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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-25-2010, 01:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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RG170 - Modifying

(So I am a total n00b when it comes to any sort of modification with guitars).

I am buying a RG170 for around $100 for fun.

I was going to try and make it a guitar I can modify - i.e. change the pickups etc.

Which brings me to my question:

Can I change the pick ups to -
Neck: a DiMarzio® PAF® 36th Anniversary DP103 neck pickup
Middle: stock
Bridge: a DiMarzio® Super Distortion® DP100 bridge pickup

Let me know =)
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-25-2010, 03:24 AM
 
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Re: RG170 - Modifying

Of course you can. You might want to invest in new electronics altogether. At least a new multi-pole switch, so you can play around with the pickup selections.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-25-2010, 03:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG170 - Modifying

Cool - I have no idea about electronics - I was going to go down the path of buying the Pickups (and this multi-pole switchy doo hickey) and pay someone to modify it for me.

Anyone in Melbourne that can help!?
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-25-2010, 06:30 AM
 
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Re: RG170 - Modifying

if you have a steady hand and a soldering iron (fine head), you should be able to do this all by yourself! Lots of wiring diagrams around here.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-25-2010, 06:44 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RG170 - Modifying

well the sale fell thru - guitar was broken
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