Let's see your P-94 equipped SG's!

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  1. Supersonic Nomad

    Supersonic Nomad New Member

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    IMG_20180727_165745812_1532731772096_1533645817264.jpg LET'S SEE YOUR P-94 EQUIPPED SG'S!!!
    I Recently did some major upgrading on my 2012 Standard.
    List of upgrades:
    A matched set of gold Gibson P-94 pups.
    Gold Schaller Roller Bridge.
    Gold Gibson TP-6 tailpiece.
    The PCB board gutted, all CTS 500k volume and tone pots.
    .022 Orange Drop capacitors
    Wired up 50's style.
    Switchcraft 3 way toggle.
    Gibson black/gold top hat knobs with gold metal inserts.
    Kluson Gold tuners with black tulip keys only available on special run Gibsons.
    Gibson gold pickguard screws for pickguard and backplate.
    Only thing I want to do to complete the process is a new nut.
    Special thanks to luthier extrodinare D.C. Turza!
     

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    Looks great!
     
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    DrBGood Well-Known Member

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    Can't show you mine, this is the GIBSON SG section.
    But I feel rebellious this morning, so I'll show it anyways.

    It was like that for a year or so and now has nice Tyson Tone PAFs in it. Much more SGesque now.

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  4. Norlin SG

    Norlin SG Well-Known Member

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    Wow!! You could have bought a nice used P90 equipped SG for what you spent and had money left over.

    I thought of changing over to P90 type pickups on my Gibson SG Standard but decided I didn't want to loose the humbucker mojo. If I found a P90 equiped L/H Gibson SG for a good price, the purchase would be pretty much automatic.

    IMHO, of course. I just hate gold on a guitar. My really nice acoustic came with gold tuners and they work just fine so I just forget about how they make the guitar look tacky and play the thing.

    To add some perspective, if you like the mods you did, that's all that matters. It does look like it was done right.:thumb:
     
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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    I have been curious about the P-94, but have never tried them before. They seem like a grey area between a P-90 and Humbucker. I have an SG with P-90's and another SG with Humbuckers. Never cared for Humbuckers in the neck position and have often thought that maybe a P-94 in the neck position with a Humbucker in the bridge position would be a great combo.
     
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    I do have a factory equipped P-90 SG. It's a 1997 Epi SG Jr. P-90. Buy a factory equipped set of P-94's in an SG, I don't think it's possible, I have yet to see one. But buying a P-90 SG with the money I've spent...not sure that may be an option either because I've yet to see a ebony SG Classic P-90 for $150-$175. Thats pretty much how much I have in my SG upgrades. I bought matched Gibson P-94's used for $50. The bridge and tuners were close outs at Stew Mac for $30. The wiring harness and set up was $75. Gold screws $7.50. I already had the TP-6 off a previous used guitar I bought. I do think the P-94's are down right cool looking. I was going for a different look, a little more uncommon. I believe I achieved that. And...I'll be the first to admit, I'm a sucker for a lady with gold bling lol.
     
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    It surely would. Get a Guitar Madness P94 for pennies and try it out. They are pretty decent pups.
     
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    Very killer kool DrBGood! She looks outstandingly phenomenal! And thank you for being rebellious today. I really hope I don't see uncalled for conflict especially between the Epi and Gibson crowd. I have long outgrown that and love my Epi's just as much as my Gibsons. Thanks again, she's quite exceptional no question.
     
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    Supersonic Nomad New Member

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    Agreed.
     
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    Thank you sir. Rite on & rock on!
     
  11. Stark Naked

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    I think the gold and ebony look great together. When your preforming with your guitar it becomes part of who you are. It should project the image you want your audience to see and hear as you. Just playing an SG says a lot . Gold and ebony says elegant but evil.
     
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    You sir have nailed it!
    I could not, for the life of me, have stated that in any better way. Very well said and explained. To a tee. Grande appreciated Stark! Rite on & rock on my man!
     
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    I don't have a SG with P94's but I have this. I built it several years ago. FB_IMG_1533744085516.jpg
    Love the tone!
     
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    Now that is very cool shreddy! The self satisfaction with having killer tone from an instrument one has built themselves must be nothing short of phenomenal. You have every right to be proud and it shows. My hat is off to you. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    PermissionToLand Well-Known Member

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    Well, not P-94s but humbucker-sized P90s anyway. They're BG Pure90s.

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    High level badassery rite there! The witch hats are a definitive dig! Thanks for sharing my man! Rock on!
     
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    I guess P94 is a generic name for a humbucker sized P90. Bobbin is a different size than a P90. But they sound great anyways.
     
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    I've never been super happy with the neck pickup on my '66 G400 Pro. It's nice enough for certain things, but I'd like something a bit less boomy with more versatility.

    A bucker-sized P90 might be just the trick. :hmm:

    Anyone got experience with the Tonerider Rebel 90?
     
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    Have you tried lowering it more ?
     
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    Flush with the pickguard.
     

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