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  1. 60 grit?! Damn you’re shootin’ for bear!!!
  2. Keep playing and the Nitro should wear nicely. Some folks like to use 0000 steel wool on the back of the neck, but I wouldn’t. Again, over time you’ll get the “glossy” off just by playing. Just another part of making it your own.
  3. Some say the ‘50s wiring adds clarity. I have tried it a few times but didn’t like it. I found that it mostly changes the sweep/taper of the pot. My impression is that if you manipulate the volume and tone controls a lot, then I can see where that would be useful. For me I typically run things pretty much wide open, except when using the neck pickup. For me the ‘50s wiring didn’t add much. But it’s worth trying out, you may like it. Worst case is that if you don’t care for it, it’s an easy mod to reverse.
  4. The standard for humbuckers is .022. Although some like a .022 for the bridge and an .015 for the neck. The higher the value the more high end you’ll roll off when turning the knob. I’ve tried.033 in a humbucker equipped guitar before, but didn’t care for the results. Normally when the tone pot is on 10 there’s very little the cap value affects.
  5. It could very well be stock wiring, as I’ve had a few “H” guitars that had stock CTS “dishback” pots. Most notably my old ‘89 H-357.
  6. The Schaller pickup rings were especially prone to cracking on carved tops. I’ve drilled out a barrel jack hole 1 time. I used a forstner bit on a hand drill. It went “meh”, so it can be done.
  7. It did have the original hardware, Brent added the TonePros stuff afterwards. I'm sure the original stuff is still around. It is a good one!
  8. The definitely haven’t had an issue with the stamper since around 2011! 😆
  9. Nothing to worry about on that one. That serial number is legit.
  10. I had an ‘01 H-170 (that I really miss). It weighed in at 8.5 lbs.So it was not much, if any lighter than an H-140 or H-150. My current ‘93 H-137 weighs in at 7.9lbs.
  11. Yup! Original PAFs’ were horribly inconsistent sounding. I just prefer lower output humbuckers which usually have names that go along with something PAF-ish. It sometimes amazes me how powerful the placebo effect can be when dealing with vintage gear. Some will say even the worst sounding gear sounds like an angel just because it’s old.
  12. Not here in Michigan. They started making us pay sales tax for online purchases last year. So we pay the 6% sales tax, and we pay taxes on our wages, AND still have to pay a use tax for internet purchases. Gotta' love this state, still ranked 50th in road conditions. Woo-hoo!!!!
  13. No, it would have the designation written on the sticker on the control cavity cover. I suppose it’s possible, just unlikely.
  14. When you put a new set on, make sure to find the sharp part of the end wind and turn it so it’s facing the bottom of the saddle. That way the pointy part will be facing down towards the body. Kind of the same principle applies when using a wrapover tailpiece.
  15. I'm not as optimistic regarding the future for Heritage. I just don't believe trying to go toe to toe with the big dog will bode well for "H". The bang for the buck factor was what kept them alive for all those years. Not just the whole 225 Parsons St. angle. But, good luck to them, as the market will be the ultimate decider.
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