Hardware Comparision Thread

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

  1. Olli

    Olli Senior Member

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    Yeah,

    right. I remember the time I said all this plastic hardware changing was pretty expensive nonsense.
    Problem is that once you´ve seen a pair of good looking rings in the correct color you can´t help but notice the pinkish hue the stock historic parts have.......

    :shock::shock::shock:

    I already installed the rings and the pokerchip but I´m sending the guard back and will get one of the fatboy guards.
    The Monsterrelic guard didn´t fit properly. So I ordered the aged fatboy guard and the fatboy switchtip......

    MY RS Kit is due any day now and the Shed Zeppelins are in the makes....

    Can´t wait fo it to be finished.:dude:
     
  2. ashbass

    ashbass V.I.P. Member

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  3. aidb

    aidb Senior Member

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    Thank you my friend. :)
     
  4. Olli

    Olli Senior Member

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    That is a helpful picture. Thanks for sharing!

    originally my pickups were quite recessed down in the rings and my polepieces were pretty far out. Problem was that my pickups would wiggle back and forth in the rings.
    I brought them up a good bit and lowered the poles down. Now the rings stabilize the pups and nothing moves.

    The WTO rings from DMC look pretty cool in my opinion - now all I need is the fatboy guard.
     
  5. nicolasrivera

    nicolasrivera Senior Member

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    Dam, so obvious and i could not think about that, thanks so much for this.:thumb:
     
  6. Poligow

    Poligow Senior Member

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    Vintage Clone pikcguard bracket w/ Montreux pickguard :

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    Retrospec thumbwhell w/ Pigtail ABR bridge :

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  7. flameburst

    flameburst Senior Member

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    Some Uncle Lou premium tips I aged and relic'd myself (using wire wool and creosote) on a set of original Kluson tuners whose original tips had shrunk and crumbled. Sitting pretty on my Ultra Aged R9.

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    Aged OTP rings and double whites. All other parts are vintage...

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  8. Olli

    Olli Senior Member

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    Allright...

    time for me to post in this thread again.
    This is how your R9 can look after you add the following parts:

    DMC rings
    DMC vers. II aged pickupcovers
    DMC trussrod cover
    DMC knurled nut
    Montreux aged reflector knobs
    Fatboy pokerchip
    Fatboy switchtip
    Fatboy Pickguard
    RS Kit with Luxe Bumblebees
    Aged single line Klusons with Uncle Lou Premium tips.
    Gibson metal jackplate

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  9. Knarbens

    Knarbens Senior Member

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    fake58 trc. It's not rolled, but the bevel is correct
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    fake58 nut, allparts tip (sanded, searching for a way to make it shiny again :D)
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  10. mojo hobo

    mojo hobo Senior Member

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    HI,
    Wonder if any body can help me?just brought a set of gibson historic pickup rings in creme,can somebody plaese tell me if these are the real thing!got them from e-bay,the color just looks a bit darker than i expected.:hmm:

    They have the following on the back of each ring!
    M-69 8

    MR490 PH SYMBOL


    M-69 7


    MR491 PH SYMBOL



    These came with packaging but were already open,I got them from e-bay?Yes ,i know,i know,do not shout!


    Sorry for the bad photos,i used my phone:naughty:

    Can someone verify these are the real thing and are they available in a a lighter shade of white.I need them for a epiphone japan lester.

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    Many thanks.

    MOJO HOBO

    I PLAY THE GUITAR?
     
  11. mojo hobo

    mojo hobo Senior Member

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    HI,
    Also forgot to mention looking for aged plastic parts,from any of the manufactures in this thread,fatboy,vintage-clone,fake58,

    So if you have any good parts to off -load,i might be interested:thumb:


    MOJO HOBO

    I PLAY THE GUITAR?
     
  12. George "M"

    George "M" Senior Member

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    Retrospec Parts:

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  14. decoy205

    decoy205 Senior Member

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    Pigtail Bridge and Tailpiece:
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  15. phastestgunn

    phastestgunn Senior Member

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    I've never seen a real 59 Les Paul which of the plastics looks like the real deal?:hmm:
     
  16. lukemacauley

    lukemacauley Mac Guitars Premium Member

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    Looking for a P-90 pickguard, preferably aged, anyone know where I can get one?

    Cheers.
     
  17. Laservampire

    Laservampire Senior Member

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    Montreux makes excellent aged P-90 pickguards for $80
     
  18. BrianH

    BrianH Senior Member

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    New awesome Retrospec toggle switch ring:

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  19. flameburst

    flameburst Senior Member

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    A new website has been launched: Vintage Haven

    Vintage Haven are the UK source for the OTP plastic parts and a lot more besides... check it out! :applause:

    If you're in the UK, Europe or rest of the world - you can get these parts without having to pay duty and tax from the USA. After all, this is where the 'OTP' parts come from anyway!

    Treat yourself for Christmas. :naughty:
     

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