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    NGD GIBSON FLYING V 70'S TRIBUTE

    Yes, mine has a few modest modifications. I was going for a combination of looking more 70s period-correct and modern performance. Very happy with the results! FWIW, the Grovers are Ping Works. Not that they are bad, but I feel Gotohs are superior in every way. Same mounting footprint, but...
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    NGD GIBSON FLYING V 70'S TRIBUTE

    Here’s my contribution to the thread (with the dreaded sideways images): Witch hat knobs and TonePros ABR-1 bridge: Gotoh locking tuners with keystone buttons: (Not pictured: Schaller strap locks)
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    NGD GIBSON FLYING V 70'S TRIBUTE

    Yes, sir! Mine was from Chicago Music Exchange and listed as used. Picked it up for about the same price as they were when originally released. The only thing I could find wrong with it was the bridge Volume "reflector" was broken. However, I had plans to change the knobs anyway. I'll post...
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    NGD GIBSON FLYING V 70'S TRIBUTE

    For some reason, the "Exclusive" colors (Olive Drab and Ebony) didn't receive the last price hike. They're still at $2,199. I guess Classic White must sell the most.
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    Gibson SG headstock Logo and Crown alignment

    Sorry, I didn't mean to imply the guitar is not legit. (It sure seems to be.) However, the placement of the silkscreened crown is clearly a factory error. If that doesn't bother you (and you are getting a good deal), there's certainly no harm in checking it out!
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    Gibson SG headstock Logo and Crown alignment

    That looks a bit "Abby Normal" to me...
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    Tuner help

    The only thing I know about the pickups is the resistance on both the neck and bridge is north of 15K. Trogly puts the multimeter on them in this video: While that doesn’t tell everything, that usually makes for a pretty hot pickup (which they are)! People on forums have stated they have...
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    Non-Gibson 490T equivalents

    Maybe the Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro? The bridge is available in “Trembucker” spacing: Alnico II Pro
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    NGD GIBSON FLYING V 70'S TRIBUTE

    Still rocking the V, @MR D ? What's your take on the pickups? I just got a (slightly) used one. Haven't had a chance to plug it into the rig yet, but have made a few "modifications"!
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    Tuner help

    Is that an Exclusive '70s Flying V, @ChrisM84 ? I just got one of the Classic White variants and have gone a little OCD with changes...:rolleyes: What's your take on the pickups?
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    Scored an SG what model is it?

    I think @Col Mustard was saying that, in addition to the baked maple fingerboard, the actual neck on his SG Special is maple instead of the Gibson-usual mahogany.
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    Maiden Post at the forum: Which one do I go for?

    Just make sure you don't torque the replacement buttons down too much if they are plastic. They can and will crack. Ask me how I know...:facepalm:
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    NGD: 1999 SG Special

    Nice and clean, @cerebral gasket !:dude:
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    2022 SG Standard 61 upgrades

    You forgot to mention the truss rod cover! 😃
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    Scored an SG what model is it?

    Actually, I'd say it is an SG Standard Limited to be exact. The color is probably Aged Cherry. Pickups are 490R/498T. The answers to all your questions are most likely here: SG Wiki


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