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  1. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    So I'm repainting a guitar and I'd like to do a crackle finish, like the ones you see on the old charvels. Just wondering if anyone here knows of a way to do it properly so I don't screw it up lol
  2. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello: I have not in the forum for a long time. You have always been very helpful. I am working on a project and every time I apply clear coat to the top of the body, I get either bubbles or tiny holes. I originally sanded the body up to 800 grit, then applied sanding sealer, then clear coat...
  3. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Forgive me if this has been asked many times before but I'm looking for input on a good clear coat for a refinish. Searching the forum it seems people speak highly of Spraymax 2k. I was also looking on StewMac at ColorTone Nitrocellulose Guitar Lacquer. Spray Max seems to be 2x more expensive...
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    Hello ive been planning to swirl my guitar for a while. i removed the old finish and have prepared the body to its fullest. can someone give me some feedback on my process? i have used test pieces of wood that were primed with white. And i noticed that the humbrol enamel was too think...
  5. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Has any one had this happen to them or experienced this in the past..? I picked up a 2003 RG from a pawn shop for a $100.. Figured it would be a good first time project.. Bought the whole spray gun set up, did all my research/prep work. Started spraying my water-based Auto Air (Green) and every...
  6. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey guys, I'm refinishing a strat headstock for a friend. He wants a matching color to the body and a specific logo type I can only find in a waterslide. I usually do vinyls and clear over with either poly or Spraymax 2K. I've done the search a few dozen times now, but I keep coming up with 10...
  7. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello: After almost 2 years putting my project on hold I decided to forget about veneer tops and bought a Mahogany replacement boby from a known vendor. The body is looks great. I need to do a couple of minor adjustments. Since it is a one piece mahogany and I love hoy the grain looks, I...
  8. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello: I have a question. Paul Gilbert signed the back plate of my Ibanez PGM last night. The guitar originally had his autograph on the cavity backplate but half of it faded over the years because that was the only guitar I had, so I used it a lot. Is it safe to use the product on the...
  9. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi ya, Im in the clear coat stage of my swirl Ibanez 540pII project...After 3 cans of the Krylon triple thick clear the finish is still soft to the touch..You can see your fingerprint on the body...I sprayed with 2 cans, then sanded down nicely, then proceeded with my final third can... Its...
  10. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    By that, I mean THIS type of look! http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs40/i/2009/045/f/a/Frosted_Glass_Texture_04_by_Aimi_Stock.jpg Does anyone know the way to get it? If at all? Because I love the look of it!
  11. Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear
    To fund my undying love to Strats,this has to go: 1 x Ibanez Jem 7v ET Sth Pac Mahogany,swirled,cleared. 1 x Seymour Duncan Invader SH8Neck,Pro Pickups.Unused,Pink/Green. Oops,lost the springs.Still have pickups in box. 1 x Seymour Duncan Invader SH8Bridge,Pro pickups,Pink/Green. Oops,lost...
  12. Rich Fay Swirl.

    Rich Fay swirl.
  13. 1989 Ibanez 540p2

    Sweet Skolnick shred machine!
  14. Jem 10th

    Mint Jem 10th
  15. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Ok I have been busy on my s1620 prestige I have sanded it all down and left the back and sides bare wood and put many coats of tru oil on it. Then I stained the bubinga top green and tru oiled over that Now when it's played acoustically it sounds really good resonates well But when I plug it...
  16. '96 Uv7bk

    Ibanez Universe UV7BK, with some "polka dots" stickers, matching the green parts.
  17. Kevin From Atomic Fate Playing An Ibanez Rocket Roll Ii Fire Red Rr50

    Kevin from Atomic Fate playing an Ibanez Rocket Roll II Fire Red RR50
  18. Rg560 Damage

    RG560 project damage
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