lets see your guts

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  1. q-4000-SG Guy

    q-4000-SG Guy New Member

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    lets see your guts!!! I have a Gibson SG 400 i just picked up and when i took off the back plate i saw this
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    id just like to see if anyone else has nice clean wireing like this in there SG! I realy dont think this is from the factory! but who knows it is a mid 80's Gibson!
     
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    its not an SG but is a Gibson and is a doublecut.

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    65 melody maker
     
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    nice there is something about clean wireing that is just cool!
     
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    HEY why did this get moved its suposed to be SG related right??? the double cut is cool but i want to see the guts of SG's!!!! whats up TNT???? that desert heat gettin to ya! all love my man make it back safe!
     
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    He moved it cause this is a good reference for people wondering what their control cavity is supposed to look like. Hence the reference section.
     
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    Oops, '67 Junior
     
  7. Alex

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    Lets make sure to tell everyone what the picture you are posting is from.
     
  8. oldrockfan

    oldrockfan Well-Known Member

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    mine was of a 65 melody maker that I thought had neat looking guts. I edited the original post to include what it was. If I have a shot of the guts on my sg standard I'll post later.
     
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    here is my all stock Standard from 71 !!

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    [quote author=fkh link=topic=17277.msg224801#msg224801 date=1229540207]
    here is my all stock Standard from 71 !!

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    Wow, what elixir did you water this guitar with?
    Are you sure it's all original?
    Doesn't look like a 37 year old guitar at all
     
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    Yep : it is all stock . 1 owner. lived 25 years under the bed totaly unused :) :)

    Check all the pics here : http://fkh.dk/sg71/

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    The Moog guts of my SG-R1:

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    [quote author=Cjays link=topic=17277.msg224834#msg224834 date=1229619651]
    The Moog guts of my SG-R1:

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    Woh, is it running windows or mac? ;)
     
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    [quote author=oldrockfan link=topic=17277.msg215026#msg215026 date=1215048127]
    mine was of a 65 melody maker that I thought had neat looking guts. I edited the original post to include what it was. If I have a shot of the guts on my sg standard I'll post later.
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    Isn't there's a difference between a DC, and a MM? Was there body design changes for the DC like there was for the MM?

    I know a Melody Maker can look like an SG, or a slab LP, or a DC. I think it eventually became more like a stripped down flat LP.
     
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    [quote author=1Way link=topic=17277.msg224895#msg224895 date=1229726790]

    Isn't there's a difference between a DC, and a MM? Was there body design changes for the DC like there was for the MM?

    I know a Melody Maker can look like an SG, or a slab LP, or a DC. I think it eventually became more like a stripped down flat LP.
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    The MM began life as a sort of cheaper thinner version of the LP Junior, went to double cutaway around 1962 and then to the SG shape in 1966. I'm sure Axmaker can fill in all the details. :)
     
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    SG-200 guts:

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    Thought I may as well post this as I was getting the six digit code from the pots, to find out when it was made.
     
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    Before (stock 1976 stuff)

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    After (RS pots, Russian PIOs, Sheptone PAFs)

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    [quote author=oldrockfan link=topic=17277.msg215026#msg215026 date=1215048127]
    mine was of a 65 melody maker that I thought had neat looking guts. I edited the original post to include what it was. If I have a shot of the guts on my sg standard I'll post later.
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    ORF, I too have a 65 MM. however, the previous owner had done the following mods:
    2x humbuckers [unknown brand, but they sound GREAT!]
    changed 1 pc wrap bringe, instead installed a TOM/STOP combination [much better playability/intonation
    made custom pickguard to accomodate all the above changes.
    collectability= zilch
    PLAYability= a ZILLION!
    I have a pic of it somewhere but don't know how to post pics on the forum..
     
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    What do you think about the Shepton?
    I've ordered a Tribute set after recommendations from my repairguy.
     
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    [quote author=8-ball link=topic=17277.msg238129#msg238129 date=1250624457]
    Lakehaus
    What do you think about the Shepton?
    I've ordered a Tribute set after recommendations from my repairguy.

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    That's exactly what these are. The bridge is a BK Trib PAF (zebra), the neck is a regular ol' Trib. I had stock BBs, 57s, Seth Lovers and WCRs in my other Gibsons and the Sheptones are on par with the WCRs (I had goodwood / darkburst). I have to admit, the BBs sound pretty damn good in my ES175 - I pulled those pups and the elex from my LPR8 (they're coupled with a set of PIO Bumble Bees).

    Back to the Sheps - woody, articulate, clarity across the spectrum... a top notch set of pups... those, the pots and Russian PIOs really brought the SG to life after 33 years of laying around playing 2nd fiddle. Now I play it all the time.

    Good luck with yours. I think you'll agree with my assessment once you install and plug in.
     

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