Here's my guitar as she was about a month ago:
Since i got it about two years ago, i've done a few mods:
- Schaller strap locks installed
- Seymour Duncan '59-7 (neck) and JB-7 (bridge) pickups installed
- Series/parallel push-pull pots installed on the volume and tone controls
- All wiring replaced with shielded wire
This summer, i've got some time off, so i'm doing a few more mods, just to continue to upgrade parts of the guitar. The first part of this new batch of mods came in just minutes ago:
These are custom-made cream 7-string humbucker mounting rings, made by Dave over at Frets on the Net
. I provided him with one of my stock black plastic rings to use as a template, so he now can offer custom 7-string rings in black, light cream, white, polished aluminum, polished brass, and probably even more materials.
These are beautiful
pickup rings, machined from solid Delrin (not flimsy hollow-cast plastic), and they have a beautiful matte finish that feels like ivory. If you want custom-made pickup rings, Dave is the man to talk to!
I have a TonePros Tune-o-Matic 7-string bridge on the way, and the stock Grover mini-Rotomatics are getting replaced with locking Grovers. I'll probably also replace the plastic nut with a GraphTech one if i get around to buying a proper set of files.
More pics to come when the rest of the parts come in and she gets strung up again. (Hopefully on a sunny day... it's very overcast here today, which is why the colour in the latest pics is off.)