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Looky What I got! (Burny SG)
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PoorMan
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 2:46 pm    Post subject: Looky What I got! (Burny SG) Reply with quote

This thing is a "real" relic. LOL! It's beat up and I love it!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=018&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=280066683827&rd=1&rd=1
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool! I saw that one myself. Let us know what it's like when it arrives. You won't have to worry about putting a ding in it.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim Jones wrote:
Cool! I saw that one myself. Let us know what it's like when it arrives. You won't have to worry about putting a ding in it.

Jim


LOL! That's for sure. It's beat up and ugly, but I was drawn to it. I'll post my findings when it arrives.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you like SGs, you should love the Burny if it's still got the VH-1s; the older VH-1s with the black covered wires sound particularly good.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MIJvintage wrote:
If you like SGs, you should love the Burny if it's still got the VH-1s; the older VH-1s with the black covered wires sound particularly good.


It says they are VH-1s. Wire insulation looks gray...or maybe dirty clear though. LOL! I was planning to yank them, but what are the VH-1s like? PAFish?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PoorMan wrote:
MIJvintage wrote:
If you like SGs, you should love the Burny if it's still got the VH-1s; the older VH-1s with the black covered wires sound particularly good.


It says they are VH-1s. Wire insulation looks gray...or maybe dirty clear though. LOL! I was planning to yank them, but what are the VH-1s like? PAFish?


I recently sold an old RLG-80 to a buyer in Florida and he had a Burny or two before I sold him the dark burst. He said he would likely take the stock pickups out and replace them with something better, possibly Tom Holmes pups. I told him that once he got his hands on this Burny he would NOT want to take those VH-1s out becuase they sound THAT good. I also told him that if he didn't like the pickups that I would buy them if he replaced them. Once he got the Burny he about had a cow; he said they sounded as close to old PAFs as he'd heard in a long time. He told me I wasn't getting them back, LOL. This guy actually had to sell of a bunch of old vintage Gibby stuff because of medical bills so, he knows what the real deal sounds like too. These VH-1s were without a doubt the best sounding VH-1s I've ever owned; heavily oxidized covers with the older black wire insulation. What a great Burny; Mike got a great guitar, and a dark burst at that.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MIJvintage wrote:

I recently sold an old RLG-80 to a buyer in Florida and he had a Burny or two before I sold him the dark burst. He said he would likely take the stock pickups out and replace them with something better, possibly Tom Holmes pups. I told him that once he got his hands on this Burny he would NOT want to take those VH-1s out becuase they sound THAT good. I also told him that if he didn't like the pickups that I would buy them if he replaced them. Once he got the Burny he about had a cow; he said they sounded as close to old PAFs as he'd heard in a long time. He told me I wasn't getting them back, LOL. This guy actually had to sell of a bunch of old vintage Gibby stuff because of medical bills so, he knows what the real deal sounds like too. These VH-1s were without a doubt the best sounding VH-1s I've ever owned; heavily oxidized covers with the older black wire insulation. What a great Burny; Mike got a great guitar, and a dark burst at that.


Drool.

That guitar is gorgeous. I'll give the MK-1s a fair shot.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2007 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got it today! Man this thing is killer! I had a Gibby SG in the 90's and this guitar feels much better. I like the neck profile a lot. Neck and neck joint are rock solid. Finish is BEAUTIFUL!

I'm going to take it apart and go through it tomorrow. I can't wait to tear into her!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey PoorMan,

How would you describe the neck on your Burny SG? Is it more like the current Gibson Standards and Specials or thin like a '61?

Thanks!

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats, great looking guitar. I have a RGL-90 Lp with VH-1's grey wires and love em to death. Mine are pretty microphonic at high gain even though I wax potted them but for rock to blues they are super sweet with awesome tone. Well done and a nice score. cheers
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PoorMan, I have a mid '80s Burny 61 SG Standard copy and the neck on this thing is huge; likely just as big or bigger than any knock off brand of Lester neck I have aroung here. This is a top quality SG for sure, a great replica SG.

It has the typical wide SG neck width but front to back it's thick; 7/8" @ the 3rd fret, 29/32" @ the 7th fret, and 31/32" at the 12th fret (measured with a non digital caliper).

Neck tenon runs the full length of the neck pickup route; gray insulation VH-1s, and a 2 piece slightly off center seam body that is so well matched it really looks like 1 single piece.

It's a great SG if SGs are your gig; beats a Gibson any day 4 sure...........

Here's a few pics; maybe up for sale soon, and if so I'll post it in the CLASSIFIEDs........








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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice SG's guys

Got a black Burny SG that's great but I would like to know a little more about it. 80's or 90's? With this type of truss rod cover I should say it's from the 80's but I don't know.
How can you tell if it got VH-1 pu's, are there any specific marks?. I have belived that all Burnys from 80's and early 90's had VH-1 pu's? At the moment I have replaced mine with 2 GFS Mean 90's, not that they are better than the stock pu's just wanted to test them.

Some pics:

http://web.comhem.se/~u18509083/Burnys/DSC01685_2.JPG
http://web.comhem.se/~u18509083/Burnys/DSC01688_2.JPG
http://web.comhem.se/~u18509083/Burnys/DSC01689_2.JPG
http://web.comhem.se/~u18509083/Burnys/DSC01686_2.JPG
http://web.comhem.se/~u18509083/Burnys/DSC01681_2.JPG

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

truss rod cover (these can be changed) looks like early 80s

tuners (no DELUXE; also can be changed) & nut (straight carve, not curved) look like mid to late 80s

What color (black or gray) is the insulation on the removed pickups?

Looks like a nice one!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

best are greco dry Z/dry 1982 then VH-1's ..

both of these are better than most boutique pickups out there..

the dry Z sold for ?100 each in 1980..!!!!!

now in japan they go for more....

old VH1 are very much different ..and better than new ones in my view...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 on the VH1s: they're fantastic!
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