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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-10-2008, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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Could an RG be made into an RBM?

Is the RG body essentially the same as the RBM? If I rememer, he had a HSS? If I were to take on this project? Which RG would be the best choice to start with?
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Re: Could an RG be made into an RBM?

An inexpensive one !!!!

Good luck I'd like to see this one - RBM's are cool
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Re: Could an RG be made into an RBM?

To my eye apart from the obvious tail cut out the horns look different.I reckon they're pretty similar though.
Good luck,always wanted an RBM when i was a kid
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Re: Could an RG be made into an RBM?

rbms are 22 fretters with deeper horn cuts. they do look similar, but are not the same type of guitar. even the aanj is different.

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Re: Could an RG be made into an RBM?

Considering how much cutting is required, it practically looks like the amount of work different between trying to modify a guitar to look like that and just using a body blank isn't going to be that different in the long run.
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Re: Could an RG be made into an RBM?

I have 3 Rg's and a Reb Beach guitar. The Reb Beach is not as similar to an RG as most people think. the body is smaller and thinner and has a different shape.
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Re: Could an RG be made into an RBM?

Theres a (player condition) RBM available right now "some auction site" for $500. Darn it. I have to pay my taxes and don't have the extra cash right now!!!

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Re: Could an RG be made into an RBM?

You could just do the cutout and have an RBM"ish" guitar. With 24 frets! You could do the cutout and a grip and really confuse people.
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Re: Could an RG be made into an RBM?

Jem + Rbm, what would you call that? JBEM77VBEACH?
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Jem + Rbm, what would you call that? JBEM77VBEACH?
or fugly.
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Re: Could an RG be made into an RBM?

Anyone here gonna grab that RBM on the auction site?
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Re: Could an RG be made into an RBM?

There are 2 RBM's for sale right now on the Bay !!!
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I'll have to take a look.
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Re: Could an RG be made into an RBM?

Item # 160228434118
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Re: Could an RG be made into an RBM?

I know for sure it can be done. check out this one.


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I've posted this one before. It's actually a 760. I sold it awhile back. The guy who had it before hand drew the logo on the headstock with a silver marker....never got around to completely removing the residue. The mod was done really well. I've had a few RBM's and this one....aside from being basswood and not mahogany,is a very close facsimile. In fact,I liked this one as much,if not better than my actual Voyagers.
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