Wow, thanks for the very cool detailed post.
I bought a cheap B.C. Rich Bich recently. it has a simple volume/tone/toggle and I intend to add 3 toggle switches and a set of GFS pickups that I already had. I am also adding a killswitch.
Great guitar for the money, got it new for $250 after using a coupon.
After playing it i liked it a lot, great slim neck, perfect action and body size.
This thing plays and sounds phenomenal. I really like it.
- GIbson Classic 57 that I already had.
- CTS pots
Thanks guys, I am happy with the result. I like the understated yet unique look of the guitar.
I may replace the cap for a PIO but frankly the pickups sound fine the way the are, I actually have a few sets of good humbuckers laying around and I did not feel the need to replace the stock. I had...
I bought this guitar a couple of months ago and I am really happy with it, to the point that I sold my SG Standard 24.
I wanted to change a few things, mainly cosmetic. (I even consider refinishing it )
Headstock logo overlay and star inlay.
The logo was a freaking pain and...
And now for some over-analysis.
On 3x3 headstocks the D and G string break more but they are also further away creating less "torque" on the nut. Also, strings are round so just about the same amount of string is making contact with the nut. Maybe I am wrong but just a couple of thoughts.
The 3x3 tuning issue is a very popular trend on youtube, turns out after all these years some guys claim to have discovered that the Gibson style headstock is no good for tuning.
There are tons of videos looking for clicks on youtube and anything that trends will get a ton of videos, after all...
My borther has one of those AF55 in the same color and I have played it a bit, I liked the guitar for the price although I am not big on big on hollow boxes and floating bridges so when MF sent me a coupon I jumped on the AM53 model, smaller body, fixed bridge, center block, and to my surprise a...
I like it but the small block inlays seem out of place and speed knobs look huge. The price is crazy.
As far as a modern day Flying V I always wanted Gibson to do what they did to the body and neck of the Epiphone Jeff Waters V.
Yea, I would have loved the white one but they do not come up often then they do go for more. I was actually going to refinish this SG I bought, I have paint and everything but decided to leave the color as-is...for now.
I do not like the black covers on this guitar, the EMG style simply does not match. The black tuners look great on other guitars that have a solid color finish but not on this one and because the black nut matches the headstock it does not bother me.
Once I fully pimp up this SG I'll post it in...
I just picked one, the 2013 model and I like it a whole lot, now my other two Gibson SGs are gone. These SGJs are really well made for the reviews i see and I agree.
This is my first experience with 490T and 490R pickups and they are staying, I may experiment with an alnico 4 magnet that I...
Also, lets be honest. There is no longer a possibility to design a guitar body that will not resemble something that has already been created and if a new shape was ever developed most people would puke all over it.
I like the shape but the body looks too little, I'd like it better if it was wider.
I actually had never seen a copy or design based on a V that I liked, this one is the closest.
I have a Gibson Flying V and that's all I need, it is a fantastic guitar.