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I heard SG's have a distinct sound


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I heard that SG's have a real distinct sound to them because of the thin body and thick pickups. Heard it was like a LP cut in half, and that it had a biting sound to it.

As an owner of both an SG Stnd and a LP Stnd Traditional...surprisingly, my SG has a richer/deeper/warmer and crunchier tone than the heavier LP (my LP has Seymour Duncan JB's - didn't like the '57 Classics). I suspect the neck config is the main reason for the great tonal qualities. My SG is also more forgiving (easier) to play. Frankly, If I could only keep one, I'd keep the SG.
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I heard that SG's have a real distinct sound to them because of the thin body and thick pickups. Heard it was like a LP cut in half, and that it had a biting sound to it.

 

Some put it this way: the SG snarls and bites while the Les Paul purrs and growles.

 

They do have distinct tones, how to label it is certainly subjective.

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