Gibson Les Paul Standard 50s pickup covers.

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I don’t know how I didn’t notice this, but my new standard 50s came with nickel hardware and chrome pickup covers.
I guess I’ll buy some nickel covers.

Has anyone else received a guitar with mix matched hardware lately?

it’s really bugging me, even though it doesn’t matter. Haha!
 

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That would completely bother me. Is it new from a store? Is this how Gibson spec’d it?
 

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That would completely bother me. Is it new from a store? Is this how Gibson spec’d it?

New from Zzounds.

It’s definitely Covid/lack of supplies related for sure. Could also just be a mistake..

Last time I got my first standard, it came with a Nashville bridge. Which I was cool with... because it was still nickel.. haha!

it’s supposed to be all nickel. I’m not too worried. It plays great, just gonna have to buy some nickel covers.
 

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New from Zzounds.

It’s definitely Covid/lack of supplies related for sure. Could also just be a mistake..

Last time I got my first standard, it came with a Nashville bridge. Which I was cool with... because it was still nickel.. haha!

it’s supposed to be all nickel. I’m not too worried. It plays great, just gonna have to buy some nickel covers.
I’d send an email with pics to Gibson. They’ll help you out.
 

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Funny you should say that. I swear that my 2021 335 has chrome hardware when it should be nickel.
 

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It’s definitely Covid/lack of supplies related for sure. Could also just be a mistake..

Last time I got my first standard, it came with a Nashville bridge. Which I was cool with... because it was still nickel.. haha!

it’s supposed to be all nickel. I’m not too worried. It plays great, just gonna have to buy some nickel covers.
Funny you should say that. I swear that my 2021 335 has chrome hardware when it should be nickel.


Can you post a picture?. I just ordered a a set of nickel covers.
 

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I don’t know how I didn’t notice this, but my new standard 50s came with nickel hardware and chrome pickup covers.
I guess I’ll buy some nickel covers.

Has anyone else received a guitar with mix matched hardware lately?

it’s really bugging me, even though it doesn’t matter. Haha!
Really? That would really irk me. Got any photos?

I believe the Original Collection Gibsons are supposed to have nickel hardware. I think that was one of the changes they made form the old regime that put chrome on 98% of the guitars coming out of the USA shop.
 

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Really? That would really irk me. Got any photos?

I believe the Original Collection Gibsons are supposed to have nickel hardware. I think that was one of the changes they made form the old regime that put chrome on 98% of the guitars coming out of the USA shop.

I’ll post some pictures later after work.As far as I’m aware, it’s mostly nickel now.
 

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Old thread I know, but wanted to chip in that my 2019 es335 dot, in graphite metallic, has nickel bridge, stopbar and tuners..... But chrome pickup covers. Looks weird. Will have to get some nickel covers at some point, but seems a shame to be abusing it so soon...
 

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I saw a YouTube once where a guy got the wrong pickup in the same guitar I had at the time. A 2018 Tribute. He got a 490 instead of a promised 498.

My 50s is all nickel as far as I can tell.
 

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My ‘21 50s Standard (built Oct) seems to have chrome hardware not nickel (specs on Gibson’s site say Nickel although I’m aware they can change at any time per fine print). Unless I’m mistaken. But nickel should be duller looking. Looks like my ‘21 Studio’s hardware in terms of shininess.

How obvious would the nickel finish be? Should it be dull or polished?

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Wait just a minute, y’all are on MLP and have original pickups on yer gitarz?
 

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I think that nickel basically looks shiny when new but dulls over time. Chrome is shiny and stays shiny.
 

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^^^ This ^^^. I have a 2013 es335. I assumed it had chrome hardware. Then I took it in and had some pups with chrome covers put in. That’s when I noticed all the remaining hardware was actually nickel.
 

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My ‘21 50s Standard (built Oct) seems to have chrome hardware not nickel (specs on Gibson’s site say Nickel although I’m aware they can change at any time per fine print). Unless I’m mistaken. But nickel should be duller looking. Looks like my ‘21 Studio’s hardware in terms of shininess.

How obvious would the nickel finish be? Should it be dull or polished?

Hard to tell in pics like that... The nickel will have a more yellow hue and chrome will have more of a whiter hue, hard to explain but that studio definitely has chrome so look for the difference.

Time will tell just play the LP and don't wipe down you guitar. They will tarnish pretty quickly if they are nickel.
 
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Can you post a picture?. I just ordered a a set of nickel covers.
Are you sure whether or not you needed a matched set or a mixed set?
I did this wrong recently.
 

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Hard to tell in pics like that... The nickel will have a more yellow hue and chrome will have more of a whiter hue, hard to explain but that studio definitely has chrome so look for the difference.

Time will tell just play the LP and don't wipe down you guitar. They will tarnish pretty quickly if they are nickel.

Right - impossible to tell by pictures. I’ll get both side by side and lookfor those hue differences you mention.
 

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I ended up selling that guitar. I had 2 50s. I just refinished the one I kept. Haha. The flame sucked, and I dropped pliers on it. Tried to touch up the amber area, but it was noticeable. I’m happier with it now. No pickups covers. So it’s no longer an issue
 

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