UPGRADES ! What have you done to your Historic LP ?

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  1. buyusfear

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    Exactly my position.
     
  2. Mike60

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    I hear ya'...I did get an original case for my '69 and that was a few bucks.
     
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    Adding more 50's parts ... knobs , pointers .... Who knows what's next ... Pics to follow !
     
  4. Vintage_Burster

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    I say this in a good way,

    That guitar is Fucked! It looks like your threw it down the stairs 2 times, left it in the sun....and then threw it down the stairs again. Is that arteficial aging? Even if it is, that is just one fucking awesome guitar. :dude:

    I want details on this guitar. It looks like a Vintage 50's.
     
  5. Vintage_Burster

    Vintage_Burster Senior Member

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    Dont Reissues come with Bumblebees and CTS Pots stock?
     
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  8. BOBBO

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    Just added a set of "Over the Pond " rings !!! :wow:

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    Hey bobbo they look amazing. Can you tell us the price of a set? Do you know if these are prone to break like the retrovibes?
     
  11. BOBBO

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    Not sure if they will be available for sale to the general public yet ...
     
  12. slashfan1

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    Does that 80's JCM 800 sound nice or is a current JCM 800 Better??
     
  13. BOBBO

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    That amp is a killer !!! Haven't played one of the new fangled 800 reissues yet so I don't know how they compare !!!
     
  14. Topas

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    2008 Iced Tea VOS R8, my first LP

    - Schaller straplocks (the first thing done)
    - bone nut
    - Faber locking ABR bridge
    - Faber locking kit for tailpiece
    - KTS titanium saddles
    - Gotoh locking, height adjustable tuners (SD510)
    - RS Guitarworks 50's wiring kit with Luxe Bumblebee caps
    - WCR Godwood/Darkburst pickup combo
    - Mapleflame mod with titanium screws, drilled to 1.5 inch (being in Eastern Europe, this one was friggin' hard to get)
    - cleaned the VOS gunk with Virtuoso Polish

    Frankly, pretty good job, considering that I bought the guitar three weeks ago :)
     
  15. Knarbens

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    I'd like to see photos of your R8! The mods sound very interessting! Welcome to the forum btw! :D
     
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    Welcome to MLP !!! How bout some :photos:
     
  17. Topas

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    Ok, as you wish :) They are pretty low quality, taken with my trusty mobile phone, but they show several upgraded parts (bridge, locking system, tailpiece, tuners). Aesthetically, I don't quite like the Iced Tea color, I prefer Washed Cherry or Fadded Tobacco, but this one sounded by far the best of the four reissues I tried (and was also the lightest), so I guess I will manage somehow... :)

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  18. Liam

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    Definitely not prone to break. The man that makes them destroyed one for me before my very eyes last week. Took a lot of twisting and pulling.

    Photos of my set in the next week or 2 I hope.

    Liam
     
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