Hardware Comparision Thread

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

  1. The Thruth

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    stewmac plastic (pickguard cut from cream sheet and stewmac rings):
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  2. Poligow

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    comparaison between an old "pat pend" nickel Grover and a brand new nickel Grover :

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  3. BGReed2

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    Although I find this thread very interesting, and appreciate the time and effort everyone has put in to it, shouldn't we be comparing all these parts with the real thing? I don't see the point is displaying reproduction parts unless they are shown alongside real vintage '50's Les Paul hardware.

    I am sure that the hues and shades of the plastic pieces vary amongst even the original models, shouldn't somebody locate some photos of the old ones somewhere? I realize there are nice pictures in the registry, but nothing is shown up close. There used to be a link to the photographs of the well known Keith Richards guitar, but I haven't been able to track it down recently.

    Thoughts?
     
  4. BrianH

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  5. BrianH

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    '07 G0

    Fatboy switch tip, Montreux ring and washer:
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    Pigtail bridge, RS steel studs:
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    Assorted RS, Fatboy, Montreux, Allparts, HM, Pigtail parts (first pic is labeled):
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    New Kluson tuners with my own aging:
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  8. Poligow

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    just to know, how the vintage pickguard brackets compare to the one found on historics ?
     
  9. BrianH

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    Retro-spec/Historic Makeovers posts and thumbwheels vs. Historic:

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  10. trojan9137

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    I have these bad boys on my 2001 burst flametop. Just finished a '59 conversion on it. Looks SICK! I'll post pics.
     
  11. Armitage

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    For the price of a Historic, you'd think they'd get the colour of the plastic right...
     
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    from left to right: WD, stewmac, OTPG

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    from left to right: stewmac, OTPG, WD
     
  13. gusdaq

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    All this plastic madness, are we decided which parts are the best to fit on a Historic.....?
     
  14. decoy205

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    Thumbwheels and posts:

    Pigtail; Historic installed; Retrospec:
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  15. Knarbens

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    Here's something for the poor men like me! :D :laugh2:
    When I first got my Gibson USA knobs, I didn't realise the numbers are just printed on. The Allparts knobs are quite exactly the same, cheap, and with erased numbers.
    Gibson USA left, Allparts right

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    The Historic knobs are more like the Allparts knobs, embossed.
     
  17. nicolasrivera

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    Hello, here is my contribution as i managed to collect some plastic parts over the past year.

    I found that the fatboy stuff is great and not having the big bucks to but OTPG i think fatboy is the best.

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  18. Olli

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    I just Ordered a DMC M69 set, a Monsterrelic guard and the DMC Pokerchip.
    I also have the aged Reflectors from Montreux on order as well as an RS kit for my R9.

    I´ll post some pics when the parts are installed.
     
  19. Es Paul

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    Olli,

    Remember the days of not wanting to mod your R9?
     
  20. aidb

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    Only got these a couple of days ago for my beloved R8. :)

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    Obligatory "Glamour shot" :laugh2:

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    As mentioned in another of my threads, I had to fiddle with the bridge pup so that it was parallel to the strings. The little b****** wanted to sit horizontally. This meant the front tip of the pup was stuck up. Any one else have this problem? :(
     

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