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  1. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey PEEPS, I bought this beautiful rga742fm. I wanna make this a guitar which looks and sounds like a 1200$ guitar. So I'll mod my guitar and this'll be my main guitar. the mods will be 1.Pickups (for modernmetal,Djent and clean stuffs as well) Seymour duncan Alpha Omega Seymour Duncan Nazgul...
  2. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi, I succesfully removed the metal "sound chip" as per Rich advice in http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f21/remove-metal-sound-chip-edge-pro-161185.html but now I need to install the piezo inserts. It haven't been easy to put them correctly, they tend to enter uneven. Any tip to make it easier...
  3. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hi, i just bought the lr baggs piezos to install it in my edge pro trem. I was wondering if someone could tell me the best way to remove the metal sound chips to replace them with the piezos. Apparently they are glued in. Thanks!
  4. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Sorry if this topic has been battered to death but what trem do you think is better edge or lo pro? Is the lo pro worth the extra £££.
  5. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Hi I have a premium rg which I want to mod. Please don't suggest something like a pup change or tremolo replacement. Other than that what could I do?
  6. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I've been doing some research in order to add another 4 possible positions to my pu selector as in the EGEN 8 and 18 in my guitar (RG350) but I have some questions. 1. Can it be made using the Grigsby Superswitch instead the VLX91? 2. Do i need to also replace the pickups, or can i keep the...
  7. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hello guys! I was wondering if someone could tell me, how did you resolve this issue with the EZii. So the trem arm, unless screwed down really hard and being really hard to move and adjust while playing, seems to have some space in the holder and the result is this annoying pop sound when...
  8. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Do you think there is any value in adding a clear pickguard to an RG1570 that has direct mount pickups? Would it be possible to mount the pickups to the pickguard and would this fit the body without needing to mod the cavities or anything? I've seen some JEMS that sort of look like this. I've...
  9. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey everyone! I recently modded my Jem with a killswitch and thought I'd share the story since it turned out so well. Most killswitches I have tried are these really small buttons that don't perform all that well. The one that always grabbed my attention was the large one on the buckethead...
  10. Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic
    Ive modded my own boss ds 1 pedal too Keeley but i like the distortion side but i feel as like the Keely version seems to be more of a higher on the tone side is the keely just really bright sounding with the mod or did i may of screwed up somewhere? :) my first mod ive ever done too a pedal and...
  11. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I have been using for quite some time replacement blocks for all my edges and lo pro edges trem units. I have them in Brass and Titanium combined with Brass and Titanium claws as well. Must say I love them... In particular the brass ones. Does anyone here tried the Stone Tone Sustain Block For...
  12. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Hi, Although I like the clean tone and everything, I prefer a darker tone like the ones in some of Satriani's albums. On the other hand, I won't change my Jem for anything. It feels awesome and plays wonderfully. Should I just get rid of the Evolution pickups and install something like DiMarzio...
  13. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    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 that Guthrie Govan charvel ever since it came out. The problem is that it costs...
  14. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    Hey guys, I have a new Ibanez Apex100, which is closest to my requirements, but not quite yet. So i planned a few mods, before i bought it. I need a pickguard with an HSH routing, in white. Does anyone know if it's easy to come by, or maybe if someone can do a custom pickguard for me? I...
  15. Vendors, Auction & Reseller Talk
    I've been seeing some craziness in listings on the 'bay lately. This is just my opinion, and you're of course free to argue. Custom / Customized / One-off - these are terms that should be used only when something was done to a guitar on the FACTORY / employee level. On the factory level, this...
  16. Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models
    Next friday I´ll receive my new JEM 70V, I already have a 7V WH and a 7V SBL, I have a set of Timmons pickups lying around from a Strat I had modded and after sold with the original pickups, having in mind that the 70V have a classic Strat colour and also that I already have two jems with HSH...
  17. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    I picked up a RG2620-CBK during this summer, got it dirt cheap. Just needed some TLC and it was good to go. Did the stud lock mod on it, but my retailer got me waiting for the studs so I ended up drilling and tapping the original studs for a setscrew myself. But I gotta say I'm very impressed...
  18. Pickups & wiring
    Okay, i was browsing on Metal Guitarist and came across this thread.., http://www.metalguitarist.org/forum/guitar-pickups-discussion/57550-make-your-dual-humbucker-guitar-sound-like-tele-2-minutes.html I have a MAJOR Tele fetish, so of course i had to try it. I have a Dimarzio Super 2 in the...
  19. Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods
    I've had this RG since I was a teenager some 20 years ago. It started as an RG 350DX white. From then it has been stickered, sanded, fail swirled, and repainted. I swapped the neck out with one from a RG450 last year, it has had all kinds of different pickguards on it and a few different...
  20. All Other Guitars (including Prestige)
    Dear all, After working on my guitar for the last couple of weeks here are some tiny pics of the results which I hope you will like. I want to thank this forum for the great tips people have given! It is an original 2000 RG550 EX with exchanged pickguard and electronics. I started to hate the...
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