Let the RG8 Mods begin...

Discussion in 'Extended Range Guitars' started by M3CHK1LLA, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. M3CHK1LLA

    M3CHK1LLA angel sword guardian

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    starting this thread to see what mods/upgrades ppl are gonna do to their "budget" rg8. post up pics of your mods or links to your threads. cant wait to see what you guys are gonna come up with.

    plans for my include:

    -fret board dyed black
    -pick-ups (if needed)
    -white head stock
    -locking tuners
    -monkey grip (maybe)
    -black body binding...n b4 anyone!


    first one to $1000 wins :lol:

    let the games begin...



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  2. MaxAidingAres

    MaxAidingAres SS.org Regular

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    just thinking of the outcome im already drooling
     
  3. Nykur_Myrkvi

    Nykur_Myrkvi SS.org Regular

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    I was just thinking about starting a thread asking if anyone was going to put a monkey grip on their RG8.

    If I were ever to get one I'd do that and paint the headstock white.

    Probably get a pearly pickguard as well.
     
  4. MikeH

    MikeH Bring the gain

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    Can't wait to finally get one. Since everyone is going white, though, I might stick to black. We'll see, though. Stoked to see the finished product!
     
  5. Konfyouzd

    Konfyouzd Dread-I Master Contributor

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    I got some pearl tuner heads at the post office now! Why they couldn't leave them at my door or in my mailbox I will NEVER know... Killswitch incoming...
     
  6. Rook

    Rook Electrifying

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    I find it interesting that nobody's modded the 2228, it seems to be the workhorse of the 8 string world. I can't wait to personalise a 2228.
     
  7. Konfyouzd

    Konfyouzd Dread-I Master Contributor

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    Dat resale value, bro! :lol:

    Only modded 2228s I've seen are Dakunator (sp?) and Tosin fanboys...

    @M3CH - You doing all the mods yourself?
     
  8. Andromalia

    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    I can see the before pic and not the after >_<

    edit: Ninja edited your original post, have you ? :p
     
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    I want to:
    -Change pickups (maybe rings too)
    -Make headstock white
    -Get my friend to do some custom art in vein of the DarthAgile
     
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    Corrosion RooR

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    I can't wait to see some of these mods! Monkey grip sounds great!!
     
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    IamSatai SS.org Regular

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    I've been waiting for this thread. And will patiently wait for the first few updates to roll in. I'll be interested in seeing how you paint the headstock. Do you plan on keeping the Ibanez logo visible, or will you just paint straight over it? I think the pearl logo (it is pearl right?) with white paint would look pretty cool, sort of stealthy.

    If I was ever to pick up one of these, white headstock and tortoise pickguard (man I love tosins LACS) would do me just fine. Possibly swap out the pickups also.

    Cannot wait to see what people come up with.
     
  12. Randy

    Randy Ooh, Degrasse Tyson-son Super Moderator

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    Shannon Lord Super Awesome Contributor

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    Does anyone make aftermarket pickguards for Ibanez 8-strings?

    I'm thinking pickguard, passive pups & FR 8-string trem conversion.
     
  14. Konfyouzd

    Konfyouzd Dread-I Master Contributor

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    ^Pickguard Paradise will... That's where Zimbloth got his and I emailed them recently. They quoted me $90.

    Also...

    Mod #1: Pearl tuner heads

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    Coming soon: Killswitch

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  15. Mordacain

    Mordacain 1-watt brigadier

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    I don't think anyone does. I was considering a nice red-tortoise pickguard myself but given how difficult cutting my own pickguard was for my RG550 (and how unhappy with the results I am), I'm rather wary of trying it again.

    However, going off of Zimbloth's thread, perhaps we can use his schematic (and modify the bridge area) and go through Pickguard Paradise.
     
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    Group buy? :D
     
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    I'm clicking buy it now but nothing's happening!

    I'm glad I saw this, I'm gunna put a pickguard on a 2228 if I can't make the 808X work for me, black was an option, I think tortoiseshell or white would look funny over Galaxy black.
     
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    Konfyouzd Dread-I Master Contributor

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    White might not be too bad. Also... Smoked mirror could be DOPE.
     
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    I thought of both of those.

    Problem with what was I couldnt decide on pickup colour... White I guess? Would need white strat knobs too.

    Smoked mirror marks really easily
     
  20. Konfyouzd

    Konfyouzd Dread-I Master Contributor

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    Yea I had a smoked mirror PG on one of my 7620s looked good while it was clean, but yea... :lol:
     

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