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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-14-2013, 07:57 AM Thread Starter
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YESSSSS !!!! White FSK in my RG !!!

Hell Yeah people !!!!!

I am beyond myself with joy today and I have decided to share it with my brothers here at jem site who can really appreciate a custom shred axe !

For many years now I have been playing the **** out of it and working on my favourite guitar, my Ibanez RG 2550 MIJ in 2007. The guitar has went through a number of mods, most of them have been removed in the first few weeks, but the ones that stuck are:

1)Locking Stud Mod from Rich (a must with Edge Pro)

2)Goeldo BackBox TremSetter (I had two in parallel to simulate Ibanez Backstop, but the Goeldo is just too stiff, so I'm back to one BackBox and two 47mm springs)

3)DiMarzio Evo2 in bridge (White)

4)Ebony fretboard with tree of life inlay and a tung oil finished back of the neck (the neck is original 2550, just the fretboard is changed with 6105 frets)

The only thing I have been missing for years now is the sustainer. Obviously, I need a white one, since I'm going for Gilmore Strat look (read: Jem 7 PBK) and with the price tag on them, if I'm gonna shell out that much cash it MUST be in the colour of my choice. However, as many people here at jemsite now, the white Fernandes sustainer is difficult as hell to get. Even if you find one, chances are, it's gonna be very expensive, and in my case, it probably won't ship to Croatia.

Finally! Today, I got it! From ebay, ships to Croatia! Price? 300 euros. U mad? Yep.... I'll be eating rice and ketchup for the next few weeks, but man, I'll be one happy son of a gun!

I have some hd pics of my axe on my wives camera. As soon as I get them to my comp I'll post some.

Cheers guys !

PS Any tips and tricks with sustainer installation and with FSK-401 in general are very, very welcome.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-14-2013, 08:20 AM
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Re: YESSSSS !!!! White FSK in my RG !!!

Congrats.looking forward to pics.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-14-2013, 10:52 AM
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Re: YESSSSS !!!! White FSK in my RG !!!

Looking forward to the pics. I was in Porec last year. Fun place.
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Re: YESSSSS !!!! White FSK in my RG !!!

Sounds great, pics when you can
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-15-2013, 08:44 AM Thread Starter
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Re: YESSSSS !!!! White FSK in my RG !!!

Here they go folks, sorry for waiting...

Hopefully these will show, for I am a somewhat of a forum noob

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-15-2013, 05:49 PM
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Re: YESSSSS !!!! White FSK in my RG !!!

Cool Guitar!

Installing the sustainer are pretty easy if you have proper tools for making the holes in the body. The only thing that can be tricky are to adjust it to work well, it is not hard but take loads of time.

The sustainer pickup works okay as a neck pickup, but I suggest putting another pickup next to it and use that as a neck pickup when not using the sustainer.
In sustainer mode is it always the bridge pickup that are giving the sound (unless you modify it).

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-15-2013, 11:26 PM
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Re: YESSSSS !!!! White FSK in my RG !!!

It only requires the smallest amount of routing to install...............

JK, it takes a lot of routing and fitting to get a 401 kit in.

You have to go from this:

To this:

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-01-2013, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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Re: YESSSSS !!!! White FSK in my RG !!!

Ok guys, believe it or not, the pickup arrived TODAY !

Yep, it takes that long to get items shipped to Croatia (and Germany is 14 hours drive from us).... Well, to happier subjects

I am really excited to finally put that sustainer in my favourite axe!

Wise people of Jemsite, is the standard wiring diagram from Fernandes site ok for me?

Here's the link so you can check it out.

Also, I am going for a FLO clone here, so if any wiser man than me knows some tips 'n' tricks towards nailing that tone from the sustainer and Evo2, I'll be forever grateful (like special wiring, pickup height, pole pieces, voodoo....)
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