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Anyone know where I can buy RG-style pickguards in Canada? Or does anyone on here make 'em? I'd like the get one with the same shape, but 2 humbuckers (no single in the middle) and maybe a mirror finish, that would be perfect but I'll settle for some other finish if I have to... all I can find are standard Fender Strat style pickguards :frown:

Thanks guys!
 

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Sent an e-mail to Guitar Parts Canada to see if they can get them. If not, I guess I'll have to go US.

Thanks for the link iaresee, I'll probably end up using those guys.
 

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if you buy from the US, just make sure they ship by USPS.
 

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alright good luck with your find.... and id love to see a pic when its all together it the rg350 right? i was thinking about buying one any they are good? havent played one but i think they look wicked
 

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alright good luck with your find.... and id love to see a pic when its all together it the rg350 right? i was thinking about buying one any they are good? havent played one but i think they look wicked
Yup, got the black one... looks great with the chrome-looking pickguard but I somehow scratched it, probably when I was swapping pickups. I've ordered a Dimarzio X2N and Air Norton which will be the last combo I use, but it sounds great the Super Distortion in the bridge as well.

The only thing that isn't too good is the tremolo... Edge III. You can get a Tremsetter installed which will solve all the tuning issues though... now that I remembered that I'm going to order one of those too, lol.

Other than the tuning issue (don't get me wrong, it's not terrible but it could be much better) it's a great axe out-of-the-box. Action can go super low and you can still raise the pitch (had it like that when I was in standard), jumbo frets makin' bends are vibrato easy as hell, wizard II neck is nice and thin but not super thin... just right. Neck is unfinished maple so your hand can just glide on the back without a problem... stock pickups are pretty decent, but I needed more output from the bridge.

Best axe I've ever tried for the price. I think Steve's gave it to me for $410 then I bought the hardshell case as well. I might get the white one sometime too... swap the white pearloid pickguard for a black pearloid one, swap the pickups, throw in a Tremsetter. Maybe next month, lol.

Will definetly post a pic when I'm done with all the mods!
 

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hmm really... becuase i think im getting a new guitar for my birthday or enough money for one ill probly get aroudn 500 bucks and i was looking at getting an ibanez and i liked the look of the rg350 so ill have to go check one out so we will see! and how much does the Tremsetter go for?
 

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hmm alright thanks man im off to toronto tonight so ill stop into steves and see if that have one black or white they are both nice but i think i like the black a bit better lol:rockon2:
 

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hmm really... becuase i think im getting a new guitar for my birthday or enough money for one ill probly get aroudn 500 bucks and i was looking at getting an ibanez and i liked the look of the rg350 so ill have to go check one out so we will see! and how much does the Tremsetter go for?
I picked one up to try for $35.00.

Havn't got it yet though.
 

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I picked one up to try for $35.00.

Havn't got it yet though.
Let me know how it goes once you install it... I've heard great things about it so far. If it works out, will you be offerin' them on future Hamm models? That would be pretty sweet...

On a side note, Terrapin Guitars quoted me $40 USD for the mirror pickguard and $7.20 for shipping. An extra $20 if I send a tracing instead of the original pickguard, but I'll send the original. Pretty decent price, even after duties and taxes it'll be worth it IMO. Thanks again for the link dude.

Now I just need the cash, lol spent all my money on pickups za' RG and a PODxt Live for a gift.
 

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hmm well i just got home from steves and they had the black and white rg350s i did like the way the felt and the stock pups arent that bad i didnt think and i talked to one guy about the tremsetter and he said he could get one and install it for me for under 50 bucks so i hope they still have the rg350s there in 2 weeks!:rockon2:
 
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