My first two Gibson's are these SG Specials

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  1. Lunacy the Faded

    Lunacy the Faded Active Member

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    2007 Faded Cherry and 2002 Faded Cherry

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    I put the orange .022uf caps in both of them.

    The 2007 is totally stock otherwise, just set it up and voiced the pickups.

    The 2002 has the moon inlays and ebony fretboard, the previous owner wired a George Lynch signature Screamin' Demon Seymour Duncan at the bridge and I had to rearrange the wiring to get the neck pickup to work, funny it sounds like he put the stock gibson bridge pickup into the neck, I replaced the bridge in the photos with a thicker Nashville style because the thin Gotoh one had a broken fine tuning screw, filed the new blank bridge saddle slots, the nut also needed the baking soda and superglue trick to add some material to the E and A slots, there is a maple shim under it so I could not drop in the brass SG nut the previous owner had taken out, and its been set up and pickups adjusted aswell.
     
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    DrBGood Well-Known Member

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    Nice. Is the 2002 that pinkish ?

    I'd be curious to see pics taken side by side in natural light outside to compare the shades of cherry.
     
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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    Those early 2002-2004 SG Special Faded with ebony boards are the best thing since sliced bread. I ended up with three of them somehow. One with moons and two with dots.
     
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    Col Mustard Well-Known Member

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    congratulations, you've got a couple of Gibson classics.
    I am a fan of the SG faded special. I own one, and it's still the Queen of my
    music room almost ten years later. Love my '07 SG faded special.

    The ebony fretboard with the moon inlay was an excellent innovation, and later faded
    don't have it. So that one's even more cool and special than the regular specials.
    *grins

    I put Gibson '57 Classic and Classic plus in my Faded, and absolutely love the tone.
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    pancake81 Well-Known Member

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    Awesome, they look great
     
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    arcticsg Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful, Congrats!
     
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    Nice !!
    Really like those moon inlays.

    -st
     
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    Lunacy the Faded Active Member

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    I added some knob pointers to my 2002

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    Lunacy the Faded Active Member

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    Here are the humbuckers I run under the pick guard in my 2002 Special Faded,

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    I corrected the messed up wiring and put in the best epiphone neck pickup I've ever heard, the wiring among other things actually had the coil split white and red from the seymour duncan bridge humbucker wired into the neck volume rather than tied together so the gibson pickup was never used sitting in the neck spot, for a reason...

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    I had it wired in before but it has extreme hum or a grounding/signal cut issue. Found out taking it out that it has one connection so the ground wire needs to be patched in (from the braided sheild I think) because the wire was cut and spliced poorly, the pickup might be damaged at some point since it is electrical taped around so I threw the beat gibson one into the Korean les paul classic I took the new epiphone one from, that stock neck pickup sounded crisper than the bridge pickup did in there and now its great for my 2002!
     

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