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Old 12-25-2012, 10:22 PM
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RG350ex project


I'm making this thread to show my current progress on my RG350ex project. It's going to be a a completely custom build. I plan on keeping this updated until it's finished, so keep watch!

What I have as of now:

Body: RG350ex
Neck: RG370dx




(no, that isn't rust, it's a reflection on the frets.)

Neck:




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Old 12-25-2012, 10:42 PM
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Re: RG350ex project


Make sure to mod the body for an Edge.
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:58 PM
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Make sure to mod the body for an Edge.
I had to short out and get the Edge 3. I know I know, you already told me to use a Gotoh, but I ran short on $$$. I would like to try out the Edge 3 for myself before jumping to everyone's "it sucks" conclusion, but I do plan on upgrading in the future.
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:26 PM
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Got to work on the neck today. Covered the whole thing in tape, and cleared over the (medicinal ) marijuana sticker.
I'm going with a black-on-green look for this project.






I've also ordered the rest of the parts I need; push/pull pot, knob, Evo 2 in green, black tuners, etc.
Just waiting to custom order a pickguard, but I'm debating on a color.
I was thinking like a gray-tinted clear guard. Any ideas?
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:12 PM
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Got some parts yesterday and today. Trem and tuners came yesterday, and locking nut came today (mind you all my parts are from the bay). Also finished the clear on the neck, looks much smoother now. I will post some pics later.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:34 PM
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Yesterday's package:







Today the locking nut & string tree came in.


Evo 2 will be here tomorrow
I just need to make up my mind on a pickguard color, and I need to order some fine threaded studs (thanks for the help Rich).
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:26 PM
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What do we have here?

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Old 12-29-2012, 07:41 PM
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Once this Valspar High Gloss clear fully cures, I can buff out the orange-peel.



Anyways, the Evo 2 is really nice looking. Got it from banjomikez on the bay, also sent me some cool stickers.



Someone decided it was her turn for a picture

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Old 12-29-2012, 11:52 PM
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Re: RG350ex project


It's now an RG-Cannabis....lol
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It's now an RG-Cannabis....lol
Very fitting

Got the volume knob, copper tape, strings, peg winder, etc (pics tomorrow). I'm waiting on the push/pull pot to come in. All that's left is the fine threaded studs and a pickguard.
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:47 AM
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pics from the other day:




(not the best with copper tape, I cleaned up the edges though.)



(yes, I have to have a killswitch )



Ordering the pickguard on the 13th from terrapinisland.com
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:49 AM
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Got the rest of the copper tape in


Ordering my studs and pickguard as I'm typing this
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Re: RG350ex project


Lookin good, not too far to go...
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Old 01-08-2013, 06:34 PM
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Lookin good, not too far to go...
Not far at all, just the wait.

Got the trem arm from Ibanez today:


Ordered this (in black) from TerrapinIsland:



And just ordered the studs from Rich. 2-3 weeks from today it should be complete
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:51 PM
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Got the studs today Thanks Rich, you're a lifesaver.


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