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Posted: June 01 2006, 16:31

at 33:56 during the end of platinum part 2, we can see a shot where Mike is obviously playing his well known red SG. Yet there seems to be another SG (backup ? ) on a stand just behind him. So how many did he own and what have become of the spare ones ?
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Posted: June 01 2006, 17:08

Hi    (sorry for my English)

manintherain, the big specialist of Mike's intruments gave me some explanations a month ago:

Mike had three different SG Type Gibson:

1)The first, being a so called Type 2 from 1966, has been stolen during the recording process of Ommadawn.
2)The second is the one Mike is playing in this DVD. Mike bought this guitar around 1974/1975 in order to finish the recording process of Ommadawn.This guitar has not three drillholes behind the bridge. This model dates from 1962.
3)And the third one he bought in order to have it modified with a Roland guitar synthesizer. It got called the Gibsynth after that. It has three drillholes behind the bridge.This model dates from 1963.
You can see these three holes on some pictures.....

So, I think that the Gibson you can see behind him at 33:57 is the Gibson with three drillholes, called Gibsynth later

Maybe, could manintherain confirm that all?

Hope you understand those explanations.......

Does anybody have another informations?

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Posted: June 02 2006, 09:45

Yes, it is clear. While watching the DVD, I was actually wondering if he had any 'spare' instruments on stage just in case something happens with his main axe, and then there was this shot with another SG on its stand. Quite a funny coincidence !
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Posted: June 02 2006, 18:51

I think I see a Gibson L6S?

Ray  :cool:


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Posted: June 02 2006, 18:59

oops ... no it's just a bass.

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Posted: June 07 2006, 07:44

Funny actually how a lot of the time the music is played without bass guitar...

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Posted: June 07 2006, 07:51

Yes, at least two drummers but only half a bassist !
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Posted: June 07 2006, 07:52

Hahaha... yeah!!
And I wouldn't have wanted it otherwise... Those drummers are awesome (hehhe... Brian May and Ape-men I call 'em ;) )


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Posted: June 07 2006, 08:38

Quote (Piltdownboy on horseback 22 @ June 07 2006, 13:52)
(hehhe... Brian May and Ape-men I call 'em ;) )

:laugh:  :laugh: hahahahahah! (wich one is ape men?)


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Posted: June 07 2006, 08:54

Regarding the bass Mike used on the DVD,I think that it can be the same ue used recently on L+S...it's a Fender Precision Bass...

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Posted: June 07 2006, 15:06

Quote (Sonilink @ June 07 2006, 13:38)
Quote (Piltdownboy on horseback 22 @ June 07 2006, 13:52)
(hehhe... Brian May and Ape-men I call 'em ;) )

:laugh:  :laugh: hahahahahah! (wich one is ape men?)

thats obvious - it's the one who doesnt look like Brian May....!! :D  :D

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Posted: June 07 2006, 18:23

Quote (Ray @ June 07 2006, 15:06)
thats obvious - it's the one who doesnt look like Brian May....!! :D  :D

Ray

I couldn't have answered that better than you  ;) hahaha


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Posted: June 18 2006, 16:15

There are 2 sg's at the montreaux concert. 1 which mike plays throughout with white tuning pegs, and the backup with metal tuning pegs.  The 1961/2 gibson i suspect is the backup, seeing as it has had machine heads changed according to the instruments section (from metal to white as seen in recent photos).  the sg mike is playing has white tuning pegs, i think is the 1963, which later became the gibsynth, as this guitar has not had its machine heads changed. Also the 1963 has no drill holes behind the bridge or anywhere else come to that.
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Posted: June 19 2006, 11:16

Quote (Taurus Outcast @ June 18 2006, 16:15)
There are 2 sg's at the montreaux concert. 1 which mike plays throughout with white tuning pegs, and the backup with metal tuning pegs.  The 1961/2 gibson i suspect is the backup, seeing as it has had machine heads changed according to the instruments section (from metal to white as seen in recent photos).  the sg mike is playing has white tuning pegs, i think is the 1963, which later became the gibsynth, as this guitar has not had its machine heads changed. Also the 1963 has no drill holes behind the bridge or anywhere else come to that.

Don't you think that the Gibson with drillholes is the model 1963, later became the Gibsynth?
By the way, Taurus Outcast, I am looking for informations about Mike's Gibson SG? Have you got some?


Thank you :)


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Posted: June 19 2006, 16:04

yeh we have the 1963 sg, but it doesnt have any drillholes, and has original machine heads, which havent been changed.
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Posted: June 20 2006, 08:48

The Mike's Gibson sold by Chandler or another one?

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Posted: June 20 2006, 17:05

yes the one sold by chandlers, in the instruments section on this site. 1963 gibson les paul junior sg-shape, later fitted with synth pickup.
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Posted: June 21 2006, 09:46

I don't understand!  I can see somewhere on this forum a member called "sallyangie" who say: I bought the PRS and the Gibson gibsynth sg, posted: Feb. 15 2006, 13:42. I have found it on News, Mike Oldfield's guitars for sale  :/

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Posted: June 21 2006, 11:46

lol, im sorry, the user sallyangie is my mother, a huge fan of mike oldfield ever since tubular bells, and who has seen mike countless times.  ive grown up listening to mike oldfield, and mike's music inspired me to play guitar. my mother bought both the prs custom 24 and the 1963 gibson, and i am ever so fortunate to be able to play these guitars at home, and to see them hanging on the wall.
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Posted: June 21 2006, 11:56

ok, thank you for the explanation.

As you certainly know, I own the other Gibson, the model 61, also sold by Chandlers. I am looking for informations about my and your guitar. Can I send you an email with some questions about them?

thank you


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