#1
http://cgi.ebay.ca/NEW-WHITE-FLYING-V-ELECTRIC-GUITAR-STUNNING-DESIGN_W0QQitemZ160252977135QQihZ006QQcategoryZ2384QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

^ (not trying to advertise just asking a question)


Hey guys, I'm planning on building/modding an axe similar to that of a Jackson RR.
Obviously I know the stock pickups & trem are gonna be crap - I'm purchasing Dragonfire HCZ actives & a Floyd Rose Fastloader (meh ) - but would this still be an okay quality guitar?

I'm also wondering if it will fit the 24 fret Jackson neck I plan to buy, it's a 22 fret neck but - from what it looks like - a 25.5" scale, so...?

*note* I'm replacing all the hardware (screws, trem, nut, tuners - all gold! ), and plan on the guitar being decent.


So, UG.... amidoingitrite?
#6
Quote by StraightxXxEdge
I think you're probably better off just getting something like this.

http://www.warmoth.com/guitar/bodies/radical.cfm?fuseaction=v2

You're going to be spending more money, but who knows how bad that things put together. So, in the long run you'll be saving yourself a headache and probably a few bucks.


Hmm..I was looking at that like a month ago but I'm extremely cheap (we'll see ).
I could at least salvage it for a few parts, and for the price I really couldn't care either way.....

INCREDIT: You know what? You're right, I'll get a guaranteed quality body instead .

Last edited by DiMeTiMe at Jun 21, 2008,
#7
I don't like the sound of 'Solid Body'

Unless it specifies a wood for the body, that pretty much means it's plywood.
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#8
Quote by Inspired_by_Vai
I don't like the sound of 'Solid Body'

Unless it specifies a wood for the body, that pretty much means it's plywood.



^Ya, I've changed my mind - probably a piece of crap.

Thanks guys, just checkin' .
#11
well check my thread they are practically identical so you'll have the same problems as me!

The floyd isn't the best, the locking nut is shockingly bad and the tuners are poor. However the rest of the guitar is worth far more than i paid at least. The body is solid hardwood, the electronics are smooth and pretty noisless, the pickups are surprisingly good (although they sound a bit flat), the neck is smooth and easier than expected to play and the paint finish isn't that bad really!

So i think "Yes" a good answer!
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Never type LiKe that again, or ill f*cking kill you.

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Wow, so much controversy - I never expected that at all, but thanks .


Oh, and Madsalty - what is "hardwood" supposed to be?
Cause it don't sound that good to me.


INCREDIT: Checked your thread - "poplar" - okay, sounds good to me, I'll definitely pick it up then .
Last edited by DiMeTiMe at Jun 21, 2008,
#15
Quote by DiMeTiMe

Oh, and Madsalty - what is "hardwood" supposed to be?
Cause it don't sound that good to me.


INCREDIT: Checked your thread - "poplar" - okay, sounds good to me, I'll definitely pick it up then .


Hehe, i've just checked in a pickup cavity and it's definately poplar
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#16
Quote by Madsalty
Hehe, i've just checked in a pickup cavity and it's definately poplar


K, thanks.

One question though, will I need 25k pots for the active pups? Cause that's what I've heard..

If so, it's not a big deal .
#17
Quote by DiMeTiMe
K, thanks.

One question though, will I need 25k pots for the active pups? Cause that's what I've heard..

If so, it's not a big deal .


What makes you think that?

They are just standard passive humbucking pickups so 500k pots will suffice.

I'm ripping the pickups ou and instaling some highoutput emg styled passives!#

Strangely your paying more than me for that guitar! It's normally the other way around with any guitar related product in the US!
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#18
Quote by Madsalty
What makes you think that?

They are just standard passive humbucking pickups so 500k pots will suffice.

I'm ripping the pickups ou and instaling some highoutput emg styled passives!#

Strangely your paying more than me for that guitar! It's normally the other way around with any guitar related product in the US!


Because I'm buying a set of Dragonfire HCZ actives.
#19
Hmmmm.

Man, I kinda wanna buy that guitar at auction.

It'd give me a place to put my stock pickups after I upgrade my warlock.
Plus, floyd rose, don't have one of those on a guitar yet.
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#21
To Madsalty: (or if anyone knows)

Do you know what scale the neck is? I'm hoping 25.5", but do you happen to know? Cause I'm picking up a Jackson style 24 fret maple neck ($99, 25.5" scale) and I'm hoping it'll fit...


Thanks in advance, Rusty Cooley.
Last edited by DiMeTiMe at Jun 22, 2008,
#22
Quote by DiMeTiMe
To Madsalty: (or if anyone knows)

Do you know what scale the neck is? I'm hoping 25.5", but do you happen to know? Cause I'm picking up a Jackson style 24 fret maple neck ($99, 25.5" scale) and I'm hoping it'll fit...


Thanks in advance, Rusty Cooley.


*bump*

Come on, what's the scale length??!




ps. I'm ordering soon so it would help to know, as I intend on bagging a 24 fret Jackson style neck from BYOGuitar (instock in 3 weeks )
#23
tell me how to measure it and i will!
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#24
Quote by Madsalty
tell me how to measure it and i will!


.......

Okay lol, well....you measure from the inside (towards the bridge) edge of the (locking) nut, to the inside of the bridge - the saddles (towards the neck).

like this.....

#25
unless it's a neck specifically designed to retrofit 24 frets to a guitar that used to have 22, it isn't going to fit right, even if it is the right scale length. you'd have to move the bridge up toward the neck in order to make it work. if you want 24 frets, get one that retrofits or buy a body that's set up for a 24 fret neck.
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#26
There are conversion necks for this type of thing aren't there?
I'm sure Warmoth makes them, and they're around $100ish.
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Dude, I don't think you even read his first post...
He does type normally, the title was probably just written like that to grab your attention like they do in Online auctions.
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#31
Quote by Jaeger
unless it's a neck specifically designed to retrofit 24 frets to a guitar that used to have 22, it isn't going to fit right, even if it is the right scale length. you'd have to move the bridge up toward the neck in order to make it work. if you want 24 frets, get one that retrofits or buy a body that's set up for a 24 fret neck.


Really? Aw...that's stupid

Okay...