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    Default Pearly Gates or '59 trem in SG copy?

    Hi there

    Got me a nice SG copy, pickups are so-so and I want to put some spare Duncans in them.

    For the bridge, what would you choose, PG or 59trem, and why?

    I'm afraid the PG might be a little too spikey for the lightweight body.

    Some details on the guitar: after long hesitation I bought a white Harley benton SG, it arrived and it was crap: very bad paintjob and the binding was really messy. Even worse, the fretboard was coming off the neck at the nut, on the side of the 6th string: a hairline crack up to the 4th or 5th fret. Made in Vietnam, it said. I asked to send the guitar back and they were super helpful and gave me a stamp to send the axe back. I hadn't been too clear about wanting my money back in hindsight, just talked about sending the axe back. So, waiting to recieve my refund I got a new guitar in the mail!! I realised my mistake and was a bit bummed out. I mailed them and they apologized for the mishap (which was actually my doing) and sent me another stamp. But I was curious to see if this axe was a better specimen. It was!!! Finish was just passable for a guitar this price, but played and sounded fantastic. Really nice neck and fretjob, so I decided to keep it. The Roswell pickups aren't bad, but I have some duncans laying around, so...

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    Default Re: Pearly Gates or '59 trem in SG copy?

    personally i prefer the pg but the 59 is probably a better fit

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    Default Re: Pearly Gates or '59 trem in SG copy?

    See I would pick the 59. I don't like the overt treble of the PG. Everyone is different. If you can try both for a week or 2.
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    Default Re: Pearly Gates or '59 trem in SG copy?

    i think the 59 has a sharper high end than the pg, the pg has stronger upper mids to me. similar to the jb, its not really high end, just a prominent upper mid peak that some like and some really dont, and it works in some guitars better than others. put a pg in the bridge of a sg, plug into a nvm marshall, turn it up and its ac/dc

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    Default Re: Pearly Gates or '59 trem in SG copy?

    Yeah! That good old 2-5K mid spike!

    I hate it when it is excessive tho. I think PGs' are ok. I could not take that from Rio BBQ for example.

    Anyways... back on the subject. Why not a WLH's? They are sorta beefed up 59's and might be the "safer" option.

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    Default Re: Pearly Gates or '59 trem in SG copy?

    59 set is fantastic in an SG

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    Default Re: Pearly Gates or '59 trem in SG copy?

    Well, '59 it is then...

    Your comments match my suspicion that judging from how the guitar sounds acoustically, the PG might be a bit too dry of a sound.

    Thanks everyone! Keep safe!

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    Default Re: Pearly Gates or '59 trem in SG copy?

    Okay, just foudn this on the youtoobs...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDh6eAIbgsY

    Despite Doug's juicy licks, that is a dry sound. Awesome tone but a bit too heavy on the mids for what I play...

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    Default Re: Pearly Gates or '59 trem in SG copy?

    Let us know how the 59 turns out!
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