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  1. I have a 2011 SG Standard that I use to gig with also. I love it. I do bring an SG Special Faded with me just in case, but I haven't had to use it at a show yet.
  2. Nope, not a dumb suggestion. I should have mentioned that. It was one of the first things I checked. Thank you though!
  3. I actually had a Hot Rod Deluxe for a few years. The clean channel sounded amazing with the SG. One of the better clean channels I've heard through it. However, I couldn't get the gain channel to cooperate with me. I never found a good sound from the drive channel so I sold it. Sorry I couldn't help with your settings question, but figured I'd let you know what I experienced with that amp. Good luck man.
  4. Hey guys. I've taken the plunge and started changing out my own pickups instead of paying someone else to do it for me. I recently bought 2005 Gibson SG Standard that had Seymour Duncan antiquity's installed as pickups. I removed them and installed the original stock pickups that came with the guitar. After I installed them, I was testing out my work and everything seems to be working fine. However, the neck pickup is much quieter than the bridge pickup or when both pickups are being used. I checked all the solder points and they SEEM to be okay...any suggestions here? Did I wire something incorrectly? The pickups aren't labeled, so it's possible I even installed the bridge pickup in the neck and vice-versa. Idk, any help is appreciated guys. Thank you.
  5. heh, our stock answer for people who ask us to play their wedding is "Don't hire us for your wedding. We're going to ruin the happiest day of your life." Oddly enough some people still want us to play after hearing that!
  6. Thanks for the advice everyone. You've all been very helpful. I listed it on ebay detailing the damages and repairs that it has. Hopefully it's new owner will appreciate it and get it at a nice price. Thanks again guys.
  7. This is all great input guys. Thank you. Keep it coming! BobB, I've been contemplating the TP-6, even for my Standards. I can see how they help with fine tuning over the stopbar tailpiece, but how does it help with sustain?
  8. If this helps you in the future, I bought a 2005 Gibson Les Paul Standard with a red wine finish off of Ebay for $1400 + shipping just last year. It was in excellent shape too.
  9. Hey guys, I have a 2002 Gibson SG Special Faded that I bought with the intention of removing all of the electronics and hardware, and turning it into one hell of an upgraded players guitar. Now, I understand this is all preferences as to what each player likes. But, I wanted to go to the forum and ask for your advice. So, what do you think? If money was no object, and you were doing a similar project, what would you buy? What kind of pickups, tuners, bridges, electronics, etc. would you install? I have my own thoughts from some research I've done. But, I am curious to hear what my fellow Gibson friends have to say. Thanks in advance!
  10. I've owned all 3 finishes, and each one is great in it's own way. However, the heritage cherry is my favorite...it's just a stunning guitar. I do have to admit the natural burst looks better in person than it does in photos.
  11. There's no major changes that I'm aware of either. I've had a 2004, 2005 and a 2011 Standard. The 2011 is my favorite, becuase I love how it plays and I like the fretboard. However, they're very similar guitars IMO, other than the different finishes that they had.
  12. Yup! Right in between Gardner and Athol In a little town called Phillipston. The band is playing at a new place this week. It's called Legends. We've never played there before, but we're hoping it goes well. We've played Classics a few times, and this bar is affiliated with them somehow. So, we're gonna give this one a shot.
  13. Hey Larry, I just wanted to clear a couple of things up with regard to your post. I was never expecting a show room quality guitar for half price. What I was expecting was a guitar which the seller claimed was "in good shape. Only normal wear and tear for a 10 year old guitar.", and that both parties agreed was worth $300. That's not what I got. I got a guitar with major damage that was repaired. Lesson learned. So, I'm trying to sell it for what it is. A guitar with a broken headstock. I'm not trying to cover up any repairs, and I'm not trying to mislead anyone. I just wish the previous owner took the same tactic. Thank you for your input though. Your knowledge on the topic is appreciated.
  14. This is good news. Like I said earlier, if I could get my money back and make someone else happy with the guitar then it would be ideal. I have an exact copy of this guitar already. A '02 Special Faded with the ebony fretboard and moon linays. So, there's really no need to keep this one. I just liked the deal at the time so I jumped on it. I've been known to be impulsive at times. My buddy is trying to talk me into keeping this one over the other one, because the rest of the guitar is in great shape. But, I think selling the one with the repair is the way to go. Kidblast, I'm actually in Central MA too. about 25 minutes west on Rt. 2. I know Leominster well, my band is actually playing there on Friday.
  15. Hey guys, I just bought a Gibson SG Special Faded off of craigslist. It's one of the 2002 ones with the ebony fretboard and the moon inlays. I thought I was getting a good deal on it paying $300 plus the shipping costs. These guitars, with this fretboard, tend to sell for $500 or more in Massachusetts. I wouldn't normally buy a guitar off of craigslist without holding it in my own hands, but I took a chance and did it. So, I open it up. No fret wear. No buckle rash. The thing looks like it's never been played. Except for the hairline repair of a cracked headstock! I was beside myself. So this Craigslist character has disappeared, of course, and I'm left telling myself "I told you so". This is my forth SG, so it was a luxery buy. I would like to get my money back and sell it to someone that will appreciate it more than I do. But I want to be honest about it's condition and what it's worth. So what do you guys think? Is it still worth $300? Any ball-park figures? I have zero experience with head-stock repaired guitars. Here's a picture of the repair. Thanks guys!
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