#1
Well my Frankenstien Ibanez RG project has taken it's first step.

So I got ahold of William Wiggins Brand Pickups for Fender. My Ibanez has a middle single pick up and decided I wasn't going to buy a Fender Strat, was gonna change the pick up to Wiggins and l did.

First off Williams pickups are insane. They aren't expensive and comes in all kinds of wood options. I chose Rosewood since that is what my fingerboard is.

Next he asked me how I wanted it to sound, he does the coil winding himself.

If you haven't been to his website here it is.

www.wigginsbrand.com

Before and after pics.

The Frankstien Ibanez RG.

EDIT- Got the cover on the pickup now, I'll take better pics later today.




Here is the William Wiggins Pickup out of the box, smells like a campfire (its awesome).


He signs the back with the winding number.


Here it is installed, I need to get a cover to go over the exposed wood showing.








I don't have before sound or after but I can tell you it sounds just like a Fender Strat.
Last edited by jpjr50 at Jul 22, 2015,
#2
Haha like me with my Dimarzio True Velvet in middle of Ibanez Prestige to get a strat sound. Close enough, right?
#3
Awesome 21Gun, we had the same type plan.

I just ordered a black cover and I'll just cut the top off. I'm not going to cover the rosewood just the light colored base wood.

As for the 2 remaining pickups they will also get the boot.

For the neck I'm thinking Suhr "Doug Aldrich" since I'm a big Whitesnake fan and play WS songs.

For the bridge pickup I haven't decided yet but it needs to distinctly have a sound I'm looking for.

In the end I'll have 3 different pickups for 3 different guitars in 1 Frankenstein guitar.

When I get the two other pickups I'm stripping the guitar down. I'll have it painted Ford Grabber Blue with White Racing Stripes, the neck will be sent off for a rebuild or new neck, electronics will come out and replace with all new pots, wiring, etc. Gonna really make it my own. I'll never sell it so I don't care how much is in it.
Last edited by jpjr50 at Jul 21, 2015,
#4
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#5
Is that an RG5EX1 with the EDGE III? I hope you plan to block that bridge or replace it entirely ($$$). Eventually it will wear down and won't hold its tuning.

Cool project though. Keep going!
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#6
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Is that an RG5EX1 with the EDGE III? I hope you plan to block that bridge or replace it entirely ($$$). Eventually it will wear down and won't hold its tuning.

Cool project though. Keep going!



You're right on the make and model, haven't had any tuning problems. I dive with the bar all the time, it's 4-5 years old too.

I put the cover on the pick up, I'll throw it up on the photo's.

Put some new strings (Ernie Ball Super Slinky's) too.


#8
That wooden middle gives some nice contrast. I like it a lot. Not a fan of EB after my recent test, but it's a minor thing