16 Sep The Metro Session: 1993 Korina SG Standard Posted at 08:21h in Amplifier Reviews, Gear Reviews, Guitar Reviews, Premium, Reviews by SoloDallas 36 Comments 0 Likes Share This one definitely has hotter pickups. I rewired the bridge pickup to ’50s wiring. Tags: 1993 Gibson SG Standard "Korina", Metro Session, Neumann U87, Shure SM57 Fil "SoloDallas" Olivieri firstname.lastname@example.org We Are Rock 'N Roll People.
OldSchoolRocker666Posted 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!
Peterwheeler1Posted 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,
06AngusSGPosted 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?
1vol, 1tone & 3way switch
1vol, 2Tone & 3Way Switch
Anyway Let me know what you have here and I would be glad to help. 🙂
Peterwheeler1Posted at 23:57h, 06 April
Sorry, I should have been more specific, I literally have one volume knob 😛 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 🙂
Peterwheeler1Posted at 23:59h, 06 April
* I have one volume knob, no tone controls at all
06AngusSGPosted 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. 😉
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……
06AngusSGPosted 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… 🙂
Peterwheeler1Posted 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 😛 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 😛
Thanks for your time 🙂
06AngusSGPosted 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 😉 )
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. 🙂
Peterwheeler1Posted 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 🙂
OldSchoolRocker666Posted at 00:47h, 02 April
What kind of magnets does this pickup have, Alnico 2 ? And is it overwound?
ar2619RobPosted 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).
Hardrockerdave94Posted 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.
jakesg61Posted 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!
AaronPosted 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.)
KyleSGPosted at 20:29h, 16 September
Wow that open solo sends shivers down my spine. So much tone and feeling……shredders eat your heart out!
RyleyPosted at 19:11h, 16 September
that tone is killerr! how do u like the guitar Fil?
LemmiwinksPosted 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:)
SoloDallasPosted 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!
adam10603Posted 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.
adam10603Posted 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.
LemmiwinksPosted 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 🙂
mdubyaPosted at 13:41h, 16 September
So what pick ups are in that Korina?
Malcolmyoung01Posted at 12:01h, 16 September
What’s that for a Trick with the PU at 0:59
HagusYoungPosted at 07:24h, 21 September
just a “flick of the switch” to middle position while having the neck PU’s volume fairly low 😀
Hardrockerdave94Posted at 11:46h, 16 September
I think this is probably your best tone yet, love that fedback at the start.
SoloDallasPosted 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… 😀
AlexPosted at 11:31h, 16 September
That pickup trick at 0:59, does it have a name?
DriesPosted at 14:43h, 16 September
its just switching with your selector while holding the notes ..
thearmedmonkeyPosted 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!
adam10603Posted 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! 😀 And nice SG.
HagusYoungPosted 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 ! 🙂
skydogPosted 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!!!
SoloDallasPosted at 08:45h, 16 September
You have no idea how it pleases me to see you here. I always felt “connected” to you Danny 🙂
skydogPosted at 08:34h, 16 September
That sounds frickin’ KILLERMANJARO!!!!