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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-19-2007, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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Swiss cheese mod?

Hey, I have this low end RG that I'm not very impressed with and I want to modify it so it will look and sound better. It is fitted with Infinity or whatever pickups that I think I will swap to PAF pros. Two questions: It is fitted with an Edge 3. Will I be able to replace this with something better (Lo-pro or Edge Pro)?

2nd question: While checking out the old Despagni and performance Jems (Around the time of Eat 'em and Smile) I came across that wacky guitar filled with holes. Do you think it would be possible to do this to a basswood RG with out stuffing things up tone wise to bad? If not possible, I'm gonna turn it into a shocking pink RG.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-19-2007, 08:33 PM
 
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Re: Swiss cheese mod?

Just be sure to drill a few in the headstock so it isn't neck heavy
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-19-2007, 08:42 PM
 
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Re: Swiss cheese mod?

taking all that wood out is going to kill the tone of the guitar..

my 2 cents..
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-20-2007, 12:38 AM
 
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Re: Swiss cheese mod?

And drilling the headstock, will make it weak and prompt to brakeage.
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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-20-2007, 12:45 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Swiss cheese mod?

Well I wasn't exactly planning on doing that, I believe that was intended as a joke? So how do you think it would work on Steve's axe? maybe there is someway to make it work, and if there is, then I'm doing it. I might just try it anyway, as I said it is a low end RG and didn't cost me that much to buy (as a project guitar) so there isn't much risk in screwing it up too bad.
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-20-2007, 01:48 AM
 
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Re: Swiss cheese mod?

If your gonna do it, you gonna need the sealer. You gotta seal the inside of each hole, and then cap the holes with glass. You then must fill the holes with water, and put a goldfish in each one.

That's pretty much the most metal thing I can think of.
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-20-2007, 01:57 AM
 
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Re: Swiss cheese mod?

Oh btw Edge III is not direct swapable with Edge/Lo Pro, it'll need some routing.

OFR is a bit easier to fit in the Edge3 cavity I believe, requires a little less work.
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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-21-2007, 07:23 PM
 
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Re: Swiss cheese mod?

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If your gonna do it, you gonna need the sealer. You gotta seal the inside of each hole, and then cap the holes with glass. You then must fill the holes with water, and put a goldfish in each one.

That's pretty much the most metal thing I can think of.
It'll be even more metal after a few days when all the fish die of starvation to the sound of Slayer.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-22-2007, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Oh btw Edge III is not direct swapable with Edge/Lo Pro, it'll need some routing.

OFR is a bit easier to fit in the Edge3 cavity I believe, requires a little less work.
I think I might not bother with the trem. I think I'm just gonna block it instead.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-23-2007, 04:24 AM
 
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Re: Swiss cheese mod?

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Hey, I have this low end RG that I'm not very impressed with and I want to modify it so it will look and sound better. It is fitted with Infinity or whatever pickups that I think I will swap to PAF pros. Two questions: It is fitted with an Edge 3. Will I be able to replace this with something better (Lo-pro or Edge Pro)?

2nd question: While checking out the old Despagni and performance Jems (Around the time of Eat 'em and Smile) I came across that wacky guitar filled with holes. Do you think it would be possible to do this to a basswood RG with out stuffing things up tone wise to bad? If not possible, I'm gonna turn it into a shocking pink RG.
Just get the swiss cheese Bumblefoot sig. from Vigier .

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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-24-2007, 06:01 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Swiss cheese mod?

Nah that thing looks ugly IMO. So do you think the filler idea would work (drill holes then seal them with clear filler)? Maybe I should try this on an even cheaper guitar...
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-24-2007, 07:49 AM
 
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Re: Swiss cheese mod?

Burnt finish tbh
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