WTB Nightbird with HB1’s

mavuser

Senior Member
Gold Supporting
Joined
Sep 15, 2010
Messages
6,402
Reaction score
851
Location
New York
maybe u can find one with original Dimarzio's, Dave.
 

drc

Senior Member
Joined
Mar 18, 2012
Messages
3,441
Reaction score
249
Location
Minneapolis metro area, Minnesota
maybe u can find one with original Dimarzio's, Dave.
;)
IMG_0179.JPG
 

GAD

Wrinkled Member
Über-Morlock
Joined
Feb 11, 2009
Messages
14,942
Reaction score
5,314
Location
NJ (The nice part)
Guild Total
86
So it may not exist? Dang!! I always thought it was an option?
Oh, it may exist. I don't know if I've seen any. Let me check my NightbirdPages archive and see if he recorded any.
 

GAD

Wrinkled Member
Über-Morlock
Joined
Feb 11, 2009
Messages
14,942
Reaction score
5,314
Location
NJ (The nice part)
Guild Total
86
I can't make any claims to accuracy, but of the roughly 120 he recorded, 7 are reported to have "Guild" pickups, however he made no distinction between types of Guild pickups.

Of all the pictures he saved (all of which are very low quality due to the age of the Internet when he collected them), I found only one with HB1s, and it's a beauty:

100618.jpg

I cannot say if the pickups were original, but they certainly do seem to match the look of the rest of the hardware.

I should also add that I'm an idiot because I have X2000 #1 which has HB1s:

5D3_1442_1600.jpg

So there's at least two out there. :)
 

GAD

Wrinkled Member
Über-Morlock
Joined
Feb 11, 2009
Messages
14,942
Reaction score
5,314
Location
NJ (The nice part)
Guild Total
86
I should also add that I'm an idiot because I have X2000 #1 which has HB1s:

I think it must be time to release it back to the wild
You’d like that, wouldn’t you. :)

Sadly, it needs a repair.
 

ruedi

Senior Member
Gold Supporting
Joined
Feb 7, 2020
Messages
1,757
Reaction score
1,943
Location
Switzerland
Guild Total
2
I dug out GAD's NGD thread where the damage is discussed:


What a beautiful guitar! As you stated over here you will not let a nice guitar die ;)

My X2000 has HB1's too, and I'm preparing to sell it - sorry for you @drc it's a lefty!
 

ruedi

Senior Member
Gold Supporting
Joined
Feb 7, 2020
Messages
1,757
Reaction score
1,943
Location
Switzerland
Guild Total
2
BTW @GAD since you mentioned it, is there any chance that the NightbirdArchives page is "translated" into modern website code and made open to the public again? I would be willing to support the process if I can! To be honest though, I am quite a duffer as soon as I get near a computer...
 

ruedi

Senior Member
Gold Supporting
Joined
Feb 7, 2020
Messages
1,757
Reaction score
1,943
Location
Switzerland
Guild Total
2
I found another one with HB1's (I think), so this makes it four. Good luck tracking this down 🤞;)

Maybe someone knows the seller?


orwscvskbu2auwymq43k.jpeg
 

SFIV1967

Venerated Member
Joined
Nov 20, 2010
Messages
14,722
Reaction score
3,661
Location
Bavaria / Germany
Guild Total
8
I found another one with HB1's (I think), so this makes it four.
They might not be original to that guitar, look at the extra holes in the rings. So that guitar had other pickups at some point in time and those HB-1 might be simply replacements. There are "a lot" of converted EMG to HB-1 Nightbirds out there (like my one) but Dave is looking for one with original HB-1.

EDIT: Obviously they were original, see Reverb ad description from seller.

Ralf
 
Last edited:

ruedi

Senior Member
Gold Supporting
Joined
Feb 7, 2020
Messages
1,757
Reaction score
1,943
Location
Switzerland
Guild Total
2
They might not be original to that guitar, look at the extra holes in the rings. So that guitar had other pickups at some point in time and those HB-1 might be simply replacements. There are "a lot" of converted EMG to HB-1 Nightbirds out there (like my one) but Dave is looking for one with original HB-1.
Ralf

The seller explains that he took the original HB1's out and put them back in. But yes, it has been touched, definitely!
 

GAD

Wrinkled Member
Über-Morlock
Joined
Feb 11, 2009
Messages
14,942
Reaction score
5,314
Location
NJ (The nice part)
Guild Total
86
Top