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Forum: Pickups & wiring   01-30-2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,556
Posted By fookgub
Re: Bill Lawrence pickups too high for guitar...

Rich, I know the feeling. I had to deepen the rout on a RG321MH just a few days ago to fit a Rio Grande Tallboy (it's called Tallboy for a reason, btw). Annoyingly, the 321 has the neck pickup wire...
Forum: Pickups & wiring   01-28-2009, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,556
Posted By fookgub
Re: Bill Lawrence pickups too high for guitar...

Nah, router is the way to go for this job. Just use a template bit and guide it off the existing rout. Remember to tape off the face of the guitar so you don't scratch it. If you don't have/can't...
Forum: Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods   01-28-2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,123
Posted By fookgub
Re: Ruined fretboard

Fretboard replacement can be tricky, and if you don't have the right tools, you're apt to spend more money on the tools than a new neck would cost. Paying a luthier to swap the board will also exceed...
Forum: Pickups & wiring   12-18-2008, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,298
Posted By fookgub
Re: low sustain on high frets

There's a simple way to find out if it's the pickups. Take them out and play the guitar with no pickups. See if the sustain increases. My guess is it won't.

Sustain will naturally decrease the...
Forum: Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods   11-21-2008, 12:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,096
Posted By fookgub
Re: Attention all luthiers/repair professionals!

I'm not a pro (so I can't help you on price), but I've done the fretboard removal/replacement thing a couple of times. It's a fair amount of work, and is apt to be expensive. The job depends greatly...
Forum: Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic   11-15-2008, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,031
Posted By fookgub
Re: Is this amp a Fender or a shoebox?

Well, if your amp is anything like mine, there's very little effort, and no risk. Just unscrew the back. If you don't like it, then screw it back on.
Forum: Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic   11-14-2008, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,031
Posted By fookgub
Re: Is this amp a Fender or a shoebox?

I have an amp like that. Took the back off years ago & converted it to halfback. This was just so I could stuff the cord inside it when I was carrying it around. Very, very simple to do. Just unscrew...
Forum: Pickups & wiring   10-29-2008, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 968
Posted By fookgub
Re: Rewiring an RG for clean and open sound

Try running the humbuckers in parallel. You will get less output, more highs, and an overall "cleaner" sound. You may have to play with the pickup heights some, as the volume of the humbuckers will...
Forum: All Other Guitars (including Prestige)   10-23-2008, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,558
Posted By fookgub
Re: Ibanez RGA 121 vs RGA 321

Well, that's up to you. For me, it probably would be worth it.

EDIT: Looks like the 321 has different pickups, too. The 121 has V7/V8 pickups, which most people don't seem to like much. The 321...
Forum: All Other Guitars (including Prestige)   10-22-2008, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,599
Posted By fookgub
Re: Locking Tuner suggestions for RGA-121???

I have Planet Waves on two of my Ibanezes. Like them lots, and I've never had a problem. They are pretty heavy, if that sort of thing is important to you.
Forum: All Other Guitars (including Prestige)   10-22-2008, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,558
Posted By fookgub
Re: Ibanez RGA 121 vs RGA 321

121 has a plain maple top, 321 has a figured maple top. As far as I know, that's it.
Forum: All Other Guitars (including Prestige)   10-13-2008, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,833
Posted By fookgub
Re: Fixed Bridge (Kahler 3300) on an RG ?

I know what it's like having a guitar that you really like, but it not being quite what you need. I was actually in that exact situation once. I hated the Floyd in my RG520. Tried blocking it, still...
Forum: All Other Guitars (including Prestige)   10-13-2008, 03:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,833
Posted By fookgub
Re: Fixed Bridge (Kahler 3300) on an RG ?

To properly convert that guitar to a hardtail will mean refinishing it. Makes for an expensive bit of work. What are you going to do about the locking nut? You don't need it anymore if you're going...
Forum: Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods   10-09-2008, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,250
Posted By fookgub
Re: Removing neck ferrules...HALP!

Sometimes those ferrules can get stuck in there pretty good. I usually just pry them out with a small flathead or some sort of pick. You have to work slowly and be careful not to damage the...
Forum: All Other Guitars (including Prestige)   10-09-2008, 02:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,163
Posted By fookgub
Re: NGD! KL-style Explorer! (moderate-sized pics inside)

Man, I hate these pickup choosing threads. It's always so hard to figure out what type of sound someone really wants, and it's even harder to figure out what a particular pickup (even one I know...
Forum: All Other Guitars (including Prestige)   10-02-2008, 01:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,407
Posted By fookgub
Re: 30" Scale

Well, I suppose I don't have a better idea, but it's still a very different instrument. Thinner neck, fatter strings, half as many strings, wider spacing, etc. My main bass is 37" on the B-string. I...
Forum: All Other Guitars (including Prestige)   10-01-2008, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,407
Posted By fookgub
Re: 30" Scale

Doubt that will help much. Bass is a totally different instrument. Blackmachine built a 30" scale 8-string, but I seem to recall him saying he thought it was too long. Have you considered fanned...
Forum: All Other Guitars (including Prestige)   09-18-2008, 05:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,197
Posted By fookgub
Re: Mikro RG...I am so doing this...

I've been seeing a lot of guitars like that lately. Seems like all the low end guitars have really thin matte finishes of them, especially the Korean ones. Personally, I hate the feel. My Variax had...
Forum: All Other Guitars (including Prestige)   09-18-2008, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,197
Posted By fookgub
Re: Mikro RG...I am so doing this...

The bridge looks to be a standard Gotoh-like hardtail. If so, you can buy a replacement from Guitar Parts Depot for under $20 (http://www.guitarpartsdepot.com/product.cgi?group=17753&product=17754)....
Forum: Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear   07-18-2008, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,112
Posted By fookgub
Forum: Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear   07-07-2008, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,112
Posted By fookgub
Emg 7-String Pickups FS, 707 & 81-7

I have an EMG 707 and 81-7 for sale. Would like to sell as a pair. Includes two sets of 25k pots - one set unused, one prewired strat-style jack with battery connector (unused), two quick connect...
Forum: Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods   03-05-2008, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,484
Posted By fookgub
Re: kramer neck rebuild

Why remove the fingerboard and replace the headstock? That's a pretty clean break. You should be able to just reglue it, if you can figure out how to clamp it.
Forum: Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods   02-25-2008, 12:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,259
Posted By fookgub
Re: sand or not????

Depends... if it's a metallic color, you shouldn't sand it before clearing. If it's a solid or translucent color, you're ready to go.
Forum: Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods   02-22-2008, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,728
Posted By fookgub
Re: peanut butter = scratch remover?

Sounds like a real mess. For fine scratches, just buy some liquid automotive buffing compounds. Meguiars is a good brand and easy to find, but I'm more familiar with the 3M compounds. Start with a...
Forum: All Other Guitars (including Prestige)   10-03-2007, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,025
Posted By fookgub
Re: Tone (and volume) control capitors.

Guess I should've done my homework before opening my fat mouth. You are correct. The push/pull on the tone pot activates the coil tap, and the push/pull on the volume switches the volume cap in and...
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