Don't sell your SG!

Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by Daniel.S, Dec 13, 2019.

  1. Daniel.S

    Daniel.S Well-Known Member

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    Since I've purchased my two Norlin Les Paul's, my SG hasn't seen much action because I always hated the fact that the thing was always too damn ice picking trebly.
    SO! I had a spare Seymour Duncan JB to replace the 57 classic that was giving me to shits.
    My God what a difference! I actually enjoy playing the poor thing now.

    Moral of the story guys, don't sell your SG's before you swap things around!
     
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  2. TheBuffalo

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    Ive sold my sg too many times and been left feeling empty without one. Never again!

    Ive never been a fan of the jb. but its possible it just wasnt a good fit for the guitars ive had them in. I think a good bridge humbucker that fits your guitar is one of the hardest things to find.
     
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    I find a bridge pup's sweet spot by tweaking its height and tone knob. Never happened with a humbucker that I felt the need to replace it. Single coils are another story.
     
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    Adding to @DrBGood , not just SG bridge positions, I am changing the capacitors of every bridge humbuckers I don't like (weak, fizzy or shrill sounding) to 0.36uf or 0.47uf.

    Note: I took values from here:

    https://www.seymourduncan.com/tonefiend/guitar/customize-your-caps/

    I usually forget informations I rarely use :D
     
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    Oh! I didn't check demos, sorry. Here is an interesting test:



    Edit: This is 1st of the 3 parts video series. You can see the other two parts are in the "Up Next" menu.
     
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    I've also found that '57's like to be very close to the strings in the bridge position...like, what seems unnecessarily close...for best tone.
     
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    I tried adjusting the height, volume and tone bits, but it still never felt right to me.
    I’ve been playing JB equiped guitars for about 9 years now so I guess I’m just used to the dark overdriven sound it gives me.
    It’s perfect now apart from having one gold one chrome pickup haha! :D
     
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    The Duncan SH-2-N and SH-4-JB zebra set works great with my 2012 Standard 60. Really thickened up the overall tone.
     
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    I’ve got the SH-1n as a matching set.
    I’ll muck around with the 57 classic until I get sick of it in the neck
     
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    Timely thread. I've actually been thinking about dropping a JB in the bridge of my SG. I currently have Dimarzio 36th Anniversaries that sound great but it does sound a bit thinner than my other guitars.
    I haven't gigged my SG in years and the bassist from one of my bands asked if I would use it a gig sometime so I promised I would use it real soon. I've been looking for a used JB at a good price to put in before the gig.
     
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    Daniel.S Well-Known Member

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    Might be worthwhile investing in one if that’s the case!
     
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    Depends on the guitar too. I had a JB in a Jackson Soloist, and I didn't like it in that - I now have a 96 Explorer with one in there, and it sounds magic in that...it sounds completely different.
     
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  14. Kekehe

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    I did try JB in my SG Special Faded and it sounded great for overdriven solos. Really thick and juicy sound. But maybe it is too dark for other stuff. I think JB needs a lot of overdrive to sound good.
    Now I have Burstbucker II in it and it is brighter but not so goor foor soloing.
     
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    I don't like the 57 classics at all. I have Duncan 59s in mine and it's great. No boominess, no ice pick, and everything is EQ'd perfectly.
     
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    I found a 2013 Future SG in a local shop and put in on layaway until after the holidays. I’m hoping it doesn’t sound too much like my 2019 LP Standard HP with the Burstbuckers. I was pondering about putting the Duncan Pearly Gates set in it. Anyone familiar with them ?
     

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