Hardware Comparision Thread

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

  1. shotgunlew

    shotgunlew V.I.P. Member

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    Wow guys, You sure got some money tied up in some the plastics dont ya?


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  2. alexvdl

    alexvdl Senior Member

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    I just got my new Dimarzio mounting rings in the mail today. I thought they would be too white, but they're actually a little bit off white. They have the same measurements as the historic rings I have, so they're a perfect fit.

    I sanded them a bit to give them the aged look, and I made them a bit more yellow with shoe polish. Looks pretty good in my opinion

    What do you guys think? They're 5 bucks each... beats the hell out of those expensive replica parts (if you don't mind the lack off the correct mold marks and numbers at the back).

    Here's a comparison between an original pinkish Gibson ring, a new off white Dimarzio ring and an aged Dimarzio ring (middle).

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    Here's some pics of the rings fitted to my 1994 LP classic (sorry no historic yet):

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  3. Hybridgriff

    Hybridgriff Junior Member

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    SWITCH TIP SIZE
    I recently got a Vintage Clone Tip and was surprised how much smaller it is than the Historic one. Has any one got a 59 original they can measure for comparison. These are the sizes of my parts.(mm)
    VINTAGE CLONE 7.48 Large Diam. HISTORIC 7.81
    5.66 Small Diam 6.61
    13.96 Length 14.58
    I had the Vintage Clone on my replica at the Penrith Guitar show at Weekend and was surprised how many pointed it out as not looking right !!!!!
     
  4. alexvdl

    alexvdl Senior Member

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    A comparison picture of forum member Lifele55

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    I immediately ordered a couple of the stewmacs. The color looks dead on. The font isn't that bad either!!

    The STewmac LP pickguard sure does like it will fit too, and the color is way better than the pinkish historic one.

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  5. bigdaddy496

    bigdaddy496 Senior Member

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    i have a classic and i hate the way the plastic is "creme" colored. looks more like offwhite with pink in it. i want just plain bright white. i ordered some dimarzio stuff from musicians friend, i am hoping its white enough
     
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  7. SKATTERBRANE

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    So do these fit the USA Standards and the 1993-1998 Historics, or do they fit the 1999 and up Historics, and Vintage?
     
  8. alexvdl

    alexvdl Senior Member

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    I don't know, I ordered a sheet of pickguard material so I can cut it out myself incase the pickguard is the wrong size. I'm also curious about the size of the precut guard.
     
  9. alexvdl

    alexvdl Senior Member

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    Here's my stewmac pokerchip. I'm pretty happy with the color and font! IMO it looks 98% the same as the fatboy rings and the montreux '56 ring. The two on the left were before and the right one is after aging.

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  10. Vtwin

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    Stock Historic left, DMC rings and switch ring/tip, Buzzy guard on right.
     
  11. kluson

    kluson Senior Member

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    Fatboy isn't doing the retro vibe rings any more I understand
     
  12. zoso304

    zoso304 Senior Member

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    they are all awesome, but which look closest to actual vintage parts?
     
  13. Danelectro

    Danelectro V.I.P. Member

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    Both are beautiful guitars, but I really dig the one the right. :wow: The pink-ish bobbons (WCR's?) detract from the overall look though. I think it would look a lot better with a pair of DMC covers.
     
  14. Knarbens

    Knarbens Senior Member

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    Where do you guys order that cool stuff?
    Let me know! I gotta pimp my axe! :laugh:
     
  15. alexvdl

    alexvdl Senior Member

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    Montreux still makes the retrovibe stuff, only reliced though. I just ordered a set from Gord Miller GMvintagerestaurations.com

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  16. korby

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    Some eighty year old Gibson plastic pins on my 1926 L-1 .
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  17. kluson

    kluson Senior Member

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    Thanks very much for that
     
  18. spartacus slim

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    The poker chips look great! Please let us know what the Pickguard and material sheet is like when you get it..
     
  19. alexvdl

    alexvdl Senior Member

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    Well I ended up buying a piece of pickguard material from ..:: Bas van den Broek ::.. because I never completed the order for the sheet. Bas van den Broek is a guitar parts distributor for Europe. You can't buy directly from them, but a friend of mine is a dealer so I got it from him.

    It's the same color as my Montreux Time Machine jackplate. It's a tad darker than my stewmac pokerchip but there's no pink whatsoever!

    Here you can see my Montreux Retrovibe rings, stewmac pokerchip and Montreux Time Machine jackplate on a piece of pickguard material (aged dimarzio rings installed on the guitar, previous retrovibe rings cracked, they gave me a new set including free jackplate, but I didn't install them yet).

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    Rough cut:

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    Completed and aged:

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    Made me a jackplate from a piece of scrap:

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