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    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...
    Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band
    Eight Foot Manchild

  • #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.
        Got Funk?

        Good deals with: wilsoneffectsll, mr cheef, the.nameless, kpd78, Seano_Porno, jonPhillips, gjhardwick, Korgi

        Selling: PRICE DROP!! NEED TO SELL ASAP
        AMT Japanese Girl WH-1
        Zoom Multistomp
        Digitech RP3 Blue version
        Wilson Effects Uber Fubar Bliss


        want to buy:
        EHX Ring Thing
        Devi Ever Hyperion
        Orange Crush The Button Wampler.
        BAT Pharaoh

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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.
          Got Funk?

          Good deals with: wilsoneffectsll, mr cheef, the.nameless, kpd78, Seano_Porno, jonPhillips, gjhardwick, Korgi

          Selling: PRICE DROP!! NEED TO SELL ASAP
          AMT Japanese Girl WH-1
          Zoom Multistomp
          Digitech RP3 Blue version
          Wilson Effects Uber Fubar Bliss


          want to buy:
          EHX Ring Thing
          Devi Ever Hyperion
          Orange Crush The Button Wampler.
          BAT Pharaoh

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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.
                Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band
                Eight Foot Manchild

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                • #9
                  Thanks, folks. I'm checking out a number of options now.
                  Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band
                  Eight Foot Manchild

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                  • #10
                    I have and sm1 in a tele. Great pickup
                    My Gear
                    Schecter Corsair
                    TelePartsCaster x3
                    Dano Convertible

                    Taylor 114
                    Gretsch Americana

                    Vox Pathfinder 15R
                    Vox VT15
                    Fender SCXD
                    Yamaha THR5

                    For Sale:
                    Duncan Pickups

                    BG Pups Tele Set

                    Looking For:
                    Vox AC4C1 amp
                    Gibson 70s tribute minihum pickup(s)

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                    • #11
                      I have and sm1 in a tele. Great pickup
                      My Gear
                      Schecter Corsair
                      TelePartsCaster x3
                      Dano Convertible

                      Taylor 114
                      Gretsch Americana

                      Vox Pathfinder 15R
                      Vox VT15
                      Fender SCXD
                      Yamaha THR5

                      For Sale:
                      Duncan Pickups

                      BG Pups Tele Set

                      Looking For:
                      Vox AC4C1 amp
                      Gibson 70s tribute minihum pickup(s)

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