NGD! Mega-modified RG7620

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  1. Crash Dandicoot

    Crash Dandicoot » Supra-ise!

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    Hello! First, pictures (please ignore the cat hair by the tone knob that I didn't notice until after taking the pictures...):

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    This is technically an old NGD, as I've had this guitar for quite a while now (grabbed off a local member, @b7string - great guy!) and have been going through a very slow modification process. Unfortunately the original pictures I had were lost when SS changed up its layout, so I have an earlier, mid-way image to start us off with.

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    I love 7620s but a couple specs were always missing for me (mainly a maple board / offset dots) - so I decided to make one! I first stripped the nitro, grabbed a pickguard from Nate Perle, had it refinished at an auto-body shop (no one local would do it, sadly - he did great and even managed to keep the embossed Ibanez logo, too!) and had the neck sent off to Dragan at the Fine Art Guitar Workshop in Germany. He does absolutely flawless work and his communication is top-notch. Highly recommended.

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    Just prior to getting the pickups and everything in:

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    I threw in a set of Bareknuckle MiracleMans with burnt chrome bolts, wired up with a super switch - YJM 500k volume with a Seymour Duncan treble bleed and a CTS 500k tone with an Orange Drop .022uf cap. There's still some stuff to do to it (different knobs, getting a pearloid 3-ply truss rod cover, routing the back panel to accommodate the Tremol-no, etc) but that'll come in time.

    It plays faster than Satan and sounds like a horny angel. I couldn't be happier with how it all turned out. It's a hell of a lot of money (relatively speaking) to put into a 7620, but I really wanted a super-modified Ibanez. Something about them just gets me.
     
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    NickS Carvinite

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    Looks killer! Good choices all around:agreed:
     
  3. Grindspine

    Grindspine likes pointy things

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    That's awesome. I really like how the off-white finish, pearloid, white & cream pickups, and cosmo hardware (including the knobs) play off each other!
     
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    Leviathus Psychotic Monster

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    Love this!!! Super sick!!!! :shred:
     
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    Zepos16 SS.org Regular

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    That's so clean! Looks great man, wouldn't mind seeing a cat in guitar pictures either haha :)
     
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    gingerman SS.org Regular

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    Respect for the willing to do and complete this mod project!
     
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    Jarmake Frost Giant

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    Oh wow! That's one sexy mother... You're making my gas for another 7 stringer even worse, man!
     
  8. FitRocker33

    FitRocker33 My tone is tighter than my hamstrings

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    That's a super nice conversion but you do realize you basically just made it a JEM?
     
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    dlager SS.org Regular

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    Very well done man!!!!
     
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    stretcher7 SS.org Regular

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    The cat hair really ruins it for me man....

    Just kidding! That thing is AMAZING:yesway:
     
  11. Crash Dandicoot

    Crash Dandicoot » Supra-ise!

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    Thanks, guys! I've always got a project on the go, happy to see this one come to its conclusion!

    How so? White with a pearloid pickguard? I'd argue that's closer to a Universe.
     
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    b7string SS.org Regular

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    Holy ....!

    That turned out amazing. Hard to believe it's the same guitar haha! Glad it went to a great home and a wonderful second chance at life :)
     
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    If it had black hardware i would steal it from You ;-) Very tasty axe, mate. Love white-cream zebra.
     
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    Wow, that's a perfect guitar. I'm always curious, how do those paint shops keep the logos and such? Seems like it'd be super difficult.
     
  15. Crash Dandicoot

    Crash Dandicoot » Supra-ise!

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    Thanks! I appreciate you selling it to me, it's a hell of a player!

    I actually had a stencil / decal I grabbed online and gave it to him with the initial plan of him using it after sanding the headstock. He suggested using it to outline the original embossed logo to keep it in tact. He had to resize it to exactly fit the specs of the logo but it came out pretty nice!
     
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    Leon {##[====:::. Contributor

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    A 7620 of the gods!
     

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