Sunday, August 25, 2019

Checking Standard

Following yesterday's hard case upkeep, it's only right that I attend to its content as well - the Gibson LP SG Standard. 

Got this replaced. It's semi-functional, crackled while in use. When Beez tested it out, it failed to work completely. 

As you can see there, the original Gibson humbuckers are back in place (490R/498T), I'll save the story for another episode. Trying the new set of EHX strings here; more on this soon.

Also back in place are the original reflector knobs. That's right, I switched the 3-way toggle switch tip to the black version. 

Beez at work - everything up & running in 15min at most.

This is Beez's signature of sorts; exposed wires or the ones with a high potential to short-circuit the system, would be sleeved.

As for me, I like to keep things in place so that they won't get in the way when the pickguard is re-fixed into position. 

Things are taking a non-Ibanez turn here. I play them less often lately, I'm now in Gibson mode. The Curleigh era will see deadweight models being eliminated from the catalog so it's a good time to see what's worth getting/ keeping in the mean time. Not planning to binge purchase what's left in stock, I will only be interested in the ones that would likely serve my needs. An example would be the 2016  Explorer T that was acquired recently. I'm no Explorer fan but the 500T/ 496R pickups in that guitar screams heavy music all the way. 


Ijau D. Koceng said...

"...the Gibson LP Standard"

Raf said...

Should be SG. said...

Edited. Remind me to share why there's a typo 😎

Daniel said...

I really like the 490R/498T combo said...

For Gibson, I'm with the 500T/ 496R pair - awesome with the 'right' amp 😎