List your SG mods along with pics.

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  1. Adamonfirexmx

    Adamonfirexmx Member

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    I did a search and couldn't find a thread about mods for SGs. I'd like to see what mods are out there. I guess i'll kick it off and hopefully i'll get to see some cool stuff.
     
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    2001 Gibson SG Gothic, Homemade knobs, switch, and switch plate from old ammo I had. I moved the strap button to the horn. Future plans involve me wiring a hidden killswitch near the bottom strap button, and putting on a black Bigsby 700.
     
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    Alex_SG Well-Known Member

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    Mine went from this:
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    With these:
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    And yes, it IS an Epiphone...
     
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  4. Adamonfirexmx

    Adamonfirexmx Member

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    I love Epiphones. I really dig the tuners and the tremolo. I would love to find tuners just like that in black. Nice Mods. I like it.
     
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    Alex_SG Well-Known Member

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    Thanks man. I decided that even though the G400 is a sweet looking axe, that I wanted to customise it a bit. I really love the look of the 1967 Gibson SG Standard, and made mine look as close to one of them as possible. It's sort of based on Robby Krieger's (The Doors) '67. It's called "The EpiKrieger":D
    The only things I wanna do with it now are eventually re-finish it to look aged, and maybe add some fake binding along the neck.
     
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    oldrockfan Well-Known Member

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    I don't have pics but I've done lots of mods to either gibson or epiphone SGs over the years. Lets see:
    1. add chrome pickup covers
    2. swap out pickups to classic 57/57+
    3. Change out plastic nut to a bone nut on one (not worth the effort in my case)
    4. Changed pots and caps
    5. Changed out a toggle (epi 3-way toggles always seem to crap out on me)
    6 added schaller locking strap holders (do it to all my guitars)
    I am sure I am forgetting some but that is what comes to my mind. I've probably owned 8-10 SGs over the past 10 years or so. Currently own an SG classic and SG special faded with ebony fretboard. Love em both!
     
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    rockerbilly58 Well-Known Member

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    Mine was already modded when i got it but it went from an Epiphone 3 p/u goldy Custom to this.
     

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    Here are some mods I did to my SG Classic;

    1) Replaced original tuners for Grover 135's
    2) Replaced original back cover for after market nickel plated covers

    Soon I will be adding some nickel vintage volume/tone knobs possition indicators
     

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    i have to say, i haven't found or feel the need to mod anything on my sg standard limited. i did think about swapping out the circuit board for a wiring harness. but tbh im not having a prob with the controls at mo and love the sound n tone im getting.
     
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    2006 Elliot Easton with JS Moore '59 PAFs
    2008 SG Standard VOS with Wizz PAFs.
    The both have nylon nuts, Luxe Bees, CTS pots, Faber bridges.

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    @ rockerbilly58...thats bad ass. i like the after pic.
     
  12. Adamonfirexmx

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    @DFLCC.....thats a sweet classic.
     
  13. Adamonfirexmx

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    @R9...those are some nice axes. what kind of tone changes (if any) did you see with those pots?
     
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    @Alex SG...I fancy the aged look myself.
     
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    Not a mod that I did, but given I've had this SG for 30 years it's one I am used to. The selector switch and neck volume pot have had their positions swapped. I can only assume that maybe the selector switch might have been getting in the way? At least it makes volume swells/violining possible.

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    • Cream pickup rings
    • Cream pickups
    • Amber bell knobs
    • Historic switch tip
    • Cream pickup selector ring
    • Mojo (sorry, you cannot buy this)

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    Thanks. No idea about the pots alone because I swapped the pickups/pots/caps/wiring all at the same time. These guitars both has CTS pots to begin with, though.
     
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    I removed the tremolo tailpiece from my '68 Standard and made an ES-1275 style tailpiece and mounting block that would incorporate the Lyre cover and original mounting holes. I also put a Nashville bridge on it because I was sick of the ABR getting pulled over sideways and out of tune. In order to do it, I needed to make new studs. The stock studs for a Les Paul won't work on a flat body like an SG. Now, it is much more stable, sustains great, stays in tune, and I'm happy as hell with it. It's been my main gigging guitar for over twenty years.

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    @SG John...Holy crap I love that tailpiece conversion. You've got me jonesing for that in black. I really love the aging on your SG too. Did you come by that naturally, or was it on purpose.
     
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    @Auqalung...I've never seen that, but I dig it. I think im gonna switch mine out and see if I like it better. Thanks for sharing.
     

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