Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Sydney Australia
Re: question about gibsons
Totally different instrument - totally different sound - the fadeds feel really nice, and SGs tend to have a nice warm crunchy tone - they usually come with the erm 490 whatevertheyares as standard - but again, live with the Gibson pickups for quite a while before you consider replacing them - every new SG I have picked up in the last three or four years is pretty poorly set up straight from Gibson - the nut is always too high on the treble strings, and the action usually needs to come down a touch.
If you DO decide to change the PUs, for goodness sake, keep the old ones - if you ever decide to sell the guitar (and the number of guitars I vowed I would NEVER sell is in double figures now - wonder where they all are?) put the original pickups back in - 90% of buyers, and 100% of shops want all original instruments!