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Fretboardninja
11-16-2004, 06:56 PM
hey all,
this saturday my local shop is having a 50% off on certain items and this http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/g=home/search/detail/base_pid/517260/ is one of them. I really do like its reputation and it will be only 450$ but my only concern is that besides punk, guns and roses, ac/dc and ozzy type stuff i also play some really heavy shred, metallica (old), slipknot, atreyu and lamb of god stuff and i wonder if the PUPS are hot enough and it will sound good for that kind of music. Im gonna go try it out in a few days so please dont say "go try it out u retarded n00b" i jsut wanna get some advce. Thank you very much

rageagainstthemachine1
11-16-2004, 06:58 PM
well buy it, its a gibson for 450$ you can change the pickups or just sell the guitar and make a profit

the-dragon-comes-in-the-night
11-16-2004, 07:03 PM
I know a guy that uses one of those for some heavy **** through a Mesa Dual Recto. He just put new pickups in. One suggestions though, if you buy it, get new tuners put on. Gibson SG Special stock tuners suck. Your guitar will go out of tune really easily.

Fretboardninja
11-16-2004, 07:04 PM
sweet

ban me again fukkers
11-16-2004, 07:05 PM
buy that **** dude! thats an awesome price for any gibson, let alone a sg specail

reccaoconnor
11-16-2004, 07:31 PM
although i don't care for the sg specials, sg's are some of the best guitars for a good heavy metal sound. buy it, man.

edit: by the way, where do you live? *please say virginia please say virginia*

itspuddingtime00
11-16-2004, 07:38 PM
thats crazy, I live in virginia beach too. Anyways, I have an SG special and I really like it a lot. If anything just replace the pickups if you are unsatisfied with it, but I don't think you will need to.

reccaoconnor
11-16-2004, 07:41 PM
thats crazy, I live in virginia beach too. Anyways, I have an SG special and I really like it a lot. If anything just replace the pickups if you are unsatisfied with it, but I don't think you will need to.
no shit? sailingtheseasofcheese lives here too. he's like 10 minutes from me. where you at?

Syncope
11-16-2004, 07:53 PM
Go for it. It's a good deal.

Fretboardninja
11-16-2004, 07:57 PM
although i don't care for the sg specials, sg's are some of the best guitars for a good heavy metal sound. buy it, man.

edit: by the way, where do you live? *please say virginia please say virginia*
miami

3074326
11-16-2004, 08:00 PM
That's a hell of a deal.

I have an LP Special and have not complained once about the guitar. The tuners are good tuners. It does not go out of tune easily.

Your SG will have Gibson 490 pickups. They sound good, but if you want a bit more tone and volume, switch to the 500/'59 combo.

Domino_guitar
11-16-2004, 08:03 PM
i'm not much for the Specials but for 490$ I'd HIT IT

Fretboardninja
11-16-2004, 08:07 PM
That's a hell of a deal.

I have an LP Special and have not complained once about the guitar. The tuners are good tuners. It does not go out of tune easily.

Your SG will have Gibson 490 pickups. They sound good, but if you want a bit more tone and volume, switch to the 500/'59 combo.
thanks man first off now just in case how much would those new PUPS cost? :)

Chop Suey!
11-16-2004, 09:04 PM
um, around $80

3074326
11-16-2004, 09:53 PM
Maybe a bit more.

$80+ for each pickup.

the-dragon-comes-in-the-night
11-16-2004, 10:03 PM
See, I know a couple people with the SG special, and their guitars are constantly going out of tune on stage or when we are jammin'. If you want less trouble, install better tuners. I have a hunch that the Les Paul tuners might be a bit better than the SGs, but I really don't know.

itspuddingtime00
11-17-2004, 06:44 PM
no shit? sailingtheseasofcheese lives here too. he's like 10 minutes from me. where you at?

haha I'm sailseasocheese's neighbor.

sharp shredder
11-17-2004, 07:11 PM
what the cost is depends on the brand of pickups. you dont want to buy some cheapos for like 50 bucks. you could be downgrading but if you want good pickups get emgs

Lydisk
04-19-2006, 08:06 AM
yum

Jono9119X
04-19-2006, 02:24 PM
i have a gibson sg special faded, its pretty goood, the picups can handle any distortion, i play really heavy stuff, like black dahlia murder, atreyu, and then some acdc, and it can do all of that stuff well, and the tuners dont suck, they can hold a tuning for the longest time, unless you dont know how to put strings on right, or cant tune right, like some people, its a good guitar for 700, get it for 450.

voodooramen
04-19-2006, 02:30 PM
sup jono this thread is 2 years old



btw make your location clarence club

Jono9119X
04-19-2006, 02:31 PM
oh i didnt know it was alright, i didnt know there was a location thing, ha

Jono9119X
04-19-2006, 02:34 PM
ok now its fixed, oh yer

Jono9119X
04-19-2006, 02:35 PM
we need to spread Clarence-ism through MX

*thinks of another name for our newly discovered religion/club*

voodooramen
04-19-2006, 02:39 PM
Clarentology

Jono9119X
04-19-2006, 02:40 PM
haha, yes, i need a new profile thing, i have a sg, i could put waht you have, but that wouldnt be cool, whats a cool question that clarence asks?

hermm, what are you running from is pretty good.

voodooramen
04-19-2006, 02:41 PM
yea what are you running from

voodooramen
04-19-2006, 02:44 PM
damn i gotta have it runnin cuz there is one space short

Jono9119X
04-19-2006, 02:44 PM
haha, that one is one of my favorites

did you see the one where he goes,

are you an empty vessel, then he farts in there face,

"there, now i will be with you inside you forever, giving you my truth"

haha, the wonder showzen download is 10% done.

voodooramen
04-19-2006, 02:45 PM
hah yea thats a good one


yer keep downloading it, its so worth it.

Jono9119X
04-19-2006, 02:47 PM
yeah, im not gonna stop, a couple of my friends already asked to make a copy, so i have to keep it going, imma let it go over night tonight, it will get far.

Captain Kirk
04-19-2006, 03:04 PM
:lol:

I don't think your advice is helpful anymore


EDIT: yeah when I posted this all that was there was Jono's first post..

Jono9119X
04-19-2006, 03:07 PM
haha, its alright man, i didnt know this was that old, why is so old, did someone bump it from the archives

Captain Kirk
04-19-2006, 03:08 PM
Lydisk did

insanepunkguy
04-19-2006, 03:10 PM
yeh do it mate, my sg special cost me 450, and it was only 6 months second hand

Jono9119X
04-19-2006, 03:14 PM
ya dude do it