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  1. Col Mustard

    Gibson SG Faded (2004)

    Hello Adam59 and Welcome to ETSG. Your SG faded special is a classic Gibson of the oughts. Many of us on these boards have fallen under the "faded special" spell. May you have this joy. The SG faded special is what some of us like to call "The Working Man's Gibson"... because you get a real...
  2. Col Mustard

    11s on a G400

    Pore ol' Biddlin's gone, but I ain't daid yit... an I'm still using tens on my epiphones & Telecaster and one Gibbie, and 11s on my fave '07 SG special faded, which is set up for them and sounds so great that I don't want to change anything except to a new set of 11s
  3. Col Mustard

    Pickguard for SGJ 2014

    funny,... I tried to upload pictures to this posting and the page kept reloading without my photos. ...oh well... My suggestions stand: Order what you want from Pickguardian.com or use your lovely SG as designed. me, I favor the latter, but the OP gets to make up his own mind.
  4. Col Mustard

    Pickguard for SGJ 2014

    www.pickguardian.com that outfit will be able to make a P/G for just about any guitar. But... I suggest you think very carefully before incontinently drilling holes in your prized SG. The guitar was designed with no P/G... maybe it doesn't need one. The way you know is this: (ask yourself)...
  5. Col Mustard

    SG's are underrated for clean tones...

    My SG sounds great through just about any amp. I never crank mine up too hard any more, although I finally have my own house again. I think of the SG as the Swiss Army Knife of guitars, playing anything I'm capable of with no problems. >I lived in apartments for a few years and played clean a...
  6. Col Mustard

    Red Under Ebony Paint Finish

    I thought of one more thing: There might be some superstar who bought a used red SG when he was getting started, and then had his SG painted black and used that guitar to go on and do great things. That's the only reason I can think of for Gibson CS to spray one color over another... if...
  7. Col Mustard

    SG 61 Aged Cherry.

    well and so... welcome to ETSG, and congratulations on finally getting something you can bond with. I hope you are able to... A fine Gibson like yours ought to be considered the guitar of a lifetime. Many of us can't afford the top-line models (like me) and play lesser versions to great...
  8. Col Mustard

    Help: SG issue new strings.

    I agree... show us a few photos. Begin with the assumption that there's nothing wrong with your guitar and that you didn't do any permanent harm. Changing strings is a routine activity, many of us change strings quite often. But if your guitar's bridge fell off while the strings were off, you...
  9. Col Mustard

    NGD 64 Reissue SG, and maybe I am an SG Guy after all!

    congratulations on finally seeing the light. sorry, I don't mean to sound like that. I AM glad that you've found one that does what you need done, and doesn't cripple you like a cinder block hanging off your neck. It's hard not to say, "of course it's an SG!" But I won't say that. To tell...
  10. Col Mustard

    Red Under Ebony Paint Finish

    If I were you I would go to the best luthier you can find or afford and get a professional opinion about whether this guitar is a fake or not. Find someone who appraises guitars professionally and pay their fee and get your questions answered. Make contact with Gibson, give them the serial...
  11. Col Mustard

    I have the best SG change my mind

    well I would never try to change your mind and prolly none of us would want to pop your balloon but the truth is this... I have the best SG. Mine has NONE of the fancy details you mention because they are not necessary. I'm sure they are fun. Good to look at and fine to play. ...but gilding on...
  12. Col Mustard

    replacing mini humbuckers with p90’s. anyone done this?

    My 2012 SG special '70s trib has the plate in the bottom of the cavities, as described above. I believe I could remove the mini hums and simply screw a P-90 soap bar into each cavity. The bottom plate has threaded holes for the P-90 screws. But my mini humbuckers sound so good to my ear that...
  13. Col Mustard

    Help with identification

    that's a very special special... a Gibson SG VERY Special If I owned that, I would NOT modify it. I'd play it a lot, and see whether the intonation would hold. If it holds, I'd leave it alone and play it some more. If the intonation doesn't hold because the bridge is worn I'd try to obtain an...
  14. Col Mustard

    In an SG Standard: 490's or '61's ?

    lots of Sturm und drang, but not much clarity... covers make no difference in 2022... (they may have in 1965, but not now). they are aesthetic. like them or not. remove them or install them. your tone is the same. IMHO (of course) the pickups are all accurate. Gibson P-90s are accurate, so...
  15. Col Mustard

    What do you think of 490R and 490T pickups in an SG?

    490 pickups are an excellent set for "generic" use in guitars that will sell in thousands. Just like the "generic" setup that Gibson's technicians do at the factory. It's intended to be usable right out of the box... And Gibson succeeds in this. Of course they aren't for everyone. Some of us...
  16. Col Mustard

    Hello! Newbie here asking a question

    oh yeah, if you watch that video I posted, note that the SG is designed to be played standing up. Boots on the front monitor optional. Very different from classical style. We've seen a number of unhappy posts from new SG owners who didn't seem to understand this. They complain that the SG...
  17. Col Mustard

    Hello! Newbie here asking a question

    First things first: Welcome to ETSG Good choice getting the Epi... There are many Epiphone fans on this forum with the good Doctor being one of our most knowledgable. I am one of the most enthusiastic. My first suggestion is professional setup. Epiphones respond really well to this. Find...
  18. Col Mustard

    BEST YEAR FOR SG QUERY THREAD

    git a rope...
  19. Col Mustard

    BEST YEAR FOR SG QUERY THREAD

    ya, for Norlins I'd really love to have a '79 The SG... Walnut body, ebony fretboard, velvet brick pickup in the bridge position I think it has a Tim Shaw "regular" humbucker in the neck position... Note how close to the fretboard the neck p'up is... this gives the '70s SGs a very special tone...
  20. Col Mustard

    SG Classic any differences in models made between 2000 and 2009 ?

    there is one sleeper... it's called the SG special "fifties tribute" I would LOVE to have one of those. they were made in 2013, and debut'd to a chorus of "WTF Gibson!" (everyone knows there were no SGs in the fifties) but this is actually an excellent instrument, perhaps with a really dumb...


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