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Hi guys, my first post here :-)

As a guitar player I guess I'm probably best described as a blues/funk/soul kind of guy...

I'm experiencing some serious G.A.S. at the moment - dribbling over some SG standards. I wonder what year did they decide to go from PAF's to 490R and 498T ? I once had a 2006 SG Standard with the latter, that I felt was a bit "flat" in sound compared to my other Gibson's (ES-335, 2001 and Les Paul, G0) with PAF's / buckers. So I'm now looking for some vintage models with PAF's as I imagine they will be more to my taste...

Any thoughts about what you prefer?
 

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Hi guys, my first post here :-)

As a guitar player I guess I'm probably best described as a blues/funk/soul kind of guy...

I'm experiencing some serious G.A.S. at the moment - dribbling over some SG standards. I wonder what year did they decide to go from PAF's to 490R and 498T ? I once had a 2006 SG Standard with the latter, that I felt was a bit "flat" in sound compared to my other Gibson's (ES-335, 2001 and Les Paul, G0) with PAF's / buckers. So I'm now looking for some vintage models with PAF's as I imagine they will be more to my taste...

Any thoughts about what you prefer?

Sound-wise you could just put a set of PAF style pickups in a later SG. A lot of companies make them. Bare Knuckle for example have the Stormy Monday and Mule pickups which are based on PAFs.
 

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Hi guys, my first post here :-)

As a guitar player I guess I'm probably best described as a blues/funk/soul kind of guy...

I'm experiencing some serious G.A.S. at the moment - dribbling over some SG standards. I wonder what year did they decide to go from PAF's to 490R and 498T ? I once had a 2006 SG Standard with the latter, that I felt was a bit "flat" in sound compared to my other Gibson's (ES-335, 2001 and Les Paul, G0) with PAF's / buckers. So I'm now looking for some vintage models with PAF's as I imagine they will be more to my taste...

Any thoughts about what you prefer?


I got my SG with the stock pups and although they were good and I could definitely understand people who love them, they were not "there" for me. So, I changed them for a while (luckily I had a good luthier friend who had a lot of pups in his arsenal and he let me use each set for a while until I decided which I really wanted), after trying a some classics like dimarzio and seymour duncan, and even some more fancy bareknuckles I ended up with mojotone Classic 59PAFs with alnico IV magnets. I really liked basically all the other PAF style pups I've tried, but the mojotones really got me, although I dont dare to say they are better, its just that I liked them more.

From my experience I would recommend (not necessarily in that order):

*mojotones classic 59Paf
*bareknucles Mule
*SD Seth lovers
*Gibson 57 and 57+
*Dimarzio Anniversary (cant remember what number haha).



Good luck in your tone journey!
 

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Thanks for good thoughts on pickups guys. I just became owner of a Derek Trucks 2015 signature SG :-) Got a sweat deal on a demo used guitar today. I loved it from the first touch. Plugged it into a Hotrod Deville 212 in the store. It has a neck that plays like butter and a really great tone. And I can dig that fancy piece of maestro left from the vibrola. I think it looks great.
 

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Thanks for good thoughts on pickups guys. I just became owner of a Derek Trucks 2015 signature SG :-) Got a sweat deal on a demo used guitar today. I loved it from the first touch. Plugged it into a Hotrod Deville 212 in the store. It has a neck that plays like butter and a really great tone. And I can dig that fancy piece of maestro left from the vibrola. I think it looks great.

Congrats, man! The Derek Trucks signatures are sweet guitars. My 2014 is my main guitar. I love the '57 Classics, and I love the lyre cover. I have added a angel wing pickguard to mine though. Simply because I think it looks great. Post picks, please!
 

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Congrats, man! The Derek Trucks signatures are sweet guitars. My 2014 is my main guitar. I love the '57 Classics, and I love the lyre cover. I have added a angel wing pickguard to mine though. Simply because I think it looks great. Post picks, please!
I'm curious about what is an angel wing pick guard. Can you post a pic? Sorry for my ignorance
 

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Nice guitar. Where did you get hold of that Vibrola? Am thinking of adding one myself... Does it hold the tuning well? And did you notice a change in tone after you installed it?
 

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Nice guitar. Where did you get hold of that Vibrola? Am thinking of adding one myself... Does it hold the tuning well? And did you notice a change in tone after you installed it?
Tell you the truth it's a back up guitar I don't play it much. what I have discovered through the years is let the new guitar set in the case for 2-10 years and the wood stabilizes. My main player is a 1965 SG standard and a 1962 Fender Esquire.

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With those to beauties in your Arsenal that would be an easy choice :-) They must be awesome to play.
 

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Personally, I'm a fan of changing out the stock pots and the caps before deciding to swap out the pickups. A lot of the Gibson stock electronics put a bottleneck on the sound. I typically go with pots around 500k and paper in oil or orange drop caps.

For pickups, I like ThroBak ER-Custom MXV or a set of '57 Classic Plus (bridge) / '57 Classic (neck).

It really depends on the sound you're going for.
 


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