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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-22-2007, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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1992 RG-570 CA - Help needed: suggestions for modding

Hi folks!

There is an 1992 Ibanez RG-570 CA ("Candy Apple Red" - metallic red) at a music shop close to me. The guitar has always been used in the school of that music shop.
I made a bid for €120 for it... it has all sorts of scratches, dints, etc. and the humbucking pickups (everything is original, V7 and V are malfunctioning.

If the shop owner accepts that bid, I shall modify that guitar top to bottom... and I would like any opinion regarding that!


First of all, I don't need another H-S-H Ibanez. I own a highy customized RG-470 JB (DiMarzio loaded, original FR Pro loaded, etc.). I'm thinking of converting it to a H-H guitar.
I was thinking of applying a pickguard with only the H-H holes in it. Of course it wouldn't be a clear acrylic pickguard, so, I don't really know what colour to choose... maybe mirror red? Purple? Clear mirror? Opinions needed!
Then, the pickup colours. I would like the whole package to look very "ice-pick in the forehead"-ish! (Do I make myself clear enough? ) Maybe red/purple pickups and purple knobs? Opinions needed!
And finally, what pickups to choose. My RG-470 is loaded with PAF Pro/HS-2/Evo 2. I also have a J.Custom RG-Paint4 with Air Norton/Tone Zone. So, that covers up many sonical ranges! I wouldn't want to "repeat" a guitar sonically, so, I don't really know what to go for! Maybe Humbucker From Hell/Breed Bridge? Opinions needed!


Thanks for your precious help...
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-22-2007, 10:08 AM
 
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Re: 1992 RG-570 CA - Help needed: suggestions for modding

will you refinish the guitar? you could try two color body + pickguard and pickups in the same tone.
perhaps go for seymour duncan pickups for a change?
if not, try Red/Yellow perhaps mm ketchup combo
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Re: 1992 RG-570 CA - Help needed: suggestions for modding

No, I will not refinish it. I kinda liked that "road work horse" look...

What SDs would you choose, then? I have a Yamaha RGX-820Z with the '59 and the JB. Again, I don't want to "repeat sounds", if I make myself clear...
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-22-2007, 11:15 AM
 
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Re: 1992 RG-570 CA - Help needed: suggestions for modding

I'd recommend a black pickguard and combo of EMG 60/81.
I disagree with you when you say that you do not want to repeat sounds!
Guitars are so diferent and the JB will sound truly diferent in both guitars.

Abraço,
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Re: 1992 RG-570 CA - Help needed: suggestions for modding

How do you like this?
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Bump...
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Re: 1992 RG-570 CA - Help needed: suggestions for modding

uffff.... i dont like that...
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Re: 1992 RG-570 CA - Help needed: suggestions for modding

It's 'orrible. Black pickguard, red headstock with black logo, red dot inlays, red pickups and knobs. That might look OK.
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Re: 1992 RG-570 CA - Help needed: suggestions for modding

~If you're going for the workhorse look and definately want only an H-H guitar, leave the middle pickup alone (just don't wire it up, or even take it out all together.

Then add direct mounted, black Dimarzios, maybe the Paf Joe and Mo' Joe combo.

There's no frills no cosmetic upgrades, so it's more sledgehammer in the forehead, than ice pick, but it's equally brutal and screams everyday workhorse guitar.
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Re: 1992 RG-570 CA - Help needed: suggestions for modding

That might be a great idea, jono! Thanks...
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