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SG Classic Mods, what do you folks think?

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My 2006 SG Classic after the vibramate/bigsby mod.  (A snap to install)  This guitar has always maintained very stable tuning, adding this did not change that.  I know some guys don't like these contraptions but.. as for me?  I am diggin it...

 

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Looks good to me!  Congrats.

I have a trio of guitars with Bigsbys (one technically a fakesby), but not any of my Gibbies (though 2 are Gibby-related,  being Epiphones).  I tend to only occasionally actually use them, and when I do it tends to be for subtle shimmies.  Or for a wankier flourish at song's end when I might be changing guitars anyhow.  So the whole detuning angle has not been a big prob.

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ah wild kat and casino,, 2 staples of the p90 universe.  that Dano is cool too.

I'm not on them all the time, but they definitely come in handy to add some shimmer and depth to what we can do.  I play in a trio, so there's a lot of "Space" for me to dwell in often.

plus we do a few Johnny A Covers, you can't get there from here w/out at least one or two axes loaded with a Bigsby.

 

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15 hours ago, jdgm said:

Looks good and a bit like John Cipollina's [thumbup]

sans the funk'd up pick guard he got on there.. !

I did notice the stock spring was a bit of a chore on this one. Luckily,, I had a soft touch spring handy,  Put that in there, and that made a massive difference.  it's good to have a well stocked parts draw...

 

 

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That's a nice looking SG.  I like the look of a Bigsby.  I only have one guitar with one though.  I don't use it that much, but as you say when you need, you need it.   I've never liked the Vibramate, but I've only tried it on a LP with a B7.  the carved top and the Vibramate make it sit way too high up.   But on a flat top like a SG with a B5 it's probably good to go.  [thumbup] 

This one has no Vibramate.  [smile]

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2 hours ago, Black Dog said:

That's a nice looking SG.  I like the look of a Bigsby.  I only have one guitar with one though.  I don't use it that much, but as you say when you need, you need it.   I've never liked the Vibramate, but I've only tried it on a LP with a B7.  the carved top and the Vibramate make it sit way too high up.   But on a flat top like a SG with a B5 it's probably good to go.  [thumbup] 

This one has no Vibramate.  [smile]

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God! that's a beauty..  one of my buds has one just like it. 

You're observation about the virbramate is 100% correct, on the SG it does fit better with the flat top.  however on the LP, it does not seem to have any negative effect on anything. 

it works great..  this is a 95 standard in wine red (it is dark..  almost looks oxblood or black in the photo.)

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45 minutes ago, Black Dog said:

 

Sweet looking guitar.  

she's a beast, weighs close to 12 lbs.

 

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On 3/20/2020 at 2:37 PM, Black Dog said:

Yikes!  My Custom is a mere 9.8!  Sounds like you like 'er though.

yea, wouldn't ever part with it.  it heavy enough b4 the bigsby, that just added more..

 

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16 hours ago, arcticsg said:

A popular mod.  Congrats, looks good!  😎

 

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nice!!!

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6 hours ago, kidblast said:

nice!!!


Thanks! 😎

And yours as well I might add.    Those P-90’s rock!   musik.gif

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20 hours ago, arcticsg said:


Thanks! 😎

And yours as well I might add.    Those P-90’s rock!   musik.gif

They do.  I have a standard (2012 Aged Cherry) with 490R 498T combo.   They are alike guitars but WAY WAY different.....  Lots of love for SGs in this house.

 

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