The Official Historics & Reissues Modification Thread

Barker

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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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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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Great idea Barker!
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!
 

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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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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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but let's try and use the 'form' I made for easy reading...... :laugh2::thumb:!
I read that back and I sound like some anal beaurocrat...... :shock::laugh2::laugh2:! I'm not BTW....

Final mod to humbuckers. PAF in the neck, Antiquity bridge, Over The Pond rings:
When did you add the PAF in the neck? I thought you were putting a later one in?
 

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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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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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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
 

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Oops, sorry, ok.







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.
 

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

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Guitar: 1997 R8

Nut: Bone (pre cut - ebay seller)

Knobs: Gibson Black Top hats (changed from amber)





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

Before: (I labelled up an image before resoldering so as not to mess up ;) ):


After:


Pickups: Bareknuckles PG Blues - Lightly aged:






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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