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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  6. Raiyn

    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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    plankton 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.
     
  11. Cameron Huthert

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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

    Logan Well-Known Member

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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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  16. bchaffin72

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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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  18. your idol

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    Hi, Im Hemi and Im a modaholic.


    2017 Gibson SG Standard T- BLACK- Gutted and upgraded to top notch components:
    -Brandonwound T-Top clones gold pole piece screws and T stamped bobbins!
    -CTS 500 pots-Russian PIO Caps .022
    -Switchcraft jack and 3 way-Reflector Knobs
    -Gibson Historic “Les Paul” 61 ri Truss Rod Cover. E6BCB506-D0F3-4FB5-891A-1B8FD7CEF80D.jpeg


    2018 Gibson SG Standard- Vintage Cherry
    Gutted and upgraded to top notch components:
    -Vintage Gibson 1978 T-Tops
    -Emerson Pro tight tolerance CTS 500K Split shaft pots
    -Switchcraft Jack3-way and toggle.
    -Exclusive Emerson USA-made .015µf Bumblebee style PIO Cap (neck) .022µf Bumblebee style PIO Cap (bridge) Vintage wiring- Tone capacitor is wired between volume and tone pot.
    -Gibson Reflector knobs
    -Gibson Historic “Les Paul” 61 ri Truss Rodbrown Cover.
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    1986 Gibson SG Special
    All hardware all blacked out.
    New Black Tusq nut
    New Black Grover kidney tuners
    New black tonepros Nashville bridge and stop bar
    Black top hats
    New blank trc
    New Bareknuckle Black Dog pickups.
    New black schaller straplocks
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    06 61 LP/SG CUSTOM
    Aged gold grovers
    Blank Creamtone TRC
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    06 SG Classic
    Aged Grovers
    WolfeTone mean/meaner p90 set
    Tusq Nut
    Custom HEMI/WOLF poker chip
    Witch hats and pointers
    CTS 500k pots
    NOS Sprague Black Beauty caps .022
    Faber aged ABR 1 and posts (installing tomorrow)
    Gotoh aged lightweight Aluminum stop bar
    (Installing tomorrow)
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  19. papagayo

    papagayo Well-Known Member

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    • KLUSON Revolution tuners (GForce removed)
    • Les Paul Historic trussrod cover
    • GraphTech TUSQXL nut
    • Les Paul tenon cover
    • 5 ply 60° bevel Creamtone pickguard
    • Wizz M-69 humbucker rings
    • Historic Switchcraft tip, heavy knurled Switchcraft nut
    • Gibson ABR-1 Bridge with black adapters
    • Vintage repro knobs
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  20. Gahr

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    Seems like it is time for an update in this thread, since two of the guitars form my previous past are gone and two new ones have arrived. And one of the remaining guitars has undergone further modifications. I just can't help myself it seems.
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    From left to right:
    1. !965 Gibson SG Junior. Definitely a player's grade one, but it plays like butter. When I got it the knobs, bridge, nut and tuners were unoriginal. The Vibrola arm/comb were missing, but the spring was still there. I swapped the tuners for Kluson retros of the stock tuners, put some reflector knobs on and gave it a more proper wraparound from CrazyParts. Since the picture was taken I have also restored the Vibrola. The electronics and pickup were stock and working. The guitar absolutely screams.

    2. My number one. 2014 Gibson Derek Trucks signature. The only things stock on this one are the body, neck, knobs, poker chip, bridge studs and tailpiece anchors. My quest has been to "1964-ify" it. The mods are (from top to bottom): Double ring Kluson tuners, a vintage 1964 TRC, tall pickup rings, vintage 1963-65 Gibson patent sticker pickups, Creamtone wide bevel pickguard, nickel bridge with nylon saddles (not pictured), nickel tailpiece and studs (not pictured). It also has a new wiring harness with vintage taper pots. I forget where I got it from, but I seem to remember it was Mojo Tone, pots are CTS.

    3. 1975 Gibson SG-II. My main guitar for many years. I got it with unoriginal tuners, so I bought an original set and put it on when the old tuners fell apart from use and abuse. The stock bridge was compensated for a wound G-string I swapped it for a CrazyParts one with an unwound G. I have kept the old one though. I keep this old beater turned to open G.

    4. 2018 Gibson SG Standard. The pic was taken before most of the mods were done, but I have done the following: It now has a blank, wide bevelled TRC, tall pickup rings, and reflector knobs. The poke chip was off originally, but I put it on as soon as I opened the box. The PCB harness was taken out. Nothing wrong with the PCB, but I had a set of 1969/70 T-Tops that I wanted to install, so I swapped the harness for an old school one. Just because I could. I don't remember where I bought the pre-wired harness (somewhere on ebay), but the pots are CTS, audio taper. I use this guitar as my dedicated open E slide guitar.

    I'm currently waiting for a 1963 Gibson EB-0 to arrive in the mail. It is completely stock, and I suspect it will be the first instrument I do not mod at all...
     

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