SG 3 Pickups Super Distortion in the Bridge

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  1. vancouverois

    vancouverois Member

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    Hi there,

    As far as I like the LP (SG) Custom, the bridge pickup was always too harsh and shrill.
    At least to my taste.

    So I found a Dimarzio Super Distortion and it's really another guitar since then.
    Really a nice improvement over the stock pickup.

    With a Marshall it's a perfect match, cleans are not so bad too though it's better with distortion hence the name.

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  2. dub-setter

    dub-setter Well-Known Member

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    i also
    replaced the bridge on mine with a dimarzio.. (paf).
    much better then the Hot CH pick up.

    but maybe add a pick up cover just to match the two other ones.
     
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  3. vancouverois

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    Sure it is better and I'm pleasantly surprised with the Super Distortion.
    A gold cover version of this pickup is made by Dimarzio but I couldn't find one here.
    The only available ones I could score locally were the double cream and the double black, not even a zebra.

    At least it's the same color as the guitar finish :-)
    I may try to get a gold one though.
     
  4. vancouverois

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    i bought the additional cover alone/spare part and
    added the pick up in/to it (+wax bath)

    be aware of the pole pieces spacing though.
     
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  6. vancouverois

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    I guess the gold cover is really specific to the pickup, it's a 12 holes cover.
    I'm not sure if it's available as a spare part.
    It looks like the pole pieces are also gold on the full gold version.
    I'm going to track down a gold one if it's still available, in the meantime I can play the guitar.

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    ...:cheers:
     
  8. papagayo

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    You can install gold open cover

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  9. vancouverois

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    Pretty good thinking, I'm going to look for this open cover.
    Merci pour le tuyau.
     
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    Too late for that, but have you tried to lower it ... substancially ? Harsh and shrill is usually heard from a bridge humbucker that is set too close to strings ... or from a Tele :cool:
     
  11. vancouverois

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    Sure I tried to lower the pickup first, but even at the lowest setting I tried it wasn't that good.
    May be the original pickup fits better darker sounding guitars.
    Anyway with the new pickup it's easier to dial into a good sound without spending hours with a screwdriver ;-)

    Tele bridge pickup, when you find the good one it's heaven.
     
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    Avec plaisir le cousin ;)
     
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    Option 2: Sell it, get a black one, rip the other covers off = b!itchin guitar. (admittedly not an SG shown here but who can argue against a V)
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  14. vancouverois

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    Who can argue against a V?
    Especially a three pickup one.
     
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    There must be something wrong with me. I have never liked the V - and I'm getting real close to 70. Even if you make me apologize a thousand times, I still won't like the V. To me they're just plain ugly. Oh well, I'll live with it.

    Now, the SG ... there's a beautiful guitar.
     
  16. Gbux

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    That looks way cool with the full batwing scratch plate. I’m about to have one put on mine, W/B/W, just like a the original!!! I’ve also added a Bigsby B5, I’m doing the 66/67 Glen Buxton conversion!!! Did you have any trouble fitting yours? I’m trying to get mine as close to the original as possible, thinking about a ABR1 bridge as well, but not sure if it’ll fit, or I’m gonna have to re drill the anchor post!!! Have you any more pics?
     
  17. Go Nigel Go

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    I didn't care for the "V" until I finally saw one in the flesh. They are kind of like a Gretcsh in that they look great when you can get up close and personal with them, but are difficult to capture the essence of in a photograph.
     
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    I picked up this Invader a few years ago and it came with an old Super Distortion at the bridge and a 490 at the neck. Turned out to be a fantastic pickup combination. The SD really sounds nice in this guitar.
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  19. vancouverois

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    The full batwing SG is not what I'm looking for, at least for my Custom.
    On the other hand if I can find an Epi 310 to modify in a three pickups way like Glen Buxton I absolutely will ;-)
    Though the pickups had gold covers.
     
  20. vancouverois

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    V is a really nice guitar, the shape is unique and it takes a bit of experience to play while sitting.
    I'm a fan of Albert King :-)
    I like the V and the SG, though the V is like a vintage Cadillac with thintails ;-)
     

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