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Discussion in 'Extended Range Guitars' started by M3CHK1LLA, Dec 4, 2012.
A quick cellphone shot of the assembled beast since I cannot do a full NGD at the moment.
@OliOliver That bridge from Graphtech was meant to replace the tall shoulder Gilbraltar bridge, not that plain RG8 one. You can replace the bridge, but you'll have to drill some new holes. Make sure things are well aligned.
I thought as much, which is why I asked originally. Bah. The plate bridge is so freaking ugly.
I had been toying with the idea of sending it to a evertune dealer to route and fit one but I think the amount of money would be getting ludicrous at that point, haha
Just the Evertune bridge would cost you as much as the guitar has... not sure if it is worth it. I'd go for a bridge swap with that one from Hipshot, though I don't feel the need for that. I just swapped the saddles in my RG8.
yeah I would do the same.
Either just Hipshot saddles or graphtech string saver ones.
The "plate" etc that Hipshot do offer, is exactly the same size and aesthetic as the stock bridge plate just with their saddles.
100% NOT worth the upgrade. Keep the stock one and find some better saddles.
But the plate is so fugly ;-;
But I also don't want to risk putting a different bridge in just wrong enough that it becomes impossible to intonate.
i know :/
I actually wish they would offer their own Gibralter version that fits the RG8.
Its my favourite looking hardtail bridge.
I agree. I have the Gibraltar in my RG7, looks good but super comfy, too.
My RG8 is on the way! I managed to get a hold of a second hand one that had the natural back and blue burl top, so stripping away tonnes of black paint wont be necessary. Luckily, I learned a lot from my past attempt, and hopefully I will avoid those mistakes this time round.
blue burl with nat back??? is it the prestige??
Nooooo not that one. It's a regular old RG8. They don't make the one with the blue top anymore. Should specify it's a veneer, and also looks a bit crap.
the burl top on the newer prestige also looks like crap IMHO.
Honestly the rg8 with the burl top looks less crap to me.
Old RG8. Not terrible depending on the top you got, but slightly meh.
I can't stand how grungy all those bits of filler look on the prestige version. In person they look worse as it's crumbly and not sanded smooth at all. Playability is there but cosmetically it was a swing and a miss.
Yep, that's the old RG8 I got. Not here yet so can't comment on the quality of the top. I quite like the prestige one, I imagine if the top was smoothed over it would've had a better reception. That blue and maple, tho...
Yeah. needs darker blue to match with the maple. And I would say cosmo black hardware also seems to clash on those. It's funny because I like all the options, just not together. It just doesn't mesh like I wish it did.
Of course I'm modding an rg8 to have a blue top and maple fretboard
Hi guys, just joined to share some pics of my RG8 mod. It's a practically unused 2013 I got for a silly amount. Painted it in a matte green, fitted it with EMG 808's I had lying around, and did a fret job. Great guitar now!
Welcome! That turned out fantastic, looks great!
Take it to someone who can do it correctly.
Here are some non-potato images.
Well that's just no fun. Also, I live in the middle of nowhere, there are no reliable guitar techs nearby (not that I've found anyway).
there was one in Norwich that was awesome,
Max Dawe however, he is now successfully building guitars for people and has no time to do basic luthier work for people anymore.
I asked him about routing some wood out of my headless for a new hipshot bridge but his calendar is full until NEXT year.