Re: NGD and family shot + some mods!
Yes it's CAB, and the green one is MCR (Mediterranean Coral Reef). The cubed black finish has started to grow on me, I like how just the front is cubed and the rest of the body has just grey paint.
Regarding the bar, as I said earlier in the thread some guitars don't have gap and some will have. The easiest way to check it is when you have the trem leveled dive the trem and watch the block at the same time if;
the block moves a tiny bit before the bar starts to move you have a gap
the block and bar moves there's no gap
Then it's up to you how much it's bothering you.
Since I'v done this mod on my MCR the trem feels ultra solid, I don't get any flutter effect when I play hard or bend so it behaves more like fixed bridge this way. A fixed bridge that you can do dives on that is =)
I'll check out your thread!