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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-05-2010, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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Upgrading my Ibanez RT150

Decided to change the look of my Ibby RT150, im going for the classic look with chrome hardware and all alnico pickups, why im at it i just like to show the good craft of the old ibbys

alder body



quarter-sawn maple neck



with brass insert(instead of wood)



here it is waiting for the new pups(artec giovanni & bezdez $9 alnico single coil), after being polished with turtlewax(body only)



the switch is a fender style 5 way switch(4 opposing poles) instead of the inline poles(no sonic/tone difference really, its just my thing now)


it has a push/pull tone pot for a plan to use a guthrie govan type switching on this(hopefully i get a response from dimarzio how to do it with a standard switch by means of jumper wires)

wilkinson vintage style trem, push-in trem arm

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-05-2010, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Upgrading my Ibanez RT150

look how big that trem block is



headstock wax and shine with meguiars(has alittle coating to it..i like!)



ofcourse got to have sung-il locking tuners(direct drop in replacement)



Artec Giovanni pickups



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Re: Upgrading my Ibanez RT150

Looks sweet! Let us know how those pups sound.



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Re: Upgrading my Ibanez RT150

Looking good!
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-05-2010, 10:56 PM
 
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Re: Upgrading my Ibanez RT150

Nice dude! I'm curious about those pups as well.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-07-2010, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Upgrading my Ibanez RT150

sweet its done! but decided not to go with the GG wiring scheme(no superswitch available in my parts drawer)







the artec giovanni gch2's really complete this guitar + push pull neck pup hot wire to bring more tone/pickup config

about the pickups, the humbuckers have a broad sound to them with good presence and attack, i decided to lower the bridge pickup so it doesnt sound too in your face, but it sounds good and sweet ill upload a few clips later
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-09-2010, 12:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Upgrading my Ibanez RT150

here's a quicky demo of the artec giovanni + paparonis COS pedal

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page...songID=9376304
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