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post #1 of 63 (permalink) Old 11-19-2011, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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NGD Jem BMC Herc Swirl and pyramids.

Sorry for the 2 posts so close to each other but I was excited.

The day has come that I can say this guitar is finally done. It has taken 1 1/2 to 2 years to get this thing complete but it the coolest, most beautiful guitar I have owned.

The specs are:

Herc Swirled BMC Alder Jem body
Pristine RG570 neck with pyramid inlays by Herc.
Chrome Original Edge with chrome tuners, knobs and nut.
Blue/Black Neck and Bridge Evo set
Blue Velvet (black) middle (soon to be something blue)
everything is new for this thing except the middle pickup and output jack.

It sounds amazing. Very aggressive but with beautiful singing tones. Exactly what I was looking for to augment for 540R







Thanks for the ideas and opinions. Always helpful.
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post #2 of 63 (permalink) Old 11-19-2011, 03:23 PM
 
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Re: NGD Jem BMC Herc Swirl and pyramids.

Love it, would of been so cool to have a matching headstock


Looks fantastic.
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post #3 of 63 (permalink) Old 11-19-2011, 04:37 PM
 
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Re: NGD Jem BMC Herc Swirl and pyramids.

great!!!
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post #4 of 63 (permalink) Old 11-19-2011, 04:50 PM
 
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problem solved. LOL

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Strat-Pickup...item27bb4d44cb
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Re: NGD Jem BMC Herc Swirl and pyramids.

Looks great. Blue single cover would really finish it IMO.
Still it looks great as is!
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post #6 of 63 (permalink) Old 11-19-2011, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: NGD Jem BMC Herc Swirl and pyramids.

yeah, that blue cover thing is driving me nuts. Gotta get something that matches though or the inner retentive in me will notice nothin but.

gonna talk to mike at Banjomikez and see what he has. I have a chopper but blue covers have been discontinued.

Thanks!!!!
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post #7 of 63 (permalink) Old 11-20-2011, 06:42 AM
 
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Re: NGD Jem BMC Herc Swirl and pyramids.

Satchmo...that is gorgeous! Love the colour coding of the pick ups and the pyramid neck. And the blues and sliver of the body are amazing.
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Re: NGD Jem BMC Herc Swirl and pyramids.

Great job all round, looks absolutely fantastic.
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post #9 of 63 (permalink) Old 11-20-2011, 07:19 AM
 
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Re: NGD Jem BMC Herc Swirl and pyramids.

Dude, you've really got a machine that will be the envy of many a jemsiter. Freaking fantastic.

There should be a thread somewhere that is just a pool of photos of people's customs with no comments, just photo after photo after photo of gorgeous customs and originals for us to drool over. Is there such a thing in here? I know we have the gallery, but it is missing a large glut of insanely awesome customs that ive seen in here.
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post #10 of 63 (permalink) Old 11-20-2011, 10:57 AM
 
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Re: NGD Jem BMC Herc Swirl and pyramids.

total sweet swirl im lovin it great ngd
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post #11 of 63 (permalink) Old 11-20-2011, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: NGD Jem BMC Herc Swirl and pyramids.

Thanks guys. The fun/frustration with a custom is trying to picture what your choices will look like once your done. Will it be as incredible as it is in your head?

Luckily I had help. Herc really came through on this one. The swirl is the most beautiful work of art I own. He also helped with the color scheme of the pyramids which add a nice contrast to the body colors and I got lucky that the Dimarzio blue looks as good as it does. Herc and I talked about swirling the headstock and in the end, the black headstock looks classy and I really liked the stock look of the silver Ibanez logo.

It's all Ibanez parts except for the body. Switch, knobs, pots, jack, term, everything.

My thinking is that I have wanted a Jem forever but really didn't like the color offerings besides some of the PMCs and such. Don't have that kind of money though. So I built what I wanted and it is exactly what I wanted. Thanks go out to Rich, Jesse and Banjomikez and everyone who had some input to it's completion (that list is long.)

I am going to get a matching blue middle pickup this week and will post pics when I get it changed.

The next project is a custom JS, I'm gonna fix a couple of things I don't like about the current incarnations and build my perfect JS.

Jeff
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Jeff,

That is the best looking custom I've ever seen. I love the blue pyramids. Good job.
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Re: NGD Jem BMC Herc Swirl and pyramids.

This looks so beautyful!!
Excellent Job!! Those blue pyramids ROCKKKK!
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Thanks go out to Rich, Jesse and Banjomikez and everyone who had some input to it's completion (that list is long.)
You're very welcome, Jeff. Glad to see it finally came together and everything looks great!
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Re: NGD Jem BMC Herc Swirl and pyramids.

Omg....I've been away from Jemsite for 2 months and when I get back this is the first thing I see............amazing brotha. Really I'm quite jealous.
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