Got it! I saw a video showing how to do it with a Les Paul, and it involved opening the back cover for the selector switch. The SG has no separate back opening. So I was confused.Think of it as a big washer. It just goes under the nut.
Isn’t the switch accessible from the back plate on an SG?Got it! I saw a video showing how to do it with a Les Paul, and it involved opening the back cover for the selector switch. The SG has no separate back opening. So I was confused.
So, if I unscrew the nut, it will just come off, keeping the pickup selector switch in place? Then I put the "washer" in and screw the nut back?
Got it, thanks!When I put one on my Les Paul I tried to just unscrew and rescrew the nut from the top but there was not enough threads left to screw nut back on. I had to remove the rear plate and found some washers acting as spacers on that side. Removing one of them gave me the extra threads I needed so you might need to do something like that.
Wait, what? What do you mean?Why would you want too? Confused which way is which?
Longer threaded nut, if no PC is on there now you might have to get one of these long threaders to make it work.
That's a lovely guitar! The SG came without the poker chip from the factory, and I don't have one yet to try! But I will, soon.I'm just fooling around, I am ardently "Anti Poker Chip" as I don't see the point. Trying to match or other elements, that makes sense though I would still leave it off personally. But you might need a shorter threaded nut with no PC on there if you did leave it off. Unscrew that sucker and see if the PC falls out/off, then try screwing it back down tight enough to not have the 3 way move.
So the amount of switch level that juts out of the guitar top is reduced?Just to add a little extra to the topic, you can get a recessed nut that can lower the whole switch assembly a little deeper into the body therefore making the throw of the switch a little nicer. I like them better that way.
You might need a couple of washers on the inside cavity since the SG top is thin.
I'll be happy to whip one right up for you.So the amount of switch level that juts out of the guitar top is reduced?
Do you have a link to where you got the recessed nut?
Recessed nutGreat! It's a 2018 Gibson SG Standard.
Fantastic! Thank you very much!