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As some of you know, I have a red 24-fret Gibson SG Standard -

I like this thing a lot - love the neck, and I even I like the Tony Iommi bridge bucker. I don't like the firebird neck pickup... it seems thin, weak, and a bit too bright for my tastes. I don't plan to do anything about it right away, but here in a few months I may look at a solution.

So. I know several companies make mini-buckers and those who do often make the firebird style as well. I'd like something relatively hot, but not so hot that it gets muddy and lost. Articulate but with a sort of dark quality that can be pushed without getting fizzy.

Suggestions? I'd heard that Bare Knuckle does not make mini-buckers but will rewind one for you. I haven't even checked the price on that.

Thanks - just noodling this through.

 

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If you're going to go the rewind route, I'd go with Wolfetone, based on how highly all of the NoVa mg.org folk think of him.
I've run a pair of Wolfe rewinds, and they are every bit worth the cost :yesway:

Also, you could call Seymour Duncan. They can wind you something special if you give them some specs on what you're after.
 

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I could look under the pickguard, but the reason they stuck a firebird in it was because of the 24-fret business. So, my guess is it would have to be a custom pickguard at the very least.

As far as routing, if that's necessary, I'm going to avoid it at all costs - meaning I'll live with what I have before routing it. I appreciate the suggestion, though.

I'll check out Wolfe and see if that's an option for me. It sounds like it. Thanks guys.
 

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I could look under the pickguard, but the reason they stuck a firebird in it was because of the 24-fret business. So, my guess is it would have to be a custom pickguard at the very least.

As far as routing, if that's necessary, I'm going to avoid it at all costs - meaning I'll live with what I have before routing it. I appreciate the suggestion, though.

I'll check out Wolfe and see if that's an option for me. It sounds like it. Thanks guys.
You'd have to get a new pickguard, but most 24-fret SGs have a full-sized neck humbucker (my 50th Anniversary Ed. one does). It's just a question of whether Gibson custom routed these for mini hums
 

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You'd have to get a new pickguard, but most 24-fret SGs have a full-sized neck humbucker (my 50th Anniversary Ed. one does). It's just a question of whether Gibson custom routed these for mini hums
Which is extremely doubtful. It's way easier to route all the bodies the same and slap on a different pickguard.
 
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