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. 

5 comments:

Ijau D. Koceng said...

"...the Gibson LP Standard"

Raf said...

Should be SG.

subversion.sg said...

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

Daniel said...

I really like the 490R/498T combo

subversion.sg said...

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