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    Why do some players hate Gibson so much?

    This is all you need to know.
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    Do Grovers look "right" on an SG?

    I'm fine with either one. I always change the ones with the little white dots.
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    NGD 2013 Gibson SG Standard !...Wow!

    I really don't know. All of mine have exactly what they came with and I am extremely happy.
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    NGD 2013 Gibson SG Standard !...Wow!

    There is something special about the 2013 Standards. They feel very vintagey to me. Mine is my favorite by a long shot and I've got a few to choose from. That's 60's wiring but if it's not bugging you just play the thing. Congratulations!
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    490 Pickups in my Special T...blah.

    I tried some Duncan Antiquities and a set of 57 Classics. The 490's sounded and felt better to me. My Faded definitely has an "it" factor going on. It's a keeper.
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    What pickups are in Your SG? looking for opinions.

    The only SG I've replaced pickups in is my 2013 Standard. I took out the 57's and gave them to a friend who needed a set for a jazz box, and put in a SD 59 in the neck and a SD Perpetual Burn in the bridge. It's my favorite guitar. It can do anything.
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    490 Pickups in my Special T...blah.

    I tried a few different sets of pickups in my Faded Special and wound up putting the 490's back in. They work well for me. They're called 490's because that was the in house part # for the original PAF's. If they were called Duanebuckers or something like that people would love them.
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    Are All New Gibson SG Guitars Pleked

    PLEK is a manufacturing tool. It doesn't require a PHD to operate and is fast and efficient. Every single guitar I have that has been pleked was capable of nice low, playable action right out of the box. That did not used to be the case before plek. Gibson does leave room for further setup...
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    New SG Jr: Ridiculous errors!! Should I write to Gibson?

    In order to grab a wrong body it would have to have too many or not enough holes. Not very likely.
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    New SG Jr: Ridiculous errors!! Should I write to Gibson?

    People should get a professional opinion before they rant on public forums. It's not like we've never heard this before.
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    New SG Jr: Ridiculous errors!! Should I write to Gibson?

    Seeing as how the bodies are done by CNC, the chances of the bridge location being off are infinitesimal.
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    New SG Jr: Ridiculous errors!! Should I write to Gibson?

    My lightening bar SG has perfect intonation. It took a little messing with the grub screws.
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    In an SG Standard: 490's or '61's ?

    I know nothing about metal or grunge but heavier rock comes into play at times.
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    In an SG Standard: 490's or '61's ?

    I love 490s. They sound like an SG to me. 57 Classics sound too polite; they work well in a jazz box, though.
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    SG String Guage

    I'm in the process of switching to 10-38 on everything. The feel and the sound are really amazing. I bought a bunch of .015's so I could swap out the G string on my remaining stock of .009's and .010's, and that works nicely, but not as nicely as the Hendrix set. So far I've used Pyramid, GHS...


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