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  • Pickup recommendations for a 'project guitar'

    Hello, Harmony Central. First time poster, long time lurker here.



    In recent years I've acquired a taste for putting together my own 'project guitars'. I found this cheap beast at a used gear store,







    It beckoned me... SG body, lone neck pickup (I never use the bridge), light weight (I have back problems), and an easily sandable paint job - it's the perfect chassis for me.



    Anyway, my chief concern is the stock mini-humbucker that came with it. It takes a lot of coaxing (read: VOLUME) to bring this thing to life. I'm looking for something with a lot more punch - something especially suited for riff-based hard rock, if I can find it.



    I've looked into the Duncan SM series, wondering if anyone has any experience with them.



    Also, if there are other options I should consider, please let me know. I imagine a P90 would require some extra routing, but not as much as a fullbucker.



    Thanks...
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  • #2
    I was just plying my SG Classic in which I installed a TV Jones Powertron in a P90 enclosure and talk about punch! It also cleans up beautifully. I have a Powertron Plus in my La Cabronita and it absolutely roars but I don't like the cleans quite as well.



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    • #3
      I was just plying my SG Classic in which I installed a TV Jones Powertron in a P90 enclosure and talk about punch! It also cleans up beautifully. I have a Powertron Plus in my La Cabronita and it absolutely roars but I don't like the cleans quite as well.



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      • #4
        That is a very cool guitar! A nice little project to work on.



        I haven't played the SM pups, but I have an SH5 and a '59 in my Gibson 2010 SG standard. I tend to lean towards bare knuckle pickups more to be honest.
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        • #5
          That is a very cool guitar! A nice little project to work on.



          I haven't played the SM pups, but I have an SH5 and a '59 in my Gibson 2010 SG standard. I tend to lean towards bare knuckle pickups more to be honest.
          <div class="signaturecontainer"><b><font size="3">Got Funk?</font></b><br />
          <br />
          <font color="deepskyblue">Good deals with: wilsoneffectsll, mr cheef, the.nameless, kpd78, Seano_Porno, jonPhillips, gjhardwick, Korgi</font><br />
          <br />
          <b>Selling: PRICE DROP!! NEED TO SELL ASAP<br />
          AMT Japanese Girl WH-1<br />
          Zoom Multistomp<br />
          Digitech RP3 Blue version<br />
          Wilson Effects Uber Fubar Bliss<br />
          </b><br />
          <br />
          <b>want to buy: <br />
          EHX Ring Thing<br />
          Devi Ever Hyperion<br />
          Orange Crush The Button Wampler.<br />
          BAT Pharaoh<br />
          </b></div>

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          • #6
            BG pups sells a humbucker sized p90.

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            • #7
              BG pups sells a humbucker sized p90.

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              • #8
                Thanks, folks. I'm checking out a number of options now.
                <div class="signaturecontainer"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/ENSMB?ref=hl" target="_blank">Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band</a><br />
                <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eight-Foot-Manchild/139359172795381?ref=hl" target="_blank">Eight Foot Manchild</a></div>

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                • #9
                  Thanks, folks. I'm checking out a number of options now.
                  <div class="signaturecontainer"><a href="https://www.facebook.com/ENSMB?ref=hl" target="_blank">Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band</a><br />
                  <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Eight-Foot-Manchild/139359172795381?ref=hl" target="_blank">Eight Foot Manchild</a></div>

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                  • #10
                    I have and sm1 in a tele. Great pickup
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                    • #11
                      I have and sm1 in a tele. Great pickup
                      <div class="signaturecontainer"><font size="1"><br />
                      <b><u>My Gear</u></b><br />
                      Schecter Corsair<br />
                      TelePartsCaster x3 <br />
                      Dano Convertible<br />
                      <br />
                      Taylor 114<br />
                      Gretsch Americana<br />
                      <br />
                      Vox Pathfinder 15R <br />
                      Vox VT15<br />
                      Fender SCXD<br />
                      Yamaha THR5<br />
                      <br />
                      <b><u>For Sale:</u></b><br />
                      <a href="http://acapella.harmony-central.com/showthread.php?2974008-Seagull-acoustic-Gibson-electric-and-3-Duncan-pickups" target="_blank">Duncan Pickups</a><br />
                      <br />
                      <a href="http://acapella.harmony-central.com/showthread.php?2959286-BG-Pups-Tele-Rockwind-set" target="_blank">BG Pups Tele Set</a><br />
                      <br />
                      <b><u>Looking For:</u></b><br />
                      Vox AC4C1 amp<br />
                      Gibson 70s tribute minihum pickup(s)<br />
                      </font></div>

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