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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-27-2007, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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My completed 20051

Well here she is...





Took some love, a few pickup changes, a blocked trem, a thick set of 11's, and a white 5-way topper to get it just right, but she went from almost sold, to completely irreplacable.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-27-2007, 04:30 PM
 
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Re: My completed 20051

Nice!

I'm a "blocked trem" guy too, I just can't be doing with them. I really like the look of the black pickups too, much better than those swirled pickups that it comes stock with.

Nice mods all-round.
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-27-2007, 05:00 PM
 
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Nice axe!

I consider blocking the trem on my 2004 RG2550.

What solutions do you recommend?
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-27-2007, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Nice!
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...I'm a "blocked trem" guy too...I really like the look of the black pickups too, much better than those swirled pickups that it comes stock with...
I'm in love with the blocked trem. Makes life SOOOO much easier, better sustain and resonance too. I really like the black pickups too, they break up the swirl in a good way.
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...Nice mods all-round.
Thanks again
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Nice axe!
Thank you too
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...I consider blocking the trem on my 2004 RG2550.

What solutions do you recommend?
The tech who blocked mine used two pieces of Ebony. Here's a pic...



I would've liked the trem to sit a little flatter, but no big deal.
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-27-2007, 08:58 PM
 
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Nice axe!

I consider blocking the trem on my 2004 RG2550.

What solutions do you recommend?
Tremolo-No
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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-27-2007, 10:02 PM
 
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Looks killer. The 20051 is a great guitar. I was planning to replace the pups in mine with white Evos, but I had to sell it. Now, you're making me miss it!
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I always thought that white pickups would look best with these B&W swirls.


Anyway, good job.
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Looks killer...
Thank you as well

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...I was planning to replace the pups in mine with white Evos, but I had to sell it. Now, you're making me miss it!
I originally had an Evo in the bridge position, but the sound was a little too muddy for my tastes. The Steve's Special is a much tighter sound, albeit not quite as "bold" as the Evo, but definitely a step in the right direction for me. The articulation is fantastic, and the tone has lots of depth with just enough up top. Break-up is just as sweet as initial attack

Sorry you miss it I thought about selling mine for a while, but now that the setup is proper, and the sound is where I want it, I wouldn't dream of parting with it. This guitar cost me $100 (Though my total current investment in it tallies close to $340), plus my older EMG-equipped PRS. Initially, I was regretting the decision, now I would never have looked back

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I always thought that white pickups would look best with these B&W swirls...
To address the color comments, I originally planned to get black & white pickups to match better, unfortunately I couldn't find them readily available for a decent price. I was dying to get modding, so I buckled down and got a black Evo and ended up liking the contrast a lot. The chrome poles of the new pickups I think add to the contrast even more.

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Thank you
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Damn! Lovely as hell
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Nice job and nice guitar!
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To address the color comments, I originally planned to get black & white pickups to match better, unfortunately I couldn't find them readily available for a decent price.
That's so sad JM. Drop me a PM and I can point you towards someone who can get you any color Dimarzio you want in a week. Seriously. You should not have had any trouble finding that color combo.
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-29-2007, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
 
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Damn! Lovely as hell
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Nice job and nice guitar!
Why thank you both. If only I had the chops to go along with it

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...I can point you towards someone who can get you any color Dimarzio you want in a week...
I was able to find Black and Creme pretty easily, but not black and white

Also, I got the black ones dirt cheap from a local music store

When I have some money to burn, I might make the switch. Right now, my goal is to retube my amp I've been swapping pickups and making decisions concerning my tone based on 5-year old tubes
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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-29-2007, 12:14 PM
 
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11's eh, nice. How high is your action?
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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-29-2007, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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About 1/16th on the high side, maybe an 1/8th on the low side. No choke on the high side, very little buzz on the low side.

When I get home, I'll snap a pic or two to show it better
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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-29-2007, 01:02 PM
 
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Well done. I think 20051's are totally underrated. I like your swirl pattern a lot.
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