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REAL ULTIMATE thunderdome: SG vs Telecaster

Postby Benny on Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:12 am

Let's talk about the models, not the standard gibson sg or fender strat. we're talking aboug sgs and teles, the workhorses of the rock world.

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Re: REAL ULTIMATE thunderdome: SG vs Telecaster

Postby FuzzBob on Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:16 am

Tele.
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Re: REAL ULTIMATE thunderdome: SG vs Telecaster

Postby placeholder on Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:18 am

Telecaster, though I'm thinking about selling mine.

Both are excellent guitars.
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Re: REAL ULTIMATE thunderdome: SG vs Telecaster

Postby japmn on Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:26 am

First impulse is Tele, but if the SG had P90s in it... I just don't know. Almost nothing trumps those black 72 custom Teles with huge humbuckers though. This is getting harder the more I think about it. I have never owned either but want both equally.

Still, Telecaster wins for me.
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Re: REAL ULTIMATE thunderdome: SG vs Telecaster

Postby SecondEdition on Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:27 am

I have a Telecaster but I have often dreamed about a SG with P-90's...or humbuckers...

It'll take a while for me to pick.
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Re: REAL ULTIMATE thunderdome: SG vs Telecaster

Postby zom-zom on Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:27 am

I've had 3 Telecasters and 4 SGs. I still have two SGs and no Telecaster.
I don't think there's a cooler looking guitar than a white SG. Teles always remind me of Barfff Springsteen.

Going with the SG.
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Re: REAL ULTIMATE thunderdome: SG vs Telecaster

Postby iembalm on Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:28 am

I have only held, never played, an SG. I can't vote, but it would be hard to beat a Telecaster for me, especially one that has been used for decades and feels just right.
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Re: REAL ULTIMATE thunderdome: SG vs Telecaster

Postby SecondEdition on Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:29 am

zom-zom wrote:I don't think there's a cooler looking guitar than a white SG.


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Re: REAL ULTIMATE thunderdome: SG vs Telecaster

Postby Benny on Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:34 am

an SG with P-90s is still an SG.
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Re: REAL ULTIMATE thunderdome: SG vs Telecaster

Postby SecondEdition on Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:35 am

Benny wrote:an SG with P-90s is still an SG.


I know that, dammit! That's why it's so hard for me to vote...
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Re: REAL ULTIMATE thunderdome: SG vs Telecaster

Postby zom-zom on Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:48 am

SecondEdition wrote:
zom-zom wrote:I don't think there's a cooler looking guitar than a white SG.


Sensational Alex Harvey Band or Alice Cooper?


Or Buck Dharma or:
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Yeahh.. me too. I'm on my second white SG.
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Re: REAL ULTIMATE thunderdome: SG vs Telecaster

Postby Kyle Motor on Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:55 am

Tough call, but I gotta go Tele. SG is an extremely rad guitar though.

Some of it boils down to the same points made in the LP vs Strat thread. A Tele you can modify everything on, SG not as much. Plus there's the ol' Gibson headstock breakage to worry about.

But these are practical things, and practicality takes a back seat in the guitar thunderdome. I'd dare say a Tele is a bit more versatile than an SG. But damn, SG's look so fucking cool, and a good one will play like a dream.

Still, Tele by a hair.
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Re: REAL ULTIMATE thunderdome: SG vs Telecaster

Postby ubercat on Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:58 am

Tele. SGs are sweet guitars - I just feel like I can stretch out a bit more on a tele.

This dome isn't so much 'gun to head' for me (Strat/LP).
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Re: REAL ULTIMATE thunderdome: SG vs Telecaster

Postby fastrnb on Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:03 am

Seriously? The SG was so horribly designed Les Paul asked them to take his name off. You're putting the guitar that invented the term "headstock dive" against the shark of the guitar world.
I know I'm a member of the Telecaster cult, but still.
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Re: REAL ULTIMATE thunderdome: SG vs Telecaster

Postby zom-zom on Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:04 am

I don't get this "modding" thing. You all think you can improve so much on an already carefully-designed instrument? Outside of swapping pickups, bridge or tuners, I've never felt any need to hot-rod a guitar because I thought I had a better idea than the designers.



And again, the headstock breaking thing. Never done it.
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Re: REAL ULTIMATE thunderdome: SG vs Telecaster

Postby sack of smashed assholes on Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:08 am

Teles.
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Re: REAL ULTIMATE thunderdome: SG vs Telecaster

Postby Jodi S. on Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:10 am

To my knowledge, Rick Sims never played a Tele.

This is the fact that makes it difficult for me to choose.

I love the Tele. I do. But the SG, there's something more...dangerous about the SG.

The Tele is like Paul Newman.

The SG is like Steve McQueen.

Both sexy, both deliver. I like both Steve McQueen and Paul Newman.
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Re: REAL ULTIMATE thunderdome: SG vs Telecaster

Postby ubercat on Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:11 am

Agreed. The Tele and SG are pretty fucking sweet as is.

If I had a Newman or a McQueen, well, those fuckers get modded asap.
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Re: REAL ULTIMATE thunderdome: SG vs Telecaster

Postby FuzzBob on Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:12 am

SecondEdition wrote:
Benny wrote:an SG with P-90s is still an SG.


I know that, dammit! That's why it's so hard for me to vote...


Yes, but a Tele with a P-90 in the bridge position would absolutely slay.
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Re: REAL ULTIMATE thunderdome: SG vs Telecaster

Postby zom-zom on Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:15 am

Go ahead, pussies. Vote for the twangy-ass Telecaster. Obviously you all hate Rock music, and prefer to listen to trebly, whiny, shitty Indie Rock. Not a surprise.
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