WMerkert· Premium Member
Looks superb. The binding adds class, my old PL has a similar factory job. Did you ebonize the fingerboard?Here is my first customized Ibanez, it was a beat up RG570CT. Working on the second Cheers
Yeah, BK models cry out for make-overs, don't they? The white pickups and sharkteeth make it really pop.I also just finished my customized Ibanez... RG550LTD (year 1997):
It was a boring BK black model
Looks superb. The binding adds class, my old PL has a similar factory job. Did you ebonize the fingerboard?
Thanks! No, it's ebony wood. There is no secret to share
Curious to learn more about the fitment of the Gotoh bridge, ive also got an RS140 im looking to modify, the factory Power Rock'r bridge isnt the best. I measured up a two post 510 bridge, looks ok but the sustain block might foul the inside of the cavity? Also, any reason for routing the input jack Fender style as opposed to through the side of the body?Here is my contribution - Old school - my 1986 Ibanez Roadster II RG140 (made in Japan) with a couple of mods;
Gotoh 510 trem (full replacement unit, the old trem arm broke off in the block)
Gotoh staggered locking tuners and tusq string tree
Pickups: (currently) Dimarzio AT100 in the bridge (although also had a Fred in there which i think works better in this guitar and will probably go back in soon)
Dimarzio Cruiser - Middle
Dimarzio Fast Track - Neck
Schaller strap locks and some chrome knobs
CTS Lefty taper 500K pots and orange drop cap
I de-glossed the neck a little so it’s nice and smooth now.
Lastly, the one thing i always disliked was the output jack which was originally in the pickguard- so i routed it for a strat style jack - perfect!
With a clean and a polish i love this thing!! - the trem has really brought it back to life, divebombs and flutters and stays in tune incredibly well (especially considering its a a non-locking setup) honestly it is better now than it was new and i’m having a hard time putting it down.
Thanks!!Sweet! My initial reaction to is being on cement was... WTF IS WRONG with that guy?! But then I saw the second pic lol. That's a sick swirl man.
Same. That's my first reaction to pretty much every photo I see of a guitar posed outdoors - unless it's sitting safely on a stand. When I see a used guitar listed with photos of it lying on the ground outside (whether grass, tarmac, concrete etc.) I find that really off-putting.Sweet! My initial reaction to it being on cement was... WTF IS WRONG with that guy?! But then I saw the second pic lol. That's a sick swirl man.