CarlFromCanada
Registered User
Join date: Aug 2007
50 IQ
#1
I know it's just a starter guitar, but I put a few mods into this one. When I got it, it had Epiphone pickups in it, and they sounded like absolute garbage. So I swapped them with Seymour Duncan SH-8 Invaders, Neck and Bridge. Added a kill switch, painted the pickguard. IN the process of buying black hardware. All that's left are the bridge and the tuners. Anyway, here are some pics.
Whole guitar

Pickups

Body

Dellinger1988
UG's only Krank
Join date: Jul 2009
50 IQ
#4
Shred Monster
Caparison Angelus HGS, EMG 85/85 18V | Krank Rev1, JJ's | Mesa Recto Cab | Maxon OD808
CarlFromCanada
Registered User
Join date: Aug 2007
50 IQ
#6
Thanks guys. It plays extremely well for a low end guitar, and with the invaders it has such a thick sound. I know it looks like red and yellow in the pics, but it was taken with a phone... It's actually an orange pickguard with bright green pickups, also not a combination you'd think would work but I've gotten nothing but compliments on it.
RJH11
Tone chaser
Join date: Nov 2012
70 IQ
#7
Cool axe i to am a fan of the invader pups lots of hate out there for them
because of a certain metal guitarist. Color combo rocks
HippieMagic
Registered User
Join date: Feb 2008
10 IQ
#8
I was going to say it looks green to me. I actually have a blue one that is pretty much brand new. I got it, played it a few times, and didn't like the way it felt.
4FunandProphet
Not actually a prophet...
Join date: Jan 2008
10 IQ
#9
Looks like a proper 80's Ibanez! I imagine with a good fret level, a good nut, and a set of locking tuners it would be incredible, especially for its price point.
CarlFromCanada
Registered User
Join date: Aug 2007
50 IQ
#10
I guess I got one of the good ones... I have never had it go out of tune, except when changing strings, even with heavy use of the tremolo. I'm planning on getting locking tuners too. For the price, I can't think of anything that beats it.
crashstitches
Registered User
Join date: Feb 2013
10 IQ
#11
Nice mods!

I've had my GRX20 for a decade. It's been through hell, tours, moves, bands, studios, and abuse. Play it every day.