Hardware Comparision Thread

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

  1. Gibsonclassic2001

    Gibsonclassic2001 Senior Member

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    69-74ish ring vs OTP aged bone m69
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  2. Gibsonclassic2001

    Gibsonclassic2001 Senior Member

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    WIZZ vs otp bone (pure bone amazing m69)
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    WIZZ vs throbak bone (slight hint of pink)
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    WIZZ vs throbak cream
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    Otp bone mounted vs throbak bone
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    Wizz bridge vs throbak neck

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  3. Sct13

    Sct13 Gold Supporter Premium Member

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    thanx for the Comparison. !

    Wizz is "boneier"? :D

    just being silly,

    but the wizz rings that I have look real good.
     
  4. jellyben

    jellyben Junior Member

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    I'm looking to get a set of m69 rings. Tossing between bartlett and Throbaks but the otp ones look really good too. They are pricey though.
     
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    The otp is in a class of its own.
    I replaced the bone throbak with WIZZ.
    I think throbak might match stock guard.

    Otp bone with hint of cream
    Wizz got hint of green
    Throbak got a hint of pink
     
  6. bosnialove

    bosnialove Senior Member

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    Does anyone have a comparison pic with WIZZ rings and WIZZ switch plate?
     
  7. Gibsonclassic2001

    Gibsonclassic2001 Senior Member

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    Last picture with one throbak and one wizz m69 got a wizz switch ring .
    I like it!
     
  8. Gibsonclassic2001

    Gibsonclassic2001 Senior Member

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    Here is another.
    Honey burst
    Wizz m69, wizz tip and wizz switch ring

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  9. bosnialove

    bosnialove Senior Member

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    Great! I was looking for this. How is the difference of the creme colour / shade between the WIZZ switch plate and the WIZZ pup rings? I've heard they don't have the same colour / shade, but on your pics both of them look the same colour.

    (I don't care about the vintage accurate differences between the plastics, I want the colour on all creme plastics to be the same)
     
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    The wizz ring is lighter bone color then the wizz m69.
     
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  11. bosnialove

    bosnialove Senior Member

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    Are there any brands out there which plastics have slightly the more witish creme colour (like the Wizz) and all plastics, like the m69 rings, jackplate and switch plate, have exactly the same colour?
     
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    I think Montreux does. But keep in mind most people aren't going for that look as the vintage pieces didn't really have matching plastics. That's probably why you don't see a lot of retailers offering a matching set of plastics...besides Gibson.
     
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  13. bosnialove

    bosnialove Senior Member

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    I don't like the mismatched plastic parts look. I don't use a pickguard, so I need M69 rings, jackplate and switchplate. I want them all to have the same colour, that's my taste.

    Looked at the Montreux, they seem to have them. Yess
     
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  14. bosnialove

    bosnialove Senior Member

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    Comparison between:

    Installed on guitar: 1993 stock Historic hardware, Made In Germany zinc made wired ABR-1, and zinc Made In Germany tailpiece, both nickel plated with natural aging.

    Laying on guitar: Montreux Time Machine series parts. Nickel plated zinc non-wired ABR-1 with nickel plated brass saddles, reliced. Nickel plated aliminimum tailpiece, reliced. Posts and thumbwheel are from Montreux too, reliced.

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    (Btw: for sale)
     
  15. BikeBro

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    If anyone is interested in selling their historic hardware please send me a PM!
     
  16. badly drawn les

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    For shits and giggles:

    Throbak Cream rings on left, Historic on Right

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  18. Stonehard

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    These have just become available... the new poker chip from VH. EXACT repro of original. Perfect.

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  19. Have FUN

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    Your strings are not aligned with the neck and pickup pole pi├Ęces :hmm:
     
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    Here's a shot of my Vintage Haven poker chip.

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