself digging wood when doing a firm vibrato i have to find the sweet spot of pressure when pressing the strings against the frets lol

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    Hyce
    Posted at 21:49h, 26 July

    What year is that? Looks an awful lot like mine, a 2008. Still not as cool as Fil’s 1960’s and 1970’s ones, but I they are great guitars.

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      Ryley
      Posted at 06:16h, 28 July

      its a 2007! the bridge pickup registers at 13.5 koms or whatever the short form is XD its a reaallyy hot pickup, its very trebely, i find i have to roll my tone knob back to 7 or 8 to get a decent back in black tone… i personally love this guitar, and for around 1200 bucks brand new i am nott complaining hahaha 😛 and yes the amp has a lot to do with the tone but more so the playing, any type of tone you are trying to receive is more “touch sensative” than anything else :) keep the neck polished on this thing and its fast as hell!

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        Hyce
        Posted at 07:36h, 28 July

        Dang! Is that the stock 498T? That’s amazing! I didn’t know it put out that much. I almost always have my tone at around 7.

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          Ryley
          Posted at 17:13h, 28 July

          yepp stock 498T 😛 and i dont mind the moderness of it, i might switch out the pickup in time or if i get another sg then i might throw and AY sig pickup in it but for now it does what i need it to do :)

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            Hyce
            Posted at 21:42h, 28 July

            I thought Fil said that the AY sig pickup wasn’t very hot. I can’t remember where but I think said it only put out around 9,000.

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              Hyce
              Posted at 21:42h, 28 July

              Or 9 or whatever it is. Haha.

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                Ryley
                Posted at 22:46h, 28 July

                he says it puts out between 10 and 12, so still pretty hot 😛

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                  Hyce
                  Posted at 10:13h, 29 July

                  Well perhaps I shall invest in one then… hehehe

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