Humbucker Rings

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  1. Andrew J Betry

    Andrew J Betry Junior Member

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    I am looking to replace the plastic trim rings that surround the humbuckers on my 3-pup Black Beauty and I need some help.
    All I see available are singles and two packs (Short/neck position and the tall/bridge position) Do I need to buy 2, two packs to get the three i need?
    and do I use 2 short ones for the neck and middle postion? They do look the same.
    How do I know if I need "Curved", "Angled", or what? I want to get it right.
    Thank you in advance for all the help
    -AB
     
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    Buy two sets.

    Compare what you receive to what you have now. Don't pay extra for "curved". The curves probably don't match your guitar, anyway.

     
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    Andrew, welcome to MLP:welcome:

    My guess is 2 short and 1 tall. All the Epis I've had/seen used curved rings.
    One thing you need to be aware of is that Epis use metric hardware and rings. They are slightly different than US (Imperial) parts. The holes will be larger for the metric screws. The dimensions and hole spacing will also be a bit different.
    I'm sure Paruwi will pop in to give you a definite answer.
    Good luck.
     
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    Who beat me to it.
     
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    This is critical, and bears repeating.

    If you hope to reuse the existing holes in the wood (of course you do), you want proper rings, and not Gibson rings.
     
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    I realize who is in this video, so I will give him a break.

    That said. 3:00 to 3:07 is scary, looking at the free-end of that scraper! :wow:
     
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    Also, since you're taking such an interest in working on your guitar, I can't recommend this highly enough.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/0879309210/?tag=mylespaul04-20

    Excellent book, worth reading cover-to-cover, even if you don't intend to do the work that's being discussed in each section.
     
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    pbekkerh Senior Member

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    Why are you replacing the rings?
    When I tried to find a replacement for the nicotine/urine coloured plasticrings on mine, I couldn't find any that suited, so I ended up spraypainting them half matte black and it looks really good and original.
    [​IMG]
     
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    ...I got a little sloppy with a dremel :(
     
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    awesome!! Thanks
     

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