#1
I've heard Angus Young and Tony Iommi do solos on them but Angus does sloppy kind of solos and Tony does a funny kind of solo (and everyones gonna go "what's that supposed to mean" and argue that angus isnt sloppy and tony is a god etc?) And Kurt Cobain, Pete Townshend and Andrew Stockdale (Wolfmother) all use them and can't solo much, so can you get solos out of them like Strat and Les Paul players get? I've heard people say they're easier to play, ive never tried one so i dont know but how is a guitar so much easier or harder to play than any other?
#5
Uh, Kurt played Strats, Teles, Jaguars, Mustangs, and Jagstangs, not SGs.
Angus Young isn't a great soloist, I'll give it to you. He's a great riffer though.
Tony Iommi is missing two finger tips on his fret hand.
Pete Townshend plays Les Pauls more than SGs.

I have an SG, and I can solo on it just fine. In fact, I can solo on it easier than my RG and BC Rich because of the set neck and the cutaway, where I have perfect access to all the frets.
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Justice4AllOne pretty much mentioned all of my ideas so yeah...pointless pun post.

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Thanks fer settin me straight on that Justice

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I was thinking that too, Justice usually seems like a pretty knowledgeable guy.
#8
Uhhh...you can play any solo on an SG. I know an older guy who plays sort of blues rock solos on an SG and my friend does sweep picking and shred crap on his. It depends on what YOU want to play.
#10
Kurt Cobain didn't play SGs? I got a picture of him playing one right on my desktop background
#11
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Kurt Cobain didn't play SGs? I got a picture of him playing one right on my desktop background

I demand you share this.
Pics or no proof.
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Justice4AllOne pretty much mentioned all of my ideas so yeah...pointless pun post.

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Thanks fer settin me straight on that Justice

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I was thinking that too, Justice usually seems like a pretty knowledgeable guy.
#12
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I demand you share this.
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This.

Kurt was a Fender guy!
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#13
Frank Zappa, one of the all-time greatest, played an SG primarily.
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#14
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Angus Young isn't a great soloist, I'll give it to you. He's a great riffer though.

i think he is.listen to the solo for Whole Lotta Rosie...
#15
Yes kurt played an SG.
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4). Bluish Gibson SG Standard, pickups taped in. Used in Tijuana where it was broken in half and had the neck broken off. It reappears at the HUB Ballroom on 1/6/90. However, a guitar resembling guitar #14 below may be the (or one of?) the HUB guitar(s) (Seen on pg.131 in (25))(41)(57).


However this was a one off.
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Everyone just jumps on the bandwagon and gives the same advice in these situations. You know what? I'm going to be different. Call the firemen.
#16
Ive got a mate with a sg standard n his is lovely to play, dare i say better to play than my custom les paul at times on the higher neck n they sound real good too.

Just go to a shop n try one see what u think
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I've heard people say they're easier to play, ive never tried one so i dont know but how is a guitar so much easier or harder to play than any other?

Listening to what other players say is the only time EVER your own ears will screw you over.

Just play one, man.

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Yes kurt played an SG.
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However this was a one off.


+100000000000000000....

I've always considered the SG as "the guy who no one else would expect he would "stick it to the man" but then he does it and everyone starts to take him seriously", or something like that.

In few words, after playing (and soloing) with a SG, you'll never say it's a guitar like the other ones.

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#22
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Clapton used an SG in his Cream days...



+200000000000000000

Exactly. Clapton is beastly as a lead guitarist. So...plus I've covered a lot of songs varying from different artists and I've played each solo on it..so..what's that tell you?
#23
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Uh, Kurt played Strats, Teles, Jaguars, Mustangs, and Jagstangs, not SGs.
Angus Young isn't a great soloist, I'll give it to you. He's a great riffer though.
Tony Iommi is missing two finger tips on his fret hand.
Pete Townshend plays Les Pauls more than SGs.

I have an SG, and I can solo on it just fine. In fact, I can solo on it easier than my RG and BC Rich because of the set neck and the cutaway, where I have perfect access to all the frets.


The statement about being able to solo on a 22 fret (im assuming) SG easier than on a 24 fret (again assuming) RG due to better fret access is just plain stupid I'm sorry. No way in hell an SG has better fret access than an RG.
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#24
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The statement about being able to solo on a 22 fret (im assuming) SG easier than on a 24 fret (again assuming) RG due to better fret access is just plain stupid I'm sorry. No way in hell an SG has better fret access than an RG.

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#25
I believe Claudio Sanchez from Coheed and Cambria uses them
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Guess what...


Mmm? I'm waiting to be impressed.
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#27
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I believe Claudio Sanchez from Coheed and Cambria uses them


This is true, he uses a double neck.
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#28
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Mmm? I'm waiting to be impressed.

It does
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#29


My buddy's stepdad has this guitar and it's incredible... the heel starts around the 20th fret or so, as you can see in the picture.
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#30
wow this is such a dumb thread..... its like saying Jordans make you a better basketball player
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#31
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wow this is such a dumb thread..... its like saying Jordans make you a better basketball player

Not at all.. he's asking which guitar is easier to solo on, not if it will actually make you play better

It's like asking if you'd rather play basketball in Jordans or combat boots
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It does


I still don't believe it. Considering you can't possibly reach 2 of the frets on an SG that you can quite easily on both of my RG's atleast.
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#33
guitar=/=guitar ability
I hope you don't think a guitar will make you better or worse
#34
I personally feel that your original post is full of fail.

To answere your question; Guitars are different to play on because of; where the bridge is, neck shape, neck size, body size, string guage,
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#35
I still don't believe it. Considering you can't possibly reach 2 of the frets on an SG that you can quite easily on both of my RG's atleast.


^That post is stupid^
My SG has an extra two frets that I can reach EASILY.Hell I can easily touch the back of the pickups.
Part of the criteria for the SG's design was better fret access.
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Everyone just jumps on the bandwagon and gives the same advice in these situations. You know what? I'm going to be different. Call the firemen.
#36
this argument about whether kurt cobain used SGs or not is silly. he didn't regularly use SGs but he did have one (bleach era) which he smashed. he also sometimes used epiphone les pauls around that time too.

but in answer to the thread: SGs are my favourite guitars for soloing on. I've tried many many other guitar designs and not one has come close.
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#37



Heel starts at 17th fret.



Fenders/older Ibanezes (pre AANJ) have heels starting at 15th fret.



Newer Ibanezes have heel around the 17th fret.

So overall I'd have to say that SG's have superior fret access, although just barely. So suck one, all of you who just argued instead of taking two minutes and Google Images to provide evidence.
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