fbpx
 

The Metro Session: 1993 Korina SG Standard

36 Comments
  • avatar
    OldSchoolRocker666
    Posted at 22:33h, 02 September

    I want pickups like these!!! Wow!!! Imagine this pickup on any amp with the Schaffer Vega on full power and amp cranked without attenuator!!! WOW!

  • avatar
    Peterwheeler1
    Posted at 23:44h, 04 April

    Hey Fil (Or anyone :P), I have a question, i’m not familiar with 50’s wiring, but would it work with a guitar that has only one volume control? Cheers,
    Pete.

    • avatar
      06AngusSG
      Posted at 00:47h, 05 April

      I did a tutorial here for 50’s wiring but it was for “Standard” SG controls.

      Not sure if there’s “50’s” wiring for single vol.

      I could do some research and find out but I would need to know the whole configuration?

      Examples:
      1vol, 1tone & 3way switch
      OR
      1vol, 2Tone & 3Way Switch

      Anyway Let me know what you have here and I would be glad to help. :)

      • avatar
        Peterwheeler1
        Posted at 23:57h, 06 April

        Sorry, I should have been more specific, I literally have one volume knob ๐Ÿ˜› so 50’s wiring may be out of the question…..I just want my guitar to clean up nicely when I roll back on the volume, I have very low output pickups (around 6.2K, or so it says) Would getting higher output pickups help with this?

        Thanks for your time :)
        Pete.

        • avatar
          Peterwheeler1
          Posted at 23:59h, 06 April

          * I have one volume knob, no tone controls at all

        • avatar
          06AngusSG
          Posted at 03:34h, 07 April

          The bummer thing is, you are right, there is no 50’s wiring for a “volume only” setup. The premise of 50’s wiring is, mainly, how the capacitor is connected between the vol. & tone pots.

          As far as a higher output pickup goes I’m not for sure. It could go either way, as in: it could clean-up OR it could amplify the muddiness you’re getting now.

          Maybe the pot resistance value could be changed out to help as well. (cheaper option to try too) :)

          Sorry I couldn’t be of more help. ๐Ÿ˜‰

          BTW: Curiosity makes me wonder. What kind of guitar do you have? Is there room to “add” a tone pot to it? If so 50’s wiring could be done……

          Jon

          • avatar
            06AngusSG
            Posted at 03:39h, 07 April

            Sorry……one more thought.
            (Depending on how adventurous you are)

            From your comments it seems you have 2 pickups (Humbuckers???) with a single vol.

            IF there’s room to add a tone pot. You could install “push/pull” pots and hopefully room for a switch and THEN you would be able to have a full LP/SG 50′ wiring. :)

            Just a thought though… :)

            • avatar
              Peterwheeler1
              Posted at 00:52h, 08 April

              Well I have two V’s and i’ve removed the neck pickup on them so I can get more string vibration as I never used it anyway. One of them is one of the deepest sounding guitars i’ve ever heard ๐Ÿ˜› So they are literally one pickup one knob guitars. I guess I could try adding a tone pot to it, but I just don’t like fiddling around with all that stuff when i’m playing ๐Ÿ˜›

              Thanks for your time :)
              Pete.

              • avatar
                06AngusSG
                Posted at 03:02h, 08 April

                I really like the deep tones that can be had from the V’s. :)
                They’re a cool guitar, I just can’t play them that well towards the end of the frets. (small hands ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

                Anyway, here’s a link to a diagram made specifically for 50’s V wiring. It would require going back to 2 pickups but you’d get the clean-up you’re wanting out of it. :)

                http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5264/5598850285_b4d3da4b09_z.jpg

                Anytime, :)
                Jon

                • avatar
                  Peterwheeler1
                  Posted at 08:59h, 08 April

                  Thankyou! :) I’ll give it a try, I have some guitars with a similar one tone one volume and switch going on, may try those too :)
                  Cheers,
                  Pete.

  • avatar
    OldSchoolRocker666
    Posted at 00:47h, 02 April

    What kind of magnets does this pickup have, Alnico 2 ? And is it overwound?

  • avatar
    ar2619Rob
    Posted at 14:33h, 13 March

    I was never that in love with the look of the Korina until I heard it here some months ago but it was/is my favourite sounding of all the guitars of the Metro session. Do you have any details from the pick-up? (have checked Korina article, nothing there).

  • avatar
    Hardrockerdave94
    Posted at 00:01h, 05 November

    Hey Fil, just wondering, what do you prefer, your SGs or Les Pauls? I’m trying to decide which to get.

  • avatar
    jakesg61
    Posted at 17:39h, 15 October

    Outstanding performance!, that made the hairs on my neck stand up! Truley brilliant, you are a very very tallented player Fil. Great tone too!

  • avatar
    Aaron
    Posted at 20:39h, 18 September

    I’m not sure what is hotter, your playing or the temperature in that room (by the looks of your shirt.)

  • avatar
    KyleSG
    Posted at 20:29h, 16 September

    Wow that open solo sends shivers down my spine. So much tone and feeling……shredders eat your heart out!

  • avatar
    Ryley
    Posted at 19:11h, 16 September

    that tone is killerr! how do u like the guitar Fil?

  • avatar
    Lemmiwinks
    Posted at 16:52h, 16 September

    Do you have a jtm100 blackflag phil? I know one for sale from 67.and i think it would be THE amp for you:)

    • avatar
      SoloDallas
      Posted at 17:06h, 17 September

      Thanks mate. But I said “no” to vintage amps. Too much to cope with. I’m going with replicas and possible, not 100 watters, they’re… louder!

      • avatar
        adam10603
        Posted at 16:26h, 20 September

        A 100W amp is only 3db louder (usually) than a 50W amp. Volume is not measured in watts, 100W is not twice as loud, only a little louder. by the way, the celestion V30s are really loud speakers. So a 50W head with V30s will be about at the same volume as a 100W trough greenbacks. So a 100W amp with this cab would be as loud as your 1987XL with the other cab you have.

      • avatar
        adam10603
        Posted at 16:29h, 20 September

        btw, you can take out two tubes of a 100W amp, then it will be 50W. That is a common technique. But if you put all 4 power tubes in, then you get not just a little (!) volume difference, but also a different tone. So a 100W amp is more versital than a 50W amp, i think.

      • avatar
        Lemmiwinks
        Posted at 16:35h, 23 September

        understandable:) I,ve never possesed any 100 watts marshalls and for me even the 30 watts like the jtm is too loud for me. Now when Ive tryed out several amps other amps and Ive decided to go in to Orange amplifications. Im bought a Tiny terror for homeuse and advance later maybe into the bigger models.

        Right now my Gretsch is in a shop for exchanging PU’s for real old filtertrons and some adjustments. CANT WAIT to get it back! since its my only electric guitar!

        As soon as that happens I’ll maybe put on a videoresponse with it since my brother got a Mac computer today that I might get to borrow for recording and so on :)

  • avatar
    mdubya
    Posted at 13:41h, 16 September

    So what pick ups are in that Korina?

  • avatar
    Malcolmyoung01
    Posted at 12:01h, 16 September

    What’s that for a Trick with the PU at 0:59

    • avatar
      HagusYoung
      Posted at 07:24h, 21 September

      just a “flick of the switch” to middle position while having the neck PU’s volume fairly low ๐Ÿ˜€

  • avatar
    Hardrockerdave94
    Posted at 11:46h, 16 September

    I think this is probably your best tone yet, love that fedback at the start.

    • avatar
      SoloDallas
      Posted at 13:21h, 16 September

      Because it was easier to play, i.e., the guitar having strong pickups. Therefore, you can hear it clearly, the amp saturates more and it is easier to sustain. All of my other guitars or most of them, have weak pickups, because they’re old: it gets really tough to play… ๐Ÿ˜€

  • avatar
    Alex
    Posted at 11:31h, 16 September

    That pickup trick at 0:59, does it have a name?

    • avatar
      Dries
      Posted at 14:43h, 16 September

      its just switching with your selector while holding the notes ..

  • avatar
    thearmedmonkey
    Posted at 09:42h, 16 September

    First reaction: WOW

    Awesome Fil! Whenever I watch your clips it makes me pick up my SG and play!
    You’re the man!

  • avatar
    adam10603
    Posted at 09:09h, 16 September

    This ’50s wiring on the bridge pu. seems to be damn good. When you roll back the volume, it doesn’t cut the high end, so It’s really bright and sparkling. I feel that this mod is really necessary with my guitar, because when I roll back the volume, my amp cleans up really nicely BUT at the same time it looses tons clarity. The sound cleaned up by the volume know on the guitar is way too dark. I hope this wiring method in my guitar will help the amp a little. Btw, nice demo Fil! ๐Ÿ˜€ And nice SG.

    • avatar
      HagusYoung
      Posted at 07:31h, 21 September

      i wouldnt do that to my “AC/DC” – SG, because in Angus’s case he uses that thing, that from like 10-7 on the volume (depending on the pot) you just loose volume and below 7 you also loose the highend and get the bass in. Also very dependent on how the Pickup sounds. With a PAF style pickup its usally 10-7 just lower volume, 7-4 less highend more bass of course a drop in volume again, and finaly form 4-0 it gets bright again. But I can only speak of my guitars wich all have 500k pots and “bumblebee” caps. 50s wiring makes the volume to what it should be: a volume knob, dosnt kill a frequency when rolling it off. I tryed it but i dont realy need it, its a matter of taste ! :)

  • avatar
    skydog
    Posted at 08:40h, 16 September

    Man….you’re absolutely one of my favorite guitar players… and I mean that as serious as a heart attack!!!

    • avatar
      SoloDallas
      Posted at 08:45h, 16 September

      You have no idea how it pleases me to see you here. I always felt “connected” to you Danny :)

  • avatar
    skydog
    Posted at 08:34h, 16 September

    That sounds frickin’ KILLERMANJARO!!!!

Post A Comment