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Re: Canadians: $399 50s Tribute SG @ Future Shop
« Reply #75 on: March 18, 2015, 02:55:15 PM »

It's weird, because the pickups seem to have 4 connectors coming into the control cavity. I'll put some more looking at it when I take the strings off eventually.

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Are they thicker than normal P90s?  The P100s are quite a bit thicker than normal.


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Re: Canadians: $399 50s Tribute SG @ Future Shop
« Reply #76 on: March 18, 2015, 03:51:04 PM »
His new pickups will have 4 wires but are single coil P-90's... Interesting customage is afoot.
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Re: Canadians: $399 50s Tribute SG @ Future Shop
« Reply #77 on: March 18, 2015, 04:48:57 PM »
I kept my 50's SG for about two weeks, never really warmed up to it so I traded it in for an iPad. I thought it was good for the price, but felt pretty standard for a ~$600 guitar. My Gretsch Electromatic ProJet and Fender Tele Deluxe (Mexican) both feel like better guitars to me.

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Re: Canadians: $399 50s Tribute SG @ Future Shop
« Reply #78 on: March 18, 2015, 04:51:45 PM »
Uh... these guitars were regularly $899. Are you saying you traded a $900 guitar for a $400 iPad?

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Re: Canadians: $399 50s Tribute SG @ Future Shop
« Reply #79 on: March 18, 2015, 05:44:13 PM »
Uh... these guitars were regularly $899. Are you saying you traded a $900 guitar for a $400 iPad?

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Despite regularly being $899, I didn't get a single email about it when I posted it on Kijiji for $500, so I returned it to Best Buy. Like I said, I thought it was a nice enough guitar, but I greatly preferred the two Les Paul Junior's that I've owned over the SG. 90% of the time I play acoustic as of late, I definitely didn't need the SG, it was an impulse buy.

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Re: Canadians: $399 50s Tribute SG @ Future Shop
« Reply #80 on: March 18, 2015, 08:36:18 PM »

It's weird, because the pickups seem to have 4 connectors coming into the control cavity. I'll put some more looking at it when I take the strings off eventually.

Jacob

Are they thicker than normal P90s?  The P100s are quite a bit thicker than normal.

I'm pretty sure all of the 2014 and later guitars use the same 4-conductor wiring harness with quick connectors, regardless of pickup type. Just makes things more efficient if you can use the same PCB and connectors for everything. The P90S pickups in my Melody Maker have 4-conductor connectors, but I'm 99% sure only two of the wires are connected at the pickup end.

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Re: Canadians: $399 50s Tribute SG @ Future Shop
« Reply #81 on: March 18, 2015, 08:47:10 PM »
I keep seeing references to P100s, but the specs say that these come with P90s.  I would assume based on Jacob's hum post that they are P90s as the P100s are noise canceling.  Can anybody confirm what's in there?


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Working on some stuff, when i'll be done i'll post complete picture set of it... still really digging that guitar, once setup.... it does sound great! the Cleans are fat, neck and bridge pickup are well balanced.

I'm quite sure it's P90s because the hum is quite present with mine even at very low gain setting on the amp or with fuzzyz and what not...

Going to change the string at the same time, so i'll pop the pickups out and i'm also changing the ceramic caps for something a bit more fancy... and adding treble bleed on both pickups volume.

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Re: Canadians: $399 50s Tribute SG @ Future Shop
« Reply #82 on: March 18, 2015, 09:45:45 PM »
For anybody in the US that's looking for these, Sam Ash has them for $550-570 depending on color.  Not nearly as good as the Canadian deal, but still not to bad for a USA made Gibson.  Of course, at that price point you can also get a 2014 Melody Maker which is a nice guitar, too.


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Re: Canadians: $399 50s Tribute SG @ Future Shop
« Reply #83 on: March 19, 2015, 02:09:50 AM »
Started to take it apart, some strange and nice discoveries, i just copy/pasted my comments from my facebook post, so i might be repeating myself from posts above.... sorry but i'm lazy. ;)



Wiring harness and pcb are nice, quality toggle and genuine Gibson pots, changing the jack for a Switchcraft, swapping the ceramic caps for something more fancy and adding treble bleed to both pickups Volume.



Neck and bridge pickup where inverted in the slots, will now have to try them in both position to hear where it sounds best. Maybe there's a reason for it or just a QC fail.



Some people thought it was using P100 because of the 4wire harness but no, only 2 conductor are used on each pickup.



Loving those mounting plates, makes the whole thing easier and directly allow the use of mini-buckers with the other mounting threaded holes.

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Re: Canadians: $399 50s Tribute SG @ Future Shop
« Reply #84 on: March 19, 2015, 06:38:40 AM »
That looks almost exactly like the cavity of my 2014 MM. Except the MM has film caps stock.



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Re: Canadians: $399 50s Tribute SG @ Future Shop
« Reply #85 on: March 19, 2015, 04:07:07 PM »
Yours have copper mojo trace goodness tho!  :P

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Re: Canadians: $399 50s Tribute SG @ Future Shop
« Reply #86 on: March 19, 2015, 04:23:33 PM »
Yeah, Rej pretty much nailed it. It's a great guitar for $400. Especially considering that's $400 Canadian, which is about the equivalent of $315 US right now.

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Re: Canadians: $399 50s Tribute SG @ Future Shop
« Reply #87 on: March 19, 2015, 04:34:30 PM »

Yeah, Rej pretty much nailed it. It's a great guitar for $400. Especially considering that's $400 Canadian, which is about the equivalent of $315 US right now.

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Yeah, that's a steal. 


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Re: Canadians: $399 50s Tribute SG @ Future Shop
« Reply #88 on: March 20, 2015, 05:17:45 PM »
Well, once i've put the pickups in their respective spot or what it should be if the labelled heatshrinks on the leads are right....

It does'nt change a damn thing! hahahaha

Sounds the same as before.

For those who could be interested, i'll be selling the whole electronic setup of that guitar, control pcb, pickups, toggle switch, jack.... will likely be a drop in for any SG. Will put them up for sale once i received my new electronics wich should be within 2 weeks or so.

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Re: Canadians: $399 50s Tribute SG @ Future Shop
« Reply #89 on: March 21, 2015, 05:31:54 PM »
I think I'll be leaving my electronics alone, but I really think some Gibsom Mini-buckers are in order. It'll be a weird thing - 50's tribute SG with Les Paul Deluxe look and perhaps sound...

I'll probably need to change out the Truss Rod cover on mine.

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