My Gibson SG

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

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  1. Biddlin

    Biddlin Well-Known Member

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    I'm not hating on anyone or anything, just stating facts. The string tee does nothing to promote tuning or any other kind of stability, but I'm sure the maker bought his kid a nice hover board. The tailpiece roller bridge and locking nut are kind of superfluous, but they at least perform the functions they claim. It's your guitar and your money. You asked for opinions. Maybe you should have specified wanting only concurring opinions.
     
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  2. Neil Hoffman

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    The haters comment was not aimed at you mate . True I did ask for opinions and I respect any of the opinions I have received
     
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    Cool, I sure felt like I was in your field of fire...:cool:
     
  4. Neil Hoffman

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    What do you think of the Floyd rose frx??
     
  5. Neil Hoffman

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    Just a question about the above comment. What would you suggest, shall I remove the string tree and kahler locking nut etc or just remove one of them??
     
  6. Neil Hoffman

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    I think the comments about my guitar are correct I think I have gone abit over the top with the string tree, locking string nut, locking roller bridge and tail piece. My question is now is what would you guys suggest. Shall I remove all of the above and go back to the stock tune o matic bridge etc or shall I remove only some of the hardware and what should I keep. Sorry I am bit confused about the best way forward. This is the first guitar I have ever modded or upgraded and maybe I just spent too much time looking at reviews and wasted a little money in the process. Please help ????
     
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    If the guitar works for you and you like it the way it is
    leave it alone. Don't be so concerned about what a bunch
    of us internet clowns say. It's YOUR guitar, not ours and
    if you are happy with the mods and they work for you,
    keep them.
     
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    That's the one, thanks cerebral gasket.
     
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    No need to change anything. Those parts are doing the job you wanted them to do. I was just trying to point out that in the future should you have issues with tuning stability there are easier and cheaper ways to fix it, without any additional hardware.
     
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    Great boat anchor, I'm not a fan of their complexity.
     
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    It's up to you, but I'd lose the string caddy, just because it does nothing and looks clunky. The rest of the jewelry serves some purpose, but the roller bridge will make bends less dynamic, i.e. you'll work harder to raise the pitch.
     
  12. Neil Hoffman

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    I will remove the string tree at the weekend. I have some spare saddles they are like new nothing wrong with them. Do you think it's worth changing the saddles from the roller ones while I am at it??
     
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    The string tree is not very nice imho, not necessary.

    Do you want to mount a tremolo ? Kahler? Stetsbar? Floyd Rose FRX ? If yes a roller bridge is a very good option
     
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    On a later date I would like to install a tremolo yes. And you are right the string tree is a bit much
     
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  15. Neil Hoffman

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    I had a epiphone a while back which had a bigsby on it, liked the guitar wasn't really a fan of the trem. Like the look of the Floyd but it's a bit over complicated than it needs to be if that makes sense.
     
  16. Neil Hoffman

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    Removed the string tree and it looks so much better without it
     
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    Biddlin Well-Known Member

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    "liked the guitar wasn't really a fan of the trem. Like the look of the Floyd but it's a bit over complicated than it needs to be if that makes sense."
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    Simplicity itself. A single leaf spring, the guitar's strings provide the counter pull.
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    A branded version sells for around $300, can be a little hard to find.
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    Licensed models can be had from various vendors for about half that. The All Parts version above has served me well for about 7 years now and has slightly lighter spring pull than
    my Epi or Gibson branded versions.
     

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