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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    Here's one of my favorite pictures of your guitar Steve:
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  2. Lefty Elmo

    Lefty Elmo Senior Member

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    Love it, thanks! It's amazing how different the color is in various light, sometimes the red glows, sometimes it appears more orange, but a really beautiful guitar.
     
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  3. fernieite

    fernieite Senior Member

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    Guitar - 2007 Gibson Historic R8

    Tuners/Tips - Vintage 1950's Klusons with Uncle Lou's Premium tips

    TRC - Retrospec

    Nut - Nylon (HM)

    Inlays - Retrospec celluloid

    Fretboard - Stock

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

    Switch Tip - Retrospec

    Switch Nut - Retrospec

    Pickup Rings - Bartlett V3 light version

    Pickups (and Covers) - ThroBak SLE-101 Plus Limited Series (2008) with DMC II covers

    Pickguard - MojoAxe

    Pickguard Bracket - Vintage 1950's

    Bridge (posts, and thumbwheels) - Pigtail bridge with Retrospec posts and thumbwheels.

    Tailpiece - Pigtail

    Tailpiece Studs - Retrospec steel (offset)

    Knobs - Retrospec

    Pointers (knob) - Vintage 1950's

    Jackplate - Retrospec

    Pots - Dr. Vintage "Early-Spec" (Rick Norman)

    Caps - Vintage 1950's bumblebees

    Backplates - Stock

    Refinished - Historic Makeovers 2010 (Painter: Kip Elder )

    Other Mods - Most of the screws are vintage 1950's (except the 2 strap buttons and 8 pickup ring mounting) Lifton case aged by HM.
     

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  4. Barker

    Barker Senior Member

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    Good stuff fernieite... :thumb:! I would love to see more pictures.



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  5. fernieite

    fernieite Senior Member

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    Thanks man!
    When I get around to taking some more pics I'll be sure to post em. Thanks for the compliment. :cheers2:
     
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    rclausen Senior Member

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    It really looks vintage imo. Fantastic stuff. How does it sound?
     
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  7. fernieite

    fernieite Senior Member

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    Thanks a lot! Yeah, but it looks even better in person... :naughty:

    She sounds fantastic! It doesn't matter what pickups are in it, it has always sounded great. From the moment I first played it at Long & Mcquade in Calgary, I had to have it. I quickly sold my first Historic (2005 R8) and went back and bought it. :dude:

    Btw, I was told that when it was finished at Historic Makeovers there were lots of nice comments from guys in the know (burst owners) that this thing REALLY looked the part and sounded exceptionally good. It was nice to hear positive comments from those guys. :applause:
     
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  8. Lefty2play

    Lefty2play Senior Member

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    Thought I'd throw my 2012 R9 up to show aging. All the hardware and parts have been changed, the guitar was stripped, re-dished, old aniline dye and high solids nitro lacquer. then it was aged by my Gibson buddy who does the Collector Choice models. This one has all the shadows under all the hardware!
     
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    Lefty2play Senior Member

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    Not to detract from your awesome guitar, but your couch rules...
     
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  11. 57goldie

    57goldie Senior Member

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    CC15

    Put in luxe bees, 59 bonnet knobs, throbak rings and covers

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  12. bossaddict

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    ^^^Stunning! One of the best-looking I've seen lately. :wow:
     
  13. bossaddict

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    Guitar - 2008 R0 (Washed Cherry)

    Tuners/Tips - Aged single-line Klusons from 59Parts with Vintage Haven double-ring tips

    TRC - stock

    Nut - stock

    Inlays - stock

    Fretboard - stock

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

    Switch Tip - Area59

    Switch Nut - MojoAxe

    Pickup Rings - DMC v1

    Pickups (and Covers) - stock with Wizz v2 covers

    Pickguard - MojoAxe

    Pickguard Bracket - stock

    Bridge (posts, and thumbwheels) - stock posts w/ Retrospec thumbwheels

    Tailpiece - stock

    Tailpiece Studs - Retrospec offset

    Knobs - vintage early 1960 reflectors

    Pointers (knob) - stock

    Jackplate - stock

    Pots - MSSC

    Caps - vintage bees

    Backplates - stock

    Refinished - nope

    Other Mods - none

    Future Mods - possible HM, but I say that about all of them :laugh2:

    I Made The Mods To My Guitar Because - Gibson won't

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  14. Fiftywattmafia

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    Guitar - 2014 Shop Aged R8 "Orange Drop"

    Tuners/Tips - Aged by Mark's Guitar Loft "milk bottle" Grovers

    TRC - MGL TruVintage Rolled light aged

    Nut - stock

    Inlays - stock

    Fretboard - stock however I took some good advice from member Mike60 and was able to carefully emery board down the sharp edges on the fret board binding and rolled them down nice and rounded! Huge improvement. Likely wore them round like 20 years of playing would have.

    Switch Ring (aka.. Poker Chip) - MGL aged Monster Relic Clone 50's

    Switch Tip - Stock

    Switch Nut - Stock

    Pickup Rings - ThroBak Cream unaged

    Pickups (and Covers) - ThroBak MXV MC102B set. Double cream, exact match of the rings

    Pickguard - MojoAxe light aged (OUTSTANDING match for cream ThroBak rings/bobbins)

    Pickguard Bracket - stock

    Bridge (posts, and thumbwheels) - stock posts w/ MGL TruVintage aged 50's Thumbwheels

    Tailpiece - stock

    Tailpiece Studs - Stock

    Knobs - Monster Relic Clone 50's Bonnet

    Pointers (knob) - stock

    Jackplate - Gibson Chrome MGL aged by Mark chrome jackplate

    Pots - Volume: Seymour Duncan YJM Yngwie signature 500K low friction. Tone: Dimarzio

    Caps - NOS Sprague Vitamin Q .022mF 400V

    Backplates - stock

    Refinished - no

    Other Mods - MojoAxe aged Schaller strap pins with the correct large screws. AWESOME!!

    Future Mods - likely nothing. The ABR and stop tail piece is often modded but in my experience its a downgrade in tone for whatever reason. I will also likely swap the switch tip at some point.

    I Made The Mods To My Guitar Because - putting on correct parts really does make playing the guitar that much of a better experience.


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  15. Barker

    Barker Senior Member

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    Fvck Yeah!

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  16. Mr. Satchmo

    Mr. Satchmo Senior Member

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    Any of you guys have Fatboy guitar switch tips?
     
  17. welmo

    welmo Silver Supporter

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    Wow!!! Amazing work folks!! I'm curious about something I noticed. Some of you modded CC's, and caught my attention. I know guitars are made to be played and whatever works for the owner is great, but hypotetically, wouldn't take away from the price if ever sold? I ask because I have some CC's myself and am always tweaking things in every other guitar. But just didn't dare to touch those ones as I am afraid might affect resale value.
     
  18. hidetox

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    Interesting thoughts. I have a CC8 and I've mod every single aspects I could. All reversible. Some may feel it is 'not that wise' to mod a CC but not me. :)

    Reversible is the key. Then I'll say - why not? :)

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    All parts changed out. Well.. Except the tail piece inlet bushing piece..& the inlays..

    Pickups changed to Beastbuckers. Sounds amazing!
     
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  19. welmo

    welmo Silver Supporter

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    Thanks for the reply!! I think the same, I mean, as long as you put it back to stock when selling, shouldn´t be a problem. The only thing some people may be picky about is the markings of solder. But nothing major IMHO
     
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    2013 R7 VOS
    Mods:
    Historic Makeovers refinish and inlays
    Mojoaxe aged pickguard
    Wizz pickup rings
    Mojotone 59 clone pickups
    Rewind NOS Vitamin Q harness
    Area 59 hysteric tailpiece
    Retrospec knobs
    Retrospec poker chip
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