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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-03-2004, 09:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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crazy modded my RG450dx...lots of pics

Hey guys

well i was bored of the sound in my RG450 so i thought id go nuts and make a true 80`s rock guitar



I guess already you could see where this is going....

I cut out a center hole in my spare pickguard to try and fit a humbucker from one of my other guitars....



since i already had the v2 in there i thought id use the v1 i had lying around

took ages to fit and make sit right...

however i forgot the cavity of the guitar wouldnt let a humbucker fit

so... out with the chisel...



test fit time...



thought i would take the time to fix the trsII trem while i was there



and now i have an rg that would make paul gilbert proud...





and all my girls....




what do you think....???


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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-03-2004, 10:50 AM
 
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What does it sound like now? I doubt much much better, but at least more output.

if it does sound better, then get yourself white pickup covers or blue ones.
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nah sounds pretty ordinary actually!!!!! but hey it sure looks the goods!!!!!!!!!
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cool, looks like you had fun with it

so, how did you wire that??


and whats the white RG with maple neck? looks great
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the white rg is a 550 with a tone zone in the neck and paf pro in the bridge ( my main guitar)
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the white rg is a 550 with a tone zone in the neck and paf pro in the bridge ( my main guitar)
Nice, all white 550s i saw had rosewood fretboards... that "white" looks like the white Universe, more vintage-looking than the 7Vs' ultra white... just lovely
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Lol, that kicks ass dude.
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NOW MAKE IT NEON GREEN WITH PINK FLAMES! I love it man, kinda like a Frehley, Frampton look.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-08-2004, 02:15 PM
 
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Or a 80s Kramer Richie Sambora
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Re: crazy modded my RG450dx...lots of pics

I really like what you did there, it may not sound that much different - but as you said it sure looks cool. I may have a crack at doing that somewhere down the line!
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-31-2004, 09:34 PM
 
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Re: crazy modded my RG450dx...lots of pics

thats killer... looks real cool even if its to no real advantage... wanna see some crazy moddage tho, go check out what i did to my old 93 RG470 body in the tech/repair forum... its still got more work left, but it won't be long...
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