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  1. #1

    Join Date: Jun 2013
    Location: Chandler, AZ
    ME: Ibanez RG1527RB
    MA: Breedlove Custom
    MB: Ibanez SR305e
    Rig: Axe-Fx II

    iTrader: 1 (100%)

    New Ibanez Mod Project: Snow

    Okay, so I'm not totally set on the name "Snow" yet, but here's the gist of the refinish project:

    (I currently have everything I need except the damn chrome headstock logo)

    • Guitar: 2006 RG1527RB
    • Paint: House of Kolor Snowwhite Pearl Shimrin (or similar)
    • Hardware: All-chrome (including chrome or stainless steel screws)
    • Headstock Decal: Chrome Ibanez checkmark (if I can find one)
    • Tuners: Hipshot Trimlock Chrome
    • Remove tone. Move volume down to old tone position and fill in the old volume pot's hole.
    • Swap rosewood fingerboard for maple
    • Fret markers: Undecided (dotless, white, or chrome/mirror dots)
    • Cavity and control covers: White plastic
    • No truss cover (it was too hard to photoshop out here, so I left it)

    And here are two Photoshop mockups I created as a guide for the shop that'll be doing all the work. One has the standard black dots, the other is without dots. I'm leaning toward either going dotless, or having white or mirrored dots:

    With Standard Dots:

    No Dots:
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  2. #2

    Join Date: Sep 2010
    Location: flagstaff
    ME: Suhr, Warmoth, rg550
    Rig: Mark V:25 & Mark II

    iTrader: 4 (100%)

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    I vote dot less, at least thematically I think it looks better.

    I hate playing without dots though

  3. #3

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Soviet Canuckistan
    ME: Decibel Javelin
    MA: Ibanez AJ307CE
    MB: Fretless Precision mutt
    Rig: Mesa F-30

    iTrader: 3 (100%)

    White dots with black borders would look cool.

  4. #4

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Riverside, Ca
    ME: Jackson DKMGT
    MA: Martin GPCPA5K
    Rig: Mindy the Framus Dragon

    iTrader: 1 (100%)

    Dots > Blank. Always.

  5. #5

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Grays, England
    ME: LTD SC600 / UV7BK
    Rig: JMP-1>VHT 2/90/2>Zilla's

    iTrader: 7 (100%)

    Blank boards look cool as fuck
    I'm so metal I shit bats

    My band > WALK IN COMA

  6. #6

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: 7th plane of ethereal hell
    ME: Ibanez UV7PWH
    Rig: Mesa Roadking II

    iTrader: 8 (100%)

    Blank Board. Looks way cooler. Failing that, offset dots. Centre dots = boring

  7. #7

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Jacksonville, FL

    iTrader: 1 (100%)

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    No dots

  8. #8

    Join Date: Nov 2014
    Location: Norman, OK
    ME: SG / Strat
    Rig: Laney IRT60H, Blues Jr.

    iTrader: 0

    I'm with Darren - white dots with black border. Especially if they're all on the bass side rather than centered.
    All I can ask is that I suck a little less each time I pick up my guitar...

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