Let the RG8 Mods begin...

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

  1. ThePhilosopher

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    Some slow progress is being made, I'm still trying to find the best way to slot the base plate of the Floyd for the wires to pass through:
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    What wires?
     
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    Seeing that there is a second switch it seems he got Floyd saddles with Piezos in them.
     
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    Exactly.

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    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg I've actually been a fan of this thread for a while, and it inspired me to buy an RG8 mod it as much as I could. It's been maybe 5 months that I've been finished but always forgot to upload, thank you to everyone for inspiring me and maybe many others!

    •Hipshot bridge
    •Hipshot locking tuners
    •Ionizers Bridge &a Neck pickups
    •Dunlop Straplocks
    •5 way switch
    •Push&Pull Pot Master Volume
    •Iron Age LED Killswitch
    •Gruvgear street strap


    I Wanna install Lumininays but maybe later ;P
     
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    Wow! Looks cool!
     
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    I'm mulling a pickup change at the moment, after having had an RG8 for about 7 months now. I'd be interested in hearing if anyone has tried the bareknuckle juggernauts in the RG8. In any case, if anyone has alternative suggestions for djenty stuff but also is somewhat versatile, I'd be very grateful.
     
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    Okay, since imagehosting is a crapshoot these days, heres an imgur backup: http://imgur.com/a/crvHN

    I wanted to get a passive-sized pickup for my RG8, so that was a good excuse to cut a new pickguard.

    Here she is, white pickguard, Bareknuckle Black Dog bridge

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    The original pickguard was pretty rough, as you can see here. Pay no mind to the 6 string pickup in there, I was swapping things around, trying to decide what type of pickup I wanted to go for with this guitar.

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    You can see the size difference between the new and old pickguard here. New one is still pretty rough in this picture, not fine sanded yet.

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    Still not a perfect fit, the neck pocket is a lot closer than it was, but there is still a slight gap.
     
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    ^ nice work, you may guys asking you to make them one.


    it seems like someone has, you may look back a few pages to see.
     
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    Cheers. As much as it would be fun to get into making pickguards and whatnot, I'm really not at the level to be making them for other people. I just used a jigsaw to cut this one, and it does kinda show in the curves.

    I think if you're gonna get into this kind of business, it's best to own a router or a CNC. There are a few people on eBay making them, and it's clean looking work. I only made my own since I'm a tight-ass and I didn't want to spend much money on it, and because I like making my own stuff when I can.
     
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    I had a machinist cut the slots in the base plate of the floyd to allow the wiring for the saddles to pass through.
     

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    My jumper cable to combine the two summing boards was bad and I'm waiting on a replacement; however, my tech sent this teaser photo.
     

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    Dude, YES.
     
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    I'm thinking about PRS knobs or speed knobs, thoughts?
     
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    So many controls! I like it. What will those do?
     
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    There's a 5-way for the Ionizers, 3-way for Mag-Mix-Piezo, Mag Volume+Coil Split, Piezo Volume+Dark Switch, Tone + Gilmour Mod (add bridge pickup to any 5-way mag position).
     
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    I'm currently stuck on knob selection: black round tops (ala Ibanez), black speed knobs, black PRS-style knobs (to match the PRS switch tips and 513 switching layout).
     
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    Just getting started. Pickup routes are filled and ready to prep for direct-mount.

    I left the sides painted. I'm going to be painting the sides a Navy blue Pearl color once the fabric is on.

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