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#1 User is offline   Joe M 

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 02:54 PM

Just brought home a brand new 2018 SG Jr. What a rock machine, perfect in it's simplicity. According to the website, it comes with 9's on it, which are a little floppy for me. I know strings are cheap, but I thought I'd ask first if there would be any problem putting a set of 10's, my preferred string, on the guitar?

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 03:33 PM

some folks here will recommend a truss rod adjustment, but i haven't found it necc on any of the gibson guitars i've owned. you may get a little sticking at the nut on the wound strings. only trying it out will tell you. i use a 9/46 set, which is 10's on the wound strings, 9's on the unwound strings. it works best for me because my chording sounds rich but the bendy strings still easily bend. maybe try a set of those and see if you like them. otherwise your guitar should accept 10s just fine
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Posted 09 August 2018 - 04:03 PM

I have had lots of juniors over the years, for me the 10 thru 46 got the best sound, less likely to rattle and are quite bendy once your hands are strong enough to push them around...
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 04:53 AM

Congrats on the new guitar. I really like the look of that model.

Going from .009s to .010s shouldn't cause any problems other than possible binding at the nut on the wound strings. FWIW I've gone to .011s on all my Gibsons and not had any binding issues at all. You might well need to tweak the tailpiece/bridge slightly for correct intonation although with a non-compensated 'McCarty' bridge (which is what I beleve the '18 Junior has) intonation is always going to be a bit of a compromise.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 05:51 AM

congrats. SG's offer a nice ride! great fret access, feather light and still can punch a large hole in anything in it's way.

Go with 10s, there will no repercussions that can't be settled with some minor setup tweaks
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 08:07 AM

Thanks for the input, guys. Iíll put a new set of 10ís on it tonight.
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 11:02 PM

Here is one that your SG Jr is based on a 62 Les Paul Jr, someone in my neighborhood is selling for $5000..


had to remove image of a private sale...



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#8 User is offline   Joe M 

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 06:12 AM

View Postmihcmac, on 10 August 2018 - 11:02 PM, said:

Here is one that your SG Jr is based on a 62 Les Paul Jr, someone in my neighborhood is selling for $5000..

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Real close.....here's mine....


http://www.gibson.co...unior-2018.aspx
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Posted 11 August 2018 - 02:30 PM

Yep..... The 2018 Jr is a wonderful guitar....

Designed over 50 years ago they got it right the first time, simplicity, form and function.... [thumbup]

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Posted 11 August 2018 - 04:51 PM

WOW.

What an awesome guitar.

I have always toyed with the idea of getting myself an SG, and never found the attraction strong enough.

THIS one could put me over the top.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 07:07 AM

Put a set of Ernie Ball Slinkys on the guitar yesterday and can really notice the change, both in playability and sound. The guitar, to me, plays better with the bigger strings, and there's no doubt it sounds bigger and fuller with the 10's.

Thanks again for the input.....

Edit to add: mihcmac, where did you get that pic of the Jr.???

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 12:20 PM

View PostJoe M, on 12 August 2018 - 07:07 AM, said:

Put a set of Ernie Ball Slinkys on the guitar yesterday and can really notice the change, both in playability and sound. The guitar, to me, plays better with the bigger strings, and there's no doubt it sounds bigger and fuller with the 10's.

Thanks again for the input.....

Edit to add: mihcmac, where did you get that pic of the Jr.???

From the Gibson SG Jr website....
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#13 User is offline   Joe M 

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 01:33 PM

View Postmihcmac, on 12 August 2018 - 12:20 PM, said:



DUH.....that's the same site I posted earlier in the thread.....
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 01:42 PM

View PostJoe M, on 12 August 2018 - 01:33 PM, said:

DUH.....that's the same site I posted earlier in the thread.....

Yep... there is a way to capture the URL of the image by having your mouse over the image then doing a right click and selecting properties, then copy the URL of the image and paste it into your post using the Insert Image Posted Image in the post editor.

The URL text string will look like ...... http ************ .jpg
this will work on just about any .jpg image on the web..

The otherimage I posted of the 62 Les Paul Jr was from an add on craigslist..


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Posted 30 August 2018 - 06:01 AM

Going from 9s (I think most new Gibsons come with a 9-46 hybrid set these days, btw) to 10s, in my experience, will not cause any problems. I've never had to adjust a truss rod for that, even though there's a little more tension, and it shouldn't cause issues with bindning in the nut - I went from 46-9 to 52-11 on my V with no problems (but any thicker than that probably won't fit).

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