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deefa  
23 Dec 2007 14:53 | Quote
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Hi. I've just joined the group and this is my first post so I'll start by saying "Hello everyone!"
I've been having some really bad problems with'cramping' as I'm getting older, and I've heard that the SG has a thinner neck than most guitars making access to the more difficult chord shapes that little bit easier.Do any of you know, is this fact or fiction, and if so, should I be looking at SG's with a rounded neck or something like the '61 re-issue with it's slim taper( my local shops only have Epiphone SG's at the moment so I can't just go and have a try)?Thanks in advance.
Doz  
23 Dec 2007 15:38 | Quote
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I'm not into SG necks myself... what guitar are you using and having problems with?
deefa  
23 Dec 2007 16:26 | Quote
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I'm using two at the moment, a Les Paul Studio and a G&L ASAT. I'm having the same problem with both. Extreme pain in my thumb after about ten mins of playing. Particularly when using bar chord 'A' extensively.
casano  
23 Dec 2007 16:29 | Quote
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yeah im still getting pain in that muscle area between thumb and first finger nothing i try eases it its getting me down big style i might stop playing barre chords if it continues and switch to only playing open positions
GuitarBoy666  
23 Dec 2007 17:57 | Quote
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I heard Epiphone SG's suck ?
Guitarslinger124  
23 Dec 2007 22:19 | Quote
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SG's play really nice and do in fact have a thinner neck...but i cant stand the sound for my style of music so im not particularly into them. if you play heavy metal but like the Sg shape. check out the ESP Viper. its got a similar body shape, classic ESP thin "u" shaped neck, EMG pickups and is really an awesome guitar. The only downside is that they tend be a little expensive if youre gonna buy it new.
GuitarBoy666  
23 Dec 2007 23:01 | Quote
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thats why i like to look at the merchant for good guitars..
deefa  
24 Dec 2007 07:11 | Quote
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I haven't actually considered the newer makes of guitars. I'm still stuck in the sixties when the only guitars worth having were Gibsons, Fenders and Rickys.
Doz  
24 Dec 2007 12:14 | Quote
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Ah, I agree that LP necks are chunky (most, anyway). To thick for me... but I feel that the SG neck doesn't feel right in my hand.

I'd wait until you can try one, but don't just try an SG, try a load of guitars.
deefa  
31 Dec 2007 10:46 | Quote
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I've just had a go on an ESP Viper standard. Very comfortable, very impressive! Thanks for the tip-off G.Slinger. I'll still hold back 'till I've tried an SG, but I think my minds already made up!
Paul
Guitarslinger124  
31 Dec 2007 19:32 | Quote
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no problem...glad i could help. im definitely gonna get my hands on a viper too...but not for a while.
REDSTRAT  
25 Jan 2008 06:32 | Quote
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A FENDER STRAT.
Doz  
26 Jan 2008 09:49 | Quote
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Wrong answer Redstrat. I wanted get a viper at one point to - they look nice.
deefa  
26 Jan 2008 11:53 | Quote
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If you like Strats Redstrat, have a go on a G&L Legacy. They play just like Strats used to play before that damned record company bought Fender out in the early seventies.


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