SG Special Pickup Spacing

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  1. h4ck.b0x7

    h4ck.b0x7 New Member

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    Any idea why the USA SG Special has a wider pickup spacing?

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  2. cerebral gasket

    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    Guessing they have to keep the CS and regular production line models different.

    There's no reason why they can't build a historically accurate reissue of any original SG model on the regular production line. Before the CS existed and reissues were a thing, all guitars were regular production line guitars.

    Pictured below is a real 1963 SG Special.

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    One thing for sure, it will be more trebly with the bridge pickup closer to the bridge. Maybe even less growl.
     
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    A smart move with a P90. Even with an A2 in the bridge, mine are very bright.
     
  5. Tom Dickinson

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    I purchased the Epiphone version of this guitar. Got mine 'used' frim a guy who just didn't like it and gave him $300 for it. I think ee'new' aaqed c ex they're running just north of $400. Anyway, from a build standpoint I think it matches the 'original' in almost every aspect. Epi uses the mustash headstock, bound neck, button tunersx c qqe , wrap bridge, and even the locations of puckups and controls. Unfortunately, mine is Pelham Blue, which I had originally thought I might strip off and attempt some kind of refinish. But I have to admit, its kinda growing on me. While I love the guitar, and even the neck configuration, I gotta say that the pickups in this thing were about the worse set Ive ever had from Epiphone! I mean these things were terrible!! The remaining electrics are OK, but the Pups had to go!! So, as of last night I played around with 3 different sets, and finally ended up with a set of P-90s from a PRS. Dont know if these are the answer long term or not, but for now they're a damn sight better than the OE units. Im considering some Duncan Mini-humbuckers with the Wilkenson adapters if thats not too much of a travisty. But, in all, this is a really nice option if your budget wont support a $-4 digit purchase. Other than the pickups, thus is about as fine an instrument as I've ever seen with the Epi brand on it!!
     
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    "ee'new' aaqed c ex" "x c qqe"
    Can anyone translate this for me?
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  7. cerebral gasket

    cerebral gasket Well-Known Member

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    "Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe."
     
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    If you say it out loud, it sound like Inuit. I think it means Pelham Blue ice.

    WHAT ? Epiphone P90 are very x c qqe to their Gibson sibblings. Have you ee'new' with their aaqed c ex height any ?

    But seriously, if you're gonna trash them, just send them my way.
     
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  9. Tom Dickinson

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    Sorry guys. Peckin' on the cell phone produces some odd results some times. I try to go back and proof read, but sometimes I just forget or run out of time.
     
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    OK. But what did you mean to type? Help me out here, I'm lost.
     
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    I'll trade my epi p90's, they aren't quite what I'm looking for.
     
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    At first I thought it was written in navajo language but now I think it's just an autocorrect typo. He meant to say "Ooo eee ooo ah ah ting tang walla walla bing bang". You'll have to consult a witch doctor for the specific prescription that conveys.
     
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