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NSLALP
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It all started out so easy. Something other than boring old black.


Little did I know...


that there might just be no turning back from this ledge.


I've done it. I've fr00ted.


I'm scared. Hold me.


Help me out guys, I am afraid I'll be trading all of my black guitars (3/3) for swirls and bengal stripes if I let this disease catch hold of me. I just think this pickup looks damn cool. Swapped out the New7 bridge pickup in my RG7620 for an Evolution 7 (thanks for all the advice, guys). I sound tested it and damn, this guitar is awake. Lots of midrange crunch and snap, and the middle series position has a bit of quacky character now.

I tried to clean up the control cavity wiring a little bit while soldering everything - Ibanez did an even worse job than Gibson laying wires in. The two sets of wires grounded to the pot were all twisted together and soldered in one big nasty jumble, so I separated them and tacked them down in pairs, which will make pickup changes easier if I decide to do the neck or swap the bridge again. Showed a few pictures of my process, as much as I could take pictures while soldering :lol:

Banjomikez even sent me stickers of two of my favorite gearmancers and a fr00t string winder. How did he know?













My Jewish friends always get scared when I circumscribe a wire like this. What gives?








Not the best job with this red wire, but it'll do, pig.






Done! Thanks for reading! :metal:
 

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Canis lupis robertus
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And yellow knobs and switch tip :agreed:
:agreed:

And a giant banana sticker on it. You can wear it onstage in a gorilla costume. :banana:

The EVO7 is a damn fine pickup. I've tried about everything Dimarzio over the years, and the EVO7 ended my passive pickup tone quest. (I actually generally prefer actives, but I really, really like my guitar's sounds.)
 

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That's hideous. Awesome! :lol:

You DO need something more obnoxious in the neck, though. I'm thinking red or purple.
 

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The Evo7 is a beast, but a cool pickup. I had one in my old RG7321 with a Blaze Custom in the neck. Great sounding combo, but holy fucking shit was the BC loud in the neck! Although it's supposed to be a bridge pickup it's absolutely fantastic in the neck, it's just too high output unless you can seriously lower it from the strings.
 

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NSLALP
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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
Instant No Button! Star Wars funnies FTW!

I'm succumbing to the fr00t side.

So, I was really close to ordering a yellow switch tip and yellow speed knobs from Banjomikez, but I think I'd like the guitar to look more like this (with yellow)


than this:


I was contemplating a couple of pinstripes through the axis of the body, similar to the look of a neck-thru. And I was considering a matching yellow Blaze neck, but I think the New7 sounds fine. :shrug:

As it stands it looks pretty cool with just one awesome accent.

In other news, I already drive a fr00t car so I don't know what I'm complaining about :lol::
 

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NSLALP
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Looks delicious.

FYI, taht isn't original Ibanez wiring. The FujiGen stuff is much neater than that, so I'm guessing someone has 'had a go' at some point in the past :)
I frankly would have expected as much. This guitar was abused when I got it, so even though it has the stock pups, I bet the guy had something else in and then swapped the New7's back in. And did a shit job.

I ordered this sight-unseen, used, from Guitar Center Tukwila. When pressed to carefully describe the guitar's condition, the salesman responded - I swear - "this thing is so clean I'd sell it to my brother. And I like my brother" lol.

The guitar was dirty as hell and one of the trem posts was cracked through. It had been sloppily glued together to look functional, but the second I touched it, it fell apart. Ordered 2x new from IbanezRules, cleaned it up and did a major setup operation including neck shim, now it's a great player. :metal:
 
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