SG + Orange Pickup suggestions?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by willyripz, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. willyripz

    willyripz Member

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    Whaddup!

    I have a Gibson SG through an Orange Rockerverb 50 combo.
    I'm planning on changing the pickups. I espically find my bridge pickup to be weak and has no fullness to the tone.

    I'm really into single coil players like Tom Morello, Jimi Hendrix and John Fruciante....But My SG is just to cool to trade for a strat

    I've heard that you can get Seymour Duncans and have pots installed to make the pickups single coils.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. burchyk

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    Please tell us what model SG you have,

    ( mine is '05 Standard, 496T pickup in the bridge, it's kinda thin = highmids + treble sound. what's worse is that I think the 490R that goes in the neck position is too dark/bassy/boomy. Kinda hard to set the amp tone controls to get good balanced sounds out of both pickups. YMMV )
     
  3. willyripz

    willyripz Member

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    I've got a gibson SG standard. probably an '04
     
  4. Giraffecaster

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    you can get humbucker sized p90's like a phatcat:

    http://www.seymourduncan.com/products/specializeddescr.shtml#phatcat

    that will drop right in and give you a single coil.

    Or you can coil tap a humbucker and use a push/pull pot to select between single coil and regular humbucker.

    or you can get a conversion ring:
    http://www.allparts.com/categories.php?cat_id=564&cat_name=PICKUP%20RINGS

    scroll about 3/4 down. put a single coil in your sg to try it.

    or you can get pete at vintage vibe guitars to maybe build you a strat pickup into a humbucker size:
    http://www.vintagevibeguitars.com/pickup_custom.html

    either way because of the shorter scale and different materials used, you're probably not going to sound like a strat.
     
  5. willyripz

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    I was thinking both seymour's. Jazz in the neck, JB in the bridge

    whatcha think?
     

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