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  1. Guithartic

    Adding a Maestro Vibrola to a Standard SG

    I agree.
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    NGD 2022 Gibson SG Standard

    I set the relief at .010 at the 7th fret with capo at the 1st and holding down the string at the 17th fret. Some videos say hold down at 15, others say 17, and some say 22. The slots seem a little high based on my expectation that if I hold down the strings at the 3rd fret there should be just...
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    Dunlop lemon oil

    5 years late but oh well. I just got an SG with a super dry fretboard. Check out how well Dunlop 65 Ultimate Lemon Oil did. Before After
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    2020 Gibson SG Standard pickguard

    Maybe contact him and see what’s what. There’s a good possibility that an unfair rumor has spread.
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    Is this a normal tailpiece height?

    I’m fine with it now. I loosened the strings to see how high the stop bar could go before the screws came out. You can actually raise it until the stop bar is just above the saddles. So the height I have is fine. I took it to a luthier, he said it looks normal and showed me an actual ‘61 walnut...
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    Is this a normal tailpiece height?

    That’s a great band name. The Adjustable Nuts.
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    Any red flags with this SG for sale?

    I bought it for $900. Nice guy. The guitar is totally legit. It plays great and weighs just under 6.5 lbs.
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    Any red flags with this SG for sale?

    Yeah, but it seems like it would still have the baby photo and the inspection sheet if not the Allen wrench and truss rod wrench. It made me think maybe it was stolen, but then he probably wouldn’t put it on Reverb with the serial number showing.
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    Any red flags with this SG for sale?

    He said he doesn’t have time, and just wants to sell it like normal Reverb, where you pay, and then instead of shipping, it’s a local pick up. It kind of makes sense. Then he doesn’t have to deal with multiple people coming and going. It’s worth the Reverb fees to him I guess.
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    Any red flags with this SG for sale?

    2021 Gibson SG Standard The guy says he’s the first owner. All stock. Excellent condition. But no case. It seems strange that he would buy this in 2021, but have no case for it. That’s the only red flag I see. And what do you think would be a fair amount to offer?
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    Is this a normal tailpiece height?

    It’s easier for comparison to use the same denominator. It’s easy to compare 1/64 to 3/64 or 4/64 or 5/64, compared to trying to compare 1/16 to 5/64. In fact, if you did that comparison, you would probably convert the 1/16 to 4/64 in your mind, so may as well start with 4/64.
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    Is this a normal tailpiece height?

    That does look similar. I’m guessing that the strings don’t touch the back of the bridge. It’s not possible to tell from this photo. It actually looks like it is touching, but it could be the angle of the photo.
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    Is this a normal tailpiece height?

    OK but then the next question would be how would I get the high E at 4/64 and the low E at 6/64 if the bridge is level? On my Les Paul, I have had to tilt the bridge a little to get that action.
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    Is this a normal tailpiece height?

    Ok, So if the bridge is angled a little, the tail piece should also be at about the same slant, so that the break angle of the strings are equal to each other.
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    Is this a normal tailpiece height?

    I’m not sure what you mean. Are you saying that the angle at the bridge is the same as it is at the nut?
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    Is this a normal tailpiece height?

    I just got a new SG standard. The strings were touching the back of the bridge, so I had to raise the tail piece. This is how high it is with just enough room for a piece of paper to slide between the bridge and the strings. On my Les Paul, I have the tail piece screwed all the way down to the...
  17. Guithartic

    Amp Settings for Metal on a Boss Katana MK II 50

    Any recommendations for trying to get a good modern metal tone on this amp, using a Gibson Standard SG with 490R and 490T pups. Is it even possible?
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    Nut Width on Modern SGs

    Try measuring the neck right up next to the nut, not the actual nut itself. I’m thinking that that’s what they mean by “nut width.”
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    Nut Width on Modern SGs

    I did the calculation. That’s 1/128 of an inch (0.198 of a mm.) bigger than 1 11/16. That is strange that they would increase it by such a tiny amount. Why not just keep it at the usual 1 11/16?


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