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    Appearance mods to my Black Sugar Axis SS

    Hello everyone. I hope you are all happy and well.

    So, one of my favorite special runs of all time is the Black Sugar Roasted Maple run with the glossy neck finish. Iíve had, and still have, a Floyd Rose version since new, but now I prefer the Music Man tremolo.

    I picked up this Super Sport with MM 90s. Itís the first time Iíve ever had this type of pickup and I like them a lot. They can get pretty raunchy with some high gain and I dig it.



    My friend Gio mentioned that he thought it would look better with black pickups, knobs and switch. I wholeheartedly agree.

    Can I buy black plastic covers to replace these cream ones and if so, are they universal in size and fit? Can I get the covers from ebmm?

    2019 Albert Lee - BFR - Electric Shimmer
    2019 Axis SS semi hollow - DuBaldo Blue - rosewood neck
    2019 StingRay fretless - BFR - Sierra Vintage Burst
    2018 Axis SS - BFR - Buckeye Burl
    2017 StingRay 5 - 30th Ann
    2013 Luke III - PDN - emerald green sparkle
    - rosewood neck
    2012 Morse - BFR - Dark Lord
    2010 Axis SS - red flame - rosewood neck
    2009 Axis - pink quilt
    2006 StingRay fretless - 30th Ann
    2000 Axis SS - Lavender Pearl
    1996 StingRay - 20th Ann
    1995 Albert Lee - Jim Messinaís

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    You can find all those parts in black, but it would drastically change the look.
    From more than just a few feet away, it'll look like a plain black slab except for the chrome bridge.
    Personally, I wouldn't do it... let alone mess with the BFR LE perfection that it already is.....
    Balls are Best!!

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    I think I’ll try it and see how it goes, since I can always switch it back.

    2019 Albert Lee - BFR - Electric Shimmer
    2019 Axis SS semi hollow - DuBaldo Blue - rosewood neck
    2019 StingRay fretless - BFR - Sierra Vintage Burst
    2018 Axis SS - BFR - Buckeye Burl
    2017 StingRay 5 - 30th Ann
    2013 Luke III - PDN - emerald green sparkle
    - rosewood neck
    2012 Morse - BFR - Dark Lord
    2010 Axis SS - red flame - rosewood neck
    2009 Axis - pink quilt
    2006 StingRay fretless - 30th Ann
    2000 Axis SS - Lavender Pearl
    1996 StingRay - 20th Ann
    1995 Albert Lee - Jim Messinaís

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    How about chrome? Check out the Chrome P90 covers that the Creamery do
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    I was thinking the same thing- chrome would be pretty boss.

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    Hmmmmm, chrome is a pretty cool idea.

    2019 Albert Lee - BFR - Electric Shimmer
    2019 Axis SS semi hollow - DuBaldo Blue - rosewood neck
    2019 StingRay fretless - BFR - Sierra Vintage Burst
    2018 Axis SS - BFR - Buckeye Burl
    2017 StingRay 5 - 30th Ann
    2013 Luke III - PDN - emerald green sparkle
    - rosewood neck
    2012 Morse - BFR - Dark Lord
    2010 Axis SS - red flame - rosewood neck
    2009 Axis - pink quilt
    2006 StingRay fretless - 30th Ann
    2000 Axis SS - Lavender Pearl
    1996 StingRay - 20th Ann
    1995 Albert Lee - Jim Messinaís

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    I put a black volume and tone knob and the JP rubber gripper on each and it looks great / cant post a pic now...

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    For reference... don't know if it will help, but one of my AL's had factory black covers...



    I changed them to chrome...



    not bad, but I think I prefer the black myself....

    I bet chrome covers & knobs would look better than black on your Axis...
    Balls are Best!!

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    I love that Albert lee. In the unlikely event you ever sell...
    Host of The Pop Society Presents... "Nashville Skies" - Live on Radio Free Matlock - Every 4th Thursday of the Month at 8pm UK Time, or Catch up on Mixcloud



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    https://radiofreematlock.co.uk

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    I looked at Stewmac and they offer two different covers. One is for Import and the other is for Gibson. Does anyone know which style I would need, please?

    2019 Albert Lee - BFR - Electric Shimmer
    2019 Axis SS semi hollow - DuBaldo Blue - rosewood neck
    2019 StingRay fretless - BFR - Sierra Vintage Burst
    2018 Axis SS - BFR - Buckeye Burl
    2017 StingRay 5 - 30th Ann
    2013 Luke III - PDN - emerald green sparkle
    - rosewood neck
    2012 Morse - BFR - Dark Lord
    2010 Axis SS - red flame - rosewood neck
    2009 Axis - pink quilt
    2006 StingRay fretless - 30th Ann
    2000 Axis SS - Lavender Pearl
    1996 StingRay - 20th Ann
    1995 Albert Lee - Jim Messinaís

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    you need to measure. if I recall, there are 2 sizes... but I don't recall which one the MM90's are.
    Balls are Best!!

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