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Old 2005-10-26, 12:08
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What Modifications...

what modifications have you made to your guitar/guitars?
doesnt matter if its major or minor, name them or take photos, or both :P

i've replaced my pickups : from shitty generic blade pickups to emgs (81/89)

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put a battery box in my guitar, (had to drill a big ass hole in my guitar)

thats about it so far, i plan to put some decals on and change my guitar knobs to something a bit better.

what about y'all
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Old 2005-10-26, 12:43
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I have this ltd explorer. It had a fixed bridge replaced it with a kahler. Switched the pickups out for a emg 81 -89 combo. added a emg booster. replaced the neck with a neck with reversed head. put it iron crosses inlay. painted it entirely satin black. too bad I don't have any pictures of it...
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Old 2005-10-26, 12:47
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I've got an lp that use to have 490/498 pickups but i switched them for emg zakk wylde set. That's about it.
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Old 2005-10-26, 15:16
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Mexician Strat: I replaced a pup in the bridge with a hot rail, put a new pickguard on.

Ibanez RG570: Completely stripped down all the hardware, stripped all the paint off it, sanded it, filled all the imperfections, and am now at the priming stage.
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Old 2005-10-26, 15:22
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My Epiphone Les Paul has had the bridge pickup replaced, electronics replaced, bridge replaced, nut replaced, knobs replaced and straplocks fitted.
Its now being sold so, if anyones interested for more information contact me.

My Epiphone Dot has had its knobs replaced and a new pickguard fitted. Minor modifications I know.

And my CSL Les Paul copy has been refinished and is awaiting new hardware, electrics and tuners.
The pickups in it are custom built by the same guy that wound Tony Iommi's original custom pickups. They sounds fucking amazing to say the least, the neck tone is great.

My Yamaha acoustic has had the bridge replaced.

Photos of the Epi Les Paul and CSL
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Old 2005-10-26, 15:23
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ive had a jackson usa 1, replaced the sd pu for emg's no picture either
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Old 2005-10-27, 01:31
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stalk PU's to EMG's 81/85
stalk tuners to Sperzel locking tuners
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Old 2005-10-27, 08:32
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Switched the pickups to 81/81, but now I'm feeling i shouldve tried DiMarzio, althought the guitar sounds awesome.
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Old 2005-10-27, 11:11
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emg81 in the bridge, and I swapped the original white hardware (on a black guitar, original bridge pickup was white) for black.
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Old 2005-10-27, 14:09
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im thinking about striping down the finish on my guitar and repainting it, but i feel that the set neck is gonna make that task a bitch.

will sanding down and refinishing a set neck guitar hard?
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Old 2005-10-27, 14:23
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im thinking about striping down the finish on my guitar and repainting it, but i feel that the set neck is gonna make that task a bitch.

will sanding down and refinishing a set neck guitar hard?

Depends on whether you have the tools and experience or not.

I know I personally wouldn't have the confidence to do that.

I'd perhaps contact a local luthier or tech, see if he (or she) could maybe show you how to do it, a sort of hands on tutorial.

And if that fails, read alot of books on the subject and maybe test out the operation on some junk wood or a cheap old neck on ebay.
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Old 2005-10-29, 17:28
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Squier Affinity Strat
Replaced the pickups with (starting from brdige to neck): seymour duncan hot rails, seymour duncan alnico pro2 , dimarzio YJM
Did the shielding trick on guitarnuts.com (aluminium foil on the cavity and pickguard + redid the electronics). i'll put a pic of the sheilding soon
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Old 2005-10-29, 17:39
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i have
jackson JS30- dimarzio humbuker from hell (neck), dimarzio tone zone (bridge) with a original floyd rose. no pics sorry
jackson DKMG- emg 89 and emg 81, kalher bridge.
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i found a way to make a shit load of money pretty fast. i let u in on it, theres these band geeks that are wanting to go all-state/ all district. they give me thier music and i put their music in my midi and sell them the midi generated music. so far i've already made over $300 in the past 2 month
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Old 2005-10-29, 23:07
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ha im a band geek. hell im president of the band. but our state makes tapes for us. and our school has so freakin cool sofware and stuff so it wouldnt matter.
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Old 2005-10-30, 00:13
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On my Washburn I put an EMG-81 in the bridge...I sort of regret it though, I should've gone passive. But oh well. I'm also considering putting a floyd rose on there but I'm gonna get a new amp first.
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Old 2005-10-30, 00:23
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Put a Seymour Duncan Custom in the bridge position and a Seymour Duncan Distortion in the neck position. They rule.
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Old 2005-10-30, 00:36
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Old 2005-10-30, 01:05
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Ibanez 7-string RG replaced stock bridge pickup with EMG 707. It needed routed to fit the pickup but a local guitar tech did it for $20 (cant beat that). Im gonna replace the neck pickup with a EMG 81-7, & i might switch them around from time to time.
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Old 2005-10-30, 09:48
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ha im a band geek. hell im president of the band. but our state makes tapes for us. and our school has so freakin cool sofware and stuff so it wouldnt matter.

i guess im a band geek too. well im not in marching band so i wouldnt consider myself a band geek. what do u play?
i play trumpet at school. but when i get home i go directly to homework then guitar.
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Old 2005-10-30, 16:04
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Ibanez 7-string RG replaced stock bridge pickup with EMG 707. It needed routed to fit the pickup but a local guitar tech did it for $20 (cant beat that). Im gonna replace the neck pickup with a EMG 81-7, & i might switch them around from time to time.


cool, you got a pic of the routing job he did? most ppl with 7 string emgs have messy routing, i wanna see how the pro did it.

is it tidy?
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