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    Customised RGD2127z. Locking nut removed. Proto AVH stopbar installed. Locking tuners installed. Neck pickup and switch filled. Can still faintly see the pickup route fills, but only under certain light. Just needs a pickup and wiring. Finish is a lot more purple IRL. £500 ONO shipped in the UK.
  2. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Lunch hour and I was browsing FB and spot this on Music Discussion - Brought to you by GP. Group Kept reading just because its fake AF... and then: WTF?? :eek::eek::eek: Yeah he proved it was his Guitar, still following to know if he manages to get it back. Link in case you guys want...
  3. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    That sounds like a bandname from the 90s :rofl: My bassist Jason and I got together this last weekend and customized the faceplate of my Triple Rectifier. I had a few stains and scratches on the chrome and wanted to go for a sleeker, darker look with the shiny light-metal grill still showing...
  4. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    I'm researching the notion of refinishing my flying V - not today or tomorrow, but when I have the disposable funds and the urge becomes irresistible. I haven't chosen a color or a scheme yet, but I thought I'd talk technical stuff with you guys. I'm more comfortable now, stripping hardware...
  5. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    So, I've been sitting on this project for a couple of years now, and I finally got around to finishing it a couple of days back. Still need to get around to upgrading the pickups though. I think I've managed to mess up the wiring and the feedback sounds like a swarm of angry bees. I'll get...
  6. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    In this thread I will catalog the refinish process of a Kramer Focus 1000, Boots-Paul is sending me soon. I have purchased the correct holoflash film from fleabay, unfortunately there was only piece left, I was going to get at least 2 for practicing laying it down with the hot iron. It is...
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    Am planning on learning how to refinish bodies, so before i start doing a clear on an actual guitar I'd like to practice of some stuff where it doesn't matter if i mess it up. So I am looking for messed up guitar bodies, or necks, things which really are not going to matter if i mess up and...
  8. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    I do enjoy my 8 but I'm just not jiving with the white. I would like to repaint it but what color? Looking for suggestions... It has a white pearloid pickgaurd, I've been thinking black, but I am capable of any color really.
  9. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    So I traded my old vypyr to this kid for a 01' rg320 decided to do stuff to it. The plan: Strip and fill neck pup cavity. Paint white (clear coat or just satin white? I dunno yet) Then Duncan distortion to the bridge. More to come. So far I've just made a mess:
  10. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    Just got this back from being refinished and modded. As you'll see in a couple of the pics, the refinish isn't perfect... there was some tearout here and there, but overall I'm stunned at how much better this guitar looks, plays, and most importantly, sounds. The Aftermaths are fantastic in this...
  11. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    My Ibanez Apex II is currently with Pat Wilkins being refinished in a natural/ebony stain (similar to an M8M). He just removed the gross, green factory finish and called to tell me that he found... get this... ... a layer of particle board on the headstock face (under the paint). What the...
  12. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    I started on refinishing my RG7421 tonight. Plans are to sand it down and then stain it with walnut, and then use tung oil for the final sealer. I got the front almost done tonight. I have one question so far, there is 100% pure Tung Oil and "Tung Oil Finish" available which one should...
  13. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Hey guys. I'm brand new to MG so I figured I'd start off right. A couple years back I bought Lee McKinneys rg1527 off him when he became sponsored by Ernie Ball Musicman. Between his and my tours this guitar has taken a beating over the years and I decided its time to give her new life. What...
  14. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    Kraked Kandy Apple on a clients Cort. A happy accident - primer reacted with sealer coat and cracked. I liked it so much that i convinced customer to let me run riot with the nitro cellulose and surprise him. He Loves it - and so he should!
  15. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    Just thought I'd post some progress pics of one of my current projects. Used to look like this, and put a winner of a ding in it - time to mod! *rubs hands together* After sanding the top, I found a really awful carved top they just slapped on there. More sanding pics: Started...
  16. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    I have a LTD MH 417, that just sits in a case, because it's not one of my main guitars. But, I'm thinking of sanding it down and doing a natural finish. I have no woodworking experience whatsoever, but I would like to try it. Also it is mahogany neck through, and i think that might look pretty...
  17. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    So as some of you may have guessed from the threads I've started lately, I'm currently refinishing my bandmate's S7320 in natural mahogany. He's always wanted it done ever since he saw my M-307 Exhibit A Exhibit B Anyway, the axe is in my possession now, I took it apart on Sunday, then...
  18. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    Comin' along. Hope to be able to start the matte clear coat soon.
  19. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Some of you with fantastic memories may remember this that I picked up a year or two back: Now that I've got it back (long story) I've decided to work on it while I'm in Shetland. First stop is to fill in the middle pickup hole, as I hate SSH guitars more than anything on this earth. Gonna...
  20. Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Sniped from the other thread, and old news to JCF guys, but I hadn't seen this before. My wife, the Luthier - Charvel Model 6 guitar restoration and refinish. Wow.
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