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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-12-2001, 05:48 AM Thread Starter
 
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Heavily Modified RG470 - Tell me what you guys think...

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I'm the original owner of this guitar. It is apparantly a 94 korean made bk model and that has suprisingly survived through my years of abuse and torture. Otherwise, It's in the greatest condition i've seen so far.
The modifications i've made in the hardware are replacing the locking nut to chrome. Replaced gotoh tuners to chrome Ibanez Smooth Tuner II. I did not bother installing the screws for 'em as i have no drill to do so and i lost the screws themselves when I found access to A drill . Replaced 3 fine tuning nuts. Straplocks.
Electronics: EMG 85 on the neck, EMG SA, and EMG 81 on the neck. EMG PA-2 preamp booster.
Other hardware mods: Changed bridge mounting to a neck mount. Changed a few screws here and there.
I bought an Ibanez Tool Trem holder when I was in Hong Kong last summer and mounted it behind the neck.
Marbelized paintjob was done DYI style due to boredom once upon a blue moon. It is coated with 2 layers of gloss.
Glad to hear anyone's opinion.
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Nice one

I like the paint job especially.

with the emg pickups on there is does look a bit like a Jackson guitar-not really very much like a 470!

It is overall a smart looking guitar-nice job

how did you do the paint-job?

Simon
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I stumbled upon a "Black Onyx" Marbelizing kit in the garage and one day, I felt being artistic and decided to make use of it on the guitar

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Wow! *Striking guitar! *Excellent job on the marbleing effect. *Overall its got good look. *Is it my crap monitor, or is there scalloping work done on the fretboard? *Picture 3 to be exact. *Please bring it to Jemfest if you are coming.

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I love the finish!
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sooner or later, someone on here is going to tell you that the trs 2 isn't anywhere as good as the edge. * *and also, why put better tuners in when you're just going to lock the nut down?
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post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-12-2001, 05:47 PM
 
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Maybe he just wanted chrome tuners?
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Gabe, I knew i forgot to mention i scalloped the last 6 frets of the guitar. Jemfest... I'd love to go but i don't have $ to go there
Noodles, i got the tuners cause I needed to replace one of the original gotoh tuners broke on me. I stumbled upon ebay and found "Chrome" tuners. Didn't care what kind it was as long it was chrome and fits on an Ibanez, I was cool with that :P
And yes, I know the TRS2 sux major a**. I've dealt and modified this bridge since i owned this guitar. blurgh!


(Edited by judasbane at 4:37 am on April 13, 2001)
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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-12-2001, 11:11 PM
 
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The paint job looks stunning
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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-12-2001, 11:54 PM
 
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Very nice paint job!
I love the look of it, so much mystery, really has that evil vibe going.
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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-13-2001, 02:48 AM
 
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You have excellent creativity.....

What's your next project going to be?
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becalvrt, I dunno. If I ever own a UV7 (yes the green and black one), I'll marbelize that too; if i ever get hold of one that is :biggrin:
Otherwise, I don't have any future projects in mind as I found this "project" to be purely recreational.

(Edited by judasbane at 4:47 am on April 13, 2001)
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judasbane, congratulations !! the guitar looks awesome

How does that marbelizing kit work ? Do you still have the package ? brand name ?

I'm interested in trying one of these kits (if I ever find them here in brazil, or in a web site)


nice job !!! :biggrin:

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Great job. *
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UPDATE:
I recently traded this guitar over the weekend for a UV777GR
The new owner is quite happy with the guitar. I just hope he doesn't modify anything on it

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