Hi, I'm new to the site, and I have a few questions.
But first, let me state that I am left handed, and after a few months of "jamming" on an old acoustic, i decided to get serious. I found a left handed rg body on the bay a few months ago, and since then bought a neck, and electronics.
I still need a trem, tuners, pickups, pick guard , and nut. I am trying to buy the highest quality parts so i can have a guitar that will last me a long time. So here come the questions:
For the pickups, should I go straight ahead and go with dimazios, or just go with some these gfs pickups: http://store.guitarfetish.com/gfscrourhoov.html
Keep in mind I will probably be playing through a marshal half stack, because my sister's boyfriend wants to sell his.
For the pick guard, do you guys think of the quality of the monster guitar shop ones are good, or should I pay the extra 50 bucks for a pick guard paradise one?
Will any Gotoh tuners fit my Ibanez neck? BTW, its a 92 model.
And now it comes down to the trem. I am still deciding whether I want a edge or lo pro. I have no way to try out them, because I am left handed, and no guitar shops have older models. Can you guys give me the ups and downs?
Also, I am going to get a trem kit from Ibanez Rules, and I am wondering if it includes the nut, like in this picture from an Ibanez catalog, or if I have to buy it separately.
If I do have to buy a separate nut, I noticed Rich only has lefty nuts in cosmo, but my hardware is going to be black. Should I go with the cosmo nut, or convert a black righty nut to lefy. Will there be any problems if the e,b, and g strings have wider slots?
Sorry for the long post.