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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old 04-21-2006, 05:18 AM Thread Starter
 
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My custom JPM-7 project :)

Just thought i'd share with you pics of my RG7-620 that i'm currently turning into a JPM-7 replica.
Body has been painted flat white, decals come from Universaljems (they are pretty accurate although they need a bit of adpating to the 7 string cavities), and next step is paiting the headstock white, applying headstock decals, and clearcoating everything.

Here is what it looks like at the moment





and here are the decals : what do you recko, do i place the black one (like on JP's old seven string) or the gold one (line on every JPM100). I'm a bit hesitating about all this, i love the look of gold decal on white paint (as on JEM7VWH)...

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Cool ;0
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post #3 of 52 (permalink) Old 04-21-2006, 06:39 AM
 
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Re: My custom JPM-7 project :)

looking cool man.... personally id go with the black logo, to make more authentic are going to get a new fret board with the side dots for total athenticity? anyway its looking good man.

oh also just out of cureosity what pickups have you got installed on it there?
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Body looks great man but you gotta lose that neck
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Wow...nice. Thought of getting any order?
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post #6 of 52 (permalink) Old 04-21-2006, 08:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: My custom JPM-7 project :)

yep, i'm thinking about keeping authenticity and so going for black decals, but if i did this, i would also need to change the graphics a bit, as decals on the JPm 7 string were not exactly the same as on a P3 JPM (especially at the upper and lower horns...). At the mo, it's kind of a 'mix' of both worlds, it's white paint with black decals (where the JPM P3 was black paint with ivory decals as you know) but with the exact graphics of the P3. So that's why i'm thinking about a gold logo headstock...
Regarding the pickups, it's an Evolution 7 in the bridge and a Air Norton 7 in the neck. I hate to say this, but don't like the Evo 7 at all, much prefered the original bridge pickup of the 7620 .
Regarding the neck, yes it will be changed to reflect the original JPM 7 one, meaning : it will have ebony fretboard, white binding, and offset dots. It's the last thing on the list of the project
I also have white bobin toppers so that pickups are b&w just like original one, but never fitted toppers before so i don't know if it will be "clean" enough for me to keep it, i don't want it to look like "home made" as the rest of the guitar finish will be spot on I'll give it a try and see.
I also have volume and tone knobs just like other JPMs, and the other thing that won't be accurate is the knobs position, and switch. I changed it to a 3 way one with the same settings as a 6 string Ibanez JPM, but it's still a "RG style" switch.

For orders, why not, i actually thought of this when i was doing the guitar the other day
I also have everything needed to do a P1 or a P2
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That looks great, I'm sure it's going to look fantastic when it's finished.
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Sweet .

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That's really cool, you guys who built the guitar seem to have plenty of free time, Wish I'm like that too
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Looking good!
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Awesome! Keep us updated
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That's really cool, you guys who built the guitar seem to have plenty of free time, Wish I'm like that too
Not quite, no. I work around 13 hours a day, in IT
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Awesome stuff man, nothing like making a dream guitar a reality!
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man, im envious of people with skills hahaha. lookin good.
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very kewl!
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