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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 05-07-2011, 03:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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RG570 with new pickguard problem

Hi guys!
Ok I have had this RG570 for about 8 years..It has been my mate in countless gigs and we have spent many frustating and at the same time rewarding musical moments all this years..
My first guitar I bought myself working my @ss off..I call it my "Peliroja" (Red-haired).
Even that today I have a better quality guitar,this RG570 always sounds and feels awesome..
However I like to explore new things and I changed the bridge pickup for a Tone Zone a few years back..I want to try another pickup in the neck soon!




I would never paint it but I decided to install it a pickguard to make it more interesting..so I bought this..I hope you like it!





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Ok here's the problem..
The thickness of the pickguard is not giving the pick-up selector enough room to slide up or down with the knob..I had to remove it



The pick up selector started to give some problems during a gig..now with the pickguard defenitively I want to change it but I need one with the tip longer to have enough room to move freely with the knob..but it seems the size is standard
Anyone knows where I can find a longer pick-up selector? or any ideas to solve this??
Please help! I will really appreciate your feedback !
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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 05-07-2011, 03:43 AM
 
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Re: RG570 with new pickguard problem

You could file the area of the pickguard around the pickup selector. The pickguard for my universe has the area around the pickguard selector opening routed at about 40 / 60degrees. However this may prove difficult with a mirror pickguard.

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Re: RG570 with new pickguard problem

Look at the other thread about installing a pickguard on a 570 for some answers. The 570 wasn't made with a pickguard, so that should have been a thought when doing this--you just added some thickness to it, and the controls are too short. You'll most likely have to do a little routing of the body to accomodate the switch.

EDIT--found the other recent thread:
http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f18/ne...rg-111741.html




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Re: RG570 with new pickguard problem

^^ by the pics in the other thread now I see what could be done..thank you.
indeed it will be a little bit difficult on a mirror guard :/
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Re: RG570 with new pickguard problem

I had the same problem. I just said screw it and go with no selector knob.

if you really want a knob without messing with the guard, get some super glue and fill the knob with it. then with the selector in position 1 or 5, push the knob on as far as it will go and hold till the glue dries.
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I had the same problem. I just said screw it and go with no selector knob.

if you really want a knob without messing with the guard, get some super glue and fill the knob with it. then with the selector in position 1 or 5, push the knob on as far as it will go and hold till the glue dries.
So what happens when he needs to remove the switch - for any reason?
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Re: RG570 with new pickguard problem

E-Vid: the best way for you to do this is to cut out the area around the switch from the body.... that way the switch can mount on the pickguard. It should be easy to cut through with a utility knife..... the wood is thin in this spot.

BTW... I love the look with the guard!!! Great 570!!!!!


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E-Vid: the best way for you to do this is to cut out the area around the switch from the body.... that way the switch can mount on the pickguard. It should be easy to cut through with a utility knife..... the wood is thin in this spot.

BTW... I love the look with the guard!!! Great 570!!!!!


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Yep--that's exactly how to do it! Might even cut a little extra, maybe a few mm beyond the drawn lines.



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I had the same problem. I just said screw it and go with no selector knob.

if you really want a knob without messing with the guard, get some super glue and fill the knob with it. then with the selector in position 1 or 5, push the knob on as far as it will go and hold till the glue dries.
I thought in leaving it without the knob but it's kind of hard to switch bwt the bridge and the neck positions -the most used p's- in a middle of a song :/..it's just too short.

And yes,the fisrt thing that came to mi mind was to glue it!..however I dont think it will be a good idea in case of future needed modifications
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E-Vid: the best way for you to do this is to cut out the area around the switch from the body.... that way the switch can mount on the pickguard. It should be easy to cut through with a utility knife..... the wood is thin in this spot.

BTW... I love the look with the guard!!! Great 570!!!!!


Cut here:

http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/2915/switchq.jpg
Thanks for he compliments!
Wow..well I've never done anything to my guitar except for changing pickups and disassemble it and clean/adjust it... and now this pickguard.
It sounds too easy..it is really that thin to cut it whit just a utility knife?
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Re: RG570 with new pickguard problem

yup, just go slowly... no need to put a lot of pressure on it... just let the blade do the work.
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So what happens when he needs to remove the switch - for any reason?

when in your life have you ever had to remove a switch tip.... its super glue, not a stainless weld man lol
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Re: RG570 with new pickguard problem

So what does cutting out the body do? I don't have any guitars with pick guards, so what do you mean by, mounting it to the pick guard and not the body?
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Re: RG570 with new pickguard problem

on pickguard equipped guitars the area around the electronics is wide open on the body (see pic) with this, all of the electronics are mounted to the pickguard.



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Re: RG570 with new pickguard problem

ohhhhh, I gotcha. Thanks
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