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fasttracksstudio
11-13-2008, 08:55 AM
Finally this 565 from uber rodger <great guy> is complete..Also scored a 550 that i have some great custom ideas for..I put an EVO in the bridge of the 565 and a cruiser single coil..I ditched the 5 way and went with a 3 way switch as less choices are better for me ..It sounds amazing and the EVO is badass..The 550 is going to get a repaint and a custom diamond plate pic guard with just a single hum..Playing with the idea of cutting the monkey grip in this body ..Thoughts ?? Shred council please chime in.Can anyone here make that cut for me ?? ..I didn't like the green knobs so i went back to black..These are both great playing guitars thanks again to Rodger..Enjoy.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d45/fasttracksstudio/ibanez003.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d45/fasttracksstudio/ibanez002.jpg

MapleShredder
11-13-2008, 09:03 AM
Very nice, I'm gonna have to get one of those RG 565 Ibbys one of these days. Its nice! :drool2:

DRM
11-13-2008, 09:06 AM
Very nice, I'm gonna have to get one of those RG 565 Ibbys one of these days. Its nice! :drool2:

Yeah, me too...wait...

:icon_lol:

axebuilder
11-13-2008, 09:14 AM
Playing with the idea of cutting the monkey grip in this body ..Thoughts ?? Shred council please chime in.Can anyone here make that cut for me ?? ..I didn't like the green knobs so i went back to black..These are both great playing guitars thanks again to Rodger..Enjoy

yup roger is a great guy :thumbs:
came out nice rick, the green is sweet! As for the monkey grip, I'm not a fan of them so I would say dont do it :eusa_whis

I have some scrap wood laying around if you can get a tracing to me I'll try it out on the scrap and le tyou know how it goes:thumbs: I have a lil time over thanksgivin and xmas to try.

toneseeker
11-13-2008, 09:52 AM
The 550 is going to get a repaint and a custom diamond plate pic guard with just a single hum..Playing with the idea of cutting the monkey grip in this body ..Thoughts ?? Shred council please chime in.Can anyone here make that cut for me ??

Read up on it:
http://www.projectguitar.com/tut/tutorial2.htm
I'm with Erik (big surprise).
Not a big fan of the monkey grip.

MapleShredder
11-13-2008, 09:54 AM
I saw some Youtube video clips the other day to see how they cut those monkey grips. I think you have to drill 4 pilot holes first and use a router around it to get the shape just right and sanding at the end.

toneseeker
11-13-2008, 10:05 AM
Click the link, Jeff. :icon_lol:
Step by step, maing.

You could probably make a template, too.
Those things make life a lot easier. :thumbs:

MapleShredder
11-13-2008, 10:12 AM
Yes, that link has alot of good info. :thumbs:

axebuilder
11-13-2008, 10:33 AM
keep forgetting about that page of links :doh:

very cool and bookmarked, I wouldnt use that jig saw, the blade tends to cut on a angle with thick woods. router all the way :eusa_danc

toneseeker
11-13-2008, 11:32 AM
Did you see how he makes
the lion's claw cavity? :icon_eek:

To quote the entity
NO THANKS! :icon_lol:

axebuilder
11-13-2008, 12:34 PM
no I didnt see that:icon_eek:

toneseeker
11-13-2008, 01:05 PM
You don't want to.

fasttracksstudio
01-10-2009, 11:23 AM
Ok after striping off 8 layers of black spray paint this is what i had.Musta been road flare red..Just got it back from getting the monkey grip cut in and it's damn near perfect..

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d45/fasttracksstudio/GTRlounge002.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d45/fasttracksstudio/GTRlounge001.jpg

I'm eagerly awaiting my custom pic guard from sharpconcepts wich is powder coated black diamond plate alum.Custom 2 humbucker and mini switch configuration 1 vol 1 tone..Going to my local auto body supplier to look at colors on monday i'm leaning twards a yellow of some sort..Thanks for the link on cutting the grip my guy didn't know about that site but now he does..The power of the forum.....:notworthy :notworthy

toneseeker
01-12-2009, 06:02 AM
Desert yellow (as Ibanez called it) would look good,
but that Roadflare Red is talking to me, right about now.

I'm not a big fan of red, but I might have
to own a guitar with that color on it, some day.:eusa_thin

nazzrblue
01-16-2009, 09:45 AM
^ I agree on the roadflare red. It looks immaculate on those 550's...I got the desert yellow when the 20th annis came out, (which is awesome too) but I kinda kicked myself for not getting the red.

kramerlust
01-16-2009, 09:59 AM
I like the red with the money grip and no lions claw just like you have there. It's like a Gilbert 550 mixed with a Jem, but still your own with other mods to come and no claw trem cut.

BeN5150
01-29-2009, 04:55 PM
any more progress?

I like this! (I think that might be because my RG560 kicks ass)

fasttracksstudio
01-30-2009, 04:28 PM
no further updates..I have not yet recieved the pic guard and now you fucks have me torn on the red or yellow :doh::doh::doh::doh::doh:

PacerMedic
01-31-2009, 09:11 AM
Yellow!

PacerMedic
01-31-2009, 09:12 AM
Fuck it, I'm tippin' the vote

http://www.joelski.com/Yellow_guitar.jpg

kramerlust
01-31-2009, 09:20 AM
Or- you can take the body to an airbrush artist and have them do a graphic that looks like Pacre Medic's avatar shot!!! :drool2:

fasttracksstudio
02-01-2009, 07:51 AM
Damit Joel !!!!

toneseeker
02-02-2009, 06:04 AM
Stand apart from the crowd.
How many yellow Ibbys have you seen?
Now, how many Roadflare Red ones have you seen? :icon_wink
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v368/mistercha/rg550%2020th/rg_head.jpg
http://www.ibanezrules.com/namm/images/2007/P1010003.JPG

kramerlust
02-02-2009, 07:27 AM
He has a good point there....

Axeme
02-02-2009, 01:34 PM
How about Fire Orange Candy.....that shit would be the new hottness!

Dale

fasttracksstudio
02-27-2009, 02:10 PM
ok dudes yellow has won.also the pic guard is in so here are the updates..

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d45/fasttracksstudio/yellowRGandparts008.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d45/fasttracksstudio/yellowRGandparts007.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d45/fasttracksstudio/yellowRGandparts006.jpg

got a pearly gates neck pu there and i'm still working on the bridge..this is only the base coat i'm waiting for the clear..

kramerlust
02-27-2009, 02:22 PM
That is looking killer dude. Nice work.

nazzrblue
02-27-2009, 05:25 PM
I concur. That's gonna be a beaut!:drool2:

toneseeker
03-02-2009, 05:48 AM
Though I prefer the Roadflare Red,
the yellow looks good too.

Congrats on getting rid of that middle pickup. :thumbs:

fasttracksstudio
04-05-2009, 07:14 AM
Ok with some help from rodger i have the final product minus clear coat..Also has to be wired up..

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d45/fasttracksstudio/CP11Library023.jpg

Also picked up this ibanez zebra wood acoustic/electric..not too shabby..

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d45/fasttracksstudio/CP11Library024.jpg

BeN5150
04-05-2009, 05:57 PM
Rick those are all looking great!

I call first dibs if you ever wanna sell "Old Yeller"!

fasttracksstudio
05-24-2009, 08:32 AM
ok it was a long build throw in a divorce and a few job changes but here she is..Thanks to Rodger for the final parts to finish the deal..The yellows won out over the roadflare reds but hey there are more ibanez out there for customization..Rodger will have at least 20 this summer..:icon_lol:

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d45/fasttracksstudio/RG550Marshallamp004.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d45/fasttracksstudio/RG550Marshallamp003.jpg

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d45/fasttracksstudio/RG550Marshallamp005.jpg

Score my 1st marshal at my local spring show a jcm 2000 tripple super lead 60 w combo..kick ass

uberthrall
05-24-2009, 05:18 PM
That came out really great Rick. What did you end up doing with the 570M body and hardware?

Also, having just got rid of the 565, I don't have anymore Ibbys at the moment, but I do have a Yami 1221M that's just begging to be refurbed!!

fasttracksstudio
05-24-2009, 06:48 PM
Rodger i'm very pleased with it..I ebayed the old neck and the loaded rg body swaped the edges as yours was in better shape all in all the neck cost me $ 175 which is fair for a minty maple of that era in my honest opinion.I saw that yamaha and i need a project but i have to recharge 1st..

Jesse James
05-24-2009, 11:24 PM
Ok with some help from rodger i have the final product minus clear coat..Also has to be wired up..

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d45/fasttracksstudio/CP11Library023.jpg

Also picked up this ibanez zebra wood acoustic/electric..not too shabby..

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d45/fasttracksstudio/CP11Library024.jpg

shoulda don a red with a cnter yellow burst, but that guitar is crazy enough, and i have to say im not a big acoustic fan but that thing is sexy, its a cream dream:drool2:

toneseeker
05-25-2009, 06:15 AM
That's why he has a box of tissues
is sitting on the stool, maing. :eusa_danc