‘65 SG Junior - Talk me out of this... or into this?!??

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  1. SoCal Flood

    SoCal Flood Silver Supporter

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    Sorry deleted my question asking about the wiring harness. Thanks for the info guys, very helpful.
     
  2. powerslide

    powerslide Senior Member

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    Don't think I'd try to talk you out of that, sounds like a keeper. (The fiancé too for that matter)

    Go get it!!
     
  3. Wailing

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    I wouldnt stick a neck pickup in the guitar though... the charm of the juniors is using the volume and tone control and keeping it simple :420:
     
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    lewis_grey Senior Member

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    IMO originality doesn’t matter one bit at $1100 if you love the way it plays and sounds, even a re-neck wouldn’t be a deal breaker at that price.
     
  5. charlie chitlins

    charlie chitlins Senior Member

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    2 pickups with 1 volume and 1 tone is a beautiful combination. Just wired my V like that and I love it.
    Ask any Tele player ;)
     
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    charlie chitlins Senior Member

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    AND....It's 1130 on the left coast and I'm waiting to see something from the OP....
     
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    Skit Witch Doctor Premium Member

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    He's busy playing it. He should be back in a day or so.
     
  8. Wailing

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    Love the simplicity of a Tele (Im lucky enough to have a 1970s one) and Junior (I must be the simple one) however I do tend to work the tone more on my Junior
     
  9. SoCal Flood

    SoCal Flood Silver Supporter

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    Well I’m sitting in my car in the parking lot again... but this time I’ve got a new axe by my side!!! Photos coming soon! :dude:
     
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  10. Wailing

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    Exciting!
     
  11. slug_maine

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    That's what we been waiting to hear.
     
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    Congrats, and welcome to the '65 SGJR Club!
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  13. SoCal Flood

    SoCal Flood Silver Supporter

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    Ok quick update. Unfortunately I only got to plug this baby in for about 10 minutes before I was ripped away for a day of wedding shopping with my bride. She was cool enough to let me buy this axe so I wasn’t gonna press my luck!

    Didn’t have a chance for any good photos yet, but what I can say is the moment I plugged “beast” into my Princeton Reverb (also just upgraded the speaker to a Celestian Gold 10”) I was absolutely in love. Wow. I’m officially a P90 fan... it has such a bold, meaty, rich and vintage tone and just begs to be cranked. It also feels very responsive to subtleties in how I use the pick. I didn’t expect to appreciate the cleans as much as I do. Seems like there’s a nice sweep with both the volume and tone pots. So cool that 53 year old wiring still works so flawlessly.

    “Beast” already feels like such a nice addition to pair with with my R9 because it’s a different style guitar, with different style pickups and a completely different neck profile (much thinner). I can tell that these both will call out to me at different times to play them.

    And a final note for first impressions, call me a believer in aged wood. The entire body and neck just resonates with each note played. It’s like the whole guitar is alive. Never felt anything quite like it. Yep I’m smitten that this guitar found me.
     
  14. Kris Ford

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    Right on. I had a '65 that I loved, can't beat 'em!
     
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    charlie chitlins Senior Member

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    You play with that bridge?
    It's compensated for a wound G.
    I didn't realize I could be that picky about intonation until I got 65 Firebird III.
    I didn't get an adjustable one, just a regular wraparound compensated right.
    Nice set, there...sweet champ
     
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    charlie chitlins Senior Member

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    So....still in love?
     
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    Sounds like a pretty stern order - better comply! :applause:
     
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    Sorry guys!!!! I've been so busy the last few days that my free time has been spent playing and not taking photos. With that said, i'd like to introduce you to "Beast!" I haven't yet named my R9 and really haven't tried to force that, but when I brought this '65 SG home and put them side by side I immediately said to my fiance, "hey it's Beauty and the Beast!"

    There's one problem i'm having... I'm liking the P90 so much i want a neck pickup as well! All in due time though. This turned out to be the perfect compliment to my R9. Every time I want to play now i'm torn as to which to pick up. Good problem to have :naughty:

    Here he is and there are a bunch more photos on my NGD thread here: http://www.mylespaul.com/threads/ngd-meet-my-65-sg-the-beast.406117/

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  19. Wailing

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    Having one pickup has an influence on the overall sound.. No magnetic pull from the neck pickup on the strings (I have been told) I would leave the SG Junior as it is.. and get yourself a Double Cut Special with P90s :cheers2:
     
  20. Blue Blood

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    Killer SG !
    Please don't put a neck pup in !
     
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