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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-10-2008, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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Custom RG350DX

Ok so I bought the Fernandes Sustainer Kit Fsk-401 and I figured that it would be set up just like Vai's FLO after its installed.



But instead.. the Luthier came up with the idea of making a custom pickguard to hide some route work.. I was kind of Erie about the idea.. But I figured he knew what he was talking about. I photoshopped his idea (or what I think is his idea).

Heres what I think he was telling me what it will look like,



Heres what we talked about

-Buy a new Mother of pearl (White) pickguard and cut it to shape so it covers up the extra spot on the neck pickup area from Humbucker to the single coil driver of the sustainer.

-Put the Intensity knob where the tone knob is, and put the tone knob inbetween the Volume and intensity

-The Selector switch will remain the same

-The sustainer toggle switches will be on the pickguard, but the pickguard covers up a front route.

As soon as my guitar is back from getting this sustainer installed I will take a picture and tell you all how it sounds. I might even make a video.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-11-2008, 01:12 AM
 
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the pickguard looks pretty sick.
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The pickguard looks awful, seriously.
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-11-2008, 03:11 AM
 
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I think it looks pretty cool
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-11-2008, 04:56 AM
 
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sorry me no like
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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-11-2008, 01:10 PM
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It makes it look fat or somethin
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The pickguard looks awful, seriously.
I didn't like the idea much either, but I've grown to like it a little. Because knowone I know has this. And also I think the output jack is in the way of putting the toggle switches on the body where Steves is.
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-12-2008, 03:40 AM
 
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It took me about two minutes, but I seriously think that the concept is cool. Maybe the photoshop concept is lacking a few black dots by the trem for the screws.
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-12-2008, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks guys, I'm hoping the knobs wont be in the way of eachother when playing. It looks a little tight.
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-12-2008, 02:56 PM
 
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Go for it! Eccentric but cool.
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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-14-2008, 05:07 AM
 
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Thanks guys, I'm hoping the knobs wont be in the way of eachother when playing. It looks a little tight.
Looks stratty. Shouldn't be an issue if you like it. You'll probably adapt.
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-14-2008, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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I called the luthier today. He says the pickguard hasn't even came in yet (after 7 days so far). So he hasnt even touched my guitar since last monday when I brought it.
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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-14-2008, 01:03 PM
 
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Can't wait to see it and hear it dude... would be awesome if you did make a video for it
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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-14-2008, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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I'll probably make an All Alone - Satriani video. Or a Solo Melody of Still loving you - Scorpions.
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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-15-2008, 01:59 AM
 
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I didn't like the idea much either, but I've grown to like it a little. Because knowone I know has this. And also I think the output jack is in the way of putting the toggle switches on the body where Steves is.
No worries, It's just my opinion
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