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  • Yeah, the new SG's are gorgeous.
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    • Quote Originally Posted by RockNote
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      I find the pickups to be excellent. I know that JKater swapped his for a pair of Gibsons, but concluded that, as it turned out, there was no need. Hand-wound, on the other hand, may be worth the money and effort - not sure. Note that the cavities, as pointed out by the same JKater, are shallow, which may call for modification of standard-size PUs.




      Hi RN!



      Yes that's an important point about the cavity being very shallow. Either a Humbucker needs to be modified i.e. legs shortened or the cavity itself (I'd be careful with that one...). I sorely regret swapping the pups. I lost the splitability and the stock Yamaha AlNiCo V Pups were every bit as good as the Gibson pick-ups I put in. I'm even considering putting everything back but that's not easy on a semi and it does perform well enough as it now is. it is my main gigging guitar at the moment.
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      • Quote Originally Posted by LaXu
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        If there's nothing at the bottom of the pickups then it probably has no markings. It's not unusual for stock factory pickups to have absolutely no indicators.









        I actually think the headstock is a nice modernized version of the classic Strat headstock, just like the guitars themselves are. There's also nothing particularly wrong about Pacifica as a brand, but where Yamaha has gone wrong is that the Pacifica range covers everything from cheap first guitars (which are some of the best in their class) all the way up to expensive signature models and limited editions. Because of this they're perceived as midrange guitars at best, which something like my Japanese made Pacifica 1511 (Mike Stern sig) isn't. It doesn't help that stores mostly stock only the lower end models and Yamaha keeps discontinuing models somewhat randomly. Right now they have no higher end Pacifica models available in Europe.



        The new SGs look pretty nice though:





        I've never liked that model but that is one of the best looking guitars I have ever seen. More pics?
        Fender Mexi-Strat
        Aiken Invader
        Jackson 2X12
        Fender Vibro Champ
        Crews Maniac Sound Taco
        Hao Rust Driver
        Vintage Technologies Toad
        Ibanez CS-9
        Thomas Organ Cry Baby
        Guyatone Wah Rocker
        Sony HR-GP5 & HR-RC5
        Emu PK6

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        • Quote Originally Posted by Moot
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          Is this a pic of your actual guitar?






          No, that's just a decent picture of an SHB-400 off the internet. My SHB-400 looks just like it (actually, a bit better). I have a better picture of my SHB-400, but it's currently on a backup tape that I need to restore when I get a chance.



          In the meantime, I have a picture of my very similar but slightly older Yamaha SSC-500 that I posted in a recent thread (link below). The SHB-400 and SSC-500 are like brother/sister guitars. Even though both are made of mahogany, my SSC-500 is a bit heavier than my SHB-400.







          http://acapella.harmony-central.com/...i-guitar-shops




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          • Another Weddington Classic on Ebay, this one is Black Sparkle:



            http://cgi.ebay.com/Yamaha-Weddingto...05496014905991
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            member of the sg army reserves

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            • I'm not sure if I like the pinstriping. Did they ever come like that from the factory?
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              • Quote Originally Posted by AlexMC
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                All 'Pacifica' conveys is 'made in the far east', which isn't a great selling point.




                you`ve left off the USA I and USA II models.
                it wasn`t me

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                • Quote Originally Posted by Moot
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                  I'm not sure if I like the pinstriping. Did they ever come like that from the factory?




                  Don't think so. I would rather do without it but the guitar itself is pretty great.
                  Originally Posted by buddhapaugh


                  Rocking the spandex AND the depends!

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                  • Quote Originally Posted by Moot
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                    I'm not sure if I like the pinstriping. Did they ever come like that from the factory?




                    Nope, the pinstribing is NOT ORIGINAL, still a cool twanger though, and rare in black, the "clownburst" is most common.
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                    member of the sg army reserves

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                    • Quote Originally Posted by Buzzard070661
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                      Nope, the pinstribing is NOT ORIGINAL, still a cool twanger though, and rare in black, the "clownburst" is most common.




                      Thanks! You never know, back in the 80's everyone was putting stripes on everything.

                      It's growing on me, though. It would look fairly subtle once you were on stage.
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                      • If anybody runs into a red Weddington Custom for sale anywhere, please let me know. I'll be patiently waiting to pull the trigger as long as the price isn't exorbitant...



                        I've got flags set up on ebay and google but it never hurts to ask around. I'm located in the States.
                        Good dealings with: cavpilot, dcindc x2, Mike Fiasco, SnoMan97, steve man, id-man, Dmerge, teleman, frankthomson, shooto, homestar_kevin, Tweedledee, tomh777, Chairborne, rwingsfan, adamthemute, DaveAronow, caelum7, Steve the Hero, Highway_61, ChiRocker, Backerhacker, Ital Stal, Jzbass25, ihscout2, robidon, Billystrat, mtnb1kr, alerich, TheIgnoramus

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                        • Quote Originally Posted by tincob
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                          If anybody runs into a red Weddington Custom for sale anywhere, please let me know. I'll be patiently waiting to pull the trigger as long as the price isn't exorbitant...



                          I've got flags set up on ebay and google but it never hurts to ask around. I'm located in the States.




                          tincob

                          I'll keep you in mind if I come across one and give you a shout.

                          The red Weddington Customs are not that rare, there was one for sale about 4 months ago on ebay.

                          Keep hunting, you'll not be dissapointed once you catch one.



                          Best Regards

                          Peter
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                          Yamaholic , Twangers , Amps and Bikes.
                          member of the sg army reserves

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                          • I was all ready to buy a honeyburst Les Paul when I saw your Weddington posts, which triggered an online search, which lead me to see this :







                            Now the Les Paul is on hold and I'm amusing myself modding a Jazzcaster while I wait. I know I will not be disappointed.
                            Good dealings with: cavpilot, dcindc x2, Mike Fiasco, SnoMan97, steve man, id-man, Dmerge, teleman, frankthomson, shooto, homestar_kevin, Tweedledee, tomh777, Chairborne, rwingsfan, adamthemute, DaveAronow, caelum7, Steve the Hero, Highway_61, ChiRocker, Backerhacker, Ital Stal, Jzbass25, ihscout2, robidon, Billystrat, mtnb1kr, alerich, TheIgnoramus

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                            • BaZoing! That's lovely!



                              I didn't realize I still had GAS!
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                              • I finally took some pics of my recent AES1500B:



























                                I'm so happy!
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