Charcoal Burst and black pickup rings

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  1. rugerpc

    rugerpc A♥ hoards guitars ♥A Soldier 25, DFZ
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    Matt... How is your black hardware holding up - any sign of fading or color change??
     
  2. Spikedog007

    Spikedog007 Life is good, it really is.

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    That is a killer 305!
     
  3. ElrytNamrogo

    ElrytNamrogo My name be scrambled

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    I didn't know they'd put the Celtic Knots on a 305, I thought they reserved those for the Collection models.
     
  4. jfb

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    There was a time when you could order them on your Private Stock.
     
  5. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    Now that is impeccable style.
     
  6. Desperado

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    Anyone have any recommendations of good quality pickup rings to use?
     
  7. jlitteral

    jlitteral New Member

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    picked this up today. Should I do black pickup rings?
     
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    Blackbird Pincher of Harmonics

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    I totally agree with this. Charcoal burst IMHO just looks better with black rings. My next NGD will likely be a charcoal burst guitar and the first thing I plan on doing is swapping out the stock rings for some black rings.
     
  10. ElrytNamrogo

    ElrytNamrogo My name be scrambled

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    If I was ever to get a 513 it would, without a doubt, be Charcoal Burst. Those black pickups don't go with a whole lot else, in my opinion.
     
    #30 ElrytNamrogo, Nov 21, 2013
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  11. John Beef

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    I know everyone on this thread has been asking themselves, "What does John Beef think?" Well, I like creme rings with open coil pickups no matter what color the top is and what color the bobbins are (short of some of those funky colors DiMarzio uses for their bobbins). If the pickups are covered it really depends on the top color - black frequently works but not always. I preferred black rings on a TV yellow-ish guitar I had, also on South89's and Tosca's guitars, also a natural maple 335-ish guitar I had. But for example I was looking at a solid black NOS Korina McCarty the other day and I couldn't figure out why it looked weird to me. Then I figured it out, it had black pickups rings to go with the black paint and it just looked wrong. Needs the creme in that case.

    I almost forgot, my Mira has covered pickups with black rings, but if the pickups were uncovered it would look funny with either black or creme. This thread now has inserted the idea in my head that I was as attracted as I was to my Mira only because a previous owner added pickup covers to it. Hmmm. Well, whatever, that guitar is stellar and I will continue to hang on to it, still glad I bought it.
     
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    Some very sweet axes in this thread but....the OTHER "charcoal burst with black rings".
    I asked the same thing over at another prsforum and asked for pics. Got one photo iirc.
    I have a black gray Tremonti (not charcoal burst I know) with cream colored rings and was wondering how black would look. My wife insists I should order some black ones but IDK. Next time I get curious, and you can try this caveman photoshop method too if ...you don't have photoshop...put some black electrical tape on your rings to test the black. It's welfare and lo-tek but it'll show you what you want to see.
     
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  15. aduayer

    aduayer Zomb!e One, DFZ

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    I really like the black pick up rings and black hdw too.
    with the charcoal burst finish the black rings are a must. the original SCHB is from a friend and the other one is mine
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    2 x SCHB por aduayer, no Flickr
     
  16. CoffeeDude

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    Hah! I've got the Charcoal black version of the 25th Anniversary CU24, glad to see how it looks compared side by side. Cream/white still kinda works for covered pickups, but yeah makes the whole guitar look brighter.
     
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    Ross is a classy dude. I want to be just like him when I grow up.
     
  18. jlitteral

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    [​IMG] I forgot to add the picture. Should I change out the pickup rings for black?
     
    #38 jlitteral, Nov 23, 2013
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    The nick in the headstock allowed me to get an amazing deal. So amazing that I almost feel bad. Almost.
     
    #40 jlitteral, Nov 23, 2013
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