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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-04-2011, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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J Custom pickup cavity detail

Finally got a change for my fall/winter setup on my RG8470F. I also wanted to raise the Air Norton closer to the strings, so I took it out - and was surprised to find this:



Note the channel for the pickup lead, as well as the ground wire that is neatly attached in the cavity. Great detail and well-executed. I have done my share of setups on different guitars but never seen something like it, can't remember seeing this on a Prestige anyway, or is that Ibanez standard? Seriously makes me enjoy it even more .


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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-04-2011, 10:51 PM
 
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beautiful guitar!
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I love the way the foam blocks are shaped accordingly to the channel in the upper coil, and there is even a ridge in the foam to ensure the wire sits nicely beneath the lower coil.

Attention to detail is awesome - great Pic!
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Yeah, that is really nice. I know with my CT and CST there isn't a wire channel but the pickup routes themselves are much smaller, (tighter around the pickup) than my other Ibby's. I really like that.
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I think the foam wasn't shaped much, but molded into shape from sitting in the cavity.

What is interesting is that it's foam like I have never seen before: very firm and dense, does anyone by any chance know how to get such stuff (Rich??)? I was using self-adhesive window sealer so far but that stuff is way superior.
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-05-2011, 09:16 AM
 
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The way yours is done actually looks like a change from the way JC's used to be done. You have the regular graphite shielding paint. Both JC's I've had have copper shielding paint:



The extra ground wires is a bit odd too. The only guitar I have like that is my '89 Jem FP. It had one ground wire has one ground wire per pickup cavity.

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Just like my 8570.
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Both JC's I've had have copper shielding paint:
AFAIK, the RG8520 and 8670 were shielded like that.
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Interesting about the shielding change. There's so much detail stuff "under the hood" so to say that I just had no clue about all these years. Like the titan-enforced necks since 2006. Teaches me for not having practiced to read the Japanese catalogs, lol.

Takin' a Ride, I never got back at you when you were selling your other J Custom. I unfortunately had family matters to attend to back in Europe. Hope that beauty found a good new home.
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Takin' a Ride, I never got back at you when you were selling your other J Custom. I unfortunately had family matters to attend to back in Europe. Hope that beauty found a good new home.
I ended up selling in on eBay. Guy who bought it was really strange and insisted on talking to me before bidding on the guitar. Then he never even left feedback or let me know that it got there in one piece.
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That looks really classy actually! Gotta say, little details like that really make it seeom truly finished.
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I ended up selling in on eBay. Guy who bought it was really strange and insisted on talking to me before bidding on the guitar. Then he never even left feedback or let me know that it got there in one piece.
Bummer, but I hope you got your money . Oh the wonders of online selling and buying...

On a related note, I sure wish Rich would stock up on pre-EZ J Customs soon again (hint,hint).
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This is only one of the reasons why I always say the RGT3120's are so close to being JC's!!!


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Indeed, classy work on the RGT.
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post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-20-2011, 08:38 AM
 
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my rg1421 and rgt3120 both have the wire routing cavity as well. sweet guitar mang.
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