Re: Can I make this Ibanez sound GREAT?
i can sympathise with your idea my friend.
reminds me of myself a few months ago when i had the genius idea of making my 'perfect guitar' myself on the cheap; without any detailed knowledge on 'how to glue stuff together'.
ive had a few problems with putting it all together, but it has been fun and hopefully worth it when its done. the main issues were installing the trem (which you shouldn't have to do by the sounds of things) & fitting the neck properly. everything else seems to be going ok (touch basewood) so you should decide what hardware you want and just go for it.
As far as pickups go, i have a few semour duncan's which are great if you dont want the extra hastle of active pickups. dimarzio's are the more obvious choice for an ibanez, but if you want the extra challenge of active pickups, i'd recommend EMG's - although ive only heard them in use and i'm yet to try mine on my project.
how about new decent locking machineheads (tuners) on the neck? they can be a valuable, essential addition to a guitar with a floyd rose style trem, if of course you havent got the locking nut on your neck?
other than that, the worlds your lobster!!!
Last edited by smasher2000; 08-29-2008 at 06:40 PM.