NGD Standard ‘61

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  1. Col Mustard

    Col Mustard Well-Known Member

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    Here's another bit of ETSG wisdom that applies to this syndrome:

    LUTHIER'S MOTTO:
    PRACTICE ON SCRAP

    Don't learn how to do guitar tech work by experimenting on
    your prized Gibson. Get a garage sale guitar for small money, and
    re-wire that. Once you've acquired proper tools and some experience
    ...then you might consider altering your Gibson.

    The PCBs are not traditional, but they work fine (mostly).
    It's good to know how to solder electronic parts together without
    damaging them or the instrument, but practice and learn on lesser
    guitars than your Les Paul. Just saying...
     
  2. Alexb1090

    Alexb1090 Member

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    Solid advice. I didn’t harm the instrument just had a grounding issue I couldn’t figure out, and another issue with a cold joint.
     
  3. Alexb1090

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    Totally agree. The only other that came close was an ESP ltd ex400. And I sold that in favour of selling a more expensive one and regretted it ever since. I’ll hold on to this one. I’m not planning to do any mods, very carefully chose this model as it has the specs I like.
    Thanks for the warm welcome.
     
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    Very familiar with this slick technique. It does score Browny points in your favor... :yesway:. Congrats on your new SG... Congrats on your marriage... :cheers:
     
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    Really nice looking guitar!
     
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  7. Alexb1090

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    Thanks!
     
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    Hey, are the pickups 4-conductor, or two? The little plugs on my 2017 SG were 4-conductor, but the plugs on my 2011 LP were just two, so it was easy to take the plugs off and solder them to aftermarket pickups.
     
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    I believe the 2-conductor pickups were replaced with 4-conductor pickups so that High Performance models could do fancy switching. Most circuit boards just connect the coils together at the board.

    Tom
     
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  11. Alexb1090

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    Fairly sure they’re 4, but didn’t take much notice to be honest I was rushing
     
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    Do you have a link for that ebay seller? thanks.
     
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  15. Joncaster

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    Such a sweet SG! Congrats.
    That's exactly how I feel about my '19 Standard, the way chording and moving around feels, effortless.
    I feel it has a bit to do with the 'low' frets (and a great neck shape, obviously, but I haven't felt the '61 neck yet).
    They aren't wide and flat like some older wire Gibson used, i feel? I remember most of the Gibsons I used to try were hard to get used to from a Fender neck. It felt like I would have to spend time adjusting...so I would just put them back on the rack and go play a tele.
     
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