Remove pots?

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  1. Dynamal

    Dynamal New Member

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    Can i physically remove/desolder the neck pickup volume and tone pot without effecting the bridge pickup and pots or the pickupswitch on my sg? Will the bridge pickup function as normal?
     
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    Yes, no problem. Obviously prompts a further question - why?
     
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    chilipeppermaniac Well-Known Member

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    He must want to play it like a Jr.?

    Or I had another thought. Maybe his pots are acting up and he still needs that guitar to play before getting the new parts. Then will replace em once getting the parts?
     
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    I feel like you could get the same effect with much less work/hassle by just dropping the neck volume to zero, so...what am I missing here?
     
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    Hehe, well the answer is: i NEVER use neck pickup. Thought of removing the pots and drop in some plugs, ala malcolm young style, just to customize it a little. And see if its possible to find a pickguard with only the hole for bridge pickup an remove the neck pickup. Anyone know someone who sell/make pickguards like this?
     
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    Did you think of selling it and getting a Junior? Would seem to be a much easier solution. And no need to destroy a perfectly good two pickup guitar.
     
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    HAHA I was gonna say that, but I am behaving today.

    Oh Yeah, and a Jr has a P90 likely. Maybe he wants a humbucker in the bridge.

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    Is that humbucker standard on a Melody Maker? I thought they all had narrow single coils. I changed mine for a humbucker years ago.
     
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    Here's one I found from Pickguard planet

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    This I do not know......... Don. I just hunted SINGLE Pickup Gibson SG's on Google and copied and pasted pics
     
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    Here is one I would love if I were hunting a single pup guitar.

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    Don, I will try sneaking in a 2 Pup no Guard guitar. If it were not for this exact guitar, I would not be speaking to you all these years.

    My first SG
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    That green Tokai seemed to have some nasty damage at the first two frets - was that just a trick of the light?
     
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    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I will look. It sure looks boogered up. That whole FB looks roughed up all over when I blow up the pic full size.

    HAHA speaking of which.
     

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