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Old September 18th, 2018, 12:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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SG vs SG

I got a Pelham blue SG limited run (barely used) several months ago and love it. More recently I got a 61 reissue and am surprised it sounds so much different when played without an amp.

Not that itís a problem or anything but the blue limited is pretty bright sounding and I put a set of Bareknuckle Riff Raffs on it and it sounds pretty sweet to me.

The 61 is much warmer and bass heavy.

Amplified... obviously other factors make a difference. But acoustically theyíre really different.

Donít get why they sound so different. Any thoughts? Different grades of mahogany? Something else?

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Old September 18th, 2018, 03:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Spy versus Spy!

Yup, different woods is probably the main thing. Actually, guitars made from different trees from the same forest can have tonal differences.
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Old September 18th, 2018, 06:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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This is a massive difference. Iím still surprised. One is bright enough to acoustically sound like a fender.
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Old September 19th, 2018, 09:53 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I would think it's a good thing to have different tonalities! You wouldn't want two guitars that sounded the same, would you? Well, I guess you might if you wanted one just as a stage backup. I have done that.
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Old September 20th, 2018, 09:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Between my son and I we have four SG's. They all sound different.
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Old September 23rd, 2018, 12:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Between my son and I we have four SG's. They all sound different.


Do you each have two or is the ownership lopsided at 3:1 or something?
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Old September 24th, 2018, 01:15 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Like SAgyutar says, two dufferent trees in the same forest can sound different... I'd go further, two planks from the same tree can sound different, since no two pieces - even from the same tree - have exactly the same 'grain print'.
Add to that, you say one's a reissue, so possibly different construction methods, differebt dimensions, different bridge/nut/fret materials...
The reissues are made as close to how they used to make them. Production models are made to a budget.
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Old September 27th, 2018, 09:57 AM   #8 (permalink)
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" I'd go further, two planks from the same tree can sound different, since no two pieces - even from the same tree - have exactly the same 'grain print'."
Amen.
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Old September 27th, 2018, 10:02 AM   #9 (permalink)
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" I'd go further, two planks from the same tree can sound different, since no two pieces - even from the same tree - have exactly the same 'grain print'."

Amen.


Thatís a lot of SGs. Whereís your telecaster?
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