Tag Archives: Gibson SG
Alabama Shakes Tour: Soul-drenched Southern rockers hitting the road this summer
By Alex Baker
The Alabama Shakes are hitting the road this summer on an extended tour jaunt that’s currently seeing them selling out venues across the country and overseas.
In this very cool UK video from “Cream at the Royal Albert Hall” Eric Clapton shows in a interview the sound and use of his psychedelic Gibson SG, his wah, woman tone, and blues skill. In our humble opinion, the combination of the SG and Marshall defined the Clapton sound! We also LOVE the voice of the English narrator…”the electronic guitar is also dismissed as nothing more than a jangling noise machine, etc”…he sounds right out of a 60″s British Sci-Fi film—too much!
1966 Gibson EB-0: Good Enough for Jack Bruce, The Jackson Five
So ’66 was a heck of a year for Gibson Bass guitars. They issued five distinct basses that would become relatively popular over the years. Though you won’t find a Gibson Ripper or Gibson Grabber in the 1966 catalog (they weren’t issued until 1973), the company’s full line of instruments included a Thunderbird model and two electric basses with SG-style bodies that would go on to become iconic in their own right—even to this day.