NCFD! (carbon fiber content)

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    So after seeing a mate wrap some automotive parts in vinyl I got thinking...



    Here is the result. (mobile phone picture)
     

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    This is going back into my RG1550m (poisoned pumpkin colour), The pickups are a Painkiller set, 5 way super switch.

    The configuration is:

    1:Neck -> Series
    2:Neck -> Parallel
    3:Screw coils -> Parallel
    4:Bridge -> Parallel
    5:Bridge -> Series
     
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    scherzo1928 has wood for you

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    Oh man, that's going to look awesome in a pumpkin colored guitar!
     
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    Thanks man :)
    The only gripe I have are the silver screws, I think I'd prefer black (my scratchplate screws are also silver due to buffing off rust) But I'm not sure where I can get black screws for my pup selector and pickups, scratchplate screws on the other hand are an easy ebay job.
     
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    Three coats of black nailpolish works pretty well. ;)
     
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    Well that was what I was thinking, but wouldn't it;

    A: Gunk up the phillips head so that they are hard to screw (hehehe)

    B: chip easily? ...although I'm not exactly planning on being rough with my lovely axe
     
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    Looking Slick Theo......


    Wheres my song btw :p
     
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    Thanks man :)

    Been working on playing it all at full speed before I record it, got it all happening now, just tightening up some parts.

    Jammed it with a drummer a couple of weeks back, shit was BRUTAL
     
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    darren Decibel Guitars Forum MVP

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    I think you can get black pickguard and switch screws through StewMac and/or AllParts.
     
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    I have NO idea why I didn't think of checking those sites, Nail polish will do for now whilst I wait for my stuff to arrive from stewmac, Thanks a lot Darren :)
     
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    So very, very kickass.
    And i do say that as a biker :)
     
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    Carbon fibre pickguard for that weight saving performance. :D
     
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    That is one nice pickguard!
    Please show us pics when you mounted it!
     
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    Of course I will! Video content will be up too. Although only mobile footage sadly. I won't have this mounted for a while yet, maybe a week or so
     
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    it would be awesome if he could build you a whole body.
    thanks for sharing :)
     
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    Did it myself, I could probably do it on a whole body ;)
     
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    I bet that looks good with poison pumpkin. In for pics.
     
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    I love that stuff! I know a guy who does it on everything he can get his hands on. Its got a really cool texture too, presuming its the same product. I think it can even be clear coated to look more like cabonfiber glass. Nice job.
     
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    :idea: This is a wicked pickup wiring, I know this is asking a bit much, but is there any way I could trouble you for a diagram, or to point me where you found it?

    :agreed::wavey:
     
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    Thanks man, as for the wiring, I couldn't find anything on the net for this..

    Determined to have it my way, I came up with this!

    If you have any questions or queries, feel free to ask.
    The switch is a 5 way super switch (4p5t) from stewmac
     

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