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Alex_SG

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About Alex_SG

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  • Birthday 06/06/1973

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    Perth, Western Australia
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    Music, Hunting, Camping, 4WD'ing, playing with my kids...
  1. I went with a Long Vibrola from Allparts: http://www.allparts....ece_p_4255.html You could also go with the Short Vibrola: http://www.allparts....ato_p_4257.html although that would be more suited to an SG Special. Unfortunately, the cover for the long vibrola isn't engraved, but if you are really picky a laser engraving place could easily do it for you... Just my 2 cents...
  2. Robby Krieger, Joe Bonamassa, Joe Perry, John Cipollina... Too many others to name!
  3. I got a new (old stock?) 1961 SG Special 50th Anniversary for my birthday in June, and it came with NOTHING! (It was definitely not "used". Still had the plastic on the pickups and scratchplate and stickers on the headstock.) I actually feel ripped off... The store manager obviously had no idea what he was talking about when I asked him about the premium gig bag etc that came with this model, because he offered me a hsc for $100 and said this model didn't come with a gig bag... I pointed out this: http://www.epiphone.com/News-Features/Features/2011/The-Epiphone-Limited-Edition-50th-Anniversary-1961.aspx By the way, that comment at the top is mine. I am really quite disappointed that Epiphone/Gibson allow this kind of thing to happen. I bet he sold the bag separately, or upgraded someone elses gig bag with the premium one... He then came up with some BS about in the US they are sold with the bag, but not here in Australia, and mine was "just an SG, not the 1961 Special Limited Edition. Yet he couldn't explain the "Custom Shop/Limited Edition" stamp on the headstock! What a moron!
  4. Ok guys, good news... I took it all out and started again. For some reason, it still wasn't working. I got a little bit pi$$3d off with it, and bumped the controls. All of a sudden, the amp went nuts, and the guitar started working. Obviously there is or was a loose connection somewhere. I knocked the controls around a little to see if it would stop again, but so far it's still going. I guess I'll just put this down to experience, and get a pro to do it next time! Thankyou all for your help, suggestions etc. I appreciate it!
  5. Yeah sorry. This one: It is probably something obvious causing the drama, but I just can't find it!
  6. Cheers. Yeah, I have double checked the diagram against what I have done, and made sure all shields are to ground. All hot leads are separate and not in contact with any grounds. I'm now thinking that maybe I heated the switch up too much while soldering and damaged it. I will try and get hold of another switch tomorrow and replace it, see if that makes any difference.
  7. Hi guys. A few days ago I stupidly decided that the electronics in my 2011 G400 needed upgrading. I ripped all the old cheap stuff out, and bought Better quality pots and caps, a new switch and jack, as well as brand new dual conductor wire. I found a wiring diagram for a SG/G400 on the net, and replicated it exactly. However, I now have absolutely no sound! I have checked all the connections, made sure the amp is on (duh) and the volume pots are turned up. I am at wits end... I am reasonably competent at soldering, and have always tinkered with electronics, so I figured rewiring a guitar should be easy... Any advice, ideas appreciated. Cheers Alex
  8. To get back to the OPs question, I read in Guitar World or another reputable mag that it is indeed an original 1964 SG Standard. Apparently he picked it up to have a play, and couldn't put it down, and had to have it! Good to know that modern bands are still in touch with awesome vintage guitars. Just don't let Prince anywhere near it, Thom!!!
  9. Well, it's pretty much finished now. Still got to do the wiring/caps/pots but apart from that, she's done.
  10. Well, the vibrola has been posted via USPS Express International Parcel. Supposedly a 3 - 5 day turnaround. I also have a mate fabricating the fullsize pickguard. Then it's the electronics and pickups! Will post more pics when the vibrola/pickguard are installed
  11. Hey guys In the last couple of weeks, I've started to mod my G400 in Heritage Cherry. A couple of weeks ago, I removed the cheap chinese knock-off Rotomatic tuners, and replaced them with some Grover Vintage Keystones. I have also managed to secure (but haven't received yet) some original Gibson witch hat knobs, and have ordered from Allparts in the USA a Gibson Style Long Lyre Maestro tremolo and tailpiece, which I hope will arrive by the end of next week. Next on the agenda, is a full faced pickguard, to replace the little half face. Dunno why, but I think the full pickguard looks somehow cooler. Once all that is done, the electrics will be upgraded. I'm thinking a full Gibson SG wiring kit, new 500k pots, new caps and a Switchcraft knob. And also maybe some PAF style pickups, like the Parsons St ones from StuMac. I know that this seems to be a bit of an expense to put into an Epiphone, but hey, I like it, and I can't really afford the $3000 odd dollars it would cost me to get my dream guitar, so this is gonna be the next best thing. What y'all think? http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h104/Alex_SSS/DSCN1542.jpg Shows the new Grover Keystones I fitted. Bad lighting... Sorry! http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h104/Alex_SSS/photo.jpg I also sanded the finish on the neck. A lot slicker now!
  12. RIP Greg.

    May the road rise to meet you

    May the wind be always at your back

    May the sun shine warmly on your face

    And the rain fall softly on your fields.

    And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

  13. RIP Greg.

    May the road rise to meet you

    May the wind be always at your back

    May the sun shine warmly on your face

    And the rain fall softly on your fields.

    And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

  14. I had one of these previously. For an el cheapo guitar, they don't sound too bad. You've done a great job on the rescue/restoration. Best wishes Alex
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