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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-14-2007, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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My Rebirthed 1991 RG550!!! Check this out...

Hey all

about 5 years ago I bought a white RG550 w/maple neck, i installed a tonezone in the bridge and paf pro but it didnt do much for me, anyways here is how she looked then




well over time the frets got bad and the neck warped bad, i mucked around with it but couldnt fix it, i took the tonezone and paf and put it on my famous blue RG570 hybrid.

well, the white RG became just a guitar i had around, it played like crap, sounded worse....i decided to tune it to B and use it as a heavy guitar (the 1st 12 frets were good)

and this is how it sat for 4 years




a home scalloping job gone horribly wrong...lol oh well you live and learn.


Recently i had the urge to fix her up, i bought a new maple neck off fellow jemsite Gpenguins (thanks mate!) and a black scratch plate in an attempt to make the RG20th people jealous :P

So now i had an almost new neck, good body, and i thought...well all my other guitars are dimarzio guitars, lets make this an SD guitar through and through...

so i went through my pickup drawer, found a Seymour Duncan JB, a Seymour Duncan Hotrail and a Seymour Duncan Dimebucker!

All black of course.........




well here is where the nightmare starts




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when i installed the neck, it went on crooked, like the holes for the replacement neck and the old body were not right, when i tightened the screws and set the neck it would angle toward the ground, forcing the high e string to almost be sitting off the fretboard making it unplayable...

after reading some info about shims and trying different things i thought...well lets drill some new neck holes and re set the neck!

so this is what i did and it worked!




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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-14-2007, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: My Rebirthed 1991 RG550!!! Check this out...

and here is how it looks at the nut


and at the 24th...(prior to this the high e was almost sitting off the neck...yuck!




so now i had some new flush mounted screws that i can install the original backplate over seen here







say hello to my new creation...my 1991 RG550...SD JB, Hotrail and Dimebucker! I LOVE THIS GUTIAR!


Shim`d the neck, set the action, this thing plays like butter now




cheers
Jim
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-15-2007, 04:20 AM Thread Starter
 
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and here is some random noodling on her

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vWu7cjYC7o
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Re: My Rebirthed 1991 RG550!!! Check this out...

Very nice mods. I still remember when you first put the tonezone and paf pro combo in it too. It really didn't seem that long ago!

I actually think it looks much nicer now though. Congrats!
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Re: My Rebirthed 1991 RG550!!! Check this out...

Glad to see you have the nut locking pieces on the correct direction. You'd be surprised how many people put them on the other way.

Looks great.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-15-2007, 12:15 PM
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Re: My Rebirthed 1991 RG550!!! Check this out...

looks great ! congratz
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