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Ah yes, the hump. I bet you’re happy with the pickups you got in that.

I like buying used Epiphones because many people replace the pickups with “upgrades”. I got a gold top that had Seymour Duncan vintage styled P-90s. I wasn’t expecting that.

I think used Epiphones may start showing up if really recent with stock pickups given how good the Probuckers are. Doubtful many people are replacing those.
 

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After some consideration I decided on hotter pickups and tulip style tuning machines.

Now that im finishing up the frets its time to swap pickups and tuners with my Gibson SG!

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I bet you’re happy with the pickups you got in that.
Yes the 57s, absolutely!
The classic has that unpotted squeal on high gain, but on clean- crunch, it is everything I ever wanted from a neck humbucker. Moving on.. balanced musical tone from the 57+. Holds up when you roll the tone, and full bodied break up in the volume.

Here is the SG before and after the swap, I forgot to
record the Les Paul before and after, it sounds so great with the George Lynch Screamin' Demon!

https://soundcloud.com/sapphiresounds/sd-demon-vs-57
 
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Pre drilled short pilot holes for the screws in back after tightening the bushings on the front to keep them aligned.

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With the neck straight on the bench I got enough material off and polished everything up for set up.

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The Seymour Duncan in the bridge is the George Lynch signature pickup. Now the neck humbucker is potted, a quality part pulled from an early Epiphone Les Paul Classic 2003 Made in Korea. Stamped HB6N.

For the wiring I bypassed the push pull pots (which already had .022uf caps) to solder the pickups straight to the volume pots. After that I tightened the pointers and input jack, then swapped the knobs to some lighter yellow golds.

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Action is 4/64 treble side and 5/64 bass side.

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Strings are top wrapped 11s, neck relief is just a papers height.

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Very easy to play and get ahold of notes, the break angle is perfect and no more choking out up top!!
 
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What u planning to do with the Grovers you took off? I might be interested in swapping a set of tulips for them.......
 


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