The Official Historics & Reissues Modification Thread

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

  1. Lefty Elmo

    Lefty Elmo Senior Member

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    Gawd that looks fantastic! Rediculous to think that Gibson covered that top with gold.
     
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  2. Lefty Elmo

    Lefty Elmo Senior Member

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    Ok, today I received a nice 1957 pokerchip! The lettering is much more intact than my previous pokerchip.
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  3. Lefty Elmo

    Lefty Elmo Senior Member

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    Note: at the bottom right of the photo, you can see the damage to my finish from a previous set of pickup rings.
     
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  4. alk-3

    alk-3 MLP Sponsor

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    Which rings did the damage? - edit, never mind, just read above :doh:
    the poker chip looks great!
     
  5. Barker

    Barker Senior Member

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    That poker chip looks killer Steve! Congrats my friend... :thumb:!
     
  6. Lefty Elmo

    Lefty Elmo Senior Member

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    Thanks, my other one went to someone near and dear to us all here at MLP.
     
  7. Gibsonclassic2001

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    Your tailpiece is the best ive seen.
    Vintage?

    Most repro got to deep screw slots.
    And the THP take the "hand made " Way to far.

    I like that the hump on your vintage is narrow and not as close to the screw head.
     
  8. Lefty Elmo

    Lefty Elmo Senior Member

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    Thanks, yes it's an original tailpiece from the late 50s-early 60s.
     
  9. Midnight Blues

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  10. Lefty Elmo

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    Thanks MB, I appreciate it!
     
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  11. Midnight Blues

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    My please LE. Thanks for sharing that!
     
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  12. decoy205

    decoy205 Senior Member

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    First I'm hearing of OTP rings doing any finish damage.
     
  13. MaxBoogie

    MaxBoogie Junior Member

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    Wow, that top grain looks nearly identical to my R0 also made in 2005... Wonder if Gibson had a big batch of top wood all from the same tree or something? :) I've had mine modded too... no pics online of it yet, but I'll post here shortly.
     
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  14. Lefty Elmo

    Lefty Elmo Senior Member

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    Bartlett pickup rings arrived yesterday! Very nice!
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  15. Barker

    Barker Senior Member

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    Very nice is a massive understatement!!!
     
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  16. Lefty Elmo

    Lefty Elmo Senior Member

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  17. Fretteaser

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    R8 VOS 2012.
    Removed the pickup covers and the sticky paint of the neck. Feels awesome and sounds a little brighter.

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  18. CreamTone

    CreamTone MLP Vendor

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    Here's my 2003 Murphy aged with our own CreamTone upgrades.

    Pickups: CreamTone A3 Deluxe with raw nickel covers

    Bridge and tailpiece: CreamTone LIX Patina lightly aged. Aluminum tailpiece with steel posts, bridge is our US-made ABR-1 with stainless-steel posts and the "MapleFlame" mod.

    Harness: Real 50s Bees with CTS 550k pots

    Knobs are our embossed gold set. Pointers are nickel steel with blunt tips. No finger stabbers here!

    The poker chip, toggle tip, and rings are stock. Pickguard is our LIX Patina lightly aged model.
     
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  19. kungpow!

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    2005 R8 with some new, mostly cosmetic, changes. Stock except for:

    Gotoh locking tuners
    Rewind medium outputs - I finally took the covers off; inspired by the Beck burst in BOTB
    RS Guitarworks steel studs
    CTS 500K tone pots
    50s wiring
    Sprague Vit Q 0.022 caps
    cream pickup rings and pickguard from Philadelphia Luthier

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    New (phone) camera with some nice effects :slash:
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  20. Curlymaple

    Curlymaple Senior Member

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    Updates :naughty:

    Guitars - 2007 LPB7 1pc solid slab Mahogany body
    - 2007 LPR9

    Tuners/Tips - current Kluson waffle backs with premium Uncle Lou's tips
    -50s Kluson Deluxe Single Line with shrunken original tips
    TRC - Stock
    - late 50s rolled TRC
    Nut - Bone
    - Bone
    Inlays - Stock 'cept for the last two MOP for the correct 50s spec.
    - DJ inlays
    Fretboard - Stock M-Ebony
    - Brazilian rosewood
    Switch Ring (aka.. Poker Chip) - 61' SG
    - Area 59
    Switch Tip - vintage 50s
    - vintage 50s
    Switch Nut - vintage
    - Area 59
    Pickup Rings - vintage 58' M69
    - Monster Relic
    Pickups (and Covers) - N= stock 57 classic B=Throbak SLE + / aged gold DMC 2s
    - DW Shedd Paff Daddies
    Pickguard - stock (40s L-guard need to be cut)
    - Area 59
    Pickguard Bracket - *stock
    - Area 59
    Bridge (posts, and thumbwheels) - newer o9' aged gold non-wire, 2" brass posts n stock TWs (corners filed)
    - Retrospec
    Tailpiece - aged Stock bridge
    - aged stock bridge
    Tailpiece Studs - Retrospec off-set studs / 1"1/16 Crazy Parts vintage sytyle long steel inserts
    - Retrospec offset studs / 1"1/16 Crazy Parts vintage sytyle long steel inserts
    Knobs - Gibson 50's ES knobs
    - Gibson 50s knobs
    Pointers (knob) - stock
    - stock
    Jackplate - 59' Jr
    -Area 59
    Pots - RS
    - '64 central labs pots
    Caps - Vintage BBs
    - Vintage bees
    Backplates - stock
    - stock

    Dave Johnson Restorations

    07 B7 Refinished / Nitro cellulose lacquer | 07 59 Package A
    Completed and aged 4/2011


    Other Mods - neck re-shape to comfortable small "C" profile

    Future Mods - decent vintage rolled TRC, p-guard and neck p-up??

    I Made The Mods To My Guitar Because:
    ...I can \m/ ! why the **** not, life is too short:dude:

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    2007 LPR9:thumb:

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