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How can I upgrade/refinish etc my Ibanez RG270 to look and sound like 80s hairmetal?

I was already planning on putting a dimarzio super distortion into the bridge when I have enough money.

Here it is: http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g205/djgdj1/DSC05731.jpg

Feel free to photoshop it or something and post it as it will help me understand you suggestions more.
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#2
well you have a maple fret board which is always good for that sound

i believe the super distortion and the PAF pro were very common in the 80s?

you might want to have a look at a new amp though.....
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#3
Paint it a bright gloss yellow for a start.
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#4
deff get that dimazio, i got one and its flawless, i also put a tone zone in the neck for a niceee sound.. there perfect toegther , nice guitar btw
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#5
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Paint it a bright gloss yellow for a start.




fluorescent pink is a must
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#6
Cover it with rhinestones. Nothing says Glam like a guitar covered in "diamonds".
#7
Thanks. I was planning on getting a 30 or 50 watt Vox Valvetronix this January. Should I do anything with the middle pickup? I love this guitar, just got it about a month ago. I was already looking at maybe gloss yellow but not sure what that would look like. ANy more suggestions would be great. Also can somebody who has photoshop make my guitar yellow and post it? Thank yoou
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#8
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you might want to have a look at a new amp though.....
Actually, you can get kinda cool hair metal tones out of the Frontman 25R, believe it or not.
#9
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Cover it with rhinestones. Nothing says Glam like a guitar covered in "diamonds".

Ha, maybe, Eh i dont really want pink though but maybe suggest some other flourescent, neon or bright color.
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Quote by Vykk Draygo
Actually, you can get kinda cool hair metal tones out of the Frontman 25R, believe it or not.

Please explain, Ive been trying for quite some time now.
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fluorescent pink is a must


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#13
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i wouldnt bother painting it really...


Agree. I'd just gloss it and keep the bright red.
#15
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i wouldnt bother painting it really...

+1. It looks pretty 80's as it is imo. Maybe pick pickup colors and wierd pickup rings.
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#16
Quote by Polystant
Please explain, Ive been trying for quite some time now.

Shoot... um, calling my bro'.

He says this is about what he uses, since he wasn't using that tone when we jammed last night.

Dime the gain.
7 on treble and middle.
8 on bass.
3 or 4 on reverb.


He's using a Epi LP special with Hot Liverpools from GFS.
#18
mirrored pickguard ftw, like my 550
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Quote by aznrockerdude
+1. It looks pretty 80's as it is imo. Maybe pick pickup colors and wierd pickup rings.
Pickup rings??
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#20
Quote by Vykk Draygo
Shoot... um, calling my bro'.

He says this is about what he uses, since he wasn't using that tone when we jammed last night.

Dime the gain.
7 on treble and middle.
8 on bass.
3 or 4 on reverb.


He's using a Epi LP special with Hot Liverpools from GFS.


i wouldnt have thought diming the gain would have worked for hair metal.....

unless the fender frontman is kinda low gain?
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#21
Quote by Polystant
Pickup rings??


Don't forget the knobs and the strap.
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#22
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i wouldnt have thought diming the gain would have worked for hair metal.....

unless the fender frontman is kinda low gain?

Dimming? OR Diming as in like dimebag which I would assume means alot of gain? And yea, the gain i pretty low on them. Alot of people are saying that I should keep the paint on my guitar but its candy apple metallic. Wouldnt I want a glossed color or something?
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#23
Quote by aznrockerdude

Don't forget the knobs and the strap.

Ive got a black and white checkered strap and I know what pickup rings are, just wondering like knd I would get or something
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#24
I say you swap out the pickups and put some bright flourecent coloured dimarzios in
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#25
Quote by gibson_10
I say you swap out the pickups and put some bright flourecent coloured dimarzios in

Well if I keep my guitars paint the same, what color pickups would you suggest
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#26
Quote by Polystant
Dimming? OR Diming as in like dimebag which I would assume means alot of gain? And yea, the gain i pretty low on them. Alot of people are saying that I should keep the paint on my guitar but its candy apple metallic. Wouldnt I want a glossed color or something?

candy apple metalic is an awesome colour!

and yeah, dimeing the gain like dimebag lool
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#27
Dime the gain as in 10. A dime is 10 cent.


Yeah, the gain isn't that high. And it's distortion, not OD (just so we are clear).


BTW, I'd keep the paint. It is cool.


If you must, do whatever color you want, but add painted on f-holes.
#28
But I cant really get any distortion at all without it beinf on overdrive,

Hah, paint on f-holes
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#29
You really need bright lime green pickup rings and control knobs / switch tip
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#31
Add gold hardware on everything, and brightly colored pickups. That will look hair without even doing a refin!
#32
I might have gotten a little carried away...



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#33
haha no, you added some bling
So now you know how to glam up your guitar, just get a cheetah paintjob, some blue pickups with yellow pickup rings, green markers, and some diamonds and you're set
#34
Paint it Desert Yellow
Install a full set of DiMarzio pickups, coloured Pink
Black Pickguard
Empty about 2 cans of Hairspray on your head
Buy jeans 3 sizes smaller than you are (and add a potato down there if you need too )
borrow your girlfriends shirt

Instant 80's Glam Metal, right there. God i love Glam.
#35
^^^ you meant cucumber right?

personally id leave it the plain red and get some funky coloured pickups! maybe yellow or green?
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#37
Quote by Polystant
But I cant really get any distortion at all without it beinf on overdrive,

Hah, paint on f-holes

There is no OD channel. It's clean, and distortion.


I dunno, is it labeled as an OD? 'Cause it doesn't sound like one at all. ;D
#38
Its labeled overdrive, I like that photo shop but I was just plannign on a a solid color if I even do refinish it. And with that gold hardware idea, Did you mean change out the tremolo too?
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#39
Bright yellow with fluorescent pink pickups
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