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LP vs SG?

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les_paul  
24 Mar 2008 20:49 | Quote
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I have never played an SG but I think they are awesome looking guitars. I love my LP but I'm kinda thinking about trading it in on an SG after I play one and if I still like them based on how it sounds and not only on looks. I know this is personal preference but what are your opinions LP or SG?
goodtunes  
24 Mar 2008 21:16 | Quote
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well the only thing i can say about a lp vs sg is that the sg has double cut outs so you have access to the bottom of the fret board. just something to think about, but like you said it all comes down to personal preference.
telecrater  
24 Mar 2008 22:15 | Quote
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I think the SG's can be a little neck heavy where the LP's are just heavy.
goodtunes  
24 Mar 2008 22:22 | Quote
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yeah good point telecrater the sgs are neck heavy. when wearing a strap with one they always wanna tilt down.
Guitarslinger124  
24 Mar 2008 22:47 | Quote
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if you like the sg, check out the ESP Viper.
Doz  
25 Mar 2008 00:26 | Quote
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The ESP Viper, a niiice looking guitar. Problem is, I heard they're not too versatile.
les_paul  
25 Mar 2008 06:30 | Quote
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I'm going today to try out an SG... Let you know in a few hours what I decided. I guess if I swap guitars everyone will have to call me SG from now on. lol.
Guitarslinger124  
25 Mar 2008 09:03 | Quote
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Doz says:
Problem is, I heard they're not too versatile.


I've heard that too, but after playing one myself...well they are just amazing guitars. good for any style of rock/metal/blues/fusion you play. extremely versatile and play very fast.
les_paul  
25 Mar 2008 09:40 | Quote
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After checking them out I don't think I will trade my Les Paul for a SG. The SG was to light and like you said telecrater it was neck heavy, I also didn't like the flat top. The one I liked best was the faded G-400 in worn brown color for 300 dollars, But I gave twice that much for my Les Paul. I would still like to have the SG but not going to trade my LP for it.
Skold  
25 Mar 2008 11:56 | Quote
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The irony here is that it's called a "Solid Guitar".
EMB5490  
25 Mar 2008 14:35 | Quote
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sg in epi isnt the best, try it in gibson, even if u dont want to afford it, try it, its fantastic sound. not worth it to buy an epi sg u gotta go all th3e way to a gibson
Doz  
25 Mar 2008 14:47 | Quote
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GS: I might end up getting one of them anyway in the far future. When I have cash to throw about.
les_paul  
25 Mar 2008 16:38 | Quote
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What do you think of your SG good tunes? I saw you had one in the "show pictures of you guitars" forum.
Guitarslinger124  
25 Mar 2008 20:25 | Quote
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yea the viper is next on my guitar list. i just bought the Ex-400 and im pretty satisfied with it.
les_paul  
25 Mar 2008 23:14 | Quote
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EMB5490 says:
sg in epi isnt the best, try it in gibson, even if u dont want to afford it, try it, its fantastic sound. not worth it to buy an epi sg u gotta go all th3e way to a gibson


I would love to have that kind of money to throw around in the guitar shop, but I don't. I think I'll buy the Epi and use it for drop tuning. Sounds like a good excuse to buy another guitar. At least thats the story I'm going to tell my wife :p
mudnreo  
26 Mar 2008 10:29 | Quote
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The guitar shop near me last year had an Epi SG that played and sounded better then ALL the Gibsob SGs in the shop at that time. I would have bought it but didn't have the extra cash at the time. Just go and try as many as you can till you find the right one.
league  
26 Mar 2008 18:12 | Quote
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It is better investment to buy a Gibson SG over the Epiphone ones, But they are too expensive in my opinion. I would rather buy an expensive Les Paul over an expensive SG because of the tone quality. An SG is a pretty basic guitar. Angus Young said he only played one because "Strats didn't have enough balls" Which means they they lack the tonal quality of Gibsons. I still prefer Strats.Think SRV,Jimmy Hendrix, and Clapton.
telecrater  
26 Mar 2008 18:49 | Quote
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league says:
It is better investment to buy a Gibson SG over the Epiphone ones, But they are too expensive


how is that a better investment?

I have always liked the the SG but then i played one standing up. it was not comfortable at all.
Doz  
26 Mar 2008 19:13 | Quote
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I used to love the SG. I went off it before I bought one. I'd prefer a LP style guitar. And over that, just a sleek superstrat for me.
EMB5490  
26 Mar 2008 20:14 | Quote
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only prob with lp's are its hard to axcess 22 fret but everything else is good on them.
les_paul  
26 Mar 2008 21:35 | Quote
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I'm sold on my LP. I was thinking about trading it off for something else because that's what I do I trade a lot on anything, but I looked around in the guitar shop and I didn't find anything that fit my style as well as my LP.
tAUG  
31 Mar 2008 06:12 | Quote
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les_paul says:
I'm going today to try out an SG... Let you know in a few hours what I decided. I guess if I swap guitars everyone will have to call me SG from now on. lol.


Or more correct, Special_Guitar :)
DarkRiff  
31 Mar 2008 14:57 | Quote
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Well I have an SG Because I like the sound and I play alot of Heavy Metal, Les Paul is a Hard Rock guitar, SG is a heavy Metal Guitar, well that's my opinion anyways trust me I've played both Les Paul and SG, Sg's also have a darker sound and bass type, while Les Pauls are Treble Guitars, this is how I see it
Les Paul Guitar's are like Guns and Roses, and Led Zeppelin
SG's are like Frank Zappa and Black Sabbath.
mudnreo  
31 Mar 2008 17:12 | Quote
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Les Pauls are my choice, I've played SG's at the local shop, I like the look but noy sure I like the feel of them. Doesn't mean I wont buy one someday tho.
Doz  
31 Mar 2008 18:19 | Quote
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tAUG says:
Or more correct, Special_Guitar :)


I'm sure I read SG stood for Solid Guitar?
mudnreo  
31 Mar 2008 18:24 | Quote
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SG's use to be called Les Pauls when they first came out but Les didn't like them, at least thats what I've read. Then Gibson called them SG for Solid Guitar
tAUG  
1 Apr 2008 08:46 | Quote
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Doz says:
I'm sure I read SG stood for Solid Guitar?


oO That's right haha. What a miss ;)
deefa  
1 Apr 2008 10:28 | Quote
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You're both wrong. Les Paul was a very far sighted man. He called it his "Shred Goglin"!

S**t! That was supposed to say Goblin!
mudnreo  
1 Apr 2008 14:33 | Quote
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did you know that Les Paul is 91 or 92 years old and still plays out every Monday night in NYC
TheUndying  
1 Apr 2008 15:13 | Quote
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can you even stand up when ur 92??? much less hold a LS...i dunno i think he might be faking it...a guy plying guitar at age 92...i see arthirtis, back pain, althizmers and all that stuff as a possible hinderance to one guitaring abilities...
Do you think a guy with arthiritis can use hammer-ons????????
Then again...he could have a LP Old Guy Standard.. i heard those are pretty ... made for old guys ...
I'm probably going to get shot for saying that...
GRX40  
1 Apr 2008 16:35 | Quote
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TheUndying says:
can you even stand up when ur 92??? much less hold a LS...i dunno i think he might be faking it...a guy plying guitar at age 92...i see arthirtis, back pain, althizmers and all that stuff as a possible hinderance to one guitaring abilities...
Do you think a guy with arthiritis can use hammer-ons????????
Then again...he could have a LP Old Guy Standard.. i heard those are pretty ... made for old guys ...
I'm probably going to get shot for saying that.


Chuck Berry still plays in St. Louis fairly often. He's not 92, but he is still pretty old. I heard he can still duck-walk too.
ThePusher  
1 Apr 2008 16:49 | Quote
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Kay, I know someone with both a gibson SG & LP therfore I play boht rather frequently, I like the Sg mor simply because the LP weighs a ton and is a little bit inacscessible for my hands. That said I frankly prefer the ES355 that thing plays like a goddess.
les_paul  
2 Apr 2008 11:19 | Quote
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Guitarslinger124 says:
if you like the sg, check out the ESP Viper.


I tried one out yesterday I liked it a lot better than the Epi SG, the SG's neck was way to thick and the body was to thin.


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