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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-01-2013, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ibanez Rg 331 custom - suggestions?

Hi all,
since Orange is my favourite MENTAL color, I rejoyed when i realised Ibanez has an orange RG, the 331. The fact that it has a fixed bridge played in my favor as I was thinking about getting one.

Now, obviously any guitar deserves to be customised, and the first thing i will do is to think of what to change first. Before thinking of which PUs to fit, i'd like to play it for a while to get familiar with the sound of it.

So...what could be changed first?

here's a pic of the guitar in its current state:


first thing that popped up in my mind is the color of the pickguard. I remember a friend of mine having a really cool smoke mirror one, would it look good on orange?


Any idea where to find a decent HH pickguard?
any other suggestions?
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-01-2013, 12:34 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez Rg 331 custom - suggestions?

ebay has some cool "metalic" pickguards, id steer clear of the stickers for the pickups though, they last about an hour.

what about some orange fiber optic side dots?

also, any graptech add ons are cool, not sure if they have anything for that bridge though
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-01-2013, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Ibanez Rg 331 custom - suggestions?

Interesting info about pickup stickers, have you had any direct experience? i was thinking about them for another guitar...

fiber optic side dots are way above my current capabilities...plus not really that scenic if only hte player can see them

graptech for piezo saddles?
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-01-2013, 04:17 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez Rg 331 custom - suggestions?

ive never used them but my painter friend has dozens of guitars and he would hit the pickups with the pick and start to lift them up. you may be good if you arent the kind of player that scratches your pick on the body/pickups.

after looking at your bridge, im pretty sure you can fit graphtech saddles and nut with no problems. only go piezos if you want synth/acoustaphonic capabilities. i have the piezo floyd in one of my guitars and it is awesome. graphtech calls it the ghost system.even their basic hardware is great.

if you want something crazy on the fretboard, go to youtube and type in No Shadows Optics and click on the video with the vine of life.

keep shreddin Ibanez!!
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-02-2013, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Ibanez Rg 331 custom - suggestions?

Wow, great work with that fretboard, looks amazing...but it's a bit too much for me

as per the piezo, i have a S 2020x with a Double Edge trem (with piezo) so i'm already set for that sort of sound

I might consider some stickers for the fretboard, was thinking of the disappearing pyriamids...but they might end up in a 350 dy project I have in mind...
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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-02-2013, 03:33 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez Rg 331 custom - suggestions?

I would put on a Lo Pro Tremelo, change the colour to black......and put in some V7 and V8 pickups or maybe some dimarzio Evo's

-Wolfram
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thanks -honestly i get lost playing the vine guitars, i grew up with shark teeth!haha

ive never messed with the stickers on the fb, have you? i have always liked the pyramids too
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-02-2013, 06:23 PM
 
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congrats..awesome guitar
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-05-2013, 07:23 AM Thread Starter
 
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I would put on a Lo Pro Tremelo, change the colour to black......and put in some V7 and V8 pickups or maybe some dimarzio Evo's

-Wolfram
there ain't enough black ibanez out there
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-12-2013, 06:55 AM Thread Starter
 
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just arrived, here's what it looks like
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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-12-2013, 06:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Ibanez Rg 331 custom - suggestions?

tone and volume knobs are currently plastic but will return to the original state, metallic black (maybe cosmo black?).

currently installed are some cheapo wilkinson humbuckers from ebay uk, the previous owner went for them (don't ask why). I still havent tried them yet but i don't have a good feeling about them.
Cheap bargain for the guitar with the case for 250 Eur. Feels pretty good to finally have a fixed bridge guitar for alternate tunings (in my favourite color and with maple fretboard - for a change)
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Re: Ibanez Rg 331 custom - suggestions?

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currently installed are some cheapo wilkinson humbuckers from ebay uk
Some of the wilkinson pups are good, Give `em a try before you change the pickups. Personally I would go with a white mother of pearl pickguard and if you are going to change the pups I would order a H-S pickguard, that would look awsome I think.
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Re: Ibanez Rg 331 custom - suggestions?

yep, thats cool!! id do the metallic pickguard/trussrod cover
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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-12-2013, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Ibanez Rg 331 custom - suggestions?

@B.B.A. i'm skeptical but i'll give them a try. White pickguard over orange is not my favorite, but that's just taste.

@No Shadows optics: forgot about the trussrod cover
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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-12-2013, 12:07 PM
 
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Re: Ibanez Rg 331 custom - suggestions?

there is some nice mirror ones on ebay, purple,green and blue. didnt see any orange ones.
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