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Thank you guys.

 

For instance I' m very happy with the GForce, if robot tuners don' t work perfectly I will install a set of Kluson Revolution tuners

 

The CreamTone 5 ply pickguard is on the way.

 

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Hi,

Here is my new Gibson SG. Finish is Trans Black, this is a great SG.

 

Planned upgrades:

 

- 5 ply CreamTone pickguard

- Gibson ABR-1 bridge

- Knob pointers

 

Congratulations on getting an excellent guitar.

 

Personally, I don't understand why you'd want to replace a Nashville bridge with an ABR-1.

AFAIK the ABR-1 was designed and issued way back in the day when guitar strings came in only

one gauge: Heavy... talking' like 13s...

 

This was in the 1950s eh? Bending notes wasn't very common, and only a few players had innovated the technique of

replacing the B and E strings with lighter gauge banjo strings, and then moving each wound string up a notch, till you finally

threw away the heavy heavy low E string. Light gauge strings had not been commercially sold yet.

 

So the ABR-1 is fine if you use heavy strings. But when string manufacturers designed and developed sets of light gauge

strings, the ABR-1 bridge became obsolete. Not enough travel in the saddles. Players who installed light gauge strings

were not able to do the intonation correctly on an ABR-1. So Gibson eventually came up with the Nashville bridge.

This came later than the notorious "harmonica' bridge of the seventies (which was designed to deal with the intonation

issues revolving around use of lighter strings).

 

The Nashville bridge is a product of the eighties, designed to give modern players more travel in the saddles and to

give proper intonation with lighter strings. *shrugs

 

To each their own. I think the Nashville is much more desirable and useful. What do you think?

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Pardon my ignorance, but what's the difference? [confused]

 

The CreamTone pickguard is four-ply or five-ply, for a 'vintage' appearance.

 

The newer factory one is two-ply.

 

I personally cannot tell the difference until I get up very close to the guitar in question.

And if you do that when the player is on stage, and working at making music, it tends to get you smacked on your noggin'.

 

[crying][unsure]

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Congrats! She's a beauty. I would put witch hat knobs on her for that super vintage look.

 

Not that it matters - you said the color is trans black, but to my eyes it looks like walnut.

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The stock pickguard is on the right, Creamtone one is made like a Custom shop pickguard.

It fits perfectly the SG. [thumbup]

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the info. You too Sparky!

 

I love the look of SGs, and that one is a beauty.

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Damn, that is one sharp looking SG.

 

I really like the pickguard, I may have to order one myself for an SG project I will be working on.

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Now , ready to install .. [thumbup]

 

 

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To me the saddles look like you accidentally will install the bridge the wrong way. The screw heads of an ABR-1 have to be on the neck's side, otherwise you likely will run out of travel for intonation.

 

Just saying...

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To me the saddles look like you accidentally will install the bridge the wrong way. The screw heads of an ABR-1 have to be on the neck's side, otherwise you likely will run out of travel for intonation.

 

Just saying...

 

The main issue really is that the E string will sit on top of the screw head if the screws are facing the tail piece.

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