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    N(P)GD: Warstein?

    After finishing my Franken7 project (still need to put a Hipshot bridge on it, but that's coming soon), I've been itching for another project. A few opportunities have come and gone, including a B.C. Rich that intrigued me but it was just a bronze series and the owner wanted too much for it. Well, yesterday, I stumbled onto this from a local guy who is selling off his entire B.C. Rich collection.

    Best I can tell it's an 1984 NJ series.







    Got it for $40. Original tuners and trem, but nothing else. Neck is really nice and quick (the fretboard is horribly dirty but that's no big deal). He had stickers all over it, so I'm going to have to figure out how to get the adhesive off w/o jacking the raw wood, but that's not a biggie, either.

    Currently, I think I'm going to swap the trem with a fixed Hipshot, then finish the body with see-thru black - but, I may come up with something else. My son suggested candy-apple red, but I'm not sure I can pull that off . Undecided on what pickups to put in it, so suggestions are welcome. Ultimately, I'll set it up to play in B standard so I can use it like my 7s but w/o the high E.
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    You could give it a livery like its namesake. A bit like this:


    I'd suggest drinking other beers, however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominic View Post

    I'd suggest drinking other beers, however.


    Yeah, not down with that unless I'm being paid to endorse someone's product. And, chances of that fall somewhere between slim and no way.

    Cleaned a lot of the adhesive off it yesterday, then removed the tetanus strands (re: rusty strings) cleaned a lot of gunk off the fretboard, oiled it up (poor thing was super dry), had to lightly sand the fret wood on the first fret to remove some rough spots, then threw a set of string on it after cleaning the filth from the trem. Not quite sure how I'll be able to pull off replacing the trem with a hipshot hardtail, so I may just replace it with a newer version of the same trem, then block it off. Also not sure where to look for backing plates as the trem cavity and wiring cavity plates are missing. But, it gives me something to hunt for now.

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    Your images aren't working.

    As for trem to hardtail conversion:

    ERROR: The request could not be satisfied

    And for the cavity covers, cover with masking tape, rub a pencil or crayon over the egd to create a template, then stick the marked tape onto some plastic sheet and cut out
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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    Your images aren't working.

    As for trem to hardtail conversion:

    ERROR: The request could not be satisfied

    And for the cavity covers, cover with masking tape, rub a pencil or crayon over the egd to create a template, then stick the marked tape onto some plastic sheet and cut out
    That's a good tip, brutha! Thanks!

    I found a guy on the BC Rich FB page who makes custom ones from aluminum, which is really intriguing, but making it myself is also a fun idea.

    And, thanks for the link to Project Guitar, there goes all my free time for the next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post
    Your images aren't working.
    Nor for me. Thought it was just me/my settings.

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    I cannot see any pictures in this OP

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    How about this:






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