so is my '70 allowed in the vintage club?

Discussion in 'Vintage SG' started by LarryC, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. smitty_p

    smitty_p Well-Known Member

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    I get it. And I certainly don't want to appear as if I was going negative on anyone here.

    I was just musing...
     
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  2. Lynurd Fireburd

    Lynurd Fireburd Active Member

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    Was this mod done previous to you? I've seen it done in a variety of way & looks cool as hell.

    I was just looking at my aftermarket Maestro & wondering if I could get that trem piece removed & do just this.
     
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    syscokid Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I like that mod, too. If it anchors the strings properly and doesn't detract from tuning stability or resonance, that is a very cool alternative to adding a Stopbar... no extra holes either! A couple extra steps to change strings, thou. But that's no biggie unless you tend to break strings a lot, and perform live with no backup guitar.
     
  4. LarryC

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    Yes, it was already done,I have never seen another one like this,it is kind of a odd mod I guess..
    It also had the pickup rings installed on the batwing pickguard which I had never saw before but apparently Angus did it to one of his guitars.I did remove the rings and it's fine as far as the level of the pups so I don't know why they were on there in the first place.
     
  5. LarryC

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    It seems to function well to me
     
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    Next time you restring, can you send a picture of how it is set up? I've been considering doing this myself
     
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    I came over from MLP, no need to tell me.

    So far, aside from one troll that has been dealt with, this has to be one of the most accepting group of guitar aficionados I've come across.
     
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    sgtrem.jpg

    Probably because there are more players here........

    Here's that trem pic:
     
  9. Lynurd Fireburd

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    I'm curious how the flexible trem portion was removed from the groove?
     
  10. LarryC

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    you got me...:confused:
     
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  11. Gibbo SG

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    The moral equivalent of a 1970 Camaro
    with bench front seat and tunnel-ram intakes.
    Play it in good health at 3am, acoustically.
     
  12. Raiyn

    Raiyn Well-Known Member

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    Not to be pedantic, but who'd put a front bench seat in a Camaro? ;)

    Now throw that tunnel ram setup in a 70 Nova with a bench.... :D
     
  13. Wildeman

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    I dont think its possible!! Gear snobs we aint but cars........ .now your pushin it:thumb:
     
  14. oldrockfan

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    I wasn't going to comment on this one until it got to cars :D

    I think with cars...it really comes down to the car. A 25 year old car might technically be called vintage but you try to tell me your old pinto is vintage and I'm liable to laugh out loud.

    When it comes to guitars... I tend to see the 1969 or earlier cutoff but it is just a word. I'd rather have a good playing 1970+ Gibson than a 1969 that sucks... Now all things equal on condition and playability... the 69 or earlier going to be worth more. To OP... great looking vintage Gibson!!!
     
  15. Brooklyn Zeke

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    Well, I bought an SG Standard back in '70, which appears to be a '70. I've had it all these years and it'll never be for sale. I simply cannot part with it. I've made some mods to it over the years, but I've stored all the original parts. The guitar's a creampuff, and I've NEVER come across another guitar of any make or model with the playability of this SG. One of these days, I will upload photos of it to this forum so that it can be drooled over.
    It seems that people who have old-ish guitars would like them to be considered "vintage", even if, strictly speaking, they aren't, and those that have truly vintage instruments (which I define as 50 or more years old, like mine) consider that the vintage label elevates the instrument to a more exclusive category.
     
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