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Sir Groove-A-Lot
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Will update as I do it. It's dawning on me with every second how big a job this is, with the restringing and setting up of two guitars I've got to do once they're swapped over, too :lol: I'm so slow at this shit it's not even funny...

UPDATE: RG stripped!



UPDATE 2: Xiphos stripped!



UPDATE 3: Xiphos blackened!



UPDATE 4: Xiphos restrung and set up!







UPDATE 5: The RG465m be-chromed!





Excuse the shit pics, it's night time now so no natural light. Will take some boss pics tomorrow during the daylight with Ryan's spiffy SLR :D

I must admit, even before I did the swap, I thought to myself "the xiphos will look badass, but the RG will probs look shit" but I didn't care, because the Xiphos was the main point of this whole exercise.

However, I think the RG also came off looking better than before thanks to this little endeavour. Chrome looks classy on primary colours, cheap on black. I think the opposite can be said for black hardware, honestly (good on black finishes, cheap on colours).
 

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Sir Groove-A-Lot
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Yeah but I've only ever actually done it to one so far, and that's the Xiphos :lol:
No I really genuinely love the D'Activator in the RG, it's perfect for the guitar.
 

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Dream Crusher
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And a black heart.
 

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Sir Groove-A-Lot
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Just put the chrome on the RG, and I must say, it looks fucking awesome :agreed: Very Satch!
 

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Black Metal Bunny
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How comfortable is the Xiphons to play? I've never seen one at the store or anything to try out. Can you sit down and play it or is it a stand up only guitar?
 
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