Say hello to my new RG520! New paint technique and Dimarzios

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  1. HumanFuseBen

    HumanFuseBen SS.org Regular

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    This is Neil, my new 2000 model RG520QS!!! My first ever project using my new paint technique i'm calling "scrape painting"! I originally planned on swirling this guitar (as i am prone to doing), but followed a wild hair that took me somewhere completely different. I am in love. I've spent as much time staring at it as i have playing it.

    Specs:
    Ibanez RG520QSTB
    mahogany body with a quilt sapele veneer
    Edge tremolo
    special ordered Dimarzio EVO bridge and Gravity Storm neck. Unplated nickel, black poles.
    Wizard neck (maple with bubinga stripe, rosewood board)

    In addition to being just darn lovely to look at, the guitar plays and sounds incredible.... the EVO bridge in mahogany is one of the most perfect sounds ever. So insanely thick AND clear at the same time! Why isn't everyone doing this?!?! And the Gravity Storm neck is super cool. Its almost like a huge thick liquidy single coil. And i've got a Dimarzio super switch in there, with some cool wiring options:
    1. Bridge (series)
    2. Bridge (parallel)
    3. Outer coils (parallel)
    4. Neck (parallel)
    5. Neck (series)
    I will upload some videos soon so you can hear this guitar rip! So happy for this one!!!
     
  2. Erockomania

    Erockomania Studio Geek

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    Killer dude!! Love that paint job and the pickups are a great contrast!
     
  3. JEngelking

    JEngelking Gravity is Shifting!

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    Bad-....ing-ass. :D
     
  4. M3CHK1LLA

    M3CHK1LLA angel sword guardian

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    wwwwwwwww00000000000wwwwwwwww!!!


    edit: whats your address so i can send my rg8?
     
  5. Andromalia

    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    Color scheme is nice, I like it.
     
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    Super nice guitar! :wub: Must be a dream to play.
     
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    Haun SS.org Regular

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    May I be so bold as to ask how you went about painting it like that? Lovely guitar I have to say.
     
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    Wow that rg is really cool! really dig it with the nickle covered PU's

    HNGD! That thing is cool :yesway:
     
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    Awesome! looks very cool.
     
  10. gunch

    gunch Riff Chugman

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    Um excuse me WHAT :eek:
     
  11. Alejandro Moreno

    Alejandro Moreno I

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    It reminds me to the ice stages from DKC, nice finish and killer guitar!

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  12. stuglue

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    Looks wicked man. Make sure when you upload the video to YouTube to make it viewable in all countries as I couldn't watch your DiMarzio Polymath video.
    Incidentally, the covered DiMarzio pickups can anyone order those or did you have to have them custom built?
     
  13. Noisy Humbucker

    Noisy Humbucker Only obsesses over guitars when not playing them.

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    Whoa... it's like a thundercloud in the matrix. $10 says Ibanez or somebody starts replicating this in <2 years.
     
  14. OrsusMetal

    OrsusMetal In brightest day...

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    fantastic!
     
  16. FILTHnFEAR

    FILTHnFEAR Dread it, run from it....

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    I need my 7620 refinished like this.
    Taking orders yet?:wavey:
     
  17. TauSigmaNova

    TauSigmaNova Guitarist Wannabe.

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    That paint job is phenomenally stunning. Beautiful work.
     
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    Explain your painting methods. You could be on to something here dude! I love it! Bet it sounds sickening!
     
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    That's a beautiful finish. It reminds of the Tyler schmears and Suhr drips, but i like your technique way better,
     
  20. Krucifixtion

    Krucifixtion Duncan Hills

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    My first Ibanez was this guitar the RG520QS. Bought it new around 97'-98'. So, much sentimental value in that thing. I still play it all the time. The neck is so comfortable for me. I would like to rip the EMG's out of it and put some better passives in it eventually.
     

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