Let the RG8 Mods begin...

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  1. odibrom

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    Turned out pretty nice. Please, give as tour of the controls...
     
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    I remember when you first posted that blank body, it was the catalyst that pushed me to make my FR build a reality. You were kind enough to point me in the direction of Djohns, and my body is currently in the works. You created an incredible work of art, I really do admire it. Nice guitar, dude :)
     
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    Thanks, I can give a run down of the controls visually. It'll be a while before I can do a thorough playthrough of all the settings.

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    Thanks, it's really turned out better than I could have imagined. I'm really glad I didn't compromise on the end product and went with a traditional vibe to a guitar that's anything but.
     
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    Ron Head keep calm raise hell

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    No locking nut ? or using locking tuners ? Sofar looking beautifull , unique too
     
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    It has locking tuners, and I would rather find an RGA8 or RG2228 neck than try to get FR locking nut to fit the RG8 neck.
     
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    Did you go with LR Baggs or Graphtech, or another brand maybe? Please share more info! Oh, and what's the 5 ways doing?.

    Personally, I'd choose an ON/ON/ON mini switch for the mag/piezo mix and 2 4way telecaster blade switches for the pickup mix: one for the hums and the other for the single/hums. But hey, wonderful stuff you got there, congrats and may it pleases you for many years to come.
     
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    This the Graphtech Ghost system - it ships with a 3-way mini-toggle, but I opted to go for a three way blade switch for aesthetic reasons (I really like the way the PRS 513 looks). The 5-way switch is Bridge, Bridge+Middle, Middle, Neck+Middle, Neck (coil-tapped when the mag volume is up). I can have all three pickups on in position 4 and pulling the tone pot up (either tapped or not).
     
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    So you got those piezo elements for the saddles from them, with the size of the "metal inserts"?
     
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    I bought the 8 whole saddles from them:
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    Damn, disregard my previous post, somehow I thought you were using an Ibanez fixed bridge like those on the TAM models. Never mind, somehow I got a blank in my memory... I remember seeing those saddles previously... does it flutter? :D
     
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    I'll have to try to flutter it when I get back from vacation.
     
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    Here it is with the amber knobs. I quite like it.
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    Looks GOOOOD. Question, does it neck dive? The body looks smaller and the strap position is way further away from the nut, however, it has more mass in the body with the trem and middle pickup... how does it balances? It surely must sound sweet... I miss playing my 8 stringer but it is in need for a deep/huge setup and I'm not in the mood for so... bummer...
     
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    I don't notice a lot of neck dive while sitting and I've not tried it while standing.

    You're giving me quite a few things to try.
     
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    Gorgeous.
     
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    Thanks, I'm glad I went with the Black-Red-Yellow Burst instead of some of the other finishes I was considering. I'll have to make a NGD thread for it I think and post up full-specs and some demos when I get them done.
     
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    amber knobs look great on it.
     
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    BrailleDecibel K-U-N-fusion!

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    Looks totally epic, dude! Ibanez needs to take notes from you and put out something like this, I'd rock it. :yesway:
     
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    where dat whammy bar at?? wank that bar yo!
     
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    I posted this in the active-passive conversion thread, but it might get a few extra views here.

    I just put BKPs in my RG8 and needed something to cover the gap, so I drew up a pair of pickup rings in CAD and 3D printed them - 22 minutes and about 70 cents of material. The mounting holes are sized for #3 screws, but for now I left the pickups direct-mounted and slapped the rings on the body with double-sided tape.

    It's not an absolute perfect fit but not bad at all - I might spend some time on the model making it really snug and pretty. If anyone wants the CAD file, just shoot me a PM. I'd also be happy to print and ship these to anyone for just the cost of shipping.
     

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