The Official Historics & Reissues Modification Thread

Discussion in 'Historics & Reissues' started by Barker, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. Barker

    Barker Senior Member

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    Alright here it is! A place to go to find out what modifications members have made to their Historics. I know we have the Hardware Comparison Thread, but you know sometimes you see a member's guitar and think "Wow, that's sweet! I wonder what of kind of pup covers, tuners, pickguard, knobs, etc..... are on it" This way we can have a reference thread (if people post and are into it?) where we can go to find out what mods people have made and how they look.

    Let's make this a positive thread, and not bash other members mods if you don't like like them..... :thumb:.

    Here is a form to help people out:


    Guitar -

    Tuners/Tips -

    TRC -

    Nut -

    Inlays -

    Fretboard -

    Switch Ring (aka.. Poker Chip) -

    Switch Tip -

    Switch Nut -

    Pickup Rings -

    Pickups (and Covers) -

    Pickguard -

    Pickguard Bracket -

    Bridge (posts, and thumbwheels) -

    Tailpiece -

    Tailpiece Studs -

    Knobs -

    Pointers (knob) -

    Jackplate -

    Pots -

    Caps -

    Backplates -

    Refinished -

    Other Mods -

    Future Mods -

    I Made The Mods To My Guitar Because -


    Then show a few pictures......

    And oh yeah, if I forgot anything just mention it, or PM me and I'll add or change it.
     
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  2. Barker

    Barker Senior Member

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    I'll go first. The pictures were taken today on some of tree limbs in my yard from the recent storm here in New England.

    Guitar - 2011 Iced Tea R8.

    Tuners/Tips - RS Guitarworks Aged Single Line Kluson Deluxe.

    TRC - Dave Johnson AVH Rolled.

    Nut - Stock Nylon.

    Inlays - Dave Johnson AVH Celluloid (Mazzucchelli).

    Fretboard - Stock Indian Rosewood.

    Switch Ring (aka.. Poker Chip) - Vintage Clone Aged.

    Switch Tip - Stock, but hand aged.

    Switch Nut - An old one I found..... really!

    Pickup Rings - Vintage Clone Aged.

    Pickups (and Covers) - Throbak SLE-101 Limiteds with MXV Aged Covers.

    Pickguard - Dave Johnson AVH (Aged).

    Pickguard Bracket - Stock.

    Bridge (posts, and thumbwheels) - Stock ABR-1 with Faber Thumbwheels, aged by me.

    Tailpiece - Pigtail, aged by me.

    Tailpiece Studs - Retrospec Steel Aged.

    Knobs - Vintage Clone Ambered Gold.

    Pointers (knob) - Stock, aged by me.

    Jackplate - Vintage Clone

    Pots - RS Guitarworks Superpots

    Caps - Luxe PIO "bees"

    Backplates - Stock

    Refinished - Nope.... but it's faded nicely, and has some hints of checking

    Other Mods - None I can think of right now.

    Future Mods - I think she's all set!

    I Made The Mods To My Guitar Because - I wanted more historical accuracy and improved tone!


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  3. Frails

    Frails Senior Member

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    Great idea Barker!
     
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  4. Barker

    Barker Senior Member

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    Thanks Frails!

    I hope this can turn into a really useful reference thread full of great info, and guitar porn!

    Now fill out a form and let's see some pics mang..... :laugh2:! I know you've made some killer mods to your Historics!
     
  5. Danelectro

    Danelectro V.I.P. Member

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    Guitar - 2005 Murphy R9

    Tuners/Tips - Uncle Lou's

    TRC - Vintage

    Nut - stock

    Inlays - Retrospec celluloid

    Fretboard - stock (Madgascar?)

    Switch Ring (aka.. Poker Chip) - Stew-Mac aged

    Switch Tip - Historic aged

    Switch Nut - Fatboy

    Pickup Rings - Fatboy

    Pickups (and Covers) - Throbaks with DMC cover

    Pickguard - MojoAxe

    Pickguard Bracket - stock aged

    Bridge (posts, and thumbwheels) - stock aged

    Tailpiece - stock aged

    Tailpiece Studs - stock aged

    Knobs - stock aged

    Pointers (knob) - stock

    Jackplate - MojoAxe

    Pots - RS

    Caps - RS

    Backplates - Stock

    Refinished - Nope. additional aging from use

    Other Mods - ABR wire removed and holes filled with solder, Lifton case aged

    Future Mods -

    I Made The Mods To My Guitar Because - Just because


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  6. Lefty Elmo

    Lefty Elmo Senior Member

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  7. Lefty Elmo

    Lefty Elmo Senior Member

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    Edit, see below
     
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    Lefty Elmo Senior Member

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  9. Barker

    Barker Senior Member

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    Good Stuff Dan and Elmo!

    I'll let it go this time Elmo because your my lefty brother, but let's try and use the 'form' I made for easy reading...... :laugh2::thumb:! That way when there are loads of guitars in this thread :)fingersx:) it will be easy for people to navigate the thread and find out what parts are.
     
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    Barker Senior Member

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    I read that back and I sound like some anal beaurocrat...... :shock::laugh2::laugh2:! I'm not BTW....

    When did you add the PAF in the neck? I thought you were putting a later one in?
     
  11. Danelectro

    Danelectro V.I.P. Member

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    Guitar - 2007 Chambered '58 - 7.6 lbs

    Tuners/Tips - Uncle Lous

    TRC - stock aged

    Nut - stock

    Inlays - Retrospec celluloid

    Fretboard - stock Madagascar. Was very light as new. Oiled to darken.

    Switch Ring (aka.. Poker Chip) - Stew-Mac aged

    Switch Tip - stock aged

    Switch Nut - Fatboy

    Pickup Rings - Fatboy

    Pickups (and Covers) - Throback with DMC

    Pickguard - MojoAxe

    Pickguard Bracket - stock aged

    Bridge (posts, and thumbwheels) - SS posts with TonePros ABR

    Tailpiece - stock aged

    Tailpiece Studs - Retrospec offset (not shown)

    Knobs - stock aged

    Pointers (knob) - stock aged

    Jackplate - MojoAxe

    Pots - WD

    Caps - NOS Mallory

    Backplates - stock

    Refinished - Not yet. Might be heading off to HM for the works

    Other Mods -

    Future Mods - Brazilian fretboard and hide glue

    I Made The Mods To My Guitar Because - I can't help it.

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  12. Danelectro

    Danelectro V.I.P. Member

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    Guitar - 2010 R8

    Pickup Rings - Fatboy

    Pickups (and Covers) - Antiquity DW

    Pickguard - MojoAxe "Vintage Fit" guard

    Knobs - 60's reflectors

    Future Mods - Retrospec inlays, Retrospec offset studs

    I Made The Mods To My Guitar Because - They make it look and sound friggin' sweet :D

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    R9-stock wood,stock frets,stock binding and stock backplates.

    R0- some stock wood,some stock binding and stock backplates.
     
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  14. Frails

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    Guitar - 1998 Faded Tobacco Burst R8

    Tuners/Tips - Stock/Uncle Lou's

    TRC - Retrospec

    Nut - Stock Nylon

    Inlays - Stock (for now)

    Fretboard - Stock

    Switch Ring (aka.. Poker Chip) - Retrospec

    Switch Tip - Stock (for now)

    Switch Nut - Stock (for now)

    Pickup Rings - DiMarzio - dyed

    Pickups/Covers - Sheptone Javelina's/None

    Pickguard - MojoAxe (Aged)

    Pickguard Bracket - Stock (for now)

    Bridge (posts, and thumbwheels) - Faber ABR-1 with stock thumbwheels (for now)

    Tailpiece - Faber (Aged)

    Tailpiece Studs - Faber Steel (Aged)

    Knobs - Stock (for now)

    Pointers (knob) - Stock (for now)

    Jackplate - Fat Boy (Aged)

    Pots - Retrospec

    Caps - 1950's Sprague Bumble Bee's

    Backplates - Stock (for now)

    Refinished - No and no plans to

    Other Mods - 50's Wiring

    Future Mods - Inlays, Switch Tip, Switch Nut, Pickup Rings, Knobs
     
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    Guitar - 2008 Washed Cherry Burst R9

    Tuners/Tips - Stock/Uncle Lou's

    TRC - Stock (for now)

    Nut - Stock Nylon

    Inlays - Retrospec (Celluloid)

    Fretboard - Stock

    Switch Ring (aka.. Poker Chip) - Vintage Clone

    Switch Tip - Fat Boy

    Switch Nut - Stock (for now)

    Pickup Rings - DiMarzio - dyed

    Pickups/Covers - WB Reverend (Neck), WB V T P (Bridge)/WB (Aged)

    Pickguard - AVH Dave Johnson (Aged)

    Pickguard Bracket - Stock (for now)

    Bridge (posts, and thumbwheels) - Faber ABR-1 with stock thumbwheels (for now)

    Tailpiece - Faber (Aged)

    Tailpiece Studs - Faber Steel (Aged)

    Knobs - Fat Boy (Aged)

    Pointers (knob) - Stock (for now)

    Jackplate - Fat Boy (Aged)

    Pots - RS Super Pots

    Caps - 1950's Sprague Bumble Bee's

    Backplates - Stock (for now)

    Refinished - No but it will happen someday

    Other Mods - 50's Wiring

    Future Mods - Switch Nut, Pickup Rings, TRC
     
  16. Lefty Elmo

    Lefty Elmo Senior Member

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    Oops, sorry, ok.

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    Guitar: 2007 R6

    Tuners: 1956 Kluson/with original tips, bushings and screws

    Nut: Nylon 6/6

    Inlays: Buzzy made fron old recycled celluloid

    Fretboard: Stock

    Switchring: 1956 or 57 original. Came off Robin Crosby's conversion

    Switchtip: Original 1959 tip. Came off a 1959 Fender Jazzmaster

    Switchnut: Original 50s' from Randy Peterson

    Pickup rings: an old set of "Across The Pond" rings

    Pickups: PAF, neck, from Randy Peterson. Bridge- Antiquity, with vintage magnet installed in place of original

    Pickup covers: Antiquity

    Pickguard: Original 1953 lefty guard, that I cut for humbuckers

    Pickguard bracket: original 50s

    Bridge,: Original 50s ABR-1, from Joe Seidman.

    Bridge Posts: Stock

    Thumbwheels: DMC from Dave's Guitars

    Tailpiece: Mid 60s, lightweight chrome, chrome removed to the nickle. From Lloyd Gala

    Tailpiece Stud: Bass side 50s original, from Lloyd Gala. Treble side, Retrospec offset

    Knobs: Original 50s

    Pointers: (2) From a 1957 ES-125. (2) stock

    Jackplate: 50s original, from John Heuring

    Pots and caps: 50s original, from John Heuring

    Backplates: 50s originals, from Kim LaFluer

    Refinished: Yes, by Gord Miller, in Canada. He also moved the "Gibson" pearl logo to the correct vintage position

    Other Mods: Neck Reshaped by Lloyd Gala, using John Heurings 52/57 conversion as the template for the profile

    Future Mods: I might replace the Antiquity with a PAF, or early Pat. Sticker pickup.
    I'd like a set of original nickle pickup covers.
    I've thought about replacing the original fingerboard with a Brazillian Rosewood board. I know of a really nice one that's available, but for now, I have no plans to make that change.
     
  17. Lefty Elmo

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    I installed the PAF a two weeks ago. Gigged with it that night, and it sounds great!:dude:
     
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    Lefty Elmo Senior Member

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    Final mod to humbuckers:

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    Guitar: 1997 R8

    Nut: Bone (pre cut - ebay seller)

    Knobs: Gibson Black Top hats (changed from amber)

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    Caps: Russian PIO's 0.022uf in the bridge, and 0.015uf in the neck:

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    Pickups: Bareknuckles PG Blues - Lightly aged:

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    Future mods: None Planned
     
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    Guitar - 2010 '68RI
    Switch Tip - Gibson creme
    Pickups (and Covers) - Throbak SLE-101 Plus MXV
    Bridge (posts, and thumbwheels) - Faber ABR-1, doubled up the thumbwheels with All-Parts
    Pots/caps - CTS & Luxe Bees from RS Guitar
    Other Mods - Schaller's strap locks.


    Guitar - 2010 R7BB
    Switch Tip - Gibson creme
    Pickups (and Covers) - Wolfetone Legends
    Bridge (posts, and thumbwheels) - doubled up the thumbwheels with All-Parts
    Pots/caps - CTS & Luxe Bees from RS Guitar
    Other Mods - Schaller's strap locks.


    Guitar - 2008 R8
    Nut - nylon
    Inlays - DJ celluloid
    Pickups - Wolfetone Dr Vintage
    Pots/caps - CTS & Luxe Bees from RS Guitar.


    Guitar - 2003 R0 Stinger
    Nut - nylon
    Fretboard - stock Brazilian, baby! :thumb:
    Pickups - Throbak SLE-101 Plus MXV
    Bridge (posts, and thumbwheels) - doubled up the thumbwheels with All-Parts
    Pots/caps - CTS & Luxe Bees from RS Guitar
    Other Mods - Schaller's strap locks
    Future Mods - Possibly a third headstock repair? :hmm:


    Guitar - 2010 R0 50th anniversary V2
    Other Mods - Schaller's strap locks
    Future Mods - to be determined.


    Guitar - 2009 Pearly Gates
    Other Mods - Schaller's strap locks
    Future Mods - unlikely.


    Guitar - 2006 Elliot Easton SG
    Pickups (and Covers) - Wizz PAF
    Pots/caps - CTS & Luxe Bees from RS Guitar
    Other Mods - Schaller's strap locks
    Future Mods - maybe a new nut.


    Guitar - 2008 SG Standard VOS
    Pickups (and Covers) - Wizz PAF
    Bridge (posts, and thumbwheels) - doubled up the thumbwheels with All-Parts
    Pots/caps - CTS & Luxe Bees from RS Guitar
    Other Mods - Schaller's strap locks
    Future Mods - maybe a new nut.

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