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Old June 17th, 2018, 03:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New SG in da house!

I have owned probably 15 SG's over the years (old guy alert)....but I didn't have one for the last year, and I have been wanting one again for awhile. So I ended up getting a 2011 SG Special (NOT FADED). I added chrome covers which I had already from a previous SG. I did plan on installing a 498T that I have from a previous build in the bridge but will hold off for awhile....the guitar plays and sounds great as it is. I believe this has a granadillo fretboard (very red, can't see in pix)....I like the feel of it, similar to rosewood, maybe a tad harder and smoother. I also wanted to own a Gibson again since they are having financial difficulties, although I personally don't think the company is going anywhere.


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Old June 17th, 2018, 05:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Too sexy! I love granadillo's look. Congrats
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Old June 17th, 2018, 05:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Congrats!

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Old June 17th, 2018, 10:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Very nice! Congrats!
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Old June 18th, 2018, 10:48 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks all! I had a few minutes to really play it hard for the first time this morning, I have to say I love it! I think it may be the newest (latest year) Gibson I've owned 2011....and no quality control issues at all, pleasantly surprised. Fret ends done really well, super smooth you don't even feel them. My first Gibson with the pcb, doesn't bother me at all, in fact i like the way it makes the control cavity look so clean and neat. Sure, it adds a layer if I choose to change pickups...but I'm pretty sure I won't based on the way it sounds right now. Very happy to be back in the SG family.
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Old June 18th, 2018, 05:22 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Welcome back to the SG Family! We need a few more good souls. That is a beauty, and deserves to be played hard and loud. I got my Faded Special out of its case last night and gave it a good thrashing.
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Speaking of SG's...Anyone here (besides me) old enough to remember John Cipollina's (Quicksilver Messenger Service) set-up? He had two Standell amps, three Fender Twins, two Banshee horns and four trumpets (!), all wired directly to the pots of his axe. When he cranked it up and hit high notes it felt like the fillings in my teeth were going to fall out.
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Old June 22nd, 2018, 02:15 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Oh man, yes, those were the days. Big walls of sound, and we got pummeled by the decibels. I am a bit surprised that any of can still hear anything at all.

I remember once when I saw another great SG band, Blue Cheer, as a trio, and I think I counted over 40 speaker cabs behind them. I don't know if all of them were actually working, but it was impressive.
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Old June 22nd, 2018, 04:57 PM   #9 (permalink)
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" I saw another great SG band, Blue Cheer, as a trio, and I think I counted over 40 speaker cabs behind them."
Dickie Peterson was my buddy. I was at more of their sound checks than I can remember. One in Sacramento was particularly memorable. The PA guy was trying to mic up everything for a big dance hall called "The Parapow Palace Saloon." They had peanut shells and sawdust on the floor to soak up fluids. When the band got on stage they started doing a sound check and everyone was happy except Dickie. "Gimme some more bass. More....Gimme ******** bass until it punches Biddlin in the sack and makes him puke on the ********* floor." What a great time to live in NorCal.
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Old June 22nd, 2018, 05:40 PM   #10 (permalink)
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That's a awesome story, Biddlin! Really, those were great times. I lived in Fresno back then and used to ride my chopper all over CA, catching great events in Frisco, Sacramento, everywhere. Concerts were cheap and plentiful, and volume was king.
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