#1
Alright, so recently I had purchased a Special Faded Gibson SG from Guitar Center, it plays great and sounds great, but I have one problem with it.

I'm not sure if it was suppose to be this way, but the pick ups seem to be wrapped in a tape or some sort of paper.

Here's a few pictures:

One Side,
http://img232.imageshack.us/my.php?image=guitar001wp3.jpg

The Other,
http://img221.imageshack.us/my.php?image=guitar002me4.jpg

Whole Guitar,
http://img98.imageshack.us/my.php?image=guitar003kx6.jpg

I'm not sure if I was ripped off or if this is how it was built.
Any info would make me grateful.

Thank you
Last edited by ChrisL120 at Mar 17, 2008,
#2
Your pictures haven't showed up but i'm guessing that its just the protective stickers so the pickups dont get scratched or damaged????
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#3
Quote by ChrisL120
Alright, so recently I had purchased a Special Faded Gibson SG from Guitar Center, it plays great and sounds great, but I have one problem with it.

I'm not sure if it was suppose to be this way, but the pick ups seem to be wrapped in a tape or some sort of paper.

Here's a few pictures:

One Side,
<a href="http://imageshack.us"><img src="http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/6246/guitar001ed4.jpg" border="0" alt="Image Hosted by ImageShack.us"/></a><br/>

The Other,
<a href="http://imageshack.us"><img src="http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/4198/guitar002nq5.jpg" border="0" alt="Image Hosted by ImageShack.us"/></a><br/>

Whole Guitar,
<a href="http://imageshack.us"><img src="http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/4710/guitar003du4.jpg" border="0" alt="Image Hosted by ImageShack.us"/></a><br/>

I'm not sure if I was ripped off or if this is how it was built.
Any info would make me grateful.

Thank you


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#4
Your pictures=Fail
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#6
are you talking about the grayish black tape that goes around the sides? if so its supposed to be that way...
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#7
yeah
every SG special ive played has that tape
and pretty much every other guitar ive played that has uncovered pickups has that tape
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#9
Oh really?Huh..think it'd be a good idea to get them switched out?

Or keep as is?cause I love the look, it's an amazing guitar it's just that one part that makes me wonder whether or not I got ripped.
#10
Quote by ChrisL120
Oh really?Huh..think it'd be a good idea to get them switched out?

Or keep as is?cause I love the look, it's an amazing guitar it's just that one part that makes me wonder whether or not I got ripped.

...
..
you didnt get ripped off
we all just told you its meant to be that way
does it sound and play good?
go to the guitar store and look at any other guitar with uncovered pickups
or even just the pickups by themselves
theres a good chance itll have that tape
Vikings? What Vikings? We are but poor, simple farmers. The village was burning when we got here, and the people must have slain themselves.
#11
Alright Thanks.

I'm a newer guitar player (a couple months)

And though I can't exactly pull off solo's, I understand the parts of the guitar, and that was the first time I've ever seen that, so it's good to know everything is good =D
#12
its there so that the dust and stuff doesnt get in the pickup if it isnt there you should worry !
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#13
They are open coil HB's they all are like that.
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#15
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Well you DID get ripped off ... but the tape's supposed to be there.



^---That depressed me

I love this guitar.
#16
HOLY RESOLUTION! you need to learn how to use a digital camera bro.. and compression would be nice.
to know if you got ripped off we should know how much you paid for it
It's all about feel
#17
Quote by ChrisL120
^---That depressed me

I love this guitar.

That was me about... a year and a half ago.

Hey, just don't be so self- assured that you got the greatest guitar on earth! I think you'll like it for a while, then start to gradually grow tired of it.
#18
It was 1000, but I got it for 700

Plus, I'm not very talented at taking pictures

ALSO

I don't think it's the best guitar in the world, and I'm pretty sure* no one can clearly say they own a guitar as such, but I will say that it is a very nice guitar
#19
Quote by ChrisL120
It was 1000, but I got it for 700

Plus, I'm not very talented at taking pictures

ALSO

I don't think it's the best guitar in the world, and I'm pretty sure* no one can clearly say they own a guitar as such, but I will say that it is a very nice guitar

$700 American? Christ, I got mine for $550! Of course, that was before the annual Gibson price hike, but still...
#21
if you like SGs it is, everybodys all like...ahh...gibson prices...well their expensive but imo their the best for every type of rock but shred.

If you cant afford it or just dont want to pay dont get one.
#22
I afforded it =D

But by Shred do you mean stuff such us...perhaps Synyster gates type of guitar playing?

And I'm not quite sure whether or not slash shreds, but I'm sure I should be able to play it on this guitar.
#23
Quote by ChrisL120
It was 1000, but I got it for 700

Plus, I'm not very talented at taking pictures

ALSO

I don't think it's the best guitar in the world, and I'm pretty sure* no one can clearly say they own a guitar as such, but I will say that it is a very nice guitar

I got my Special for like $500, brand new. It was during one of GC's random sales, and a nice sales clerk. And the tape is on all open-coil humbuckers. If it wasn't there, the copper wiring could easily be cut and would kill the pick ups. I put a Dirty Fingers in the bridge of mine and got pick up covers installed to make it look cooler and sound a little more dirty. Worked pretty good.
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