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post Jan 20 2013, 03:05 PM
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As some of you might know, last year I build a rg550 from parts all over the internet and it turn out to look
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First Painted Body next to my first rg550 :


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So I got one spare body left ( from a trade ) its an original rg550 body, and I do like those shocking pink ( Check out Cosmin's guitar. Thats the color ) so today
I thought id give it a shot.

First Spray :


So I am wondering whether I am giving it a jemlike body with claw, or just leave it with the rg550 body and give it some colorfull knobs.
And still not sure if I will replace the pink body with the yellow or just build a new guitar , so buy a new neck etc.


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post Jan 20 2013, 03:13 PM
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This is great mate! I would do a new guitar with the new body if I would be able to do it... I believe that this is a cheaper way to get a top level guitar, isn't it? and at the same time... it's your creation.


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post Jan 20 2013, 03:15 PM
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I'm really digging that yellow man. Great work on that one.

How does it play?


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post Jan 20 2013, 03:28 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jan 20 2013, 03:13 PM) *
This is great mate! I would do a new guitar with the new body if I would be able to do it... I believe that this is a cheaper way to get a top level guitar, isn't it? and at the same time... it's your creation.


Yes , I really like to create something of my own, and to my own likings. And I learned a lot about the guitar when setting it up. I would recommend it for anyone to do !

QUOTE (TreyDeschamp @ Jan 20 2013, 03:15 PM) *
I'm really digging that yellow man. Great work on that one.

How does it play?


The action is set quite low and I like it like that, The yellow color is actually some weird color from a car store I think.
I wouldn't be able to tell the difference between this one and my factory rg550, And compared to my Epiphone this guitar
sounds and plays like a dream. biggrin.gif


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post Jan 20 2013, 03:38 PM
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QUOTE (snackajacks @ Jan 20 2013, 11:28 AM) *
Yes , I really like to create something of my own, and to my own likings. And I learned a lot about the guitar when setting it up. I would recommend it for anyone to do !


Where did you get the parts? Ebay?


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post Jan 20 2013, 04:30 PM
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Yes a local ebay for the netherlands called marktplaats.
www.marktplaats.nl.

but there are some good ebaystores where I bought small parts, like scratchplates etc.


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post Jan 20 2013, 05:21 PM
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anyone has experience with inlay stickers, found these on ebay http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pyramid-GYP-Fret-M...=item1c2ab859f7

quite like them but I don't want them getting stuck on my fingers.

edit : just finished second layer, color is getting brighter so im getting closer to the color that I want ,
ill post pics tomorrow smile.gif

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post Jan 20 2013, 09:41 PM
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Looking sharp Snacks! cool.gif I really like the way the yelow/green one turned out smile.gif
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post Jan 21 2013, 01:46 AM
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QUOTE (AK Rich @ Jan 20 2013, 09:41 PM) *
Looking sharp Snacks! cool.gif I really like the way the yelow/green one turned out smile.gif


Thanks, Im thinking about getting a new pickguard to match the color though ( maybe like silver or black )


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post Jan 21 2013, 02:38 AM
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Very nice SJ... That Yellow is nice and bright!!


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post Jan 21 2013, 09:59 AM
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I love what you did with it mate - pretty close to my JEM 777 SK smile.gif Now, as we already talked on your FB post - you can either leave it like this, or add the Steve Vai signature 'Monkey Grip' and 'Lion's Claw'

Looking forward to see where this will go tongue.gif


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post Jan 21 2013, 11:06 AM
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I decided to keep it standard like a pink rg550 but I do want a maple neck on the guitar just the same as I have now, and then the pyramid inlays would be cool. But I don't know how good these stickers are. I am too afraid that I will do something wrong with either the monkey grip or lion claw since I have no experience with woodwork whatsoever. And this is the first project where I want to try some new pickups instead of the standard s2. v7, v8


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post Jan 21 2013, 02:34 PM
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QUOTE (snackajacks @ Jan 21 2013, 10:06 AM) *
I decided to keep it standard like a pink rg550 but I do want a maple neck on the guitar just the same as I have now, and then the pyramid inlays would be cool. But I don't know how good these stickers are. I am too afraid that I will do something wrong with either the monkey grip or lion claw since I have no experience with woodwork whatsoever. And this is the first project where I want to try some new pickups instead of the standard s2. v7, v8


Sounds like tedious work mate - you should consult a luthier I think .. Maybe he is willing to guide you through with your project smile.gif


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post Jan 24 2013, 04:23 PM
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QUOTE (snackajacks @ Jan 21 2013, 10:06 AM) *
I decided to keep it standard like a pink rg550 but I do want a maple neck on the guitar just the same as I have now, and then the pyramid inlays would be cool. But I don't know how good these stickers are. I am too afraid that I will do something wrong with either the monkey grip or lion claw since I have no experience with woodwork whatsoever. And this is the first project where I want to try some new pickups instead of the standard s2. v7, v8

Those vinyl stickers are OK, they're very thin and won't affect anything.
Cutting a Monkey Grip isn't too hard but cutting a Lion Claw is quite a complicated thing to do, unless you happen to have a CNC Routing Machine?? wink.gif
As for the P/ups? Save the money and get a full set of Dimarzio Evolutions!! biggrin.gif


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post Jan 25 2013, 04:44 AM
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That looks awesome man!! smile.gif

I'd go ahead and build a new guitar with it, if you can. If you don't like it, at least you've got some spare parts around for another future build, right? I think it'll turn out great though, if it turns out anything like your first one!


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post Jan 25 2013, 08:53 AM
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QUOTE (Sensible Jones @ Jan 24 2013, 03:23 PM) *
Those vinyl stickers are OK, they're very thin and won't affect anything.
Cutting a Monkey Grip isn't too hard but cutting a Lion Claw is quite a complicated thing to do, unless you happen to have a CNC Routing Machine?? wink.gif
As for the P/ups? Save the money and get a full set of Dimarzio Evolutions!! biggrin.gif


If you like those - I for one find them WAY too aggressive in the unpleasant way tongue.gif


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post Jan 25 2013, 11:28 PM
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QUOTE (snackajacks @ Jan 20 2013, 12:30 PM) *
Yes a local ebay for the netherlands called marktplaats.
www.marktplaats.nl.

but there are some good ebaystores where I bought small parts, like scratchplates etc.



Cool! I would go for a pink Ibanez! biggrin.gif

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ibanez-RG-320-RG32...=item416a9935d6


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post Jan 26 2013, 11:00 AM
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Nice one smile.gif It's a different pink in comparison to mine - a little more sober I'd say laugh.gif


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