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post #16 of 52 (permalink) Old 10-07-2015, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Your dream Ibanez

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I don't think mine would be all that fancy.

RG655 body and and HSH setup in Galaxy Black
Swap out stock pickguard with smoke mirror pickguard
Keep the Air Norton in the Neck, swap in a Steve's Special in the bridge
Unsure yet about the middle pickup, but want something very Stratocasterish (I'm open to suggestions)
Coil tap
Lo Pro Edge tremolo

Everything else the same, except, and here's the difficulty...

Dunlop 6140 frets (from the early JEMs/UVs).

Everything else could be swapped out pretty easily, but refretting a new neck just seems like a waste.
You can always get a golden era RG550 and mod it to those specs, that way you wouldn't be refretting a new neck and it would probably cost you the same as a new RG655.
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post #17 of 52 (permalink) Old 10-07-2015, 08:45 PM
 
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Re: Your dream Ibanez

I would like a maple neck/maple fretboard, three single coil RG with trem similar to Andy Timmons model but with 22 frets. It would be similar to modern RG with old Roadstar appointments. There could be a regular Ibanez one for $399 street all the way up to a nice Premium one with DiMarzio True Velvets for $999 or higher.

A Talman with Bigsby, similar to a '68 Fender Telecaster/Bigsby, would be cool. I would like it to sport twisted tele neck pickup (equivalent) and Duncan or DiMarzio Broadcaster type bridge pickup. That could be maybe $699 with licensed OEM Ibanez Bigsby trem and stock alnico pickups.

I would love to see an Artcore AS/AM but with stock Kahler studmount as was most common with some vintage Gibsons in the 1980s. I only see Kahlers on the Hannemann ESP/LTD and Kerry King B.C. Riches these days. It doesn't have to be the super high end Kahler but the OEM one that's maybe on the Hannemann LTD version or moderately priced Kerry King version but stud mount versus the more popular flat mount. That could come with Super 58s and go for $1099. Lee Ritenour had something akin to an Ibanez AS100 but IIRC he later tried a Kahler.

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Which one?
this one :

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this one :

That's so nice. Is it a modded out RG or did that particular one come with the trembuckers and single volume knob?
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That's so nice. Is it a modded out RG or did that particular one come with the trembuckers and single volume knob?
the only thing I mod on this is the pickups, others are born that way.
It's the mighty RGR1220, real deal 3- pieces maple bubinga super wizard.
originally born with petrucci set pickups : SS+AN, even the AN is positioned upside down.
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the only thing I mod on this is the pickups, others are born that way.
It's the mighty RGR1220, real deal 3- pieces maple bubinga super wizard.
originally born with petrucci set pickups : SS+AN, even the AN is positioned upside down.
I heard those trembuckers sustain for days and adds any sustain that is lost in the tremolo. I guess that's supposed to have the depth of a hard tail setup, yet allow for the trem action, too. I would like a trembucker for Gibson spaced guitars such as a Gibson with a Bigsby. That could open up a ton of possibilities.
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I heard those trembuckers sustain for days and adds any sustain that is lost in the tremolo. I guess that's supposed to have the depth of a hard tail setup, yet allow for the trem action, too. I would like a trembucker for Gibson spaced guitars such as a Gibson with a Bigsby. That could open up a ton of possibilities.
the parallel axis trembuckers in my guitar is great.
I have the distortion model for bridge, it screams, punchy, warm as well, and the brightness/ treble is just at a maxium limit I can take, if they make the treble 1 level higher, I'd be hating it.
the neck is the original parallel axis neck model, it's sound and act pretty much with single coil edgyness, very bright, be very careful with this one.
you put your amp treble too high, the treble will kill you.

regarding the sustain... hm.. I think it's normal, it's nothing like sustain for days.
but just at right amount.
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You can always get a golden era RG550 and mod it to those specs, that way you wouldn't be refretting a new neck and it would probably cost you the same as a new RG655.
Did it ever just come with 6140 frets?
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this one :


it misses one pot, one pup and one string.(kidding man). Apart from that its a beauty!
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Did it ever just come with 6140 frets?
That i don't know, but refretting an old neck wouldn't feel as bad as refretting a new one.
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Re: Your dream Ibanez

Here is one I came up with a while ago.
I might go with a cosmo pickup ring and top hat knobs for sure.

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Here is one I came up with a while ago.
I might go with a cosmo pickup ring and top hat knobs for sure.

I'm digging that. Any more details on spec/pups/neck dimensions etc as you would have it built?
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Re: Your dream Ibanez

I'd get a nice thin neck made, like the one on my JEM7DK but with Dunlop 6140 frets.
A five piece neck, like my JEM77FP2.
I might have the Lions Claw painted Green too!
A Dimarzio Pro Track for the neck pickup.
The Bridge Pickup, I'd wait till the last second to decide.
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Re: Your dream Ibanez

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I don't think mine would be all that fancy.

RG655 body and and HSH setup in Galaxy Black
Swap out stock pickguard with smoke mirror pickguard
Keep the Air Norton in the Neck, swap in a Steve's Special in the bridge
Unsure yet about the middle pickup, but want something very Stratocasterish (I'm open to suggestions)
Coil tap
Lo Pro Edge tremolo

Everything else the same, except, and here's the difficulty...

Dunlop 6140 frets (from the early JEMs/UVs).

Everything else could be swapped out pretty easily, but refretting a new neck just seems like a waste.
I might have to update this, after just hearing the Piezo pickup in the RG1820X. It adds an amazing new level of tone capabilities.

If I used this as the body, it'd make the coil tap unnecessary, and I'd have to get a customized pickguard made (still prefer the look with the pickguard). I'd have to give up on the Lo Pro Edge, too, but for the piezo, it would be a fine scrifice.

Still gotta get better frets on that neck.
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post #30 of 52 (permalink) Old 10-10-2015, 03:09 PM
 
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I really like my RG550s with maple neck fretboard. I would like Ibanez to bring it back with some bright and vivid colors. The RG655M is a good move but in Canada, the only color available is cobalt blue. C'mon, give us more choices!!!
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