List your SG mods along with pics.

Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by Adamonfirexmx, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. Raiyn

    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    It's still an active thread...... I don't have any issues. :cheers:

    Whether or not you get a reply from him, who knows.
     
  2. sazista

    sazista Active Member

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    Raiyn, now what are you talking about now with ignore lists? Maybe i missed something. There is a peaceful climate on this thread, no?
     
  3. cerebral gasket

    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    Installed hubcaps on three of the four.
    All four have pickup mounting ring installed on bridge only.

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    Pardon my ignorance, but what are hubcaps?
     
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  5. cerebral gasket

    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    hubcaps = wheel covers (pickup covers)

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    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    To be fair, it confused me for a minute too.
     
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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    Ah yes, I get it now, thanks.
     
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  9. Cameron Huthert

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    Man, how did you manage that? I've tried to fit one to my SG just as you have, but the springs get so tense. Maybe I should've gotten the smaller of the two rings?
     
  10. cerebral gasket

    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    Taller ring always goes in bridge position and shorter ring goes in neck because of neck to body angle.
    You can cut the spring a little shorter if having difficulty reinstalling on height adjustment screw.
     
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    Makes sense, thanks! It'll be on next time I change strings!
     
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  12. gary glaesemann

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    2011 '61 RI. Bill Lawrence L-500XL in the bridge position, some Duncan I can't remember in the neck position, the steel guard I ordered from Pro Steel pickguards in Australia. Celtic Cross inlaid truss rod cover from some Canadian dude on ebay. Kluson locking tuners. Chrome pickup rings, Gibson TP-6 locking tailpiece. Note the long StrapLok strap button placement on top horn- it's not right on the tip, and I carved a hole for it to sit snug in. It's very stable and I've done it to two others. The strap button on the bottom is flush mounted. Oh yeah and I put a Graphtech nut on it. This is the guitar I use in my Black Sabbath Tribute band.
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  13. Logan

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    Man that chrome Pickguard and pickup rings look sleek! I wish Gibson would get their heads out of their rears and do that in the HP models since they want to put chrome on everything BUT the Pickguard... :facepalm:
     
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  14. Wraygun

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    You all are very creative! Lots of great looking guitars here. I have played Telecasters pretty exclusively for the last 30 years or so, so I am very familiar with guitar mods. I have to say though, I can't really find much that I want to change on my 2011 SG Standard, which I recently got in trade for a Stratocaster. The SG is really just about perfect in my eyes.

    Edit: Oh, I am working on carving a new bone nut, just because I can't leave well enough alone.
     
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    I did a few more mods to what was basically a project guitar. The before...SG Future Tribute husk with abr-1 bridge, bell knobs, GFS Alnico V pickups, Grover vintage tuners, and a pickguard for 24 fret SGs.

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    Changed the knobs to witch hats, bridge is now a Gibson Nashville and the stopbar is an actual Gibson, it's a lot heavier than the old stopbar, and I changed out the tuners to...wait for it...the robo tuners. It's totally reversible and I actually like them.

    The biggest change is the pups. I saw Boston again a few weeks ago and I'm once again going through a Boston phase, so I put in a Dimarzio Super Distortion in the bridge and a Super Distortion 2 in the neck. Yeah. I love the way they sound through my Rockman. I still have to try it out through my Rockman rack gear.

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    Bonus pick of 70 year old Tom Scholz rocking out...playing a signed Gibson Melody Maker Joan Jett gave him during the show.

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    Just one, so far. Given that mine was a two knob Epiphone SG Special, my mods simply made it a more standard SG. And the pickups are my own formula.


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  17. Dano48

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    14870-desktop.jpg SG Future 3.jpg SG Future 2.jpg 2013 SG Future: Mostly cosmetic mods. Made a pick guard for it. Witch hat knobs. Painted brass pickup covers (still sorting the adjustments on the '57 classic pickups). Covered the truss rod cover with electrical tape. Polished the back of the neck. Leveled the frets. Frets needed a lot of edge work. Probably why it was still new old stock when I bought it a month or so ago. It plays great and saves a lot of wear and tear on my '70 SG . The Steinberger tuners took minor getting used to and work really very well. String changes are a breeze with them. I'm thinking I need some kind of phase switching.
    The first pic is what it looked like stock.
     
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