My Gibson SG

Discussion in 'Gibson SG' started by Neil Hoffman, Jul 6, 2019.

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  1. Neil Hoffman

    Neil Hoffman Member

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    A very big thank you for all your advice guys. I will do as suggested keep my current configuration see how I get on
     
  2. Neil Hoffman

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    My amp is a boss katana 50. I know that you probably can get better but I like that amp what do you think??
     
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    It's a very popular amp, and with good reason. I thought about getting one myself but ended up with the newer Nextone as it fit better into how I wanted to use an amp.

    If you like it, that's all that really matters.
     
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    Exactly. Don't let other people tell you what to do or what to think about your guitar or tone. Do as you see fit.
     
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    Nice! Welcome!
     
  6. Biddlin

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    As pointed out, I have a similar pickup arrangement and concur with Huntroll about the coil-splitting setup working for hum cancellation. Another option might be to wire a dummy coil just to the p-94. I really do find the DF/P90 arrangement ideal.
     
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    And having just one of the dirty fingers coils active along with the p-94 could be really great.
    That raises the question, which coil ?
     
  8. Huntroll

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    Simple magnetic polarity indicator at stewmac.com :

    Magnet Polarity Tester, Item # 5127

    Highly recommended !

    I would post the link but its a mile long.
     
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    Biddlin Well-Known Member

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    Ya know, I have done that with this one and the effect is a rather Strat like quack.
     
  10. Huntroll

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    That's a pretty good indication you have the wrong DF coil disabled.

    If you get one these testers you'll see why stock Gibson Les Paul's sound so great.

    My testing indicates their magnetic configuration is always a certain specific way.

    A certain magnetic polarity order from the neck to the bridge.
     
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    Stock Gibson configuration. Everything is wired to a circuit board, so that's how they intended it. Most split HBs sound crappy to me, to be honest, that's why I rarely use that option. Now the DF straight with the P-90 is great and full sounding.
     
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  12. Neil Hoffman

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    Full picture as requested

    Huntroll I like your idea about the toggle switch and it would be brilliant but I am using the Gibson quick connect pcb and I can't see a way of installing the switch without changing the pcb to traditional wiring. My soldering skills are not good lol.
     
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    This post and reference to " he " should be in another time and place.
     
  14. Tony M

    Tony M Well-Known Member

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    I'm late to this thread but so what.
    I just came back today.
    Hello all!

    Hi Neil.
    Welcome to this forum.
    I like your guitar a lot.
    Here's why.
    This is one of mine.
    Bridge pickup is a 1977 DiMarzio PAF
    Neck is a DiMarzio HB from Hell which is very P90ish.
    Stickers too, and gear switch washer and jackplate.
    You and I would look great sharing a stage.


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    Hi Tony! Is this from'70s? Is there any thread about this guitar on the forum?
     
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    Tony M Well-Known Member

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    The guitar is early 70's. I'm sure there are references to it in several threads but I don't remember where. I've been gone for a couple of years.
     
  17. Huntroll

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    Neil -

    Check out my previous posts about installing the 2018 HP PC board to get the extra functionality along with modifying the control cavity cover to accommodate the additional CTS switch/pot height.

    I can tell you have the skills, its just a matter of the right parts coming along.

    Good luck !
     
  18. Neil Hoffman

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    Full picture of my guitar MySG_Full.jpg
     
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  19. Neil Hoffman

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    Fitted a new switch so I can split the humbucker thank you huntroll for the idea. Works brilliantly.
     
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  20. Neil Hoffman

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    Not had time to edit photos etc so I can upload them on here I been busy with work but here goes.

    I have uploaded a picture of the full guitar and pics of the neck and headstock. I know the string butler and string lock maybe a little OTT but I used to own a G400 that had tuning issues. Not putting the G400 down it was a great guitar but I didn't want the same problems here.

    The string butler and lock are not heavy , they do not upset the balance. Love them hate them the choice is yours. But with the locking tuners and the string butler and lock this guitar never goes out of tune.

    MySG_Full.jpg MySG_Neck.jpg MySG_Headstock.jpg
     

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