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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-12-2014, 01:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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Meet my new RG520! New paint technique and Dimarzios

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This is Neil, my new 2000 model RG520QS!!! My first ever project using my new paint technique i'm calling "scrape painting"! I originally planned on swirling this guitar (as i am prone to doing), but followed a wild hair that took me somewhere completely different. I am in love. I've spent as much time staring at it as i have playing it.

Specs:
Ibanez RG520QSTB
mahogany body with a quilt sapele veneer
Edge tremolo
special ordered Dimarzio EVO bridge and Gravity Storm neck. Unplated nickel, black poles.
Wizard neck (maple with bubinga stripe, rosewood board)

In addition to being just darn lovely to look at, the guitar plays and sounds incredible.... the EVO bridge in mahogany is one of the most perfect sounds ever. So insanely thick AND clear at the same time! Why isn't everyone doing this?!?! And the Gravity Storm neck is super cool. Its almost like a huge thick liquidy single coil. And i've got a Dimarzio super switch in there, with some cool wiring options:
1. Bridge (series)
2. Bridge (parallel)
3. Outer coils (parallel)
4. Neck (parallel)
5. Neck (series)
I will upload some videos soon so you can hear this guitar rip! So happy for this one!!!
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-12-2014, 02:20 AM
 
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Re: Meet my new RG520! New paint technique and Dimarzios

that finish is sick! totally love it!
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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-12-2014, 09:25 AM
 
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wow that is a super cool paint job! Nice one Ben, I'm jelly : O
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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-12-2014, 09:32 AM
 
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Re: Meet my new RG520! New paint technique and Dimarzios

Wow man, that's beautiful!
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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-12-2014, 09:48 AM
 
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Re: Meet my new RG520! New paint technique and Dimarzios

Great job...great colors...I like how the pickups go with the semi worn trem finish also.
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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-12-2014, 09:57 AM
 
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Re: Meet my new RG520! New paint technique and Dimarzios

That purple/green turned out GREAT. What a really cool unique guitar.

Congratulations on your build!
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Re: Meet my new RG520! New paint technique and Dimarzios

Looks stunning!
Care to elaborate how the painting process went?
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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-12-2014, 04:35 PM
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Re: Meet my new RG520! New paint technique and Dimarzios

That is completely full of awesome! I love that.

Oh and yes to Evos in mahogany!
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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-12-2014, 05:41 PM
 
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Re: Meet my new RG520! New paint technique and Dimarzios

Thats insane... awesome job! Looking forward to your "tone test" and hearing the Evo in the bridge. (I'm still all jacked up about the tone zone I put in mine a short while back)
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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-12-2014, 08:01 PM
 
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Re: Meet my new RG520! New paint technique and Dimarzios

That's badass! What other color schemes can you do?

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Re: Meet my new RG520! New paint technique and Dimarzios

That is super impressive! Did you also paint the headstock?
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post #12 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-13-2014, 07:51 AM
 
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Re: Meet my new RG520! New paint technique and Dimarzios

Very cool. The paint job kind of reminds me of the drip finishes that Suhr offers.
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Reminds me of Superman's home planet.
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That, is awesome
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looks great for sure.....
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