Customized Guitar!

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  1. BigDavie0609

    BigDavie0609 SS.org Regular

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    Hi Everyone,

    I'm working on refinishing and customizing an old '99 Schecter A-7 Avenger. I'm currently working on routing out the pick-up holes as I've got some Seymour Duncan Blackouts I want to load into this bad boy. Of course, my routing work is shotty at best so I'm looking for some pick up rings to cover my terrible work LOL

    Aside from Dave at FretsOnTheNet, which seems to be an AWESOME resource, do you know of anywhere else I can find some pick up rings for this guy?
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    You know you're a fan of the Blackouts? I know there was a lot of interest in them when they came out, but a lot of players have been moving away from those...

    What kind of finish are you thinking of doing?
     
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    you could always make your own rings, or if you know someone with access to a 3d printer they could make them. barring that there's really no good options for pickup rings with ERGs.
     
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    I'm thinking either a solid black stain or a brown-to-black burst stain. I know the blackouts aren't as popular, but I found the EMG 707's to be a little sterile at the mid-range stuff.
     
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    Yeah, but those are also active oversized pickups. If you went with a standard sized pickup, it'd be a thousand times easier to get pickup rings and you wouldn't have to route it out.
     
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    I've already started routing lol. No big deal for me.
     
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    LiveOVErdrive CNC hack

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    Are these soapbar mount pickups? Those don't usually have rings, though I don't see any reason why they couldn't.

    I love the avenger shape. I used to have a wine red one in my younger years. Hated the color but it was a fun guitar. Now I just want one on seafoam sparkle.
     
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    They are soap bar pick ups and I've found that they don't generally have pick up rings available, but, I found a guy that will custom make them.

    I'm not a huge fan of the seafoam sparkle, although a friend of mine has one. I also dislike Floyd Roses, and the new Avengers all have them, as far as I can tell.
     
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    3D pricing could word, but having them CNC-cut at a local trophy/signage shop could work, or someone like Tap Plastics (I don't know if they are a national chain) might work, too, but that could be pricier than the trophy/signage shop.
     
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    Those options could work, but they don't necessarily work on guitar parts. I was hoping to find them pre-made, but that is not gonna happen lol. I'm gonna go with Dave @ FretsOnTheNet
     
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    Or you could mould the rings out of polymer clay. It'd be cheap and you could make them any colour you wanted by simply getting white clay and dyeing it.
    Honestly, using a 3D printer to make pickup rings is overkill, like using a CNC lathe to cut a 2x4 into a 1" dowel.
     
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    You know, I didn't even think of polymer clay. My wife is super into crafts and she happens to have some around the house. I'll have to look into it to see if I can get it done. Thanks for the idea.
     
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    Or buy some abs plastic and route that. Make some templates.
     
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    In case anyone was wondering, this is how she came out.

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