This is the first mod so far on my Ibanez Roadstar II 1985 that I got for free a half year ago.
I posted about that in a different thread so I'm not gonna write the whole story here.
I have ordered cream white pickguard material and black pickup covers without holes.
I like the EMG look but hate emg's :P
Gonna rewire it completly but I'm not changing any parts.
It has an amazing sound and it beats any strat thta I played.
Anyways back to the mod.
I copied this from a different forum and it was directed towards a bit younger crowd (like myself) so ignore the part about playability. I'm sure you all know what it's like to **** off on a scalloped neck.
The scallops turned out a bit too deep on the lower frets but It made it even better.
Gotta love eastern style bends.
I just succesfuly scalloped the maple neck on my Ibanez Roadstar II (1985 if you're wondering).
I went for full scallops on all the frets and it took me one solid day to complete.
I only had 2 files. One was the size of a pencil and the other - a thumb.
Needless to say that made the work even harder.
It was easy as hell to finish all of the high frets using only the small file but after that , **** became intense.
The hardest were frets 1 through 5 cause they are so damn ****ing wide.
All of the fret dots under the 12th fret disapeared but I couldn't be arsed to get new ones.
Looks pretty nice and smooth tho.
The playability is amazing and if you're having problems with playing in tune , you should seriously chill out and stop pressing down so hard , you're most likely playing with alot of tension. I didn't have problems with that it's just the sight of floating fingers that makes it look and feel kinda weird.
It feels like playing a guitar that is tuned down to drop B.
The bends and vibrato are easy as **** + you have perfect grip on the strings.
Highly recomended mod.
After shaping the scallops I sanded the ****er down and oiled it .
Here's the finished product:
Notice the advanced strap locking system...
It's hard to hold the guitar without sticking my face in .
(I'm using a built in camera)
I'm not kidding just look at the weird angle of my hand.
A closeup for those extra-kinky folks.
(notice the pinky
Here's the slightly uneven low-fret area. Took ages to scallop.
This was my first ever attempt at scalloping and I'm definatly proud of it, especialy after the hours I put in it.
By hours I mean one long morning and one long afternoon :P
It's not perfect but I'm just happy it didn't end up looking like this one :
Poor guy haha