Just a few hardware questions

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Screenshot_20200814-224725.png Screenshot_20200814-222027.png Screenshot_20200814-221949.png Screenshot_20200814-221750.png Screenshot_20200814-221902.png I think really I prefer a more traditional look and the 2017 HP is a bit bling. Something more Angus Young would sit better with me. The truss rod cover should be easy to change to plain black. The surrounding ring around the pick ups is a chrome plate. I'd prefer to swop it out for black but I'm not sure what parts are required. The knobs are bit too bling. I can change Telecaster the knobs but not sure how these come off? Can I use the tool shown above to lift off the chrome knobs?
 

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I have those rings around the pickups too and you just take them off and keep the black surrounds, the knobs you can just switch for anything you like, they come off if you pull them straight up or use the tool in the pic. The knob on the switch you can just screw off.
 

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Blank 2-ply truss rod cover plate
Black pickup rings with black screws
Black reflector knobs, silver inserts
White switch tip
Black poker chip
Kluson style tuners
 

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I wouldn't use the bridge tool for removing the knobs. Instead of using a prying tool, get a string or a strip of cloth and do a single wrap under the knob, then lift straight up on both ends of the string. No chance of dinging the body with the string method.
 

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Thanks for the feedback and tips. I was really worried about the prying tool sinking into the wood. The chrome surrounds and all the extra chrome don't look right to me glad the surrounds can just be taken off. I do like the fast access heel, the slightly wider neck, the zero fret nut and the pickups a 57 Classic in the neck and the 57 Plus in the bridge. I prefer the overall neck feel on the 2016 P90 HP it's a batwing model and it's got a chunkier feel are all batwings chunkier? I like the angel wing guard. I was worried about drilling holes in the headstock so I went for the hipshot closed back kit. So far the GForce have worked fine but they are not for me. They seem to weigh a lot. I do like the white poker chip and switch tip on the Angus Young model.
 

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I couldn't get that link to get me to the SG.
So I ran a search and got this limited fat neck probably the same guitar? Maybe just a different colour?
 

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I couldn't get that link to get me to the SG.
So I ran a search and got this limited fat neck probably the same guitar? Maybe just a different colour?

Yes, same guitar.
Link to page takes time to load.
Four different finishes available.
 
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That guitar does look nice whatever the colour. In cycling circles that's pretty close to Bianchi blue. Or in home furnishings it's quite eau de nil. I bet it looks better in real life.

I went for the Hip Shot closed 1:16 locking because they were easy for me to get and no drilling necessary they were an easy swop. I got the chrome rings off but the springs were tough to put back on. I switched out the toggle switch. Still to add a poker chip, truss rod cover and speed knobs. New strings.
 
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When researching the volume and tone knob replacements I noticed that there is a difference in knurled shafts 24 versus 18. If I buy Gibson knobs they should just fit?
 


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