Yamaha SG(2000,1000,etc.) Appreciation Thread

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Re: Yamaha SG(2000,1000,etc.) Appreciation Thread

Post by SuperAxe » Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:01 pm

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Eastwood dropped their McGeoch tribute model recently and the demos are starting to go up. All of 'em covering Banshees and Magazine riffs. I have to say, it does me a little proud to see him work getting noticed even if it's for an unsanctioned tribute model. Also holy hell, but this take on "Shot by Both Sides" by RJ Ronquillo heckin' ROCKS.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsimwp2rpGc
An Eastwood copy of a Yamaha, interesting that is...

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Re: Yamaha SG(2000,1000,etc.) Appreciation Thread

Post by timtam » Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:54 pm

stevejamsecono wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:48 am
Eastwood dropped their McGeoch tribute model recently and the demos are starting to go up. All of 'em covering Banshees and Magazine riffs. I have to say, it does me a little proud to see him work getting noticed even if it's for an unsanctioned tribute model. Also holy hell, but this take on "Shot by Both Sides" by RJ Ronquillo heckin' ROCKS.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsimwp2rpGc
Love McGeoch. Ronquillo's noodling over possibly the greatest post punk classic, without playing the killer solo, doesn't sit well with me. It's not that hard. Noko and Robin Simon both managed to render the original closely.
The original ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu3R-H5on1s
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Re: Yamaha SG(2000,1000,etc.) Appreciation Thread

Post by shadowplay » Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:45 am

timtam wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:54 pm
stevejamsecono wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:48 am
Eastwood dropped their McGeoch tribute model recently and the demos are starting to go up. All of 'em covering Banshees and Magazine riffs. I have to say, it does me a little proud to see him work getting noticed even if it's for an unsanctioned tribute model. Also holy hell, but this take on "Shot by Both Sides" by RJ Ronquillo heckin' ROCKS.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsimwp2rpGc
Love McGeoch. Ronquillo's noodling over possibly the greatest post punk classic, without playing the killer solo, doesn't sit well with me. It's not that hard. Noko and Robin Simon both managed to render the original closely.
The original ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu3R-H5on1s
Yeah I appreciate Steve posting it and I guess he sees it differently but couldn't hack that at all, it was too 'insert hairy handed rawk playing here' for me and lacking McGeochs mercurial nature . I'd struggle to call it a cover too, it's just yer typical geetar demo dude thing IMO.

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Re: Yamaha SG(2000,1000,etc.) Appreciation Thread

Post by PorkyPrimeCut » Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:11 am

The best 3 and a half minutes of live Banshees footage I know of. Probably my favourite track of theirs (it's just as good live as it is on record).

Each band member has stand alone moments of brilliance (like Budgie's amazing tom rolls) but McGeoch's guitar parts are absolutely genius. Though played fast it doesn't even seem that tricky, but it's intense!
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Re: Yamaha SG(2000,1000,etc.) Appreciation Thread

Post by stevejamsecono » Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:09 am

shadowplay wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:45 am
timtam wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:54 pm
stevejamsecono wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:48 am
Eastwood dropped their McGeoch tribute model recently and the demos are starting to go up. All of 'em covering Banshees and Magazine riffs. I have to say, it does me a little proud to see him work getting noticed even if it's for an unsanctioned tribute model. Also holy hell, but this take on "Shot by Both Sides" by RJ Ronquillo heckin' ROCKS.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsimwp2rpGc
Love McGeoch. Ronquillo's noodling over possibly the greatest post punk classic, without playing the killer solo, doesn't sit well with me. It's not that hard. Noko and Robin Simon both managed to render the original closely.
The original ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu3R-H5on1s
Yeah I appreciate Steve posting it and I guess he sees it differently but couldn't hack that at all, it was too 'insert hairy handed rawk playing here' for me and lacking McGeochs mercurial nature . I'd struggle to call it a cover too, it's just yer typical geetar demo dude thing IMO.

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Admittedly I'm a bit of a rockist anyway, so I'm automatically compromised on these subjects :D

What I liked about it was his interpretations of the vocal melodies in the rhythm parts. Thought it sounded cool. I generally love stuff like this, Mike Hermans, etc. because it takes the song somewhere else while still showing what's great about it. Horses for courses, of course.
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Re: Yamaha SG(2000,1000,etc.) Appreciation Thread

Post by eggwheat » Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:50 am

shadowplay wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:45 am
timtam wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:54 pm
stevejamsecono wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:48 am
Eastwood dropped their McGeoch tribute model recently and the demos are starting to go up. All of 'em covering Banshees and Magazine riffs. I have to say, it does me a little proud to see him work getting noticed even if it's for an unsanctioned tribute model. Also holy hell, but this take on "Shot by Both Sides" by RJ Ronquillo heckin' ROCKS.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsimwp2rpGc
Love McGeoch. Ronquillo's noodling over possibly the greatest post punk classic, without playing the killer solo, doesn't sit well with me. It's not that hard. Noko and Robin Simon both managed to render the original closely.
The original ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu3R-H5on1s
Yeah I appreciate Steve posting it and I guess he sees it differently but couldn't hack that at all, it was too 'insert hairy handed rawk playing here' for me and lacking McGeochs mercurial nature . I'd struggle to call it a cover too, it's just yer typical geetar demo dude thing IMO.

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ooof.....he successfully removed everything that was great about that guitar riff...I would have grabbed the guitar off him and chucked it out the window I if was in the room :wtf:

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Re: Yamaha SG(2000,1000,etc.) Appreciation Thread

Post by stevejamsecono » Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:03 pm

The search for a new one is on. Just gonna have to hold my nose on the prices they seem to be going for these days.

If anyone's got a lead on one of the thin-bodied SBG1000/1200s, do let me know.
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Re: Yamaha SG(2000,1000,etc.) Appreciation Thread

Post by Gaztop » Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:46 am

Great Thread first and formost. I have really enjoyed that so many have the same appreciation for such an awsome guitar.
I have a 1977 SG 1000 left handed which I purchased about 5 years ago for £1500 + shipping. Happy as Larry to have got hold of a left-handed Yamaha SG which are pretty rare these days.
I have recently encounted an issue with the output jack and the plastic holder or casing the connectors has broken so I was hoping someone could maybe point me to a reseller of Yamaha reserve parts or a possible replacement which would do the same job.
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Re: Yamaha SG(2000,1000,etc.) Appreciation Thread

Post by stevejamsecono » Thu Jul 01, 2021 1:51 pm

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Post by MC5tooge » Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:24 am

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Mine - until the picture disappears again...

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Re: Yamaha SG(2000,1000,etc.) Appreciation Thread

Post by stevejamsecono » Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:01 am

How's it sound through the JC? I've never played through one using a humbucker guitar.
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Re: Yamaha SG(2000,1000,etc.) Appreciation Thread

Post by MC5tooge » Fri Jul 23, 2021 5:42 pm

Everything sounds good on the JC - but I'm not a distortion enthusiast 8)
On the rare occasion I want to hear dirtier sounds I use my AC30. Not that the JC is "bad" - the Vox is just better at those sounds.

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Re: Yamaha SG(2000,1000,etc.) Appreciation Thread

Post by badform » Wed Aug 25, 2021 11:46 am

Well this has been a fun thread to read though.

I've had this thing kicking around for a decade or so, and before that it belonged to my uncles when they were teen agers. It sat in the wood shed (my grandfather's wood shop) from the early 80s until I got my hands on it. Recently gone over and set up and now another SG-60T has been brought back to life...

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Re: Yamaha SG(2000,1000,etc.) Appreciation Thread

Post by stevejamsecono » Thu Aug 26, 2021 4:35 pm

badform wrote:
Wed Aug 25, 2021 11:46 am
Well this has been a fun thread to read though.

I've had this thing kicking around for a decade or so, and before that it belonged to my uncles when they were teen agers. It sat in the wood shed (my grandfather's wood shop) from the early 80s until I got my hands on it. Recently gone over and set up and now another SG-60T has been brought back to life...

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oooo. That's an interesting one. Cool inlays too!
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Re: Yamaha SG(2000,1000,etc.) Appreciation Thread

Post by SuperAxe » Thu Aug 26, 2021 10:57 pm

badform wrote:
Wed Aug 25, 2021 11:46 am
Well this has been a fun thread to read though.

I've had this thing kicking around for a decade or so, and before that it belonged to my uncles when they were teen agers. It sat in the wood shed (my grandfather's wood shop) from the early 80s until I got my hands on it. Recently gone over and set up and now another SG-60T has been brought back to life...

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Beauty, well done. I had one for years and loved it. The tone rotary switch is really cool and provides some good sounds.

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