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Post  z on Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:53 pm

Going to post pics as I go on this....

Here's the body with the stock PUPs removed.



And here's a side-view of the PUPs.



As you can see, the rings are different. The neck pickup ring is quite a bit thinner than the
bridge pickup. So it's going to be tricky for me since the creme rings I got are Gibsons, and they
are both the thickness of the bridge ring on the Epiphone.

And, of course, the screws holding the PUPs in are different sizes (because of the rings being different).
So I have to make sure not to mix them up (but that's ok. I'm pretty careful doing these things).




Might have to stick with the black rings until I figure it out.

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Re: SG Rebuild

Post  z on Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:23 pm

The PUPs came with new pots and hardware. The only thing it didn't come with is
a new rhythm/lead switch, so I will just leave that in the guitar.

As you can see, the PUPs screws are gold colored too



Oh, and you have to use the new Jack -- because you need to wire it to turn off the PUPs when you unplug
the guitar (that's why the jack has two connector spring clips).

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Re: SG Rebuild

Post  z on Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:18 am


Here's the bridge PUP with the stock black ring. Looks pretty cool.




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Re: SG Rebuild

Post  DACE on Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:59 am

Yep...Hard to buy rings withour seeing them in persone on there fit.
MOST times it works out, and i sure did not think you would have a prob with this setup...but, o well...Happens, there cheap.

By staying with the black plastic, you would not need to change the knobs, or the neck-plate thing. And would still look great with the gold hardware added.
Just think the cream would give a classic-vibe, and NON-standard look. And look more high-end.

I really like the NO-gaurd look tho Z.
Makes it look sleeker...something.

Its gona be SO much better..Smile

Pretty good pix also.... Cool

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Post  z on Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:24 am

DACE wrote:Yep...Hard to buy rings withour seeing them in persone on there fit.
MOST times it works out, and i sure did not think you would have a prob with this setup...but, o well...Happens, there cheap.

By staying with the black plastic, you would not need to change the knobs, or the neck-plate thing. And would still look great with the gold hardware added.
Just think the cream would give a classic-vibe, and NON-standard look. And look more high-end.

I really like the NO-gaurd look tho Z.
Makes it look sleeker...something.

Its gona be SO much better..Smile

Pretty good pix also.... Cool

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Thanks! I can always change rings again when I find the right ones.
Like you say, they are cheap.

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Re: SG Rebuild

Post  globaltrancemission on Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:04 am

Personally I think I like the black with the red paint......its all personal choice but black gold and red just look super together.

Those pickups are expensive....well they are in the UK....and should be a major upgrade soundwise to anty guitar.

Expecting great things Z Smile

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Post  z on Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:10 am

globaltrancemission wrote:Personally I think I like the black with the red paint......its all personal choice but black gold and red just look super together.

Those pickups are expensive....well they are in the UK....and should be a major upgrade soundwise to anty guitar.

Expecting great things Z Smile

Yeah, the pickups are pricey. But about the same as a pair of P-90s and they are a lot
more versatile.

One thing I love about putting Active pickups in an SG, is that it gives you EVEN MORE sustain,
because active pickups use smaller magnets (because there is a preamp in the pickup). And smaller
magnets mean less string-damping.

This baby will SING.

(the pickups were almost as much as the guitar -- LOL -- wait 'til the wife finds out.... Shocked )

I think the Black/Red/Gold might work too. Will try it that way first.


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Re: SG Rebuild

Post  z on Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:47 pm

Both pickups mounted, wires run through body, and old wiring pulled out.




If I leave the black rings, I might have to go with some of those cool gold/black Q Knobs Dace posted about.
That would kick some major ass.

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Re: SG Rebuild

Post  DACE on Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:15 pm

Z....You will be blown away by the Q-knobs, if you get them!
They just FEEL SO GREAT..Very smooth. They have a JEM like look also.
I got my first one fro Butch in Dalton for my LOTUS. 2 Days later a ordered another one off ebay...Red top-chrome..With NO guitar in mind!! Like them THAT MUCH!
There HIGH a shit! I paid 8.00 for one...and was 11.00 from ebay cause of shiping.
Be allmost 40 bucks on you..BUT!!! DO IT! There just hard to put in words.
Been YEARS since a product hit me SO good.
LOVE Q-knobs!
Its really MORE the FELL and VIBE they carry.
ONE FEEL, YOUR HOOKED!
Another cool thing about them, there low-profile..Tad shorter than most speed-knobs.
As long as it says "Q Knobs"....your good.
They even come in a cool save-able box, with allienhead..Smile
I have both my boxes...Smile
Ordering more in a few weeks, and picking some up from Butch also.

Tell ya what..You buy them, dont like them, ill buy them from you..Smile

I ordered some other type for the WARLOCK..they look great and all, but NOT the same.

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Post  DACE on Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:24 pm

Heres who i got mine from..Others carry on Ebay..or ya might find a WEB site??
There NOT hard to find..The shops near you (should) have them. (GS) might carry???
(Q Parts)
http://stores.ebay.com/Rays-Custom-Shop/Knobs-/_i.html?_fsub=16&_sid=35238309&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322

Dont look like this guys has many...not hard to find tho.

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Post  DACE on Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:31 pm

LOL..just search Q parts on ebay..Smile WOW! they got some KILLER stuff!
Saw some gold ones with a cross on top...All kinds.
Might just stop in GS??? or look at there site to make sure they carry them first.
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Re: SG Rebuild

Post  z on Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:51 pm


Will do. Yeah I found them a few places.

I just hate cheesy plastic knobs.... so I will get them for sure.

And I like set screw knobs instead of push on. They are easier to take off without
prying up and risking damaging the paint.

One piece at a time.... Cool

Might do the wiring tonight.... it's pretty easy.

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Re: SG Rebuild

Post  z on Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:13 pm


Controls mounted. No wiring yet.

You can't really see it in this picture, but I labeled the pots:
BV (bridge volume), BT (bridge tone), NV (neck volume), and NT (neck tone).

I always put the Bridge Vol and Tone closest to the strings. Since I use the bridge pickup
the most....



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Re: SG Rebuild

Post  z on Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:12 pm


Wiring done.

black wires are ground, red are +9v, green and white are signal.




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Re: SG Rebuild

Post  Star4mation on Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:47 pm

You make it look so easy Z!! Smile

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Re: SG Rebuild

Post  z on Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:52 pm


Everything but the knobs back on.




Holy F These Pickups ARE SO WICKED!

Just wait until you hear the demo..... Very Happy


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Post  Star4mation on Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:15 pm

Looks fantastic Z!! Smile

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Post  z on Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:24 pm

Star4mation wrote:Looks fantastic Z!! Smile

Thanks Steve! It sounds downright lethal! Cool


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Post  globaltrancemission on Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:33 pm

z wrote:
Star4mation wrote:Looks fantastic Z!! Smile

Thanks Steve! It sounds downright lethal! Cool


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Expectations are high Z.......Looks great and I just know its gonna have a killer sound with those PU's Smile

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Re: SG Rebuild

Post  DACE on Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:13 am

Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool

I picked up 2 guitars, and 2 bodies yesterday, I one body coming in the mail, and parts..Smile

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Post  z on Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:19 am

DACE wrote: Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool

I picked up 2 guitars, and 2 bodies yesterday, I one body coming in the mail, and parts..Smile

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Nice!
I'll be sending you a bunch of parts in a day or two....
Glad you like the look. Very Happy
It's going to be a hell of a rhythm guitar.

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