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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-06-2006, 04:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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Modding high end RGs

Ive read that getting an RG550 and modding it makes it as good as a Jem, or close to that. Would modding an RG2550 or another Prestige be the same?
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Re: Modding high end RGs

guess it would make it look similar if you did the monkey grip and the lions claw. then change the pickups to breeds and you would have the specs that are in the dbk and the brm. these are both basswood so tone wise it would be close, i know the breed in my 2550 sounds pretty good and i would say close to a jem sound, as for putting evos in a basswood rg i cant say , wont sound the same as a jem though (im guessing)

so in short if you are asking if i change the pickups will it sound closer to a jem i would say the answer is yes (maybe )
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Re: Modding high end RGs

Yeah that was my question. Pickup change. Thanks for the input
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Re: Modding high end RGs

what pickups you thinking of ?
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Re: Modding high end RGs

Well if i get an RG, Breeds or ToneZone/Air Norton. But im also considering an ESP alder body with Seymour duncan pickups. If i get the esp, im gonna get EVO pickups and keep changing between the EVOs and the SDs depending on the style i need
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Re: Modding high end RGs

well i can recomend a combo of tonezone blue velvet and breed as thats what i have in my 2550 and thats a well balanced combo in my opinion.
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guess it would make it look similar if you did the monkey grip and the lions claw. then change the pickups to breeds and you would have the specs that are in the dbk and the brm. these are both basswood so tone wise it would be close, i know the breed in my 2550 sounds pretty good and i would say close to a jem sound, as for putting evos in a basswood rg i cant say , wont sound the same as a jem though (im guessing)

so in short if you are asking if i change the pickups will it sound closer to a jem i would say the answer is yes (maybe )
Evos in basswood would have to sound like a 10th, 90th or BSB
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Re: Modding high end RGs

i have a question thou... i heard or read some post ago... (dont remember now) if you change the pups you may not always have the sound of the combination of pups... i mean it wont be as cool as the factory, in the pos 2 and 4.
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Re: Modding high end RGs

Thank God (and Ibanez, and Dimarzio) for wiring diagrams then...
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-17-2006, 10:49 PM
 
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Re: Modding high end RGs

you can change the frets too to warmoth 6105's if you want the same frets as a jem. I actually did that on my rg20051 and i love it
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Re: Modding high end RGs

does refretting is and easy job???? i mean yourself or it´d better to take it to a luthier?
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you can change the frets too to warmoth 6105's if you want the same frets as a jem. I actually did that on my rg20051 and i love it
Q: is that also the fret material used on the DNA ?
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does refretting is and easy job???? i mean yourself or it´d better to take it to a luthier?
JJ
You have to take it to a Luthor who actually does fret jobs, it requires special tools, which you can get if you want to spend a few hundred bucks, but then theres the whole knowing how to do it, and doing it right thing, its not easy.
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ok thanx... lefty robb
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Re: Modding high end RGs

i have the tools and i would have to say i HATE doing re frets
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