Recent content by Diocletian

  1. Diocletian

    How much to pay for an SG Standard with a repaired headstock?

    Also, that looks a decent repair but I'm not so sure a Gibson authorised repair shop did it. It looks like they didn't bother refinishing it properly, it's still got all the sanding marks. I repaired a broken headstock like that myself once simply by gluing it shut and it looked better than that.
  2. Diocletian

    How much to pay for an SG Standard with a repaired headstock?

    I'm really not sure about this question. SG Standards seem to be really cheap now - which is why I bought 3 in the last 6 months, including one with a headstock break. I bought a 1999 SG in decent condition with the hard case for £500. Then I saw a nice one with a repaired headstock break and a...
  3. Diocletian

    Another PCB thread, sorry. Neuters my guitar?

    That's a good idea. How to do it though since the pickups are the quick connector type?
  4. Diocletian

    Another PCB thread, sorry. Neuters my guitar?

    Oh don't worry, those days are long gone. I've spent a fortune on pickups and magnets and stuff over the years. I'm past it now, just wanted to know if anyone could explain the gain drop between the guitars.
  5. Diocletian

    Cherry SG Standard with WHITE pickguard? Anyone done it?

    I agree. If it was the only SG I had I would have left it with the stock black pickguard. But I didn't see the point in having two cherry/black. I actually tried selling this one but no takers so thought I'd make it a little different. I think the three of them look great together.
  6. Diocletian

    Another PCB thread, sorry. Neuters my guitar?

    I did do a search and clicked on a couple of links that looked as if they might address this but I just got an error saying the page wasn't found. Anyway, I now have 3 SG Standards, Gibsons. 2016, 2005 and 1999. All three had the same pickup config in them with the 498T/490R. Only the 2016 has...
  7. Diocletian

    Cherry SG Standard with WHITE pickguard? Anyone done it?

    I finally figured out what it needed. Took a couple of hours to cut the extra hole in the pickguard then drill/chisel out a space in the guitar for the dummy middle pickup. It's still wired as stock, 2 humbuckers. And I love it! Might "age" the pickguard by soaking it in coffee but for now it rocks.
  8. Diocletian

    Cherry SG Standard with WHITE pickguard? Anyone done it?

    I pondered buying all gold pickups and hardware to go with the white pickguard but I still don't think it would work as well as the black guard. I also thought about routing a hole for a third pickup which MIGHT look really cool but I just can't be arsed with it all.
  9. Diocletian

    Cherry SG Standard with WHITE pickguard? Anyone done it?

    So I tried it. Paid about £25 for a white guard from Allparts and it didn't fit any of my 3 SGs. Bought a cheapo from ebay and that one DID fit! I put it onto the '99 but I really don't think it looked that good. What d'you all think? I don't have any more pics because I put the black guard back...
  10. Diocletian

    Cherry SG Standard with WHITE pickguard? Anyone done it?

    Looks like it'd be great fun to play!
  11. Diocletian

    Cherry SG Standard with WHITE pickguard? Anyone done it?

    Yeah I did that too lol It definitely works better with the chrome pickups IMO.
  12. Diocletian

    Post Your SG !

    Yep, the PC-1 is a great guitar! I have a few other guitars, mostly Jacksons, but only these 4 are USA models.
  13. Diocletian

    Cherry SG Standard with WHITE pickguard? Anyone done it?

    Googling brings up pretty much nothing for this. I have two cherry Standards now and it seems like modding one (the darker coloured) with a white pickguard would work really well. I bought a white pickguard from Allparts but it didn't fit ANY of my SGs (1999, 2005, 2016) so I'd need to get one...
  14. Diocletian

    Post Your SG !

    Okay, getting a bit carried away with me newfound love for SGs. Got another cherry one, this time it's much lighter in colour, looks fantastic. It has a headstock repair and I told the seller to remove his expensive Lollar pickups as I had spare Seymour Duncans (JBJ bridge, Distortion neck). I'm...
  15. Diocletian

    GAS for a Gibson SG..........

    I'd just look on Craigslist (or here) for one that catches your eye and is a good price. I bought a 2016 Standard in ebony - from ebay - because I got a decent deal on it and wanted to get one in time for my birthday. Of course it came with only a (nice enough) gig bag, not a hard case and cost...


Latest Threads



Top