- Jul 15, 2001
Mike, I've owned a few SGs (still own 2), but my hands down favorite is my Historic Special, which is my absolute favorite recording guitar. The clean lead notes that pop off of this guitar are fuller than Fender, but not as fat as my LPs, and they are just what I want to hear....No one favorite, but the P-90 Specials really rock!
I did put on pigtail wraptail on mine as I wanted dead nuts intonation, and a mojoaxe wrap didn't quite get me there. I love the simplicity of these guitars, and although many people say different, it gives up nothing to a LP or SG Junior.
I'm not by my studio right now, but I will take a good picture of the pigtail when I drop by there. It kind of screws up the vintage SG Special look, but I don't care, it's a better guitar with it! Here's a blowup of the picture in the song link (looks crappy here, it looks better in person)...Tasty track and nice, smooth playing! I tip my hat to you.
I'd like to do something with the bridge on mine as well. I mean, the intonation isn't too bad, but if I could get it better I'd like to because that's what I'm used to. Any chance you could take a close up picture of the Pigtail Wraptail bridge?
I'd also like to do something with the neck pickup. Despite different height adjustments to the pickup as well as the pole pieces it's just too dark and boomey for me. Too much low end and it needs a lot more clarity.
But I really like the bridge pickup. It's like a Telecaster on steroids! Along the lines of what you said. It's more than the Tele but not as much as my LP. But it's just right!
I do love Exile., but my Special wasn't in the room so I played resonatorSo very "Exile" right there. You need to put out an album.
Period. An EP- a Radio Shack cassette with two songs on it fa chrissake....