- Oct 7, 2007
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Haha I wish, I love Trogly. Would be fun to have video documentation of the guitar and a detailed overview.Maybe it was one of Trogly's review guitars and he screwed up when he put the pickups back in?
There's your story... bumps the value by 10% since it's been on Youtube.
I did some googling around and I think you’re right. Most folks said the flipped pickup makes no difference in tone, at least not something most people would hear.I’d leave it.
Makes it unique.
If you ever lose yours in a big pile of others it’ll be easier to find.
In my experience, you’ll never hear a difference.
In fact, when you’re my age, everything sounds equal.
I really don’t mind the pickup position, if it was like this from the factory I’d have no issues. But knowing a customer or guitar center employee opened it up end tinkered around has me wondering why they were tinkering with it in the first place, and did they alter or change anything else? It’s just odd and I’d like to at least know the story behind it.
Thanks for the input! Yeah, honestly just the flipped pickup alone doesn’t bother me. And if it was something from the factory, I’d just call it a Gibson QC quirk and not worry about it.I personally would never consider returning a great looking/playing guitar for something so minor. I would however let them know that I'm aware that it was tinkered with and ask for an explanation (I'm still thinking someone bought/returned it). And if I were you and lacked the experience/confidence to flip it back myself, I would insist that they do it for me. It's really such a minor thing. There's no wiring involved, no damage you can't see. nothing devalued or broken. A 5 minute fix with no tools other than a screwdriver (technically 2 screwdrivers - a flathead ans a Phillips).
But like you said, it being changed after the factory, either by a customer or guitar center employee has me a bit concerned and I’d like to know the story behind it.
Like knowing why they were tinkering with the guitar in the first place and if they altered or changed anything else like the wiring, caps, or pots etc.
Yeah, it’s a bit odd. I’d like to know the story behind it, if it was a pickup change or anything else.I suppose there's also the possibility that they swapped out the pickup too. I'd want to know. Are you confident enough to at least unscrew the 4 screws and lift it out and look at the bottom of the pickup? (loosening your strings first and using polishing rags for protection). Hell, at that point you're halfway there!
Yeah, I think I can unscrew it and lift it out. And I’ll def put it back in the correct position.
Is there a good way to tell if they swapped the pickup?