NEW TruVintage thumbwheels & Posts

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  1. markguitar

    markguitar MLP Sponsor

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    MGL is excited to announce a partnership with CreamTone in our new “TruVintage” line of parts. The parts will be available on my site and also the new site of TruVintage.com which will launch soon. The first project we decided on and have been working on for the last few months are exact replica ‘50’s Gibson ABR-1 bridge thumbwheels and posts. There are a number of reissue thumbwheels on the market that are somewhat close but none are correct. One of the main reasons is that the exact knurling tool that was used for the original '50's thumbwheels is no longer in use. We had a machine shop take detailed measurements and inspect every detail on an original set of ‘50’s thumbwheels I sent them. After multiple attempts to duplicate the knurl pattern we were told the only way to get it exact would be to order a custom made knurling tool so we did. Once a small number of wheels were done and nickel plated we were sent some prototypes for approval. Everything looked dead on and we approved production. The thumbwheels and posts are available in 2 versions, NOS(new and shiny) & aged. (special thanks to Charlie Daughtry for providing detailed thumbwheel photos from one of his Bursts for comparison) We sent a set to Charlie once they were done and his simple reply was "Damn....they are extraordinary!”

    Now available and ready to ship! $40.00 (NOS), $45.00 (Aged)

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  2. CreamTone

    CreamTone MLP Vendor

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  3. Mike60

    Mike60 V.I.P. Member

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    nice job on these...
     
  4. TM1

    TM1 Senior Member

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    I just got two sets yesterday! I could not be happier with them. They are spot on! I have 3 or 4 original fifties ABR-1 thumbwheels. I can't tell the difference between them! They are simplyt that good!
    I put one set on my new ES-335TDC (`63 reissue). I had some brass ones on there already as the steel ones Suck! Having these wheels that are the correct vintage thickness(.095) improved the tone, slight, but is an improvement. Made the notes rounder and more detailed! The other set went on my 2004 R-7 Custom(3-pickup-Historic Makeover!!)) and it is more focused. One wouldn't think that something like this would make a noticeable difference, but.. it really did on this guitar!
    Anyway, Get some of these if you are a nut like me for vintage accuracy & Tone! It's worth every dime I paid I think!
     
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  5. jamman

    jamman Premium Member

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    Thanks TM1,

    Those look so good I may have to buy a few sets :wow:
    Bulk Discounts ???? :thumb::naughty:
     

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