New pickguard, yay or nay ?

TheDams

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Hey all,

It is snowing here, I am bored, so I am contemplating (and playing too) my 2018 SG Special.

I've been wondering if I want to swap the kinda boring stock black 1-ply pickguard for a 3 (bwb) or 5 ply one ?

I am tempted to get a 3 ply. What do you think ?

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They do look really nice, basically if that is the look you want there is really no downside to consider.
 

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I think that would dress-up your Special quite nicely! As @Go Nigel Go said, no downside to consider (other than the cost of a new pickguard). If you don't like the multi ply as well, just put the stock back on.
 

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Buy both - 3ply and 5ply
You will get 4 options - stock, 3 ply, 5ply and no pickguard. You can chose between any of the options, any time you like
Win-Win
 

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Thanks guys, I think I will give a try to a 3ply.

Any favorite seller ? It has to be mini humbuckers sized.
 

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5 Ply Pickguard for Gibson SG Special 2018

https://www.ebay.com/itm/294584650705

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I would keep the single ply as goes with the theme of the guitar. I think a 5-ply would stick out like a sore thumb.
 

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Hey all,

It is snowing here, I am bored, so I am contemplating (and playing too) my 2018 SG Special.

I've been wondering if I want to swap the kinda boring stock black 1-ply pickguard for a 3 (bwb) or 5 ply one ?

I am tempted to get a 3 ply. What do you think ?

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WOW, did you take the covers off of the Mini's ? I've never seen a Mini-Humbucker w/out a cover ! and I cant tell for sure, but it looks like the Bridge saddles are nylon ? WOWO !
 

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WOW, did you take the covers off of the Mini's ? I've never seen a Mini-Humbucker w/out a cover ! and I cant tell for sure, but it looks like the Bridge saddles are nylon ? WOWO !
I didn’t take the covers off.

I never bonded with the stock über hot minis…

These are mini-PAFs by Zhangbucker pickups. I custom ordered them with a zebra pattern. Awesome pickups, sound like real PAFs, but mini humbuckers sized.

The saddle are stock, not nylon… might be the lighting ?
 

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Right, I've a set of Hi-Output Mini's in a FIREBIRD from 2018 and they don't quite grab me...I wanted to swap 'em out for P-90's but can't because of the way they are mounted.
ZHANGBUCKER, HUH ? Bet they crank, eh ? Real PAF sound from a Mini-Hummer ! HOT DAM !
 

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Hey all,

It is snowing here, I am bored, so I am contemplating (and playing too) my 2018 SG Special.

I've been wondering if I want to swap the kinda boring stock black 1-ply pickguard for a 3 (bwb) or 5 ply one ?

I am tempted to get a 3 ply. What do you think ?

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a wide 3 ply would def pop on that deep stain !!
 

duane v

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To me your SG has a 70's vibe to it, and with the block fret markers which to me lends itself to the single ply black.
 

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I think you must be REALLY bored.

Can't you go out and build a snowman or something?
 

TheDams

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I think you must be REALLY bored.

Can't you go out and build a snowman or something?

waaay too much snow outside !

I already built 4 snowmen with my daughter…

I am gonna play my SG for a while !
 
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