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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 08-04-2007, 02:34 AM Thread Starter
 
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my stock RG7620 needs a refret

brought to a local luthier for refretting. i then realized why not change the fingerboard to maple too.


now it looks like a RG550 7string


so why not mod it to look like a real RG550



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Re: My modded RG7620 (RG550DY look) and RG7420

got the RG7420 cheap without the trem and pickups. so i brought it again to my luthier to make a brass 7string fixed bridge.
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post #4 of 35 (permalink) Old 08-04-2007, 02:36 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: My modded RG7620 (RG550DY look) and RG7420

OT: i got a 7string single coil which i dismantled. im not yet sure how im gonna do the faux middle pickup for the DY. need some ideas. thanks
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Re: My modded RG7620 (RG550DY look) and RG7420

that DY-7 looks completely awesome.
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post #6 of 35 (permalink) Old 08-04-2007, 10:49 AM
 
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Re: My modded RG7620 (RG550DY look) and RG7420


I was thinking of doing the exactly the same as you did with the 7 string DSY "550". I just bought a body, neck and trem - all 7 string - cheap off the bay.

Anyways, what you could do is take a metal bar and hot glue it in place under the single coil plastic top. Then attach screws or hex screws on top of the bar at the right spacing. Make the bar long enough so you can attach it to the pickguard underneath.
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Re: My modded RG7620 (RG550DY look) and RG7420

the DY is a dream!!!
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post #8 of 35 (permalink) Old 08-05-2007, 04:36 PM
 
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Re: My modded RG7620 (RG550DY look) and RG7420

Congrats!

I prefer the 2H setup (but that way it's not a 550 ). With or without the single coil this guitar is AMAZING!

Have you considered installing a piezo system to the fixed bridge?
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Re: My modded RG7620 (RG550DY look) and RG7420

Those are great, the DSY looks the goods that's for sure!
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Re: My modded RG7620 (RG550DY look) and RG7420

epic!
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Re: My modded RG7620 (RG550DY look) and RG7420

is that black one matte with a gloss black pickguard? the contrast looks great, love the DY too!!!
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Re: My modded RG7620 (RG550DY look) and RG7420

WOw how about the fretboard replacement.. Did you do that yourself??
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Re: My modded RG7620 (RG550DY look) and RG7420

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WOw how about the fretboard replacement.. Did you do that yourself??
He said he took it to a luthier to get the frets replaced and decided to do the fretboard as well.
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post #14 of 35 (permalink) Old 08-06-2007, 12:49 AM
 
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Re: My modded RG7620 (RG550DY look) and RG7420

Wow, where did you find that perfect Desert Sun Yellow paint? I'm thinking of painting my room that colour.
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Re: My modded RG7620 (RG550DY look) and RG7420

schwing!
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