View Full Version : Changing Pickups in a 2010 SG Standard
11-04-2010, 05:35 PM
I just acquired a brand new SG Std. Although is a fantastic guitar in every way, I really love the sound of '57 Classics for my style of playing. It so happens that I have a pair of 57s that I would like to install. Problem is that the new circuit board with quick connects make it difficult. On the new SGs, the quick connects for the 490/498 pickups each have two wires plus the braided ground. The 57 Classic has only one wire (black) and the braided ground. How would that work? I even went so far as to find the actual quick connect plugs. I wonder if I have to install all new electronics? .....help.
11-05-2010, 06:43 AM
Personally, I'd take all of that crap out. I'm doing it pretty regularly for my clients.
GuitarElectronics (http://www.guitarelectronics.com) and rsguitarworks (http://www.rsguitarworks.net)
Both sell all the parts necessary to wire your guitar the traditional way. You can either bring it to a tech or get a wiring diagram on the interweb if you're feeling handy.
And you get the caps from TGP's own OUTTAHEAR.
11-05-2010, 12:28 PM
you can upgrade the volume pots from the stupid 300k linears to 500k audios while you're at it.
11-06-2010, 06:50 PM
What was I thinking? RS kit on the way.........
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