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Looky What I got! (Burny SG)
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Johan68
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MIJVintage

Thanks for the info, it's a really nice guitar. The more I play on it, the more I like the SG model. It's light and comfortable and sounds really good. Haven't measured the neck but it's definitly not a slim one, it's quite beefy.

The insulation is gray, took some pictures on the original pickups:

http://web.comhem.se/~u18509083/Burnys/DSC01691_2.JPG
http://web.comhem.se/~u18509083/Burnys/DSC01693_2.JPG


The pickups in my LPC Burny is so good and I'm pretty sure that those are VH-1.

/Johan
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MIJvintage
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Johan68 wrote:
MIJVintage

Thanks for the info, it's a really nice guitar. The more I play on it, the more I like the SG model. It's light and comfortable and sounds really good. Haven't measured the neck but it's definitly not a slim one, it's quite beefy.

The insulation is gray, took some pictures on the original pickups:

http://web.comhem.se/~u18509083/Burnys/DSC01691_2.JPG
http://web.comhem.se/~u18509083/Burnys/DSC01693_2.JPG


The pickups in my LPC Burny is so good and I'm pretty sure that those are VH-1.

/Johan


Those sure look like the later version gray insulation VH-1s to my eyes. Do the other (non original) pickups sound better to your ears than the VH-1s?
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Johan68
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No I really liked the original ones, they got sweet classic humbucker tone. The new ones are P-90 type (http://store.guitarfetish.com/me90glbltral.html) so they got another sound then the humbuckers but not as much difference in this guitar as I would have expected.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim Jones wrote:
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!

Jim


Sorry for the long absence. I've been crazy busy.

Honestly I haven't played a new SG or 61 for years so I can't rightly compare. I think probably more like a newer SG but maybe with less of a taper (chunkier). I can tell you this, I remember not liking the new SG or 61 neck much...and I like this one a lot.

If I get to play some SGs I'll post a more definitive response.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RE: VH1s. Mine are the grey wire. I was surprised by the quality. They sound darn good, but I'm still going to replace them with HighOrders (my fav of all pickups).

The HOs just arrived today. I probably won't have time to install them for a while...but I sure look forward to it. I bought some aged pickup covers from RS Guitarworks to go with the relic look of the guitar. I've already installed a Switchcraft jack and switch, Orange Drop caps, CTS pots and vintage cloth wire.

Don't know how many of you have tried HighOrders, but I can't say enough good things about them. I've tried the Duncan Custom Shop, Wolfetone, Fralin...you name it. HOs are by far my favorite and you can get them CHEAP.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MIJvintage wrote:
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........









Just like mine! (only much better condition--LOL!) Yeah, without having measured the neck I'd say I have to agree with you 100%. The neck is pretty chunky. Super comfortable to play. I have to say this is the nicest SG I've ever played--Gibson or otherwise. This is my 2nd Burny and I am very impressed by the quality. I hope more lie in my future.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2007 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yeah...one more thing...

This guitar was FILTHY!!! I had to scrub and clean every millimeter of the guitar. I spent a lot of time cleaning it. The fretboard and bridge took the longest. It was really crusty.
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Jim Jones
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PoorMan wrote:
Jim Jones wrote:
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!

Jim


Sorry for the long absence. I've been crazy busy.

Honestly I haven't played a new SG or 61 for years so I can't rightly compare. I think probably more like a newer SG but maybe with less of a taper (chunkier). I can tell you this, I remember not liking the new SG or 61 neck much...and I like this one a lot.

If I get to play some SGs I'll post a more definitive response.


Not a problem - thanks for posting!

Jim
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update:

Wiring, new p'ups and setup complete. I FREAKIN' LOVE THIS GUITAR!!! I'd been wanting an SG for a while but was leery of neck profiles and tennons. I gotta tell you these Burny's are KILLER. It plays great, It looks great, and it sounds amazing.

I was waiting for the honeymoon to be over before I posted. This just might be my favorite guitar.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to hear! You got that for a great price, too.

Jim
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PoorMan
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup. It was a great score. Even with shipping from Japan I feel I got a great deal considering the quality of the guitar. One of these days I'll get pics up.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

then try the L8001 vintage , Burny pickup, forerunner for the VH1, from 1980-1982 they smoke !! looks like VH 1, but braided wire and always black bubbins !
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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


"Boutique" often enough means (far too) high prices for good or even mediocre stuff.
The term "boutique" often indicates "made for guys with better purses than ears" or " made for guys that do not work hard enough for too little money".
I don't give a ^&*( for "boutique".

Either it is good stuff and worthy some reasonable price, or it isn' worthy a high price.
Both you can found in boutique or "off-the-shelf"-stuff.

I prefer to trust my ears and not my eyes that read the "boutique"-label.
And when i read "boutique" in combination with astronomic prices, i usually think "made for guys with better purses than ears".
No offense meant!
Cyah
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Burny2,

Then you should try these:
http://www.highorderpickups.com/

I've tried Fralins, Duncan Custom Shop, Wolfetone...you name it. These are my favs--and they're only $65. Hand wound to your spec. You can't beat it.
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