Finally gave my '17 Standard the "'61" treatment...

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  1. PelhamSG

    PelhamSG Active Member

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    Looks great!! Where did you get it? I guess there are two sizes of chips floating around, ones that fit 2017s and some that dont lol
     
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    That one was from Gibson. It's a little thicker than the one I got as a backup from Allparts, but it did fit perfectly.
     
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    Well, glad to hear it fits :) Mine took about 5 minutes of sanding, but it went on just fine after. Mine was a legit Gibson part too. Maybe it was meant for pre-2017 guitars
     
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    Not sure, exactly. Maybe it's a standard size after all. The one from Allparts is obviously a knock-off which would explain why it's much thinner.

    If not, that would mean that Gibson, at some point, would have had to either changed the size or length of the toggle switch and/ or the knurled retainer to accommodate those used with chips and those without.

    Idk how much detail the company puts into something like that, so I'll leave it a mystery.

    BUT, I can say that the witch hats and chip has significantly improved the tone and sustain! So much better now! :D:cheers:


    PS- the extra weight of the chip solved the neck dive issue, too...
     
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    It was my understanding that the 61 chips were gold. That's why I recommended the Allparts.

    Tom
     
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    Black with gold text
     
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    Do you have “before” pics?
     
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    Yeah, what he said.

    Tom
     
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    I didn't get gold because nothing else on the guitar is gold lol. I like the white text better :)
     
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    I applied the same logic

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    Looks great!! I knew before I bought the chip that they were gold in 61, but it just didn't make sense to me. Plus, it matches everything else :)
     
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    Ha! That was my thinking, too. Then again I wasn't going for a specific actual authentic year look.
     
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    Uh oh... the saga continues. Ordered some proper reflector knobs instead of my homemade painted ones. They're Allparts replacements, so they should look authentic to real 60s ones. Btw the picture shows 2, but its 4 (two tone two volume). [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah they sell them in pairs. Man that thing is gonna look sweet!
     
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    I might do some things to my 17' ... Suggestions? And what do you think of my gumby guitar? LOL
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    Gumby is giant!
     
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    As for suggestions, some witch hats and a chip will gussy her up something fancy.

    Plus it will solve every neck dive, tone, action height, string size and static problem you might ever have. Troof. It'll even make the bevels deeper.
     
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    It looks a bit bigger than it is at that angle but it is like an SG on steroids, thick as a les paul.
     
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    Don’t forget pointers!
     
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