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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-21-2008, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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What do I do?

So, I was at one of the music shops in my area and saw this fine looking instrument at the end of the amp aisle. Unbeknownst to me until after I picked it up, did I find out that it was an S520EX. And a fine S it was. However, the two things that killed me about this were :

The stupid 12th fret inlay
Finish

The inlay is like a 3 claw mark, and it looks very out of place; and the finish is a gloss black with clear cloat. Something I've grown to detest in days of late. Now, it plays like a machine, very sharp, and the ZR system isn't a problem; for me anyways.

Oops, forgot to mention, it comes with a Dimebucker in the bridge. OK, so what I was considering doing was just having a local luthier possibly just take out the inlay and refill it with a putty or something, and then while the neck is being worked on, have someone else re-finish it to say a Black Transparent Burst (or whatever its called).

Would this end up being a huge waste, and should I just get say the S320 and just put some Dimarzios and call it a day?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-21-2008, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
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Re: What do I do?

Ya know what, after going back and reading that and doing more research I realized that it'll cost more a ton of money to do that so screw it; I'll take the S320 throw a Evo/TZ in it and call it a day

Yes, you read right, the TZ is gonna be in the neck. Why? Because it sounds very nice.

Edit : Hmm, well I went to the thread tools and it wont let me lock it so, can a mod help a brotha out?
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-22-2008, 12:42 AM
 
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Re: What do I do?

Wise move MFB,you could own a real S for the cash that would of cost you! (meaning a Jap 89-98 version)
I had a 520ex for a bit............4 days before i took it back! Not in the same league as my two 1989/90 S540's!!
Nice choice for TZ in neck,perfect for a 22 fret mahogany S,why?? Because the Dimarzio IBZF1 pickup of those golden era S's is infact a TZ and yes they sound SO sweet.
Goodluck with your project.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-22-2008, 01:03 AM Thread Starter
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Re: What do I do?

Thanks man, hopefully this will finally be the guitar I've been looking for
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