It's Done! (Finally!) 56k = probably not)

Discussion in 'Sevenstring Guitars' started by Ketzer, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. Ketzer

    Ketzer Good news, everyone!

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    Well, finally decided to right the grave injustice that was the finish on my RG7, decided to go with a gunmetal gray finish, and I think it turned out rather well, considering it was all done with spray paint.

    I call it the RG7X20 Custom because at this point, you can't really classify it as a model.


    The parts contained in this beast:

    Neck - Stamped RG7620 (Came on the body new)
    Body - Stamped RG7420
    Trem - Lo-Pro Edge off a UV777GR, With a Schaller FR-type arm assembly.
    Control knob - Cosmo Black off a RG570
    Pickup - SD P1 Blackout Neck
    Pickguard is custom-cut Black mirror (note my sweet camouflage Lounge pants! :yesway:)


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    This mother SINGS.
     
  2. Randy

    Randy Full on Friendship!™ Super Moderator

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    Neat. :D
     
  3. budda

    budda Do not criticize as this Contributor

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    i'd say nice work! :yesway:
     
  4. Lee

    Lee Above Contributor

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    I like the pickguard :yesway:
     
  5. JerkyChid

    JerkyChid Beef jerky kid

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    Very nice
     
  6. TheSixthWheel

    TheSixthWheel bangetzit

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    Looks good man, nice position for the volume too.:yesway:
     
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    Totem_37 Earth's Yellow Sun

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    Is that a chrome pickguard or just a very shiny black one? I can't tell :scratch:
     
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    shiny and nice job. its always cool when there is a guitar out there that is like a one of a kind (or that you did yourself).
     
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    That looks classy :metal:
     
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    Lucky Seven Lucky☆Seven

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    Shiiiiiit, that thing is hawt!
     
  11. Harry

    Harry Doom man of Doom. Contributor

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    Very nicely done:hbang:
    It seems the BO neck in bridge option is fairly popular these days.
    How's the output level on it?
     
  12. Ketzer

    Ketzer Good news, everyone!

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    The Neck BO has more output than the bridge overall, and It also SEEMS to me (Don't quote me) that it has more dynamics, mainly because the preamp in both is the same, but the Bridge one has a Ceramic mag, and the Neck model has an Alnico V mag, which just is a stronger magnetic material, which is also probably why the pickup has more output in general. (Correct me if I'm wrong, guys.)

    I think I was originally sold on the idea when had both blackouts in, and realized that no matter how I wired them or set them up or messed with the tone knob, the neck pickup just sounded better in both positions.
     
  13. turmoil

    turmoil l0rd of teh shr3d Contributor

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    looks very, very cool man!!

    just curious, what kind of spray paint did you use to get that type of finish? did you get it at lowes or online somewhere??
     
  14. Ketzer

    Ketzer Good news, everyone!

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    the Base is Rust-oleum American Traditions Primer (white)

    The color is Duplicolor "Gunmetal", I got a can of it at autozone, actually. it's an automotive touch-up color.

    Then there are 5 or 6 coats of Water/heat/moisture-resistant clearcoat on top of that.
     
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    Randy Full on Friendship!™ Super Moderator

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    Ah. Really, really well done rattlecan job, my friend. :yesway:
     
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    awesome man!! where did you get that clearcoat at? i'm thinking about doing this exact thing, different color though, to one of my guitars.
     
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    looks very cool!
    question for you, is the Schaller floyd assembly a straight drop in replacement or did you have to do any modding?
    the arm on the trem of my 7620 has some play in it no matter what I do to it and if I could replace it with a floyd assembly that actually holds the bar in place and responds without any play I'd be very psyched.
     
  18. Ketzer

    Ketzer Good news, everyone!

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    The Clearcoat is "American" something-or-other, I got it at lowe's a LONG time ago when I did another guitar (That one didn't turn out so well...), nothing special. The can is downstairs, I'm pretty sure it's an acrylic, you just have to make sure that whatever you get doesn't yellow over time.


    I think the reason it's a "pretty good job" is because I fouled up the paint on this one before about a year ago, and I did another guitar before that, and those didn't turn out too well... this time I just took my time, did everything nice and slow and by the book, and didn't really hit any snags at all, and no major screw-ups.

    The schaller assembly is essentially a direct swap, some people say you need a longe hex screw but you don't if you take off the washer.
     
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    :metal: Nice job! I think it's badass!:hbang:
     
  20. awesomeaustin

    awesomeaustin hates neck pickups. Contributor

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    Looks snazzy, great job!
     

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