Historic pickup ring replacment options that wont break the bank

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  1. kingsxman

    kingsxman Senior Member

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    Just curious as to what are the options out there for some replacment pickup rings that wont break the bank. I just pulled a set of Wizz pickups out of my les paul to test some other pickups and thought it would be nice to have a few other sets of decent pickup rings around that I could just keep with these pickups to save myself some time when swapping pickups in the various les pauls I seem to aquire. Im not super fussy that they have to be exact (i.e. throbak) but woud like them to be at least close.

    Whats out there that people recommend?
     

  2. Crotch

    Crotch Support MLP Veterans & Vendors Double Platinum Supporter Premium Member

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    I'm not sure about what you're price point s but creamtone does sell the wizz rings if you like them. I think they are like $70 maybe if I remember right? Cheaper than DMC, Throbak, Montreaux Time Machine (those are who I use for a lot of my parts)
     
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    rclausen Senior Member

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    Wizz, Throbak, Bartlett are all great but the cost increases significantly. I've had all three and prefer Throbak
     

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    tigger Senior Member

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    I also need a black bridge one for an SG and it's tough to source something that looks good and doesn't cost $150 for a pair that I only need one of.
     

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    SlyStrat Senior Member

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    CreamTone Gibson Historic they make up.
     
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  6. Blue Blood

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    Wizz are excellent, especially if you need a black set.
    Don't waste big money on corksniffer BS.
    It's a ring, it holds a pickup.
     

  7. kingsxman

    kingsxman Senior Member

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    So the Wizz are pretty "bone" colored. Are the Throbaks the same? I definitely noticed a difference in color between the stock pickguard on my 2006 and the wizz pickup rings. I found another set of "something" laying around and am using those now with some Antiquites. They dont quite match the stock pickguard either. Now in this case they are more "cream" than the stock pickguard.

    BTW, in this guiar...I am preferring the Antiquties over the Wizz. Well..prefer Antiquity in bridge and wizz in neck. Antiquity neck is a bit muddy. May have to try the Sheptones.

    I was going to look at that Creamtone set of rings and pickguard for $79 but they are sold out. Wizz are $99 on the creamtone site. Yikes.
     

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    Slater529 Premium Member

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    If you're not too anal, Crazy Parts Art of Aging rings are nice. I've used their Ivory rings in the past... they're a nice light cream color.
     
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  10. kingsxman

    kingsxman Senior Member

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    THx. I actaully saw those earlier. His definition of "aged" is definitely different than my version of aged.
     
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    These were interesting but the website was a bit confusing. Still kind of "dirty" as opposed to "aged". shipping a bit steep from Germany
     

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    Agree! Aged and thrown out of the back of a speeding truck are two different things.
     
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  13. kingsxman

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    LoL. Yes. Or the definition of some people: "rub a little mud on it and call it aged!".

    I ended up finding a set of used Throbaks this morning for a good deal. So that will have to do for now. Thanks all.
     

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    Its because the plastics are different types. The way colour works with different plastic compositions and the available colours for each makes for that variation.
     

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