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Old 06-03-2015, 11:02 AM   #29521
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Today I have been sticking my middle finger up at my neighbours in the most passive and polite way possible:



Not my amp - I'm just looking after it for someone who was supposed to collect it 3 months ago I'm beginning to think/hope he doesn't want it back
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Old 06-03-2015, 11:14 AM   #29522
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Duuuuude nice. '73-'75 SG and a '76-'80 JMP?



That is some prog rock heaven right there.
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Old 06-04-2015, 07:48 AM   #29523
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Yep, it's a great combination - The best way to use a rig like this in my experience is to set everything on the amp on 5 to begin with (except gain - there's an obvious sweet spot where the low end really kicks in - set the gain there!), set the volume on the guitar to the level of distortion you want and use the tone to take away any harsh treble, and then go back to the controls on the amp to fine tune the tone afterwards.

This amp just doesn't work all that well with the volume and tone knobs on the guitar set to 10 - sounds very bright and shrill with a very abrasive quality to the overdrive that isn't particularly musical. But it's extremely rewarding when you get everything set up just right
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Old 06-04-2015, 09:30 AM   #29524
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Yeah Ive not played a 2 input JMP but Ive tried a few 4 holers and I have owned a few JCM 800s. Verdict is always bright as shit

Original T-Tops in the SG?
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Old 06-04-2015, 11:44 AM   #29525
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What are you using for tubes in the JMP? I love that finish on the SG. I'm a sucker for wood-grain. I also love the natural burst finish that Gibson slaps on some of the SG guitars.
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Old 06-04-2015, 12:13 PM   #29526
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It's not his JMP so I would assume whatever the owner had in it. I mean it's probably had a few tube swaps in it's day too so probably nothing cool. Most likely just a set of JJs or something
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Old 06-04-2015, 12:19 PM   #29527
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the mid '70s SGs originally had ceramic magnet "super-humbuckers" which were sealed in epoxy for whatever reason. Mine are sealed in epoxy, but I'm not sure they are original to the guitar - the length of the wires makes me think they've come from a larger bodied guitar which had the same pickups, like an L5S or something.

They are very very deep and dark sounding pickups which seem to offset the somewhat out of control brightness of the amp very nicely.

EDIT: The owner says he's never swapped the tubes, ever. So it's likely that they are the originals - he said he bought it used in 1979, and I don't think they would've been changed before then. If it was my amp, I'd be tempted to change them simply because they are very microphonic. just gently tapping the top of the amp leads to a strange glassy ringing sound coming through the speaker quite loudly. It seems to stop once the amp has warmed up a bit, though.
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Old 06-04-2015, 12:56 PM   #29528
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The later supers from the L6S had no exposed pole pieces and were epoxied like crap. (They might even be circuit board buckers)


There's an earlier super-humbucker that was similar to a regular Gibby one but with a ceramic magnet. Those were standard on a lot of 70s SGs (and probably the pups you had in it) and ES guitars. People refer to those ones as 'Tar-Backs' and are pretty easy to identify since the back is drenched in epoxy AND the legs of the pups are attached via a small bar (about the same size as a humbucker magnet) that runs down the middle of the pup. Noted for the 'enhanced' bass response so it's probably those.



If the tubes are stock, I'd guess they would be Tesla or RFT. Gibby switched over from mullards in the early 70s.
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Old 06-05-2015, 02:36 PM   #29529
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I think the L5S (different thing to the L6S - Like the L5 hollowbody, only solid and probably insanely heavy) had the more normal looking "tarbacks" as standard from 1974 onwards.
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Old 06-05-2015, 03:17 PM   #29530
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Well next time you do a string change, pull em out and lets get a look!



you don't have to obviously but it would be cool
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Old 06-05-2015, 03:45 PM   #29531
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I did take them out and have a look a long time ago but it didn't occur to me to take pictures at the time. Definitely tarbacks, as I somewhat vaguely mentioned earlier
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Old 06-14-2015, 11:31 PM   #29532
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test drove the new vw golf (zipcar rental). i'm in love.

sg needs new strings badly...
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Old 06-15-2015, 12:41 PM   #29533
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Old 06-15-2015, 01:54 PM   #29534
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There's a song in there somewhere...
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sg needs new strings badly...

Oohhh, Telecaster shot the strings.

SG is about to die.
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Old 06-16-2015, 12:15 AM   #29536
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nooooooo.

telecaster desperately needs a setup... it's been waiting 6 months for me. woops.
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Old 06-18-2015, 10:02 PM   #29537
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I haven't changed strings for a long time.
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Old Yesterday, 01:29 AM   #29538
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Saw this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Free-shippi...=item2352cdfb44

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god damn that looks awesome

but is esp worth it ? i always wanted to try a viper


anyway i finally found a good luthier in my country so i asked him to build me an sg similar to tony's old boy waiting for the results after 3 months
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LTD? No. ESP? Probably yes.
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