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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-22-2008, 01:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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My new Green Dot Universe!

I finally got my hands on a UV7BK! It was rather dirty and poorly setup when I received it so it is in the process of being cleaned and setup...



I have a few questions:
1. It has a blank neck plate with only the serial # 2562XX what year is it? I thought it would be a 95-96 but someone over at ss.org sugested '92.
2. As you can see from the pics, the previous owner polished the hardware to an almost chrome finish. Do you think it would look better with the all black hardware from my RG7620? Both Lo-Pros are in excellent shape otherwise.
3. Thinking of wiring it the same way as my other Ibbys with a push/pull coil tap. Has ayone tried this? How's the single coil sound of the Blazes?

Thanks...
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-22-2008, 01:47 AM
 
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Re: My new Green Dot Universe!

looks great!
i dont know bout the other questions
but i say change the hard ware to the 7620s cosmo blackish color
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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-22-2008, 06:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: My new Green Dot Universe!

My 7620 has ALL black hardware, not cosmo...

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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-22-2008, 10:07 AM
 
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Re: My new Green Dot Universe!

black lopro for sure..
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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-22-2008, 10:34 AM
 
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Re: My new Green Dot Universe!

Hey, welcome to the club!
Just got mine a few days a go, and I'm in love

1) Yes, the serial number is on the backplate. And your number suggests a '96 model, since there is no '95 models. My serial is pretty close to yours, and she's a '96 born babe.

2) I prefer the original Cosmo Black visual. Just a matter of preference, though.

3) Mine is wired as original. Never heard the push/pull on Blaze II's, but it's not a bad idea. The single coil is strato-like and blends very well with the humbuckers: sweet sound with the neck p/u and strato-sound with bridge p/u. Since the Blaze II isn't hot as the Evolution, the single doesn't become too low in volume, making it possible to use it without tweak your pedalboard.

Congrats!
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post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-22-2008, 10:35 AM
 
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Re: My new Green Dot Universe!

LOL I feel like a cheap hooker trying to hit people up for parts........but, if ya end up swappen out the floyd............let me know. Perhaps we can work something out. I need one bad!

~Ranz~
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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-22-2008, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: My new Green Dot Universe!

Sorry Ranz, I would like to help but if I put the black hardware on the UV, the chrome ones will go on the RG7620
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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-22-2008, 01:46 PM
 
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Re: My new Green Dot Universe!

cool guitar.have fun with it.universe rules!
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post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-22-2008, 02:08 PM
 
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Re: My new Green Dot Universe!

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Sorry Ranz, I would like to help but if I put the black hardware on the UV, the chrome ones will go on the RG7620
Yeah......................well.............. ....story of my life!
Kidding. Thanks for letting me know. If anything changes, let me know!
Oh yeah............and congtrats on your purchase. My first 7 string was that very model. First year issuse #973 to be exact!

I miss that thing

Laterz!
~Ranz~
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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-23-2008, 10:26 AM
 
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Re: My new Green Dot Universe!

Although it was dirty and it's in parts right now just remember, it's yours!!!
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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-29-2008, 05:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: My new Green Dot Universe!

OK, so I swapped the black hardware from my RG7620 and I must say I really like the all black look. No more talk, just a couple of quick pics.





What do you guys think?
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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-29-2008, 09:25 AM
 
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Re: My new Green Dot Universe!

Perfect!!!
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post #13 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-29-2008, 01:36 PM
 
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Re: My new Green Dot Universe!

looks solid. congratz.
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post #14 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-30-2008, 01:44 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: My new Green Dot Universe!

Thanks guys. I have changed the 5-way switch for a Dimarzio one, and also added a push/pull tone pot to split the humbuckers. Anyone know were I can find a green tip for the Dimarzio size 5-way?
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post #15 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-30-2008, 03:19 AM
 
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Re: My new Green Dot Universe!

Very Nice!
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