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  1. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I finally have some cool amps that fit my sounds needs, and I wanted to be able to use a couple of them together. So i started looking at a/b/y pedals. They are kinda pricey considering there isn't a whole lot to them. I was already ordering some foot switches for other projects so i thought i'd...
  2. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I purchased a RG4exqm1 body to do some repair work on it. Basically to see how it would turn out. Looks good so then I bought a matching neck from another Rg4ex to try my hand at fretwork. So far so good. Now I've decided to make this into a project with upgraded parts. My Question is...
  3. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hi all! Just wanted to share my most recent homebrew build - the good old SLO. I've built it few times before but this time I wanted to accomplish few goals: - pack it tightly in the smallest box possible - use point-to-point construction but without it being a total mess - simplify channel...
  4. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Happy to report that my custom build using a old ibanez S body has been finished. It took some time to source parts and figure out what I wanted. I am happy to report that it plays and looks like a beast. If you want to see some of the progress pics check out my build thread...
  5. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hi everyone, I've been a Fender guy since the 1990's, and most of that was with a Stratocaster. I have a Tele now, but want to get "into" Ibanez guitars. I'm trying to break out of the blues noodling I've been doing for the last 20 years and approach the guitar in a new way (for me). No, a...
  6. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hi guys, I've decided to rebuild my RG670 Genesis, a fun little project I think. I've gutted the instrument and will be replacing all the hardware with black. I've noticed there's two rather ugly (but barely noticeable) lines that run either side of the trem/pickups. It's as if the body was...
  7. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    need advice on 1st build, Guthrie style RG 1570. UPDATE:considering warmoth/musikraft Hello, I've visited this site and forums for about 12 years but I am just joining now. I own an RG7620 and RG421 as well as a bunch of other guitars (fenders, gibsons, frankenstrat). I'm really obsessed with...
  8. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Hi Folks, I've just finished my first full guitar build, a neckthrough H-H Jem [ish] / near Jem? Mahogany - Mahogany - Maple with Walnut veneer stripes Neck through with volute Tree of Life inlaid fretboard Original Edge and Ibanez top lock Gotoh tuners Chrome Evos [direct mounted Petrucci...
  9. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hey all, well I am working on my 2nd Strat build as the first one was a success. My plan is to build a basic strat with Texas Special pups and a Mexican 70's Style headstock Fender Neck, adding Fender locking tuners, keeping it pretty basic with wiring to. I am just waiting for a bridge template...
  10. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hey guys, As an architecture major I have access to a pretty extensive wood-shop, which happens to have a CNC. I was wondering if anybody had any CNC files for a PGM body (JS also), a 24 fret hardtail with 56 mm heel so that I can get a perle guitars neck (I don't feel quite ready to build a...
  11. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi Guys I've some parts floating around that I want to make into a guitar. I was playing with the VRG Builder last night and came up with two possible ideas for the parts. I think I like the one with the Maple fretboard better. What other colors do you guys think might look good on this body...
  12. Pickups & wiring
    Well... I finally got everything together and sat from 5 to midnight tonight meticulously wiring my first guitar. It was a FAIL, and now I gotta remove all the solder and try again. Think I made some bad connections EP1112 Superswitch Neck position the pickup worked Positions 2 & 4 no sound...
  13. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi all, I wanted to share the current project I'm working on right now. This build is inspired by the Ibanez RG model with some tweaks. The overall shape is similar to the RG but I modefied the shape of the horns and did a cut out thing on the back side. It''s made of 2 piece southern ash...
  14. Pickups & wiring
    Hi all, I'm 38 now and am just venturing in to guitar building. Thought it'd be a nice hobby to take up. My first build is just a parts caster or Frankenstrat as I thought this would be the simplest thing to start with. I've ordered a Squier Deluxe Body, a MIM Strat neck and all the...
  15. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    So I'm building a Super Strat Partscaster style guitar and this will be my first ever guitar with a Floyd type trem. I'm going to have a top-mounted Gotoh floyd and a locking nut, and since I'm blowing nearly a third of my budget for this guitar on the bridge itself, my question is how important...
  16. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hi guys. I am just seeking general advice on building my own RG style Guitar. I've looked around, and there are pre-made bodykits available for RG's. I wanted to assemble it, and then apply my own custom (and fairly complex) paint job. Does anyone know any useful tips or have any experience...
  17. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Hey everyone, I'm curious for those of you who may own cabs built by Avatar Speakers...what was the average time it took for you to receive your cab after placing your order? The reason I'm asking is that it's been roughly three weeks, and I've not heard/seen anything from the folks at Avatar...
  18. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    Hey, all. I'm doing a build and have all my components except a body. I've got an RG 350DXZ neck. If anyone has a 1570 (or comparable) body, I'd love to try and work something out.
  19. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Hey guys, first thread here, I have been browsing your forums for a while picking up tips and information about the JEM. This thread will document some of my progress on a JEM-style build. I had asked for a DIY guitar, or money to source parts for Christmas (still in college), and ended up...
  20. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I'm making this thread to show my current progress on my RG350ex project. It's going to be a a completely custom build. I plan on keeping this updated until it's finished, so keep watch! :D What I have as of now: Body: RG350ex Neck: RG370dx (no, that isn't rust, it's a reflection on the...
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