Is This Website Real

Discussion in 'Epiphone SG' started by Tomás Gabriel, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. Tomás Gabriel

    Tomás Gabriel New Member

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    I Have an epiphone sg 400 PRO and I wanted to upgrade it's hardware.
    I found this website that sells gibson hardware all wired up, the thing is that pickups are expensive on their own and I searched these on the Internet and found nothing about them. As I was saying pickups are expensive on their own and these come with pots and knobs and are less than 200$. I would really want to know if this site isn't scam and from what guitar do these pickups come from and where could I get a demo of them. I noticed the pots are connected buy a plate, I don't really know what it is, but does it fit epiphone holes?
    I Tried to create a link to the site but the thread wouldn't let me so ill just tell you that the site is The Stratosphere and the product is USA Gibson SG Standard '61 1961 PICKUPS POTS KNOBS JACK Quick Connect Chrome.
     
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    I was looking for some good Gibson 500k pots and speed knobs and for the pickups, something like the 61 les paul (SG Called les paul back in the day) not exact, but something like it.
    Thanks for the Help!
     
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    That's a circuit board, and no, it will not fit. You'll want to get a prewired circuit using point-to-point wiring or have someone build you one.

    Tom
     
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    Stratosphere out of New Hampshire is a great resource for over priced parts and products. They will fit because Stratosphere somehow gets a lot of guitars and parts them out. If you look up thier ebay, it’s guitar husks and the coinciding parts from that guitar.
     
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    Stratosphere is real, and they are reliable and good. I built a Tele mostly from their bodies and other parts. They are generally a bit expensive.
     
  9. Colnago

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    Stratosphere is expensive, but they have pretty much everything and it's all OEM stuff.
     
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    Col Mustard Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to ETSG!
    Stratosphere has a good reputation among our members.
    Here's another source, for parts that will actually fit your Epi.

    www.stewmac.com

    also:

    https://www.philadelphialuthiertools.com

    both of these outfits sell parts that will fit Epiphone guitars,
    you just have to make sure. And they give you accurate measurements
    so you know.

    When it comes to hum bucking pickups, they will all fit. Gibson p'ups will fit
    on Epiphone guitars etc. You can get into trouble with the pots or the tuners
    because Gibson is still idiotically using "inch" measurements, based on the
    width of the thumb of some aulde English King from the middle ages.

    Epiphone and the rest of the world use metric measurements based on the
    circumference of the earth, so it's the same for everybody. *shrugs
    Those of us who love Gibson AND Epiphone need to be able to use both.
    So we do. (but it's stupid).

    You don't have to spend way too much money
    in order to upgrade an Epiphone. I recommend the Golden Age pickups from
    StewMac, I have one of their 'overwound" pickups in the bridge position of my
    Epi Wilshire, and it sounds excellent... lots of presence, lots of jangle and rip.
    Those are about half the cost of Gibson parts.
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