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    Join Date: Nov 2010
    Location: Ontario, Canada
    ME: Gibson SG
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    NGD: Authentic SG

    Hey everyone! It's been a while.

    Here's a somewhat-belated NGD (it's been a month or so). I really liked the Tele but didn't get along with how it played when I was standing up, and wanted something with some sort of hum-canceling pickups as my main guitar.

    I didn't go out specifically looking for an SG, but I've always really dug them. I went into a shop that had something like 7 Gibson SGs all hanging up together, and got to play them all and pick the one I got along with the best. This one's a bit weird - the string tension was stiffer than the rest of them. I like the extra stiffness and this one was the loudest and rang out the best, plus it's black.

    It's a 2019 and was marked as used - it's got a really light finish scratch on the top and a decent scratch on the poker chip, so my guess is it was new and got damaged in the store. It's got the PCB controls, which I'm not crazy about but it doesn't bug me enough to change them out. Also, for some strange reason, Gibson doesn't shield their control cavities, so it was getting pretty bad EFI noise. I shielded the cavity cover, and ran a little strip of copper tape down the cavity wall and grounded it to the output jack, and that took care of it thankfully.

    Here are a couple photos, which are all I could be bothered to take right now.

    Untitled by Phil Babbey, on Flickr

    Untitled by Phil Babbey, on Flickr


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    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Herndon, VA
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    Very nice! An SG is a good thing to have in the toolkit. Nothing else gets that specific tone.

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    Join Date: Oct 2008
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    It might feel "stiffer" because the tailpiece is screwed down lower. Beautiful guitar, too.
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    Join Date: Oct 2015
    Location: Pacific NW

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    Shit. I've got SG GAS these days. Thanks for reminding me

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    Join Date: Aug 2009
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    ME: Fender Telecasters
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    I need an SG as well, and an Explorer
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    Join Date: Sep 2008
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    Rig: Mesa/Boobies Stiletto

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    Sharp! Black is a great color for that guitar.

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    Join Date: Oct 2016
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    That's sick looking! Might be the best looking SG I've ever seen. Congrats!
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    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Florida
    ME: Washburn N7
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    Very nice. I love my SG’s. Don’t bother swapping the PCB out. I did it in one of my SG’s and it made no difference whatsoever.

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