Hardware Comparision Thread

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

  1. SKATTERBRANE

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    Hmmmm I wonder who sells dead accurate TRCs????? see avatar!!
     
  2. Mike60

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    you got rolled plastic?...
     
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    i dont see a pic in your avatar
     
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    ...tip colour comparison...I just bought this set of 1960 klusons...

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    ...colour comparison again...another set of 1960 klusons...
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    I sure see a picture in my avatar?
     
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    Mike, is there that much variation in those two sets or is the second pic just washed out from the sun a bit?
     
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    ...both sets are almost N.O.S. condition.the set on the guitar is more see through or swirly than than the other.I have a third real nice set,probably from '62 which are on another R0 which are greenish in colour.
    I firmly believe that the colour and patinas,some almost '50 years later,is due to different batches of plastic used back then and how much they were exposed to handling,light,smoke,etc.
    I have also noticed on Historic plastic that there are slight variances in colour.Some looks a bit pinkish,some looks a little more beige than others.This I would also attribute to different batches of plastic,which in the real world no matter how exact or computer coded they are would still have slight nuances from batch to batch.
     
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    HMVCN inlays freshly installed in an R0...

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    This photo shows two different sheets of cream plastic from WD Music. The sheet on the right is an older sheet which is a very close match to the color of the Vintage Clone pickguards. The sheet on the left is a newer piece of cream plastic which is much more yellow in color. This piece represents the material that WD currently has in stock.
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    In this photo, pickguard 1 is a Vintage Clone, 2 & 4 are (obviously) Historic, 3 is a lightly aged guard that I made from the older WD material, and 5 is an unaged guard I made from the older WD material.
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    This photo shows the contrast in colors
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    Here is my R7 and CR8 sporting a pair of Fatboy Rings and homemade guards made from the older WD material.

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    Here's my 2005 Murphy with Fatboy rings, poker chip, and Retrovibe pickguard compared with a 1960 Burst #0-0268
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    That last pic DANELECTRO is a great comparison shot..

    here's my new plastics aswell

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    Top Hat knob from a 1959 Les Paul !!

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    Thought you guys might like this


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    Fatboy P90 Covers compared to stock R6 covers


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    Hi Guys. Thought I'd post some pictures of the upgraded plastics on my R6 VOS compared to the stock historic parts.. Note: the flash does lie a bit. The parts are not as dark in person, but it gives a nice impression of the relation between the two..

    Fatboy covers on top, stock ones installed. Stock switchtip, pokerchip and nut installed. On the right Fatboy aged switchtip, pokerchip and nut. Knobs are RS. I had an RS switchtip at first, but donated it to my vintage es-225 that was lacking one..
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    Initally I was going to leave it with the plastic madness after that, but had to order the Vintage Clone pickguard and a jackplate aged by Fatboy. Historic on the left, VC/Fatboy on the right
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    :applause:Well played

    R4 gas, just went up a notch.
    Needle is close to breaking off....
     
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    Go for it! When I got my R6, I was initially set on an R4, but couldn't justify the upcharge for the R4. I guess I can't complain though, as I got a guitar that rings like a bell. It was a great guitar to begin with, and after a set of Lollars 50s wind, rs pots and luxe grey tiger caps, it is a great sounding guitar, to me at least..
     

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