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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-08-2010, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
 
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My take on a Fireman

Guys, my friend just finished oiling and waxing the body for this:

The body is alder and the neck and Hardware is from an RG570.
I'm debating whether to leave it without a pickguard and put black pickups and knobs in or put white pickups and knobs in, or the same 2 options with a tortoiseshell pickguard...
And of course I could go chrome hardware (not yet though!)
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-08-2010, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: My take on a Fireman

This is what I mean...




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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-08-2010, 11:17 AM
 
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Re: My take on a Fireman

Looks nice! I personally like either of the white pickups concepts, probably prefer the one without the pickguard myself, but either of them look better than both of the others in my opinion. Zebras of some kind may work well also though.
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post #4 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-08-2010, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks, the white without pickguard option is the easy to do as I have a set of white evos and a white cover for the single coil (and knobs and switch tip).
I'll probably do that for the moment anyway and see if i get any other inspiration, glad to know people wouldn't think it looks odd like that...
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post #5 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-08-2010, 12:18 PM
 
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Re: My take on a Fireman

Yeah thats the sh#t!,i Love the fireman,Looks great men!

Personaly think that the one with the white pups and pickguard looks the most balanced.

Is the headstock staying black or are you gonna sand it down to natural?
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post #6 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-08-2010, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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Being completely incompetent I'll probably keep the headstock as is, after all, the original has a black headstock.
I doo like the pickguard and white, so may do the white anyway and think about the pick guard later.
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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-08-2010, 02:58 PM
 
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Re: My take on a Fireman

black pickups and no pickguard -> fire-ish
and match better the black headstock
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post #8 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-08-2010, 03:31 PM
 
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Yeah thats the sh#t!,i Love the fireman,Looks great men!

Personaly think that the one with the white pups and pickguard looks the most balanced.

. . .
I agree with this. The white pickups with the guard makes the guitar look vintage and modern at the same time.

Peace

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post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-08-2010, 03:57 PM
 
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Man that looks awesome, if it had the three aside headstock I'd have passed out completely, but still.

I nearly bought a fireman body but I just couldn't get the neck.
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post #10 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-08-2010, 06:28 PM
 
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Awesome project. Where are you getting the pickguard from?
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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-09-2010, 03:03 AM
 
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I like the pickguard with the white, or you could always go with cream for a more vintage look...
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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-09-2010, 03:18 AM
 
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Zebra pickups, no pickguard.
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post #13 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-09-2010, 05:11 AM Thread Starter
 
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Awesome project. Where are you getting the pickguard from?
Id have to buy a tortoiseshell blank that's big enough and then make it my self. I'm not a great DIY person so I wouldn't find it easy, that's why I'm going to go without for now!

Also really *really* pleased how the alder turned out and don't want to cover it up...
Also PG has one without a pickguard:

Jim

Oooo just reallised in all this I didn't credit Jaden Rose for the Fireman Body to fit RG parts (RGman?)

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I like the 4th one best.
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post #15 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-09-2010, 07:17 PM
 
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Re: My take on a Fireman

White pups no pickguard imo. But I think blue, red, or purple could work as well
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