Hardware Comparision Thread

Discussion in 'Historics & Reissues' started by ashbass, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. ashbass

    ashbass V.I.P. Member

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    It would be nice if we could maintain a thread here (sticky
    even?) that showed images of the various plastic parts that
    are available to us now. This should be useful for determining
    what color or fit or whatever piece you need when you are
    looking to oufit your lp.

    Please post comparison shots that include multiple versions
    of the same part in one shot. It is easier to see differences
    that way than it is with shots of a single guitar with whatever
    parts on it, even if the guitar has before and after shots.

    And since we all take photos differently, if there's already a
    photo of a particular part in the thread don't worry about
    putting another photo. The more the better.


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  2. Axeman16

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    great comparisons. everybody always comments on how the historic plastic's are off in colour, but i think they are sopposed to be the colour of guitar that was played day in and out on stage, and dscoloured. they work with the vos. just my opinion.
     
  3. Sean French

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    Installed parts are DMC M69 rings,DMC R/T ring,nut and tip.Allparts '59 replica pickguard.
    Uninstalled parts are stock Historic.

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  4. sheptone

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    MCI on Gbase is out of business, anyone know of another supplier of decent repro brown backplates for an R7? The guitar has been refinished in the proper color, with original tuners, truss-rod cover, Historic Makeover inlays, and vintage clone parts, RS wiring, bumblebee caps, and my pickups of course...This is the last part I need to finish the guitar.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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  5. dwagar

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    here's a comparison of the historic switch ring (left) and the Historic Makeovers ring (right), difference in the nuts too. That was the one piece of plastic I had to change, just couldn't stand the color.

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    SWITCH TIPs

    Here are some shots of Historic, RS, and Fatboy/VC tips. The color is Historic=mocca, RS=dark amber, Fatboy=light amber/yellow. I like the Fatboy tip best right now but have the RS within convenient reach for when I want a slightly different tone.

    Has anyone else noticed the little dark areas at the tips of their switch tips? The last photo below shows the spot on each of these parts. I couldn't get the camera to get the necessary detail but there also appear to be two curved lines coming down out of each spot. :hmm

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  7. LPNick

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    Can you guys give me an estimate of how much the cost would be to upgrade these parts to historic-looking? I like the parts on the historic LPs, not worn looking.I have a standard but hate the way the plastic is almond colored, I would rather go cheaper than 'more correct color':
    Switch Washer and tip
    Pickguard
    Pickup Rings
     
  8. ashbass

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    Fatboy is cheapest *and* damned fine looking to boot.
     
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    Where can I can a fat boy switch tip?
     
  10. ashbass

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    Cheers man, just found it! Just buying a switch tip and other stuff....
     
  13. BOBBO

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    Maybe if we add more examples of plastic this could be made sticky as a reference thread ???
     
  14. ashbass

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    Nuts:
    I've used bone for years and lately made a nut out of the dog chew toy called nylabone because the 50s nuts were supposedly made out of nylon. RS Guitarworks has a limited supply of what appears to be the original nut material for sale and I bought two blanks. The second photo shows the color diff between nylabone and rs blanks pretty well. The nylabone is opaque, but the rs is moreso.

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    Here's some metal and plastic:

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    Here is a comparison of a set of real 50's tuners and a set of Uncle Lou's reproduction tuners ... Vintage pic on top .. Uncle Lou's below ...

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    For the new guys and gals here,

    Can you post the licks to ALL the aftermkt parts????? Fatboy, DMC, everything you can think of so I can dump them in my link tabs???

    I/we would appreciate it very much!
     
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    Here is a comparison that shows the variability in RS tuner tip color:

    Left is my R8 with RS single ring tunerswith tips that are very light yellow, opaque and soft, almost like rubber (?). (Not crazy about them... probably will get some Unlce Lou's)

    Right is my G0 with RS double rings. I like the color and the texture.

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  19. BOBBO

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    Those RS tips have no swirl in them !!
     

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