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SG for rhythm guitar?

#1 User is offline   Casino4Life 

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 09:17 AM

Who uses their SGs for rhythm guitar playing? I'm going to replace my Casino with a new SG Standard for my rhythm guitar
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Posted 06 October 2012 - 10:17 AM

I'm a rhythm guy in both my bands. The SG is great for that stuff as well. They're versatile.
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Posted 06 October 2012 - 11:51 AM

No. SGs are only for lead guitar. It says so in the description that this is a lead guitar. Casinos are supposed to be rhythm guitars. Says so in the description.





















































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Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:03 PM

I've seen lots of rhythm guitar players use SGs
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Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:40 PM

I use my SG for lead and rhythm. I especially like the bridge pickup with a clean tone or just a bit of drive for blues type songs.
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Posted 06 October 2012 - 03:00 PM

View PostCasino4Life, on 06 October 2012 - 01:03 PM, said:

I've seen lots of rhythm guitar players use SGs


They're using it wrong.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 03:54 PM

Everyone is different
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Posted 06 October 2012 - 05:07 PM

It can be used for lead, rhythm, percussion, bass, vocal harmonies and keys....



...oh, and brass section too.


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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:13 PM

Ha....I suppose
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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:15 PM

View PostCasino4Life, on 06 October 2012 - 03:54 PM, said:

Everyone is different

He's yanking your chain brother ;)

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:20 PM

Yea I was just wondering I mean you could use it for both, but a LP would be the top choice for lead
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Posted 06 October 2012 - 06:24 PM

I play both lead and rhythm. It does the job..
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Posted 06 October 2012 - 07:30 PM

Yea that's what I figured
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Posted 06 October 2012 - 07:52 PM

View PostEVOL!, on 06 October 2012 - 03:00 PM, said:

They're using it wrong.


this.

If it were a rhythm guitar, it wouldn't have cut aways. You can't play above the ninth fret when you're doing rhythm. It says so in the manual.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 07:56 PM

Kinda wish I wouldn't have asked the question now
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Posted 07 October 2012 - 04:05 AM

View PostCasino4Life, on 06 October 2012 - 07:56 PM, said:

Kinda wish I wouldn't have asked the question now


We're only having a laugh. Maybe your question should have been "What are your experiences of using your SGs for rhythm play?"

My response would be

"Although they are great for lead because of their fast necks, great upper fret access and low weight, the attack and sustain afforded by that thin mahogany slab and t-o-m bridge gives a rock rhythm crunch like no other."

How does that grab you?


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Posted 07 October 2012 - 04:10 AM

Duplicated post


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Posted 07 October 2012 - 06:02 AM

I play rhythm and lead with my old SG. Sounds great for laying down rhythm tracks imho.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 07:32 AM

Yea you are probably right
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Posted 07 October 2012 - 05:41 PM

View PostCasino4Life, on 06 October 2012 - 06:20 PM, said:

Yea I was just wondering I mean you could use it for both, but a LP would be the top choice for lead


I think that would depend on the pickups and the tune being played as for which guitar is best for lead. My LPCC has the Classic 57's and the SG 490/498. If the tune needs some snarl, bight, and head banging tone (along the lines of Scorpions, Judas Priest, etc.) I'm plugging in my SG.
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