Partso-SG

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  1. JohnnyGoo

    JohnnyGoo Well-Known Member

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    That looks fantastic
     
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    A new thread to follow, perhaps?
     
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    By all means !
     
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    Couldn't help myself, so strung it up with Ernie Ball .011s and gave it a quick setup. Plays very nice; smooth neck, low action. I'll probably raise the bridge a bit for slide playing; that's most likely what I'll be using it for the most (hence the .011s instead of the .010s I normally use).

    By the way: Are there any simple tricks I can use to give the satin finish a bit more shine? Will the furniture wax I use on my Faded Special work where as well?
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    I vote for the black pickguard.
     
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    me to,that black is badass lookin
     
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    I vote for black!
     
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    frankd Well-Known Member

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    Nice guitar it makes me say ohh yes!
     
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    Looks great. I also vote for the black pick guard. The white layers are just enough detail.
     
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    Why did you put a big Nashville bridge ?

    An ABR bridge is a sensible choice IMHO. Cream nut , blank TRC, black pickup ring screws and this SG will look fine .
     
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    Complete (stripped) Gibson SG's on E-bay all the time in the $350.00USD range...
     
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    Both my Gibsons were husks bought off of eBay. I'm the kind of person that likes to tinker and mod to make a guitar my own. I could never justify paying full price for a Gibson then tinkering and changing out parts.
     
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    The harness arrived today! Needless to say, I put it in right away. I'm not going to show you a cavity shot, because my soldering is SUPER messy, but the guitar works like a charm. The '57 Classics seem to sound slightly brighter in this guitar than what they did in the Derek Trucks, but that might very well just be my poor memory. Anyway, to my ears it sounds really killer through the AC4. I'll bring it to band practice tomorrow and use it for my slide work. We have a gig on Saturday, so I'll probably use it then too.

    I think this guitar will actually have a name. I normally don't name my guitars (except for Brown Dog, the '75 SG-II), but since I've put this one together myself and that being a first for me, it needs one. And seeing as it will be a slide guitar, I shall name it "Duane".

    Here's the MojoTone wiring harness:
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    The finished guitar:
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    A close-up. I think the all black knobs work really well here. I was planning on getting silver-topped ones, but these will stay for now:
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    Looks really nice,good job
     
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    Is the pickguard made by Creamtone ?
     
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    Looks great. Black pick guard is a winner.
    Now, the future doesn't usually have a guard, correct? I assume you had some drilling?
     
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    That's right, Future Tributes (or the other Tributes) don't come with a guard. I used a small awl to punch holes for the screws.
     
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    I like the black knobs, too. If you silver-topped on there, your SG will look like an EPI G-400...:shock:
     
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    Band practice fell through today, bass player's babysitter didn't show up, and our keyboard player hurt his hand badly at work (he'll be fine, although he will miss the gig on Saturday), but at least I got to test Duane through my AC30. Sounds nice and raunchy, just like I hoped it would. Perfect for the slide work I do with the band. I'm a happy camper!
     
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    I love pickup covers on black SGs. Very sleek and somehow retro.
     
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