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SG Club!

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by iansmitchell, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. tombob

    tombob Tele-Holic

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    I have a Epiphone G400 (I think that is the model) that I bought before I bought my Gibby just to be sure I liked the SG as much after playing it a while as I did in the store. It has a small crack where the body and neck meet, it's still playable but will eventually cause trouble so I unstrung it after I got my Gibson but I'm GASing for a P90 SG now so I think in the near future I will be gluing the crack and maybe reshaping the neck to feel a little more like my Fender, giving it a refinish and installing a good set of P90s (maybe with a later style large PG).

    I would definitely be open to any advice on gluing that crack up, I've always been a Fender guy so this is a bit of a different animal to work on. Any other advice or experiences with the whole P90 conversion would be appreciated as well. BTW I want to go with soap-bar sized PUs even though it would be easier to stick a set of bucker sized ones in there.
     
  2. SkipParis

    SkipParis Tele-Meister

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    Walked into Local Store today and saw them opening this up. Some how it found it's way into my truck.
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  3. Doc3

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    I wanted a light weight guitar with some enhanced electronics. Vaschenko is making this for with a a Korina neck and body with a Brazilian rosewood fret. I am putting some Shed PAF Suoernaturals on it:

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  4. Doc3

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  5. Doc3

    Doc3 Tele-Meister

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  6. sbpark

    sbpark Friend of Leo's

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    My 2013 SG Standard. Picked this great guitar up earlier this year when GC was blowing them out at almost half of what the 2014's cost.

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  7. BIGD5

    BIGD5 TDPRI Member

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    Doc your build is super sweet. Absolutely love the rosewood!!!
     
  8. osoto86

    osoto86 TDPRI Member

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    Hey first time poster long time reader, I just got a used 2008 SG SPECIAL FADED BROWN. It's an awesome guitar, it came in great shape too. I love the feel of it. But I do have a concern, the neck pick up over powers the bridge pick up. I set it to factory spec, is this a common thing?
     
  9. Jimmyspaz

    Jimmyspaz Tele-Holic

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    I would think that with the individual volume pots it would be a simple thing to deal with. I know that I set my neck pickup as low as I could but that was for other reasons (less string pull etc.)
     
  10. osoto86

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    I have done that, but even with the volume at 1-2 it still overpowers the treble side.
     
  11. SkipParis

    SkipParis Tele-Meister

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    I enjoy playing my Standard so much I picked up a DT up Yesterday.
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  12. Bruxist

    Bruxist Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    Had this for a few months:

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    Want to put a black guard back on, but still a batwing. Any suggestions on manufacturers?

    Love it.
     
  13. Deafcat64

    Deafcat64 NEW MEMBER!

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    My heavily modded SG Standard. Basically, I gutted the electronics. Hand wound ALNICO 4 pickups, VOS caps, push/pull pots for coil splitting, aluminum tailpiece. It's an absolute "tone monster" in every way. I chose this one from a group of 20 SGs, because of the resonance and tone. It's the best sounding guitar I've owned in my 40 years as a player.
     
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  14. Jedadiah

    Jedadiah Tele-Meister

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    Had a few in my time. First was a late 90's Standard. It took me ages to find the one. I played loads but this just had a neck to die for:

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    I got the opportunity to pick up a mid 80's 62RI so sold the Standard (I just fancied the smaller pickguard). Foolish to be honest because the 62RI's neck was a little too thin for my liking so this too was sold and i danced the LP dance for a while:

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    Last year, after not having an SG for a while, i chanced upon this Sapphire Blue 61RI and bought it on impulse soon realising this too had a narrow neck so, as much as it was a handsome beast, it too went and my quest to replace my original Standard continued:

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    Then, after trying many Standards and culling mycollection, i found i not only needed an SG but a guitar to service my P-90 needs. Whadaya know, a Classic appeared on the horizon and i grabbed it with both hands:

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    I very much doubt this will be sold or modded in the near future!
     
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  15. Duffman

    Duffman TDPRI Member

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    Just found this thread.
    I have a Walnut 1970-71 S.G Special I bought new in 1971.
    It is a little rare in that it has a factory Bigsby vibrato .
    I traded a '67 Tele for it.............I know. :(
    All original, been it it's case for 30 tears with occasional play.
    Just bought a Line 6 Spider Jam amp, a new Mex. Strat and a Squire Jazz P Bass.

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    The Amp is a 1970 GBX- Driver/Slave 4X10 units 80 wts RMS each.

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  16. Ippon

    Ippon Tele-Meister

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  17. jipp

    jipp Friend of Leo's

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    im a SG fan. lots of good looking axes. i dig. if i was to have one built, nice chunky neck for the win! my kramer is the only SG i have right now. the neck is probably 60s. not to thin, but id like some beef if i was gonna have one built.
    with ac/dc in the media as of late who knows maybe this club will grow over the next year.

    chris.
     
  18. Broadmoor74

    Broadmoor74 Tele-Meister

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    Time to bring it back to the top.

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  19. dog fart

    dog fart Friend of Leo's

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    Just found this club. I've had my latest SG for a little over a year and it got a fair amount of play. Then I had a cervical fusion in July and it and a PRS SE ONE are the only ones I can play for any amount of time. The SG wins out every time! Ignore the yard sale amps please.
     

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  20. colchar

    colchar Friend of Leo's

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    I'm in.

    I was looking for a cheap guitar for slide and came across an Epi Standard/G-400 SG for only $99:eek: Turns out it was in great shape with very little play wear.

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