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Who Else Likes an SG for Jazz Tones? Discussion on who likes to use an SG for Jazz or Jazz like tones.

#1 User is offline   GuildPlayer 

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 08:13 PM

Although I may be the world's worst Jazz guitarist, I find myself always looking for a sweet jazz tone for my pop and blues pop music. I Have a 2013 Gibson SGJ that I loaded with Lindy Fralin Big Singles. It has a mahogany body and a maple neck and I just love the clear, defined tones I can squeeze from it. The fact that it has 24 frets that are so easily accessible doesnt hurt either. I was wondering if anybody else here likes an SG for Jazz or Jazz tones. Let's share the love and discuss!
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 11:15 AM

So far it looks like your the only guy playing an SG with a clean tone setting.



View PostGuildPlayer, on 12 January 2019 - 08:13 PM, said:

Although I may be the world's worst Jazz guitarist, I find myself always looking for a sweet jazz tone for my pop and blues pop music. I Have a 2013 Gibson SGJ that I loaded with Lindy Fralin Big Singles. It has a mahogany body and a maple neck and I just love the clear, defined tones I can squeeze from it. The fact that it has 24 frets that are so easily accessible doesnt hurt either. I was wondering if anybody else here likes an SG for Jazz or Jazz tones. Let's share the love and discuss!

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 07:20 PM

Not something most SG players would think of, but if you can get the sound you want, the playability of an SG is great. More power to you to think outside the box [thumbup]
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 07:29 PM

Also I did not mean to sound like an a$$ either. I love an SG and have had a couple and have recorded a few country tracks for people with one. But it is just not something you see in that field of playing. Most of those guys like the fat hollow bodies.
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 08:23 PM

I've never had an SG but, I have found that onee can play jazz with just about any guitar. I used to Love using my Epiphone Korina V for jazz gigs! Not only did it sound great but, it had the added thrill of seeing everyone's O face as they wondered what they were about to hear!
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 08:32 PM

Ummmm, I don't play jazz, so let me make that clarification ... But my '79 SG Standard has 496R/500T pickups in it, and does get some nice clean tones. Yes, for the most part, I am most times going with a heavy overdriven tone, but it does do cleans well too. That all being said, there is no surprise here that it does not get those classic-type jazz tones. Cleans, yes. Jazz, no. However .... my Les Paul gets some nice jazz tones with the '57 Classic pup in the neck.
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Posted 13 January 2019 - 08:36 PM

The real question is who else enjoys playing anything but AC/DC riffs with an SG? Frankly I get pretty sick of hearing a out of tune opening riff of You Shook Me All Night Long, Back in Black or Thunderstruck anytime somebody picks up an SG. Great, thank you, NEXT!

I love it when people use SGs beyond the typical 3 Chord rock n roll. Jazz? Hell yeah! Blues? yes! Adult contemporary Neo psychedelic post punk hard core? Fu#! n A!

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 08:57 PM

View PostFuzzBuzz, on 13 January 2019 - 08:36 PM, said:

... I love it when people use SGs beyond the typical 3 Chord rock n roll. Jazz? Hell yeah! Blues? yes! Adult contemporary Neo psychedelic post punk hard core? Fu#! n A!

Agreed ... As an example, Gary Clark Jr gets get great tone.

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 09:03 PM

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Agreed ... As an example, Gary Clark Jr gets get great tone.



Yep, and besides the cleans, you can pull a lot of crunch out of those P90s ;)
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Posted 14 January 2019 - 04:57 AM

YES MON, I LIKE 'SG's WITH EVERYTHING !!! AAMOF, I SLEEP WITH MY 2017 STANDARD, LOVE THAT THANG !
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Posted 14 January 2019 - 02:43 PM

I dont play jazz but i use a lot of cleans on all of my guitars, and also i dont play any AC/DC songs with the SGs hahaha
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Posted 14 January 2019 - 03:34 PM

Al Di Meola was usually seen playing LP's, but here is a Custom Shop SG Al Di Meola with 24 frets.. from DCustomGuitar
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Posted 15 January 2019 - 10:56 AM

IMHO, playing an SG clean is like taking a hooker to church.

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 12:52 PM

View PostBig Bill, on 15 January 2019 - 10:56 AM, said:

IMHO, playing an SG clean is like taking a hooker to church.

Very interesting and right on, the SG has such a powerful power image as a hot guitar for a long list of shredders. It is one of the easiest for reaching all of the high notes. But as one of the members reoccurring comments in here is that its a tool, what you get out of it is all in your hands...

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Posted 15 January 2019 - 01:04 PM

View Postmihcmac, on 15 January 2019 - 12:52 PM, said:

Very interesting and right on, the SG has such a powerful power image as a hot guitar for a long list of shredders. It is one of the easiest for reaching all of the high notes. But as one of the members reoccurring comments in here is that its a tool, what you get out of it is all in your hands...


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Posted 15 January 2019 - 01:57 PM

Glad to hear this.
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Posted 15 January 2019 - 09:52 PM

View PostGuildPlayer, on 12 January 2019 - 08:13 PM, said:

Although I may be the world's worst Jazz guitarist, I find myself always looking for a sweet jazz tone for my pop and blues pop music. I Have a 2013 Gibson SGJ that I loaded with Lindy Fralin Big Singles. It has a mahogany body and a maple neck and I just love the clear, defined tones I can squeeze from it. The fact that it has 24 frets that are so easily accessible doesnt hurt either. I was wondering if anybody else here likes an SG for Jazz or Jazz tones. Let's share the love and discuss!

I love clean Jazz style tones. Admittedly SGs are not thought of in this area but I put a set of Ken Armstrong vintage PAF style pickups ( Alnico 2 7.5k ohm neck/8k ohm
Bridge) D A SET OF DR Pure Blues Nickle wound strings and get the tone I had in my head I wanted
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Posted 20 January 2019 - 07:24 AM

View PostGuildPlayer, on 12 January 2019 - 08:13 PM, said:

Although I may be the world's worst Jazz guitarist, I find myself always looking for a sweet jazz tone for my pop and blues pop music. I Have a 2013 Gibson SGJ that I loaded with Lindy Fralin Big Singles. It has a mahogany body and a maple neck and I just love the clear, defined tones I can squeeze from it. The fact that it has 24 frets that are so easily accessible doesnt hurt either. I was wondering if anybody else here likes an SG for Jazz or Jazz tones. Let's share the love and discuss!


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Posted 20 January 2019 - 08:17 AM

I enjoy playing clean, tasteful jazz chords on my Gibson SG Naked.

The P90's make for some really gorgeous, lush jazz tones.

Does it rock out just fine, and snarl like a junkyard dog when distorted?
Sure.

But it cleans up real nice, yeah buddy.

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