The Official Historics & Reissues Modification Thread

kungpow!

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Just some DIY wiring work. Russian PIOs .015 neck and .022 bridge into a Special. Pots are stock. Limed mahogany.


Mojotone 500K pots and PIO .022 cap into a Doublecut junior. TV White.
 

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Guitar - 2004 R8, faded cherry, gloss, or was lol

Tuners/Tips - RS aged Klusons

TRC - stock

Nut - stock. Vinyl coming soon with refrett and plek

Inlays - stock

Fretboard - stick

Switch Ring (aka.. Poker Chip) - stock

Switch Tip - RS

Switch Nut - RS

Pickup Rings - Creamtone vintage M69

Pickups (and Covers) - SD Antiquities w/A4's, 8.2K bridge and 7.3K neck

Pickguard - Mojotone vintage fit

Pickguard Bracket - stock

Bridge (posts, and thumbwheels) - stock post (nickel-coated brass, and Creamtone aged wheels

Tailpiece - stock

Tailpiece Studs - Pigtail

Knobs - aged RS

Pointers (knob) - stock

Jackplate - Creamtone

Pots - RS CTS 500K

Caps - vintage bumblebee PIO

Backplates - stock

Refinished - stock

Other Mods - 50' wiring, straplocks

Future Mods - nylon nut, refret, new easier to turn pots

I Made The Mods To My Guitar Because - tone and looks



 

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'07 R9 aka 'Ghostburst'

HM A (Dave Johnson)
Nice plastics (Vintage Haven pu rings)
Uncle Lou Premium tuner tips
Correct TRC
DMC Jackplate
TusQ nut
RS solid Aluminium TP
Callaham steel ABR-1
Pigtail steel TP studs + correct bushings
Correct thumbwheels (Retrospec, brass)
Pigtail heat-treated steel ABR-1 posts
SD Dave Stephens '59 NOS wire pickups
Throbak pu covers
Jensen Copper foil PIO caps
Calibrated Dr Vintage pots w/ '59 wiring

Sorry cannot remember all the plastics! I prefer lighter pu rings and a darker (yellowish) pickguard.
I did the mods primarily for tone, second for looks. I'm very happy with the results!
[iPhone pic]
 

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Guitar - 2010 R5 Goldtop Wraptail

Weight - 8.1 lbs.

Tuners/Tips - Standard

TRC - Wizz

Nut - Standard

Inlays - Standard

Fretboard - Standard Rosewood

Switch Ring (aka.. Poker Chip) - Wizz 1954

Switch Tip - Wizz

Switch Nut - DMC

Pickups (and Covers) - Orig. 1952 Gibson P90

Pickguard - MojoAxe

Pickguard Bracket - Standard

Wraptail - MojoAxe Compensated

Studs - MojoAxe

Knobs - Orig. 1954 Gibson

Jackplate - Wizz

Harness - MSSC Holy Grail

Caps - Orig. 50ies Bumble Bees

Backplates - Standard

Refinished - no

Other Mods - none

Future Mods - Tuners (Fake58)






 
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Guitar - 2010 R5 Alnico Custom Wraptail

Weight - 8.6 lbs.

Tuners/Tips - Standard

TRC - Standard

Nut - Standard

Inlays - Standard

Fretboard - Standard Ebony

Switch Ring (aka.. Poker Chip) - Orig. 1958 Gibson

Switch Tip - Wizz

Switch Nut - Standard

Pickups (and Covers) - Orig. 1956 Gibson P90 and Alnico Staple

Pickguard - Standard

Pickguard Bracket - Standard

Wraptail - MojoAxe Compensated

Studs - MojoAxe

Knobs - Orig. 50ies Gibson

Jackplate - Standard

Harness - MSSC/ECP Holy Grail

Caps - Orig. 50ies Bumble Bees

Backplates - Standard

Refinished - no

Other Mods - none

Future Mods - Tuners (Fake58)






 
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d1m1

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Guitar - 1993 R6/R7 Historic Goldtop

Tuners/Tips - NOS PAT. PEND. Grovers

TRC - Wizz

Nut - Bone

Inlays - Cellulose Nitrate Inlays

Fretboard - Standard Rosewood

Switch Ring (aka.. Poker Chip) - Wizz 1959

Switch Tip - Wizz

Switch Nut - DMC

Pickup Rings - Wizz

Pickups (and Covers) - Wizz ltd. 50ies Wire

Pickguard - MojoAxe Custom Made

Pickguard Bracket - DMC

Bridge - DMC

Thumbwheels - DMC

Tailpiece - DMC

Tailpiece Studs - DMC

Knobs - DMC

Jackplate - Wizz

Pots - MSSC/ECP Holy Grail

Caps - Orig. 50ies Bumble Bees

Backplates - Standard

Refinished - no

Other Mods - Routed for Humbuckers (by first owner Mick Ralphs)

Future Mods -Nope. It´s Perfect :)









 

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I only have 2 RI's/ In my BB7 I changed the Gold Grovers to waffle backs with vintage tulips. I aged the covers and went with a SD Custom in the bridge. On the R7 Goldtop I have a set of SD Antiquities. Both guitars look, play and sound great to me so I don't have any further plans except wiring the BB7 for one PU hot in each of the 3 toggle positions.

 

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1997 R8 (nicknamed "Great White Buffalo")

  • Aged DMC jack plate

  • Aged DMC knobs

  • Aged DMC pointers

  • Aged Retrospec offset steel tailpiece studs

  • Aged DMC aluminum tailpiece

  • Aged MGL/CreamTone TruVintage brass bridge stud and thumbwheel set

  • Aged OTPG/Vintage Haven bone rings

  • OTPG DW pickups with aged OTPG covers

  • Aged Vintage Haven poker chip

  • Mojoaxe PGV59 Vintage Replica pickguard

  • Aged Retrospec knurled nut

  • Vintage 1959 catalin switch tip

  • Historic Makeovers/Retrospec inlays

  • Holy grail wiring harness with Nos bumblebee capacitors

  • Aged Retrospec truss rod cover

  • DMC tuner ferrules

  • Vintage 1959 Kluson Deluxe tuners with aged Vintage Haven tips
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My 2013 R8 is currently 100% stock, but I’m about to drop in Haeussel ‘59s. Custom in the neck and Standard in the bridge.

I also just sent a project 2010 Traditional off for a diet historical renovation after changing out every conceivable part. But it’s a Traditional, not an historic, so I’ll keep it off this thread...ha.
 

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Also just ordered clear cavity covers from Creamtone and a MSSC Holy Grail wiring harness for my R8.
 

King Loudness

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My R7 is a 2010, and I've changed the following:

Pickups are a custom set by Sanford Magnetics done in double creme. Bridge and tailpiece are a Faber Tone Lock set. Knobs are reflectors. Also put a metal jackplate on it after I ruined the original plastic one at a gig. I still want to install locking tuners and put a new wiring harness in there with some matched caps and pots that have a better taper. They're stock aside from the bridge volume pot, which had to be changed when I had the new pickups put in.

W.
 

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2016 R8 purchased in February.
My modification thread is below:
 

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2016 True Historic reissue '58 :
- truss rod cover > MojoAxe
- switch tip nut > Vintage Clone
- pickguard bracked and screw > Vintage Heaven
- bridge thumbwheels > Creamtone
- taipliece studs > Retrospec / Historic Makeover
- tailpiece > DMC
- Schaller starplocks for safety reason
- switch tip is a DMC because the original one was broken when the guitar was shipped









 

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Guitar - 2000 Les Paul Custom 68 Reissue Custom Shop (Historic Triburst Color)

Pickups : From Gibson Classic 57" to Amber Spirit Of 59" (Neck And Bridge)
Refinished - From Triburst to Amber Burst Faded
Future Mods - Gold Keystone Tulip Button

I Made The Mods To My Guitar Because - Issue with the Original Paint Triburst (Acetone issue on table)

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Mine is coming, WIP. 2004 R9 faded bourbon burst.

By the way, we really, really need to see some R2's in here. Bring 'em por favor! (++ R4, R6).
 


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