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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-09-2011, 01:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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RG 520 and Birds

It looks like summer is finally here in Vancouver so I thought I would take a few pics out on the deck of my RG 520 that I 'dressed up' with some bird inlays...wasn't sure if I would like 'em but I think it actually looks pretty cool...I love this guitar...paid $350 and then put in new pups from Jon Moore at tonefordays.com and now it sounds and feels great...and now she looks even prettier with the birds, which were inexpensive, easy to apply and I don't feel them at all...some of you might think it's cheezy to dress up an RG with the bird inlays but I think she looks like a beauty



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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-09-2011, 10:25 AM
 
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very very strainge guitar. but i think i like it
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-09-2011, 11:52 AM
 
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Re: RG 520 and Birds

Are they actually inlaid into the fretboard or are they stickers/decals? Either way, nice axe

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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-09-2011, 12:50 PM
 
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Stickers from the look of it.
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-09-2011, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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yup they are stickers...inlay decals from inlaysticker.com...I saw them on a Jem on this site - I think it was one of Alaskabat's guitars - so I thought I'd give 'em a try and I think they actually look really cool...
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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-09-2011, 07:47 PM
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Nice axe, though I'd prefer the dots
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-09-2011, 10:08 PM
 
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Re: RG 520 and Birds

I buy sticker decals for my guitars all the time, it's only as a temporary fix for my gas till it settles
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
 
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I buy sticker decals for my guitars all the time, it's only as a temporary fix for my gas till it settles
lol...yes it does provide some temporary relief for GAS... ;o)
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 11:51 AM
 
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Re: RG 520 and Birds

Looks good, but I'm not sure if I like it or not. Something about it seems wrong .
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Looks good, but I'm not sure if I like it or not. Something about it seems wrong .
probably cuz it's unusual to see bird inlays on an ibbie...I wasn't sure about it at first but it quickly grew on me and now I really like it...
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Re: RG 520 and Birds

Yep--those are Jockomo decals, and yes--you saw them on 2 of my RGs: the purple Space Invaders RG-550 and the DNA 570PN



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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 01:13 PM
 
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Looks nice! I've got the same guitar (minus the cool inlay decal), it's nice! Are those aftermarket pickups?
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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Looks nice! I've got the same guitar (minus the cool inlay decal), it's nice! Are those aftermarket pickups?
Yup, I replaced the V7/V8 pickups with a set from Jon Moore at tonefordays.com – I went with his 'Ultimate Rock' set…my 520 sounds fantastic now - I especially love the neck pup - creamy with no mud...I think they’re the best HBs I’ve tried - and I've tried quite a few over the years (SD JB, Air Zone, Tone Zone, Evo, 36th anni PAF to name a few) ... Plus Jon was great to work with - I sent him an e-mail about what I wanted and he e-mailed back right away...it's cool to be able to directly contact the guy who is gonna build your pups... Canadian handmade quality with great service...you should definitely check his pickups out.
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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-16-2011, 03:52 PM
 
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Is it a reflection of the sun or do those stickers really stand out that much? I'd dig them if they were subtle, but if they are that noticeable in all light conditions then you're asking for a lot of attention... some of it not so positive. But good on ya for trying something different!
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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-16-2011, 09:03 PM
 
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Nice! I don't much care for PRS but that looks good on that guitar.
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