Anyone else went for 50‘s wiring on their 2019 Gibson!?

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  1. gypsyseven

    gypsyseven New Member

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    Just decided to get out the solder iron and change the wiring on my 2019 SG 61 Sideways Vibrola to 50‘s specs...

    Damn! What an improvement in tone and versatility!!!!!

    5-10 minutes and your done!
     
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    Norton Well-Known Member

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    I like that setup too.
     
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  3. KelvinS1965

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    Yes...I took out the PCB on mine (actually a 2018 now I re-read your post) and wired it with Gibson pots, metal braided wire and in the 50s wiring scheme. Partly as I didn't like the flimsy feel and on/off nature of the standard pots, but I also like the way they interact and the more gradual adjustment range I now have.
     
  4. gypsyseven

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    Absolutely and with audio taper pots it’s so wonderful....
     
  5. skelt101

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    I have an early 2019 SG Special with a PCB and am actually hesitant to change it out. It's not that I don't know how to wire up a guitar- there are really quality parts already installed! Switchcraft switch and jack, Gibson pots with very healthy readings (all of them measured well over 500K, accept for the neck tone which was about 490K), and don't notice a flimsy feel. I do prefer the interaction of '50s wiring, but to remove the existing caps looks a bit risky. From what I can tell, they share traces with the pickups that attach to the volume pots. It might be less intrusive to install a treble bleed.
     
  6. Joncaster

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    I feel like it's an obligation to dig around in my guitars insides.
    My mind changes, my approach changes...electronics are an easy target.

    My '19 standard changed for the better, 50's wiring, dimarzio pots:
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    AngelDeVille Well-Known Member

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    I still have a couple 2017's I haven't opened up to see if they have a pb&j.

    I need to order a gross of pots and rewire a few things I have been putting off.
     
  8. gypsyseven

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    Treble bleed works for me just on Fender guitars/single coil pickups...
    With humbuckers it must be the 50‘s wiring...
     
  9. skelt101

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    Does this mean you would recommend a treble bleed for an SG Special with P90s?
     
  10. gypsyseven

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    Rather not, but to each is own. 50‘s wiring with P90‘s works like sooo good!!!!
     
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    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    I just wire the P-90 straight to the volume pot and output jack on my LP Junior DC.

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  12. PixMix

    PixMix Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to give the '50s wiring a try on my (burst) Standard with '57 Classics. The other standard is nice and bright/articulate, the burst is bit too dark for my taste. It currently has the stock pcb board with push-pull volume pots for coil splitting, and I never use the split coils on that guitar.
     
  13. gypsyseven

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    It will open up much more tonal space compared to modern wiring. Anyway, to each is own and if someone is not into using the volume and tone knobs it is not that important...
     
  14. joe419

    joe419 New Member

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    I have a question about 50's wiring or maybe wiring/pots in general..
    I have a les paul i installed new pots/switch and i went with the 50's wiring scheme. The volume pots taper from 10 to 0 smooth and consistent but the 2 tone pots are different. From 10 to 3 there isnt much change in tone but then from 3 to 0 is where all the change takes place.. Is that normal/correct, or is there a problem with the pots?
     
  15. your idol

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    50s wiring in everything
     

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