Custom Rhoads i workn on Ideas Anyone?

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  1. Dirt Migirt

    Dirt Migirt The Dirt Monster

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    Any suggestions or ideas would be awesome. Heres my plan but if someone has some other cool ideas lemme know and i may take that route instead of path im goin now. All hardware is gonna be chrome, im thinking bout putn those chrome plated EMG pickups in this to match the chrome pickup rings. Im also gonna install a killswitch on this one. The guitar is gonna be painted a matchin aluminum color followed but air brusing some rust stains on it. I am also going to repaint the jackson logo with a rust color maybe running a bit like it has had rusty water running down it.
     
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    Seems like you got it figured out, it all sounds good. Be sure to post some pics of the finished product!
    Would the airbrush paint stick to the EMG's? Maybe throw a couple spots on them. That would really tie it all together, if I'm not wrong their pretty bright.
    Gold plated EMGs would probably look really good too.
     
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    Pikka Bird Vaya Con Cornholio

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    Are you going to put treadplate on the headstock too and then paint the logo on to of that?
     
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    Dirt Migirt The Dirt Monster

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    I thought about tryn to do the whole headstock but it i did the nut on the tuners isn't long enough to hold so I made just a truss rod cut out.

    I like the painting the pick up but to sure if it would, I got some older emg 81 85 set that r black I could paint on those after I paintm chrome first
     
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    skeels ..to pay the beels

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    Pics when done!
     
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    I built this one some time ago, headstock looks a lot better with matching threadplate.
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    bending the headstock transition was a little tricky.
     
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    Dirt Migirt The Dirt Monster

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    Nice man I didn't try to do the head stock man
     
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    heres where im at so far, just getn it ready for paint now. not sure if i wanna put the rust markings on it now it looks to good maybe ill repaint the jackson logo in rust thats running, but this ax would scare jeffery dahmer
     
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    Should I paint the rust on it or just paint it all aluminum and make the jackson logo rusty lookn
     

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