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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-03-2010, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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New Custom - Finally done

Well it's finally here.

The custom I've been building for the best part of 9 months is finally done and the saga can be closed and put to bed forever

Specs:

Ibanez RG 750 body - Monkey Grip added, Swirled by Al @ outofthisswirled
Neck - Ibanez Jem 777VDY repainted at the headstock end
Bridge: Dimarzio DP152 - Super 3
Middle - Dimarzio ICSV2 - Evolution Middle
Neck - Dimarzio DP158 - Evolution Neck
Ibanez Lo-Pro Edge Tremolo in Cosmo Black



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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-03-2010, 02:46 PM
 
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Re: New Custom - Finally done

AWESOME .
I also will be working on a jem project soon. Congrats on the build.

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post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-03-2010, 03:13 PM
 
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Re: New Custom - Finally done

Alan does the best work IMO.



Awesome looking guitar. Very big fan.

Can't wait...getting a 550..going to do similar mods.
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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-03-2010, 03:31 PM
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Re: New Custom - Finally done

That looks great. How does it play?
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post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-03-2010, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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It plays quite well, I had a little trouble at first setting the neck at the right angle, it was lifting towards the pickup end of the heel when square against the screw contacts. I shimmed it a little with a bit of insulating/boiler tape and although there is a tiny gap now between the screw section of the heel and the neck cavity on the body, the neck is sat straight and still set solidly.

Plays nicely with extremely low action, which is what I wanted
I do love the super 3 as well, amazing stuff from Dimarzio.
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Looks fantastic. Love the swirl and the headstock. Any reason you decided to go with the reworked 770 body rather than new knockoff Jem body with a lion's claw?
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I think that looks great

Even the mismatched pickup seems to match!!!
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post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-03-2010, 05:23 PM
 
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i would put a clear pickguard on it and some orange knobs . and orange humbuckers with yellow single and a yellow swith tip. but it looks good as is too . alan is doing some nice swirls now that he got away from the almost fake looking ones.
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i would put a clear pickguard on it and some orange knobs . and orange humbuckers with yellow single and a yellow swith tip. but it looks good as is too . alan is doing some nice swirls now that he got away from the almost fake looking ones.
God, I wish DiMarzio had orange as a color option for pickups.
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i would put a clear pickguard on it and some orange knobs . and orange humbuckers with yellow single and a yellow swith tip. but it looks good as is too . alan is doing some nice swirls now that he got away from the almost fake looking ones.
http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f21/do...le-101616.html
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i would put a clear pickguard on it and some orange knobs . and orange humbuckers with yellow single and a yellow swith tip. but it looks good as is too . alan is doing some nice swirls now that he got away from the almost fake looking ones.
It's a 770 body so it's front routed. That's sort of what I'm getting at.
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Dude... this is not just nice, it's great. Great swirl job too.
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3 cheers for a kick arse custom!!
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post #14 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-04-2010, 08:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: New Custom - Finally done

It's actually a 750 body, a 770 is rear routed, the 750 is the only body in the range that is front routed. Originally it was down as a 770 but then I looked up an old advert and noticed the 770s had no scratch plate... only the 750 does. The neck stamp confirms it's a 750, very faint now and under alan's signature but it's there.

The reason for going for this body... it was all meant to end up a bit different. I had an alder body on order to get swirled in colours I asked for... black base, majority orange swirl with a hint of yellow. My bumble bee guitar idea I called it. Problem was the guy who was supposed to be shipping the bodies over from the states to be painted seemed to turn into an ******* and still had sent utterly nothing after literally 6 months of waiting. Originally I asked for my money back but then I noticed this body pre-made with the correct neck joint and a grip cut into it. I wanted a lions claw for the trem cavity but I wasn't too bothered, the body seemed to be just what I was after ready to go at a cheaper price. So here we are.

I actually went for a clear pickguard twice... this is where the tails of woe come in from a certain company who shall remain nameless. I don't blame them for the 1st cracked pick guard I received, must have been the mail service, but the quality of the 2nd plate they sent me was questionable.

I'm actually pretty happy with the 3 ply black guard if I'm honest, so cheers Max C.
I've seen the body with a clear plate after the 2 failed attempts previously and I believe the black is actually really effective at bringing out the remaining black in the paint job and also highlighting the rest of the colours as a result.

It's a shame in so much that there is a great bit of swirl under the plate but I can live with that. Also the mismatched pickup seems to work as well, I can't really explain that one but it seems to draw the eye in a good way.
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Problem was the guy who was supposed to be shipping the bodies over from the states to be painted seemed to turn into an ******* and still had sent utterly nothing after literally 6 months of waiting. Originally I asked for my money back but then I noticed this body pre-made with the correct neck joint and a grip cut into it. I wanted a lions claw for the trem cavity but I wasn't too bothered, the body seemed to be just what I was after ready to go at a cheaper price. So here we are.
Sadly, this covers more than a few people. What's his last name so we can all go "oh, yeah...him...not surprising"
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