'89 SG G-310 upgrades

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  1. Raiyn

    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    Happy to help Scooter!
     
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    It's much appreciated :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:

    The fact you were prepared to go to all the trouble of packing and sending them just shows the depth of feeling on the forum for even the newest of members.

    I'm genuinely touched, nice to be part of such a great community.:h5:

    Right, mushy stuff over - time to get the pickguard sorted, solder 'em in and rattle the windows!!!

    ....

    Oh wait, I sold my amp.... bugger...

    Oh well, guess I need a New One then :D hehe!
     
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    I can't be stormy all the time mate!
     
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    Just glad I got your good side first then!

    (Waits for s**t storm...) :naughty:
     
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    :shock::shock:

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    Things are starting to come together for the rebuild :smile:

    These arrived from across the Pond yesterday...

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    Got a good deal on a pack of 6, so plenty left for upgrades on my other guitars if they're as good as I've heard (Thanks for the tip off Raiyn :yesway:)

    More pics to follow as soon as I've removed the existing electronics...
     
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    I swapped in a Pure Tone jack and those Mallory caps a little over a week ago. I've got no regrets. I even gave my Yoda @Dave Johnson one to play with; he digs them as much as I do.

    Just remember to run your cord through your strap ;)
     
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    Thanks Raiyn, not a gigging player though, so not a priority for me. Tend to do it if jamming at someone else's house though, just in case!
     
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    I'm FAR from gigging! I'm in this for the hobby more than anything.

    Good practice is good practice. If I'm playing standing, or on a stool, that cord is looped through. On the couch of course I don't bother.

    We've got cats that like to race about the house at odd intervals so a simple precaution like that is worth it.
     
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    It is a good habit to have especially when one steps down on the cord with a size 11 or just plain runs out of cord when walking a little too far away from the amp..
     
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    Or dodging a speeding furball......
     
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    Time to do some more on this guitar I think, wondering if a new bridge would make much of a difference?

    Spotted a Gotoh one on ebay that should fit right on...

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281438203521
     
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    Should do fine. It's not that swanky Hipshot, but you know.....ramen.
     
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    Hey, a modder has to start somewhere, right? :naughty:
     
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    Call that a Modded G310? This is a modded G310!

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    (I lazily bought a pre-soldered 50s rewiring kit... Gotoh bridge (a cheap and excellent upgrade), Schaller tailpiece (an excellent, if unnecessary bit of kit), Scaller pokerchip, graphtech nut (a cheap and excellent upgrade), Gibson bits and pieces such as the super amazing and most significant cream selector switch tip.)

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    (Preferred the tulips, so went with Grover Tulips - this was the intermediate stage.)

    I could've bought a couple of Gibsons for the price it cost me, but Betty was a kinda learning bench for me.

    I'd say, from this experience, the most important elements were:

    1) Fretwork.
    2) The $25 Gotoh bridge.
    3) The $5 Graphtec nut.

    BTW, the tailpiece did make a difference to the sound/sustain (at least, to my ears).

    Conclusion: the G310 was a lot of fun to do, and I got loads of experience by doing it; I'm still a beginner, but a more confident beginner due to those experiences. She ended up costing more than a new Gibson special, but still never the guitar - doesn't sound as good or play as well as the special, but that was never the point; Epi G310s are an excellent modding platform, imho.

    Looking forward to seeing your final modded guitar, SM. :shock:
     
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    Whooo! Now THAT'S a modded G310 alright! :D

    I'm going more for a 'sleeper' look (for those who aren't petrolheads, Here's a definition...

    "A sleeper car (US English) is a car that has high performance and an unassuming exterior.

    Sleeper cars are so called because their exterior looks little or no different from a standard or economy-class car. In some cases the car appears worse due to seeming neglect on the owner's part, typically referred to as "all go and no show". While appearing to be a standard or neglected car, internally they are modified to perform at higher performance levels"
    (Ref: Wikipedia)

    Plus, I want to be able to return it to stock if I ever have to sell it.

    Also want to use it to hone my skills, and component choice. That said, I am on the look out for a cheap guitar to let loose on :D and it will probably be an Epi Special (SG or LP) as they can be found for a song - have a feeling that will be more of an outlet for my creative side :naughty:

    I don't have much in the way of a workspace currently, so have to make do with what I have, which is a bit limiting, but will just mean it might take longer than you folks with a space you can leave stuff half done in...

    I enjoy a challenge - famous last words! hehe, but with the condensed knowledge available on the forums, I hope to be able to produce something half decent :smile: and have some fun along the way.
     
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    Why would you want to do that? If anything, you might get a bit more for a hot-rodded axe. Plus, if you ever went with better quality U.S. / Imperial spec electronics you'd have to enlarge their respective holes - which doesn't lend itself to swapping the metric junk back in.

    :lol:
    Yeah, that doesn't happen here.
     
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    True enough, guess we'll see how it goes...

    ... I may end up getting carried away tho :D
     
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    That'd be why you experiment with the Epi's mate! Less wankers with pitchforks and torches should something go all Larry wonky.
     
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