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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-03-2011, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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ORANGE!!

I'll be using this as a build thread for my '87 540PCO. Came in yesterday. Needless to say I've been playing her all night, even with the not-quite-there-yet action and not-so-smooth frets. I can really tell I'm gonna love this one...



!!!BaM!!!
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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-03-2011, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: ORANGE!!

List of things to do:

-Dimarzio X2N bridge, HS2 middle, Fast Track 1 neck (probably all red)
-Ditch the stock wiring... New wiring will be 4 toggles (on/off bridge, on/off middle, on/off neck, series-parallel for bridge)
-Frets 12-up scalloped
-Cut in a Monkey Grip handle.... joking
-rip everything apart and clean (especially the bridge)
-Install a colleted tremolo arm from a standard floyd
-paint back cavity flat black (thinking of doing it to all the other cavities as well, food for thought)

Thats all I can think of now

*Edit: I'm also stripping the finish off the back of the neck and re-finishing it in satin tung oil

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post #3 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-03-2011, 12:37 PM
 
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If that was mine, I wouldn't touch anything on it at all !

But each to their own keep us updated
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Orange will always be awesome.

Still waiting for DiMarzio to make some orange pickups, too!

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post #5 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-03-2011, 12:57 PM
 
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Re: ORANGE!!

I love the CO color, and I do like Jack's with the white pickups. Keep us updated.
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post #6 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-03-2011, 01:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: ORANGE!!

The problem is that Dimarzio only makes their Rail single-coils in white, red, purple, green, pink and black. So there aren't many to choose from that would go well with this guitar. If they had blue I would probably go with that. I'm thinking red or white, black looks a little too plain for me.
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Orange will always be awesome.

Still waiting for DiMarzio to make some orange pickups, too!

Nice 560. Did that come in that color?
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post #8 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-03-2011, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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If that was mine, I wouldn't touch anything on it at all !

But each to their own keep us updated
I'm being careful not to do anything that degrades the value of the guitar. Then only thing is that someone looking to buy it in the future might not like scalloped frets... but this guitar is for me, not them

check out my Buddie's scallop job he did to his 540PMG:

wish it was a bigger picture, it really is an excellent job.
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Re: ORANGE!!

Remember.............pickup covers/bobbins take paint VERY well.

http://www.testors.com/products/137014

It worked for me!!



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Nice 560. Did that come in that color?
Yup, Classic Carotene orange. My favorite Ibby color.
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post #11 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-04-2011, 06:50 AM
 
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Orange will always be awesome.

Still waiting for DiMarzio to make some orange pickups, too!

Well, I reckon the white pups look good - they go with the fretboard dots.

You've got some tasty axes, mang; I especially like your Maxxas and PL2660 .
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post #12 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-04-2011, 11:16 AM
 
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Just to be clear, scalloping the fretboard will seriously hurt the resale value.
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post #13 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-04-2011, 12:27 PM
 
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awesome color awesome guitar love the white pickups..congrats thats a keeper
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post #14 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-04-2011, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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Just to be clear, scalloping the fretboard will seriously hurt the resale value.
well, I'm sure they said the same thing when the first guy made a hot rod out of a model t
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post #15 of 34 (permalink) Old 12-04-2011, 12:53 PM
 
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That Carotene Orange RG560 is so bad ass!
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