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have a Guys i gold custom shop sg i want to put a bigsby b7 tremolo on it an also i want change the pick ups to give me more of a 60s surf tone what would you guys reconend i should do shoud i change the tuners as well

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single coil pickups and an amp with LOTS of reverb. Tuners aren't going to make any difference.

 

Don't seee many SG's for Surf, I think your best best would be a Fender Jag or strat.

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+1 on gl297. But if you must, how about these from GFS? They are humbuckers but wound hot and they are four conductor so you can coil tap for single coil operation.

 

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And here's a link

 

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+1 on gl297. But if you must' date=' how about these from GFS? They are humbuckers but wound hot and they are four conductor so you can coil tap for single coil operation.

 

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And here's a link

 

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I've used them, gnarly pickups dude!!!

 

GFS also came out with a DeArmond style...

 

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yes yes i must im a bit crayzy for the SG thanks for the link can i make a b7 fit i like the big tail piece the b5 looks not so hot will i have to dut in a 5 way toggel switch.

thanks for the help guys i have only been playing guitar for five minuetes

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Big fan of them, got them on my Sheraton. I just thought the lipsticks would look cool [biggrin]

 

But they'd probably sound OK too.

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you guys are probably gonna think I'm nuts but those old tulip shaped guitars sold by Sears that some of us got as kids back in the 60's-70's are great for surf tones.

 

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I'm gonna go watch some of The Munsters vids on YT now

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single coil pickups and an amp with LOTS of reverb. Tuners aren't going to make any difference.

 

Don't seee many SG's for Surf' date=' I think your best best would be a Fender Jag or strat.[/quote']

 

+1

 

 

I think your best bets are...

 

 

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+ a Fender amp slathered in reverb.

 

 

You're not going to get classic surf tones out of an SG.

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