Re: Looking to mod an old bottom of the line model
Thank-you all for your criticism. I have been listening, so all I am going to do now is change the paint and the pickups. I have realised the new neck and bridge would be ridiculous. So instead, it's just going to be the PU's and the paint. That'll all come out to about $200.
The thing is, in Australia a decent new guitar will set you back at least $800 (that's online as well). And whilst it is cheaper over the internet, I don't want to have to order a guitar from the USA. It's too much of a hassle, and there are too many things that can go wrong with the shipping in my mind. Plus, I like to see what the guitar is like before I buy.
Nobody wants to screw around with the paint or pickups of a new guitar, because it is new. My guitar is about 6 years old. And it's a base model. So if I don't go and route the sh*t through it, there isn't too much that can go wrong. And my AFS is a better guitar, so I'm leaving that one as is. I'm not an idiot, contrary to what you may think. And I have been listening.
Also, I'm doing the finish myself. I know I am capable of that. Sand it, spray it, clear coat, leave for two months. I am researching this. Like I said, I'm not an idiot.
I do want advice from you lot. And no, I haven't been scared off. And I did just notice that info about getting a new body. If it isn't too expensive, I could go for that.
I know, the RGX isn't the greatest guitar in the world by any standards. But hey, if I muck up on that, so long as I don't go too far, at least it isn't a ridiculous muck-up with the paint and whatnot. And With new pickups, I can just take them off and put them in a different body if I ever want to.
Thankyou for putting some sense into me.
PS: I know the RGX is not well put together. I had to use a monkey wrench to take out the damn screws last night. Like I said on my facebook page, you don't know how sh*t the craftmanship on a guitar is until you take it apart.
PPS: Oi GB: F*CK YOU :P
Only kidding. Just loosen up a bit.