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Picked up a 1993 Heritage H-150 in good condition from Facebook. I want to swap the gold hardware for aluminum nickel hardware to reduce the weight. I also don't like gold hardware. This one is only 9 pounds to begin with. I has a set of Seymour Duncan 59's. I'll replace them with a set of Wolfetone Marshallheads that I have. Fairly chunky neck. Nice instrument. I also bought a tripod so my pics will be clearer. Bear with me while I learn how to properly use it.
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Sweet! Nice snatch!

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I am not a fan of gold hardware. Freaking gaudy. I am a huge fan of Wolfe's pickups. (I have a set of P-90s on the way right now for my BFG.) His Legends are actually legendary.

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That said, I need a real Heritage. Not the '21s I have now. They are great guitars, bit I want old school.

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On 4/12/2022 at 8:29 PM, ElChoad said:

I am not a fan of gold hardware. Freaking gaudy. I am a huge fan of Wolfe's pickups. (I have a set of P-90s on the way right now for my BFG.) His Legends are actually legendary.

Gold is always in good taste....  

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28 minutes ago, TalismanRich said:

Gold is always in good taste....  

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If you need a set, let me know. I have a full set I removed from a LP Studio about 12 years ago that have been sitting in my parts box since. 

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On 4/12/2022 at 6:29 PM, ElChoad said:

I am not a fan of gold hardware. Freaking gaudy. I am a huge fan of Wolfe's pickups. (I have a set of P-90s on the way right now for my BFG.) His Legends are actually legendary.

I just installed a set of Legends into my custom shop Zemaitis with Wolfe winding the bridge pickup just a bit hotter than standard and it slays. I also installed a new harness with tight tolerance CTS 500K pots, Emerson PIO caps. and a new switchcraft switch and outjack. And I have his mean and meaner P90s in my Gibson Historic SG!

On 4/12/2022 at 6:31 PM, ElChoad said:

That said, I need a real Heritage. Not the '21s I have now. They are great guitars, bit I want old school.

What do you think is better about old school? IMO, the new ones have better quality control, are generally lighter, and have better hardware. I have two OLD SCHOOL ones, and I see no advantage unless you plan to mod one like I did mine. That said, there are some decent low weight older ones out there. But I would shoot for one built after 2015 when they started using long tenons.

On 4/12/2022 at 1:19 PM, PunkKitty said:

Picked up a 1993 Heritage H-150 in good condition from Facebook. I want to swap the gold hardware for aluminum nickel hardware to reduce the weight. I also don't like gold hardware. This one is only 9 pounds to begin with. I has a set of Seymour Duncan 59's. I'll replace them with a set of Wolfetone Marshallheads that I have. Fairly chunky neck. Nice instrument. I also bought a tripod so my pics will be clearer. Bear with me while I learn how to properly use it.
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Great color, flame, and weight Kitty, and Marshallheads are IMNSHO better sounding pickups to me than 59 Duncans! Hands down I would go with Faber lightweight tail and bridge with the SCREW IN Bushings for the ABR... https://faberusa.com/product/6008-master-kit-pro-gloss-nickel/

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On 4/12/2022 at 8:31 PM, ElChoad said:

That said, I need a real Heritage. Not the '21s I have now. They are great guitars, bit I want old school.

If I was going old school, I'd look for a 140.  There is just something special about those.

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Not all the new ones are better for quality control....

IMHO, still the best deals are the 2009-2018s, look for one with a good weight,  and then mod them for the hardware, pickups, ect, that you want.

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There is nothing wrong with either of my '21s. They are both great guitars. But there is a certain romance to having one from when the original owners were running things. 

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19 hours ago, ElChoad said:

If you need a set, let me know. I have a full set I removed from a LP Studio about 12 years ago that have been sitting in my parts box since. 

I have a set of gold Seth Lovers that were supposed to be in that guitar, but the pickup routs were too shallow.   I didn't want to go drilling on it myself, so I left the Schallers in there  until I finally decide if I really wanted to change them.   Then I can order some short legged ones.   

For now, they are doing just fine!

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Still working on it. New tailpiece comes in this week along with new tuners. I had a nickel TOM bridge so I just used it. I don't know who made it, but I think it came from either Grover or Kluson. The guitar had short legged Duncan 59's and there wasn't enough depth cut in the neck pickup cavity for long legged pickups. I didn't have anything with short legs, so I had to keep the 59's, but I replaced the magnets with Alnico II and added covers. I have some CTS push/pull pots, so I'm going to add coil splits. Also drilled out the output jack so I didn't have to use a barrel jack. I hate barrel jacks. This should be ready to play in a few days.

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3 hours ago, Gitfiddler said:

@PunkKittyWould a set of Duncan BlackBacks fit in your H-150?  I have a set that came in my '04 H-150 and they're hot, but very toneful.

 

Thanks, but I'm not looking for hot pickups. I know what 59s with A2 sound like and I'm fine with that.

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