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post #1 of 97 (permalink) Old 08-26-2011, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
 
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Project Ideas - RG550

*PICS TO FOLLOW, AS I DONT HAVE MY CAMERA WITH ME AT THE MO!!*

OK, ive just taken delivery of a 1992 RG550 body. got it for a VERY reasonable price, and the seller has kindly sanded it right back down to the wood, and even done a little bit of filling too, and the black shielding paint in the cavities! So that leaves me with a completely blank 550 body, and my own limitied imagination...

...So in a similar vein to Ryc's thread, i know the overarching answer will be "go with what you like best", but id like ideas from you guys for colour schemes please! purely because you've all got different dieas/thought patterns to me! im pretty sure i know where to get hold of a square heel 550 neck with a rosewood fingerboard, if it hasnt sold yet, and the headstock will be done in the same colour.

the only marginal restriction is that i want to use either black or gold hardware, no chrome or cosmo black.

so, ideas on a postcard please boys and girls!

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How about following my theme of classic video games? You may have seen my RG-550 Space Invaders, and I've got the PacMan in work. Do a Donkey Kong or Galaxian/Galaga. Centipede or Asteroids would be cool, too.



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Green/black van halen with gold hardware... trust me
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^That would be hawt. Also, I don't know if this is possible, but a metallic swirl??
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Covered in faux fur?
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Yup yup, I've done both, ill post pics later

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^That would be hawt. Also, I don't know if this is possible, but a metallic swirl??
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I love Black Pearl, so that or some sort of Pearl White would look great.
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post #8 of 97 (permalink) Old 08-30-2011, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
 
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all good ideas guys, so please keep em coming!

the guy who's gonna do the paint job for me has given me a couple of suggestions of flip colours - ill try and get pics of the colours and the body up here a bit later on!

i originally wanted white with black hardware, but it looks a bit naff on the RG Builder webpage!
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1 -Paint it white.
2 - Put a rubber glove on.
3 - (stop thinking that way).
4 - Dip your fingers in paint and throw 3 or 4 colors of paint at it.
5 - Let dry, turn over and repeat.
6 - clear coat if you like it, if not....start sanding...
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post #10 of 97 (permalink) Old 10-03-2011, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
 
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ok, so its taken a bit of time, but finally got a few pics of the project base:

1992 rg550 body




1991 rg550 maple neck (with inlays and frets removed)








and when they go together


i think some of you may well agree that if ever there was a blank canvas to work from, this has gotta come close to it?!
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post #11 of 97 (permalink) Old 10-03-2011, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
 
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as for colours, etc, im thinking

http://www.houseofkolor.com/images/s...KBC10_BC25.jpg

for the body and headstock. undecided yet whether to just have it cleared, or to have a very subtle flake of some sort put over it.

- stainless steel frets
- purple mirrored inlays
- black mirrored pickguard, cavity covers and truss rod cover
- black hardware (inc lo pro)
- black metal vol/tone knobs
- dimarzio 5way switch and 500k pots
- dimarzio pups (not decided on what yet, and got plenty of time to do so) in a purple/black, purple, black/purple config
- black ibanez decal

the neck has already been sanded, so just needs tung oil over it. looks like it came off a 550DY (although it seems a touch flourescent)?!

im going away to italy for 4months 2mora, so this wont really get started until feb when im back (altho i will be shopping for it throughout that time!!!)

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Yep--tthat's the color! Go with that!



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That would be an awesome color, I wouldn't even think about a metal flake on it.

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Find a piece of fabric that you like, and do a material finish!
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That would be an awesome color, I wouldn't even think about a metal flake on it.
While the color looks good by itself--the metal flaked ones look pretty spectacular too:

http://www.houseofkolor.com/images/s...KK10_SG112.jpg
http://www.houseofkolor.com/images/speedshapes/BC10.jpg



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