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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-11-2014, 05:11 AM Thread Starter
 
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NGD: Too many parts lying around. RG3120/JPM

So I had to admit I've bought a lot of stuff on ebay and here on Jemsite for the past years, so I was looking around in drawers and boxes and found enough parts to assemble a complete awesome guitar.

Just had to make a middle single coil first. (long live the madness)
Body: RG3120
Neck: JPM
Bridge: Edge
Pickups: Dimarzio: Breed (br) Evo (mid) Paf Joe (n) Planning to get a Seymour Duncan Liberator so I can experiment with pickups later.
Wiring: pos 1. Neck Hum series, 2. Neck parallell, 3. Neck coil towards neck with middle single coil, 4. inside coils of both humbuckers, 5. Bridge Hum.

Now to the Pictures.


Clean Body.


Using a Jem pickguard for correct position of the middle single coil.


Getting the template ready.


Workbench.


Cavity ready, painted with shielding paint from stewmac.


Body.


Complete.
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-11-2014, 05:32 AM
 
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Re: NGD: Too many parts lying around. RG3120/JPM

Very nice!
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Re: NGD: Too many parts lying around. RG3120/JPM

wow, nice job! very sweet looking guitar!
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Re: NGD: Too many parts lying around. RG3120/JPM

Very nice!!! Fantastic job on adding the single coil cavity.
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Re: NGD: Too many parts lying around. RG3120/JPM

That looks very nice! Nicely and neatly cut out the single coil cavity. What paint did you use to the single coil cavity?
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post #6 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-11-2014, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: NGD: Too many parts lying around. RG3120/JPM

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That looks very nice! Nicely and neatly cut out the single coil cavity. What paint did you use to the single coil cavity?
I use the conductive shielding paint from stewmac.
http://www.stewmac.com/Pickups_and_E...ing_Paint.html
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Re: NGD: Too many parts lying around. RG3120/JPM

Damn fine work there! Looks perfect!

Well done!

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Re: NGD: Too many parts lying around. RG3120/JPM

I've never had a 3120 or a mahogany body with maple top and I never expected this one to be so bright.
I have a 2020 and two 2027's with mahogany bodies and they are a lot darker sounding.
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Re: NGD: Too many parts lying around. RG3120/JPM

Thanks for the nice comments BTW. ;-)
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Re: NGD: Too many parts lying around. RG3120/JPM

That looks great! Love it.
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Re: NGD: Too many parts lying around. RG3120/JPM

I love those 3120's... the finished product looks real good.
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post #12 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-12-2014, 09:50 AM
 
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Re: NGD: Too many parts lying around. RG3120/JPM

Perfect!!
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Re: NGD: Too many parts lying around. RG3120/JPM

Nice work! Looks killer,

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I've never had a 3120 or a mahogany body with maple top and I never expected this one to be so bright.
I have a 2020 and two 2027's with mahogany bodies and they are a lot darker sounding.
It is just the way it is, different pieces of wood.
It is not really the maple top that makes the difference.
I have a bunch of 3120's and some are bright, some darker, some normal.
Most of the time does the sound go hand in hand with the weight of the guitar.

I take a guess and say yours are over normal heavy?

/Magnus
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post #14 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-13-2014, 01:10 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: NGD: Too many parts lying around. RG3120/JPM

You're right, this one is pretty heavy, just as my 2020 actually.
I've already put a tonezone and an air norton in there, but i will try even darker pickups.
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Re: NGD: Too many parts lying around. RG3120/JPM

Congrats! Awesome work. I love these projects!
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