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Six favorite guitarists...

Torshalla

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Nice!
Angus and Iommi are my favorite SG players…
JB is an awesome player of course… but somehow i associate him with the Skinnerburst haha and that cool Tele… which is the one Fender i would like to have been able to buy a re issue of…
 

goldtop0

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It was Pete and Carlos at Woodstock that did it for me with their Specials and then low and behold 2-3 months later 5 or 6 turn up at a fave music store here in Auckland in early '70.......too much for me I just had to goad my dad into getting one for me.
 

Ivan May

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Terry Kath of Chicago played a Gibson SG. You can see it in the inner sleeve for Chicago Transit Authority.
 

Midnight Blues

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Ivan May

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I was reading something recently that Alex said he's not really a fan of the SG. |Said that he wasn't a fan of how much the neck stood out from the body.
But that said, if he didn't like it, why's he been playing them on and off for most of his career?
He's always endorsed Gibson and Epiphone models. Except for much of the 80s, when he played a black Stratocaster and a Telecaster.
Lifeson was one of the reasons I picked up a guitar.
On the other hand, I have a girlfriend named Joanna who looks like Alex Lifeson. I've been trying to teach her to play like Alex Lifeson.
 

Midnight Blues

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I was reading something recently that Alex said he's not really a fan of the SG. |Said that he wasn't a fan of how much the neck stood out from the body.
But that said, if he didn't like it, why's he been playing them on and off for most of his career?
I'm sure it has to do with a specific sound he's trying to create. I seem to recall him using it on "Roll The Bones" live?
 

Midnight Blues

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Maybe. He was also playing PRS guitars at that time.
Yup, you are correct IM. I just remember seeing him play an SG on that particular song (for one anyway) during live shows. I didn't mind Alex's PRS experiment, that's how he was after going through the '70s playing his 335, 355 and his doublenecks). He was really looking for a different sound. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but in my humble opinion, he had his best tone when he played Gibsons, especially his tone on "A Farewell To Kings" and "Hemispheres". The tone on those two albums is it for me, I just love it! Of course, he didn't play a Les Paul on those albums, but even Geddy has said to Alex, that his best tone was when he was playing a Les Paul.


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