Thumbwheel Set for Gibson Vintage or Historic ABR-1 • Absolute Vintage Collection • NOS or LIX Patina Nickel
CreamTone and Mark's Guitar Loft present this TruVintage wheel set, part of our Absolute Vintage Collection of replica parts. In stock and ready to ship!
There are a number of reissue thumbwheels on the market that are somewhat close but none are correct. This is because the exact knurling tool that was used for the original '50s thumbwheels is no longer in use. We took measurements and inspected every detail on an original set of ‘50s thumbwheels provided by Burst authority, Charlie Daughtry (Thank you Charlie. You rock!). We even counted the number of teeth on the originals and matched that! Then, we made a brand-new knurling tool that is the only of its kind.
Gibson Historic reissues ship from the factory with thicker steel wheels that add unnecessary brightness. These wheels are the correct thickness and weight—made of nickel-plated brass with no copper under the nickel to give you vintage tone and appearance.
Once they were done, we sent a set to Charlie and his reaction was,"My LORD!!!! They hit this one out of the ballpark. I just can't tell you how impressed I am with these things. Thanks guys for paying attention to the details!"
This set is ideal for the restoration of an original burst or replacing the wheels on a Historic to make it more authentic. Take a look at the last two photos. The first of the two is an original '59 wheel, the second is our wheel installed on an R9.
Our wheels fit any stock 6-32 stud, and are available in your choice of two finishes:
NOS: Designed to have the appearance of recently discovered unaged vintage parts.
LIX Patina: LIX is the Roman Numeral for 59. These parts are aged in our shop to have the look and feel of well-loved pieces from that era.
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