Advice for removing pcb from a SG to install Lace pickups



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Advice for removing pcb from a SG to install Lace pickups

Postby proceedeth » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:00 pm

ILF bros,

I have a 2009 Gibson SG that has a PCB I'd like to remove and install wiring within. I have built some DIY guitar pedal stuff but have never touched a guitar's wiring. I'll be installing a Lace Drop and Gain humbuckers - the bridge is -$38 on amazon! and they are offering an 15% additional audio harmony discount: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NAHQKMM.

I thought about getting a wiring kit from Stewmac but i've read Lace suggests and works best with 250k pots. The Stew Mac kitttp://www.stewmac.com/Pickups_and_Electronics/Wiring_Kits/Premium_Wiring_Kit_for_Gibson_SG.html comes with 500k pot so i'd have to source my own 250ks, seem like it's somewhat counter productive to go this route. Does anyone have any advice for a kit or components to get to accommodate the Lace pickups?

Thank you!
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Re: Advice for removing pcb from a SG to install Lace pickup

Postby BetterOffShred » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:41 am

You definitely want to go with the 250k pots. I'd email their customer service and ask, I'm sure they have heard and answered the same question.
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Re: Advice for removing pcb from a SG to install Lace pickup

Postby kosta » Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:05 pm

If Lace suggests 250k pots, I’d go with 250k pots. I personally like audio taper for volume controls and linear taper for tone controls. And then you’ll need two capacitors for your tone controls. I use .047m for most everything and get good results from the sprague orange drop caps.
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Re: Advice for removing pcb from a SG to install Lace pickup

Postby BetterOffShred » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:30 pm

kosta wrote:If Lace suggests 250k pots, I’d go with 250k pots. I personally like audio taper for volume controls and linear taper for tone controls. And then you’ll need two capacitors for your tone controls. I use .047m for most everything and get good results from the sprague orange drop caps.

I like 68n (.068 or 683) in most guitars. The difference isn't that extreme. Lace sensors are definitely a different animal, so as we said before, go with what they recommend. I've read 500k makes them harsh as hell..
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