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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-10-2007, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Custom pickguard for RG7420 - need your help!

I am having Patrick Sims refinish my RG7420 in PAW paint scheme, and wanted to put a clear pickguard over the paint. I found a guy that makes custom pickguards for RG7620's & RG7621's, but was unsure if my lower end model had the same hardware comfiguration. I looked on other sites but can't find the answer, so I have come to the experts. I am assuming that the difference is the type of wood, pups, and the bridge. I just want to make sure the pup placement was the same, and volume, tone, etc were in the same place.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-11-2007, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Custom pickguard for RG7420 - need your help!

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-11-2007, 09:44 AM
 
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Re: Custom pickguard for RG7420 - need your help!

I would bet the vol & tone holes, and the pickup holes would be the same but the trem route I'm not so sure.
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Re: Custom pickguard for RG7420 - need your help!

Where is the pickguard coming from? I bought a clear one from Jeannie for my 7620 project and had to do extensive mods to it for a good fit. --Jason
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From Evilbay. Probably not a great idea, but I don't know where else to get one made. What did you have to have done to make your's fit? Patrick Sims is installing and drilling the holes.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-12-2007, 09:39 AM
 
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Re: Custom pickguard for RG7420 - need your help!

The neck pocket, selector switch, control pot holes, and pickup cuts were all off. Off enough that there's no way it would have fit right out of the box. I had to fit the pickguard the best I could, mount it, then take a dremel and fit the guard to the cavities. The holes for the control pots were still off, but the strat syle knobs I used covered the area that was off center. Dome style knobs weren't wide enough at the base to cover the area and you could see the holes weren't centered. --Jason
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