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hippietim
01-28-2013, 09:07 PM
http://i1194.photobucket.com/albums/aa370/hippietim/Guitars/DGT%20PS/DSC00512.jpg

This guitar is one of the Private Stock DGTs with a pernambuco neck. I love the guitar but I'm not a fan of pimp-daddy gold hardware. I have a pair of DGT pickups that the PTC put in another guitar for me that I could put in this. And once the PTC gets finished with one of my guitars I will have an extra nickel bridge. So I'm only a set of tuners and some screws away from having all the hardware I need.

Who thinks I'm nuts to change the hardware on this guitar?

hippietim
01-28-2013, 09:08 PM
I also think it looks particularly odd with the clear knobs - it seems like amber knobs would have been better with gold.

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01-28-2013, 09:13 PM
I think you could kick that beauty down a flight of stairs and it would still look like a million bucks. So I say do it if that's what makes you happy. It's not like you can't reverse the mod if you don't like the end result.

And if you keep the gold... amber knobs.

jfb
01-28-2013, 09:15 PM
I have never been a fan of gold hardware either. I would want to switch it if it where mine. Stunning guitar too. That picture really shows off the cool factor of that color.

LSchefman
01-28-2013, 09:21 PM
I like the gold with the red; offsets the color nicely and brings out the warmer tones in the background.

But hey, here's my feeling: It's a pimp-daddy private stock guitar with a private stock top and all the trimmings. Different hardware isn't going to change that vibe. I'd leave it.

Seriously, what does putting different color pickups and bridge do really? It's just a color.

But it's your guitar! So whatever floats your boat, cool!

watelessness
01-28-2013, 11:23 PM
I prefer the tone from chrome.

:vroam:

Woundtight
01-29-2013, 01:08 AM
change it

Aeetus
01-29-2013, 01:45 AM
I think it looks fantastic as it is. Gold isn't really my first choice on most guitars but that one Ooooozes class... may be because it is :)

swede71
01-29-2013, 02:34 AM
Gold and red(dish) is a good combo.If it sounds good keep it as it is.Looks killer!Personally i really dig those knobs.

hippietim
01-29-2013, 08:24 AM
I think I'm going to grab some amber knobs to start with - that will be much cheaper and simpler.

DISTORT6
01-29-2013, 08:54 AM
It's not like you're putting a Floyd in it...:dontknow:
No biggie.

LSchefman
01-29-2013, 09:05 AM
I think I'm going to grab some amber knobs to start with - that will be much cheaper and simpler.

I'd like it with amber knobs, I think that'd look cool with the stain.

hippietim
01-29-2013, 09:57 AM
It's not like you're putting a Floyd in it...:dontknow:
No biggie.

That's an interesting idea...

vchizzle
01-29-2013, 11:25 AM
I'm not a fan of gold hardware, I'd change it - especially since you'll have the parts. If not, change the knobs to amber.

moyboy
01-29-2013, 11:36 AM
I'd say change it all, you will keep thinking about it until you do.


I also think it looks particularly odd with the clear knobs - it seems like amber knobs would have been better with gold.

tacomadriver
01-29-2013, 11:59 AM
I'm curious what attracted you to the guitar in the first place? I don't even want to think of how many times I've acquired a guitar and then start changing things only to end up letting the guitar go. Apparently for me it seems I liked it for what it was and then OCD/GAS starts to whisper in my head. I guessing not everyone has this problem but I do.

Personally at least in the photo the guitar looks great with the gold hardware. The clear knobs maybe. The gold/reddish combination has a warm feeling in the picture. The greatest this about hardware is it's generally easily changeable and if you have the pieces already what do you have to loose.

Rango
01-29-2013, 12:09 PM
I'm not nuts about Gold hardware either... But that's a good looking guitar either way! ;)

If you've got the spare Hardware, change it! Why not!? :D

hippietim
01-29-2013, 12:16 PM
I'm curious what attracted you to the guitar in the first place?

I think it looks awesome - it sounds and plays great. Just not a fan of gold hardware or the clear knobs with the gold. I knew this going into it of course. I also knew it would be relatively cheap to correct (compared to the cost of the guitar).

John Beef
01-29-2013, 12:45 PM
Hahaha... I read the thread title, "To Change it or not", and looked at the guitar and thought, "I'd change out the gold hardware first!" Then I read the post and sure enough. There have been very, VERY few guitars I've seen where gold hardware has had any place. In this case, I think it clashes with the nickel colored strings and frets, and the inlay color doesn't look good with gold either.

Same is true for black hardware, though Hans's 305 in the PTC forum is one of the few where I thought it was pretty slick looking.

RedGuitars
01-29-2013, 01:00 PM
I think red is one of the few colors that gold hardware works well with. And I think that is the about the prettiest DGT on the planet!

CHARISMAFIRE
01-29-2013, 01:07 PM
I would advise to keep all the original parts so that if you ever decide to sell it, you could, and should change it back so that it matches the private stock COA/spec sheet.

veinbuster
01-29-2013, 03:27 PM
It is a beautiful guitar.
Make the reversible changes that make it perfect for you.

yankeebulldog
01-29-2013, 09:46 PM
What finish is that anyway?

Mike Duncan
01-29-2013, 10:20 PM
As someone who has removed almost all the gold hardware from my SRV Strat, I'd say do what you like!

Buildermike
01-29-2013, 10:49 PM
For a PS, yes.