Discussion in 'Epiphone SG' started by angus, Dec 24, 2006.
Hi folks, here you are my SG G400PRO all stock
And is that a subliminal Telecaster neck reflection on the pups ?
'66 SG Standard, a bit customized...
I swapped out the old alnico pups in one of my G400s for a couple I've had kicking around the house.
Neck is now a Lace Sensor dually (red/blue). Bridge is a DiMarzio super distortion. So far liking the sound of both. Will have to wait a while to determine just how much. I'm one of those people that quite like the stock sound.
Both replacements are 4 wire. I'll need to get around to splitting them eventually but didn't have any suitable pots last night while soldering everything up.
My one and only Epi'... unless I pull the trigger on a Casino that I have my eye on.
The 89 I owned for a few years, great guitar:
Neck was skinny as all-get-out, but rock-solid. Fantastic guitar.
Korean ? Those were hefty SGs. I had one nice example for a while. No veneer on mine, but it was too heavy for a SG, sold it.
but what went wrong with the pickguard..??
I've no idea - it is a a new limited edition, not a high value guitar, it is what it is, and it isn't a '57 Gibson...
yap.. i know its an epi,
i played several one my self
they re good guitars.
but somebody put on the pickguard in a false way.. looks weird..
That's nothing, the bridge pickup was hanging off because one of the screws was the wrong size, and there clearly has been no attempt at a setup in the history of this guitar (came in terrible state)... But, what you do get is the closest thing Epi have to a classic Gibson jnr/special, great new P90 pro pickups, decent(ish) electronics and hardware, 3-in-a-strip Wilkinson small white button tuners, and it has an amazing fretboard with perfect frets and a lovely feel to the neck - plays beautifully. Maybe, the pickguard is a bit 'wonky' but it's no biggie because this guitar is a player and has a lot of style and personality. Epis aren't my favourite brand, but this one is golden.
as i said its a nice guitar,
but i would change the pickguard if it was mine..
(it would make it look even more "nice" )
just my two cents.
ARISE FROM THE DEAD, O THREAD...
This one goes WAAAAAAY back to before I joined ETSG.
And it's quite a collection. A Coll-Epi-Shun...
Don't fuss over the P/G, just play it. They stuck a screw in it
so you cain't change it without leaving a bullet hole in your guitar.
I've seen a Gibson Les Paul version with the same guard.
So maybe it's the Next Big Thing... or somebody at Gibson thinks it is.
Yep, MiK and very well built. Previous owner had installed Grovers and a GraphTech nut, and I could play a 50-minute set with little or no tuning. Neck was stiff and the only time I set it up was when I bought it and put on .011s; after that the neck just didn't move.
The bridge pickup was microphonic, and while I never got around to replacing it, it was easily controllable by changing how I stood in relation to the speakers in my amp.
Mine had no veneer either, and five, count 'em five, pieces in the body. The rig I had at the time could, with that guitar, nail Lifeson's kerranging tone on Farewell to Kings. It's one of the few guitars I really regret selling. I'd sure give another one a try -- probably will in the next year or so, if not a Gibby.
The small open-book headstock it had often fooled guitarists at shows -- they'd come up and say, "Man, that Gibson sure sounds good!" Always got a chuckle out of that.
Sure is a nice one you've got. Mine didn't have the weight issue, but it sure didn't look as handsome as the one you've pictured, what a beautiful guit there.
Not an SG but an Epi. Picked this up in '99ish for my sister for her B-day. I think it's a '96 Korean. About 20 years goes by and I end up with it again. Needed some work. Tuning machines had fallen apart. Pick ups and pots were rough.
Got some Historic Spec tuners which took a little finesse but ultimately worked out perfectly.
Ordered the Jonesyblues kit for it. Again took a little work to open up the holes to 3/8" but once in they were worth the work.
Originally went with the Jazz/JB combo but have since swapped in a set of 496R 500T that came from one of my LP Classics. Overall one of my favorite players and it sounds sweet too.
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