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Dave Sloven

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Re: Late '60s SG Junior reissue (2006) Coral Pink
« Reply #30 on: October 04, 2013, 04:37:58 AM »
Put a new set of Rotosounds (scavenged from BKP boxes!) into the Junior today and the guitar is completely transformed!  The ones that came on it were very rusty ... my guitar no longer sounds like a bad piano - it rips!  I'm very happy with the P-90 through my Peavey 6534+, although it seems to magnify the noise issue I have with the power supply in this house (I'm guessing any single coil would have this problem).  Other than that the noise is not bad as I have a Decimator to sort that out.  I love the character of this pickup.  If I were to replace it with a BKP I wouldn't stray too far from the sound of this one, probably a Nantucket rather than a Supermassive or Pig-90.  This guitar is sweet for sure!  Now I just need those regular strap buttons to arrive so that I can play it properly (at the moment it has Schaller strap buttons but I don't have the matching strap locks).

Also, you can now see the unwound strings against the rosewood fretboard!  LOL!
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Re: Late '60s SG Junior reissue (2006) Coral Pink
« Reply #31 on: October 04, 2013, 09:40:23 PM »
i've always been an ernie ball guy personally. been using the rotosounds i got with my nailbomb a few weeks back and i find it hard to see why these are "amazing" granted, i dont have them on a guitar with bkps or anything. but i still like my ernie balls
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Re: Late '60s SG Junior reissue (2006) Coral Pink
« Reply #32 on: October 04, 2013, 11:26:16 PM »
i've always been an ernie ball guy personally. been using the rotosounds i got with my nailbomb a few weeks back and i find it hard to see why these are "amazing" granted, i dont have them on a guitar with bkps or anything. but i still like my ernie balls

Sorry, slightly off-topic, but I changed to Ernie Balls cause my tech, who is also a Fender CS-dealer, offers them quite cheap. They're ok, but my experience is that don't last as long and break easier than the D'addarios I used to play. I tend to go back.
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Re: Late '60s SG Junior reissue (2006) Coral Pink
« Reply #33 on: October 05, 2013, 02:29:15 AM »
I don't think I've broken a string in years to be hoNest. I don't play super hard though and I feel like they last as long as I need them to
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Re: Late '60s SG Junior reissue (2006) Coral Pink
« Reply #34 on: October 05, 2013, 04:11:47 AM »
I've only ever broken strings when putting new ones on - I broke a high E once.  I did throw out one of the Rotosounds though as it came out of the packet kinked.  Unfortunately it was not kinked at the winding end but near the pickup

The strings on this guitar were terribly rusty.  I would have been embarrassed to sell something with strings like that ...
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Re: Late '60s SG Junior reissue (2006) Coral Pink
« Reply #35 on: October 05, 2013, 09:14:58 AM »
I stretch new strings (10-46) quite heavily before a gig, so that my strats and tele stay in tune during three sets. I had several EB's broken in this process, whilst never D'addario's with the same guitars, same ritual. I've broken a few with heavy bending too. Not every week, but now and then. And no, the bridges are not the issue here.
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Re: Late '60s SG Junior reissue (2006) Coral Pink
« Reply #36 on: October 05, 2013, 09:56:48 AM »
The high E that broke when stringing my Explorer was an Ernie Ball Slinky 10, and it snapped at the bridge.  The G string I broke was a Rotosound from a BKP box, and it snapped at the nut.  No discernible pattern yet, although I think I've had two Rotosound strings that have had kinks in them.
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Re: Late '60s SG Junior reissue (2006) Coral Pink
« Reply #37 on: October 14, 2013, 01:36:59 PM »
I've ordered a Stockholm in standard P-90 form after discussions with Ben.

I decided that I wanted something more for hardcore in the Heresy, S.O.B., and Unseen Terror vein than an older style punk guitar, as I tend to play older punk stuff as hardcore covers of punk songs anyway.

Also it needs some br00tz to balance out the pink :lol:

Nothing better than having a whimpy looking guitar and then blowing some Dean Razorback or similar uber-metal guitar into the weeds ;)
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Re: Late '60s SG Junior reissue (2006) Coral Pink
« Reply #38 on: November 03, 2013, 08:25:58 AM »
Fitted the Stockholm P-90 today.

Being a 'batwing' guard model it his the bracket that enables you to mount the P-90 to the pickguard with two screws like a regular 'batwing' humbucker SG.  There is a small metal piece between the pickup and the bracket that can't be fitted due to the two BKP screws which seem to be permanent under the pickup but when it's all tightened up with the two nuts on the end of the bolts that go through the top of the pickup it all seems to be fine.



Here's the guitar with the new pickup and a new set of strings.  I also added the Alternative Tentacles sticker to the pickguard for extra hardcore flavour.  AT had sent it to me with a copy of the RDP 'Ao Vivo CBGB's' CD a few years back (they sent a black one too).



I was a bit clumsy with the soldering (there was tonnes of solder on the back of the stock volume pot, and it seemed to have a high melting point) but I got it in okay, even if I did accidentally burn the finish slightly when I accidentally touched the tip on the paint :(



The pickup gives the guitar a lot more bottom, less shrill highs, and more output in general.  The sound is more contemporary hardcore whereas the standard pickup was rather vintage sounding.  I don't know how much of that is 'P-90 character' but this one sounds more like the A-Bomb than the old P-90 that was in it.  I need to adjust pickup heights etc as the low E doesn't sound right at the moment

Here's a photo of it with my SG Standard and my amp setup.  I hope that the Explorer will soon be fixed and will be able to join them once I get another Hercules stand.  It is in the process of being rewired at the moment.

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Re: Late '60s SG Junior reissue (2006) Coral Pink
« Reply #39 on: November 04, 2013, 08:42:30 PM »
Really cool looking setup you've got there :)

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Re: Late '60s SG Junior reissue (2006) Coral Pink
« Reply #40 on: November 04, 2013, 10:38:47 PM »
Really cool looking setup you've got there :)

Thanks!

My Explorer, which has been given the name Crustzilla, is still a work in progress out in the garage but the wiring harness should arrive sometime today or tomorrow.  It has '50s wired CTS volume pots and a push-push pot that apparently will keep the pickup selector and master tone active while cutting out the two volume pots to open the sound up if need be while still having the ability to switch pickups and roll off some brightness as needed.  Should be a monster tone with the Warpigs, especially when the Tonepros locking bridge and tailpiece are fitted (I'm converting the hardware from gold to chrome at the same time as firming everything up) and the SD Triple Shots and a new metal pickguard and full shielding are in.

This one will receive a similar harness, although it will be much simpler due to no pickup selector.

Then I will have one rock/metal guitar (the SG Standard with Cold Sweats), one punk/hardcore guitar (this SG Junior with the Stockholm), and one guitar for crust/grind/death stuff (the Explorer with Warpigs).  That covers most of the stuff I play.

I'd like to get some kind of super strat with a Floyd and either Rebel Yells or Miracle Mans one day
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Re: Late '60s SG Junior reissue (2006) Coral Pink
« Reply #41 on: November 05, 2013, 01:07:50 PM »
The Rebel Yell is great in a superstrat. Funnily enough I've been gas'ing for a superstrat recently, I really fancy a hardtail Ibanez RG in vintage white or bright yellow! The one thing missing from my guitar collection is a high output modern metal beast.

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Re: Late '60s SG Junior reissue (2006) Coral Pink
« Reply #42 on: November 05, 2013, 01:58:15 PM »
Oh I'd never get a hardtail super strat ... when I think of super strats it's always floyd rose whammy bar action that I get GAS for ... I have enough guitars with fixed bridges.  I need something to do some OTT divebombs on. :D
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Re: Late '60s SG Junior reissue (2006) Coral Pink
« Reply #43 on: November 05, 2013, 05:44:42 PM »
A 'Mused' SG! Love it. The colour is growing on me too.  :)
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Re: Late '60s SG Junior reissue (2006) Coral Pink
« Reply #44 on: November 05, 2013, 10:33:34 PM »
This guy I know here in Adelaide said on Facebook that the colour of my guitar is 'gay' (which made me laugh as I know a gay guy who was hit up by this dude and his wife for a threesome, but I digress) and in response I posted this video of a high Chris Pontius (from Jackass) at a guitar show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYMiAABQbus

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