Ibanez Kindajaguar restoration



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Re: Ibanez Kindajaguar restoration

Postby drolo » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:20 am

it came out real pretty :yay:

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I tried to keep the original vibe but could not help changing a few things here and there.
Flipped the logo around, did not really like how it was before, only makes sense for guitars standing in a display :-)
The original bridge was not too bad but it cut into my hand when playing so I replaced it with a roller bridge.
Along the volume and tone knob, the third knob has a rotary switch with various caps to cut lows.

It plays surprisingly well. The neck, although I shaved quite a bit off, feels like half a tree trunk.
The trem has a tendency to not go back to place, creating slight tuning issues. Will see if I can improve that somehow.

The pickups are fairly weak and not really bright. But boosting the highs makes them come alive. Still deciding whether I leave them like that or try to rewind them. In the end, I don't want this guitar to sound like any other guitar I have.

It's definitely fun to play with and so light compared to my Jazzmaster :-)
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Re: Ibanez Kindajaguar restoration

Postby Chankgeez » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:04 am

That looks pretty spiffy! :!!!: :love:
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Re: Ibanez Kindajaguar restoration

Postby ibarakishi » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:35 am

just read/found this thread, really love this project a lot! love the finish you did as well
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Re: Ibanez Kindajaguar restoration

Postby kosta » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:19 pm

Awesome work!! That is looking great.
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Re: Ibanez Kindajaguar restoration

Postby imJonWain » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:18 pm

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Re: Ibanez Kindajaguar restoration

Postby drolo » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:21 am

thanks guys :-)
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Re: Ibanez Kindajaguar restoration

Postby Invisible Man » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:23 am

Threads like this are absolutely a guilty pleasure. I could spend all day on these.
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Re: Ibanez Kindajaguar restoration

Postby wafl » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:20 pm

Ooh girl, work it.
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Re: Ibanez Kindajaguar restoration

Postby Mudfuzz » Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:34 am

Awesome job :thumb:
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Re: Ibanez Kindajaguar restoration

Postby Iommic Pope » Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:14 am

What a cutie! :love:
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Re: Ibanez Kindajaguar restoration

Postby ognoy » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:55 am

Well done! Looks awesome!
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Re: Ibanez Kindajaguar restoration

Postby drolo » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:48 am

I couldn't help it and rewound the pickups (well only the neck and bridge)

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Tried to squeeze as many turns on the small coil as would fit and got to the 5.5k range.

Made a hell of a difference, way spankier now :-)

here's a pic of my ghetto pickup winder :-)

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Re: Ibanez Kindajaguar restoration

Postby ibarakishi » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:43 am

this thread just keeps getting better and better, keep it up and would love to hear a demo once you get it to a point where you are happy with it
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Re: Ibanez Kindajaguar restoration

Postby friendship » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:12 am

this is cool! Fat neck + weird old pickups = :!!!:
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Re: Ibanez Kindajaguar restoration

Postby Invisible Man » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:59 am

Can you start a thread to show us the ghetto pickup winder build?
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