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  1. WDeranged

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    Finally got the camera charged.

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    I also snapped a few shots for emailing to the supplier, hopefully get a bit more money knocked off.

    Small imperfection in the finish.
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    Depression underneath the hologram.
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    A bit of damage near the tuning peg. The finish is also pretty lumpy there but it didn't come out on camera.
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    I hear ya man. Not to make light of the imperfections, but over the course of time you're gonna put scratches and dents worse than that on it.

    I'd pull off that hologram and play the hell outta it!
     
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  4. WDeranged

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    I've put some 'proper' reflective knobs on her and I'm thinking I'll have to drop the 50's wiring in along with some covered pups. Should help with the neck dive, look great and hopefully sound great too...the big question on my mind is whether to put a pick guard on, it's my favourite look for an SG :ohno:

    I daren't in case I find more holes underneath :rofl:
     
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    I'm with the Froggie on the imperfections but by all means make noise about it and fish for a discount. I don't think that I could resist ripping off the hologram. I'd love to hear that it could be done without leaving a scar so let us know if you succumb to the temptation. And I'd hold off on the pickguard for a while till you're really sure. It ain't too hard on the eyes without it, that's for sure. :naughty:
    (oh look, we've got the old emoticons back!! Yay! :h5:)
     
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    A bit more guitar porn.

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    Ha, only just noticed that tailpiece is jacked up way too high, better sort that out :shock:
     
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    Why do you think the tp is "way too high?"
    Looks spec, to me.
     
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    Oh, man, you can just about hear the Tele and the SG trash talking in that pic:

    "You call that a burst? I seen better burst on a toddler's ass!"

    "Oh, yea, that's rich coming from a welfare poly paintjob!"

    "Sheet, I'll poly my boot up your fragile little chicken neck, bitch"

    "Try it, corn-pone -- hey, nice bridge you got there. After all, who needs to tune the G string to play hillbilly to a bunch-a drunks"

    "Led Zep I, bitch, that's all I'm gonna say"
     
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    Testing for electro-resonant-coupling sustain, AKA the Foxy Lady factor.

    Whenever I get a new guitar, I setup my amp for maximum gain and boost and set the guitar to wide open and just let the guitar "run-away" with feedback to see what its capable of.

    Some just squeal a single high frequency note while others seem to have a voice like the intro to Foxy Lady. Needless to say, I prefer the latter.

    IMO, If a guitar doesn't achieve "run-away", then theres something wrong with it.

    The old SG in my avatar that I recently brought back to life is amazing, better than any of my newer Gibsons, very Foxy Lady-ish.

    I built it with a single volume control, totaly eliminating all tone control circuitry, (how alot of new guitars come nowadays).

    IMO, Instead of push-pull pots doing coil splitting, maybe they ought to have them disabling the tone circuity to get true maximum output.

    They could call it - Pull for "TMO", (True Maximum Output).
     
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    The bass side of the stop bar was really quite high compared to the treble side, the string had masses of clearance over the back of the bridge. It's led me to an issue though, I've noticed I'm pretty much out of adjustment on the treble side of the bridge.

    It's at 4/64 at the 12th fret and I could probably get Gibson's 3/64 if I screwed it right up against the finish, my Faded has loads more adjustment room, I'm guessing this isn't a good sign?
     
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    CALLING ALL EXPERTS . . .

    BIDDLIN

    SG LOU

    WHAT SHOULD HE DO ? ? ?
     
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    Lol, thanks for the assist. I am actually pretty puzzled and worried, today I wrangled a few packs of strings from the dealer because of the finish issues so I'm cringing at the thought of ringing him to return it :(
     
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    I'd love to help but I'm at work at the moment and our I.T. Department blocks ALL file sharing website so I can't see any pictures to make a judgement call.
     
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    Weird. I'd really need a lot more detail, but, assuming your neck relief is good, take the treble side down as far as you can, without cracking finish, and see where you're at.
    After another look, I'd take tension off of the strings and drop both sides of the bridge and reset the bridge height, from scratch, then redo intonation, etc.
    ;>)/
     
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    I've got the relief at 0.30mm, measured at the 7th fret with a capo on the 1st and the 15th pressed down. The feeler gauge fits snugly without nudging the strings but I've seen conflicting info on how to properly set relief so I could have screwed this up...I know I had to pull back the saddles quite a bit when I intonated the 11s.

    I'll have to go to bed now but thanks for the reply, I'll follow your advice when I get back home tomorrow :smile:
     
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    In that pic it looks like you've got a lot of bow in the neck. I'd flatten out the neck first.

    My thought on your string height dilemma -- didn't Gibson put lower frets on this year's models? Being Gibson they probably used the same specs on everything else -- in the process perhaps limiting the amount of string height adjustment, er, de-facto. You may need to finesse the treble-side slots on the bridge saddles. I filed the ones on my LP since they were cut with a dull chisel or something ping ping ping, hey I'm a sitar player. Fk! Yours may need to get a tiny bit lower? And as a bonus, if you fk up the bridge you have an excuse to get a faber.
     
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    Adjustable nut, too. Sh*t!
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