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  1. madhermit

    Maiden Post at the forum: Which one do I go for?

    My 2018 has locking Grovers and the D04 tulip buttons fit on perfectly. Stock buttons are in this picture. I think they are called kidney buttons? It weighs in at 6.58 lbs now
  2. madhermit

    Maiden Post at the forum: Which one do I go for?

    Oh yeah, I also replaced the metal tuning buttons with pearloid. It took a fair amount of weight off of the headstock, more than I expected. 60g/2.1 ounces. I got the set of buttons from Hipshot, D-04 - pearloid.
  3. madhermit

    Maiden Post at the forum: Which one do I go for?

    Pickups are an easy swap, so go for the 61. I too generally prefer low output vintage style PAFs. But… I really didn’t bond with the 61 pickups in my SG until I spent a few days playing with pickup heights, I would tweak them, play, then come back again and listen with fresh ears. did that a...
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    SG pics to drool over

    As far as I know, the cheesily-named colour of Autumn Shade was only available in 2018. It’s my favourite SG colour, but I saw 5 in person, and only 2 of them looked like the Gibson Website picture. The other 3 looked more like what I would call a redburst or something. I checked out 3 to find...
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    Firebird Pickups, aftermarket experiences?

    I have an Epiphone Firebird that has the new FB720 pickups that are properly constructed Firebird pickups. They are really good and may be found for a great price if someone (foolishly) swaps them out.
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    Tribute rosewood fretboard comment/question.

    I agree that it is likely not dyed. Dyed tends to not have the reddish/orange streaks.
  7. madhermit

    2010 SG Standard specs?

    According to the Gibson legacy specs, it looks like 2017 is when they started using aluminum bridges and stop bars for both the SG HP and SG Standard. Not trying to be a weenie, this is just for accuracy sake for people reading this in the future. I like learning the little details like that...
  8. madhermit

    Tuner Buttons Change to Hipshot D-04 Tulips in ‘Pearl’

    For those of you who like minutiae… The metal kidney buttons and their screws (which are shorter) weigh 75g. The plastic tulip buttons and their screws (which are longer) weigh 15g. Weight savings of 60g. I think in Imperial that is 2.1 ounces which is 1/8 lb. My SG went from 6.6 to 6.5 lbs...
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    WHITE Binding Madness

    For those of you who like minutiae… The metal kidney buttons and their screws (which are shorter) weigh 75g. The plastic tulip buttons and their screws (which are longer) weigh 15g. Weight savings of 60g. I think in Imperial that is 2.1 ounces which is 1/8 lb. My SG went from 6.6 to 6.5 lbs...
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    WHITE Binding Madness

    Oh, there is. I noticed it holding them in my hand. The metal are substantial, the plastic weigh next to nothing. I have a scale now so I could try and figure out the difference, maybe I’ll do that later.
  11. madhermit

    WHITE Binding Madness

    Quite a weight difference on the 6 metal buttons vs the plastic eh?
  12. madhermit

    WHITE Binding Madness

    The only place that I could find them in stock was Kittmer Guitar in Toronto. They had 6 when I ordered, says more on order. Never heard of Kittmer before, but had no issue with them. They shipped fast. Ended up being around $24 with shipping. I am north of the GTA...
  13. madhermit

    Tuner Buttons Change to Hipshot D-04 Tulips in ‘Pearl’

    And I would rather spend $12 than whatever those Klusons cost!
  14. madhermit

    WHITE Binding Madness

    I’m in Canada and found a local place that had stock. The info on them is in this thread… https://www.everythingsg.com/threads/tuner-buttons-change-to-hipshot-d-04-tulips-in-‘pearl’.38075/
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    WHITE Binding Madness

    I don’t know. Someone more knowledgeable will likely let us know.
  16. madhermit

    WHITE Binding Madness

    I bought the Hipshot replacement buttons and I was surprised by how much weight it took off the headstock. Easy and cheap to try. Buttons are like $2 each.
  17. madhermit

    WHITE Binding Madness

    The colour is officially called “Autumn Shade”. Kinda cheesy name, but I love the look. Some of them look more like a vintage cherry burst (I saw about 5 before settling on this one that looked like the website).
  18. madhermit

    WHITE Binding Madness

    I really like the look of the white binding on my 2018 SG Standard. It’s such a great guitar too, in fully stock form.
  19. madhermit

    New SG Jr: Ridiculous errors!! Should I write to Gibson?

    This quote of yours should be the takeaway… “Gibson actually did a pretty good job of resolving this. They acknowledged the defect, communicated well, and replaced the product.”
  20. madhermit

    Tuner Buttons Change to Hipshot D-04 Tulips in ‘Pearl’

    Thanks. As far as I know, it was only available on the 2018 Standard. It’s called Autumn Shade.


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