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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-26-2004, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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Scalloping 12th to 24th on an Ibanez neck?

Just wondering if its possiable to scallop just the 12 to 24th fret
will it effect inotation? Or other problems I might encounter,
I might try to scallop a neck by myself.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-26-2004, 03:59 PM
 
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it won't mess up your inotation, you'll just have to use a softer touch that's all. and you'll be able to do some crraaaazy vibrato
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-26-2004, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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well ,
I'm going to buy a cheap rg 570,
and want to do some modes to it.
I might scallop 10,12 to 24th fret.
It will be fun and lots of work.
Does anyone know any site that teaches
you on how to repaint a body properly,
I went to projectguitars.com they had tutorials on how to
scallop your neck and striping your body, but didn't have
a good one on refinishing your body.
Someone please give some good refrence.
I wanna do a really funky colour! Maybe some kind of Pink!
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-26-2004, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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ah by the way RSVampire

have u scalloped a neck on your own before?
any tips for a first timer?
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-26-2004, 05:17 PM
 
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yeah go slow! lol I did it on my friends cheap Samick (from 22 down to 10) and I used a metal round file instead of sand paper and stuff. didn't use tape or nothing! it came out good, came close to knickin the frets a bunch though! go slow!, and check your progress a lot to make sure you don't go too deep.
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is there a refrence on how deep I should go when Im scalloping?
Should all frets be the same depth.
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-26-2004, 05:43 PM
 
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the depth is up to you entierly, a little or a lot. I just say check your progress cause...well...I dunno just do it!
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-27-2004, 02:47 AM
 
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Alan, I have just recently done a last 4 fret scallop job on my RG3120 custom, I'd suggest taping off, and go slow, check progress every couple of minutes and keep your scallop area clean from dust

Rob
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-27-2004, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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Okay cool thanks!
But I was thinking to do half of the neck,
Whats the tool the guy was using on Project guitar?
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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-27-2004, 08:48 AM
 
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Its a dremel profile sander - nice little tool, but not essential. Just use a round file to remove most of the wood, and smooth up with sandpaper. And remember - go SLOWLY!
Good luck
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-27-2004, 01:14 PM
 
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Hi,..use a mask tape on the side as a GUIDE for the depth..you should put this in betwen 1-1,5 mm fron the top of the board... thatīs only what your need...REALLY...you donīt have to go deeper than that.. i did the firts one by EYE, all 21 frets..in a very cheap fretboard...12 - 21 with the file..then 1 - 11 with a dremel..i think it turn out pretty good..but sometimes i went very deep without knowing.. then.. the second one was a 21-24 frets in a yamaha RGX110.. very hard wood (bubinga) just usin a file.. and the third one was a RG550 17-24 with the files and the tape on the side and i thinks this is the best looking of all...

hope this helps

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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-29-2004, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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wow thanks for all the replies..
i still feel a bit uncomfortable doing something like this on my own,
hahahah maybe I'l get my friend's guitar and do an expirement on it first. LOL
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Well thats not such a bad idea, in a way. If you dont feel to confident nip into a pawn shop and pick up a **** old guitar for like $30 and practice on that....
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