Ibanez AR 300 mods

Ibanez AR 300 mods

Postby BJolley » Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:37 pm

I completed mods to my previously stock 2005 Ibanez AR 300 yesterday. Thanks to input from this board and Dimarzio I got it all wired up with three splittable Super 2's. The toggle, along with a single vol pot, tone pot, and min switch control the neck and bridge. The middle is controlled by its own vol/tone/switch. It is part Cowboy, part Tiger, and part new species. I can run any 1, 2, or 3 pickups at any time. I now think I'm addicted to making guitar mods...

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Re: Ibanez AR 300 mods

Postby hippieguy1954 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 4:42 pm

They are nice looking guitars! Good luck and enjoy :smile: :smile: :smile:
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Re: Ibanez AR 300 mods

Postby BJolley » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:14 am

Thanks! I really like the mods so far.
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Re: Ibanez AR 300 mods

Postby Tennessee Jedi » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:03 am

Love it
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Re: Ibanez AR 300 mods

Postby BJolley » Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:25 am

Version 2.1: I decided I wanted independent on-off switches for each pickup and replaced the 3-way toggle with three mini switches today.

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Re: Ibanez AR 300 mods

Postby hippieguy1954 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:14 am

Very cool! You might want to think about rounding off the corners of the plate for estetics! :smile: :smile: :smile:
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Re: Ibanez AR 300 mods

Postby TI4-1009 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:47 am

hippieguy1954 wrote:Very cool! You might want to think about rounding off the corners of the plate for estetics! :smile: :smile: :smile:


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Re: Ibanez AR 300 mods

Postby hippieguy1954 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:14 am

TI4-1009 wrote:
hippieguy1954 wrote:Very cool! You might want to think about rounding off the corners of the plate for estetics! :smile: :smile: :smile:


esthetics

"I'm not trying to give you a hard time, but it is important to spell correctly so people take you seriously, so people know what your talking about and so people don't think your (sic) dumb. "


I know I spelled it wrong, smart ass, (I forgot the h), but there is no way you can compare that mistake with what I pointed out. :smile: :smile: :smile:
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Re: Ibanez AR 300 mods

Postby BJolley » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:42 am

I didn't trust my ability to get fancy so went with a basic rectangle (I figured if good enough for Tiger's blade-switch, it is good enough for my guitar), but we'll see what the future holds. Now that I've gotten my feet wet in guitar mods, I'm considering buying a neck and and building a custom body. As for the word in dispute, I prefer "aesthetic" myself.

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Re: Ibanez AR 300 mods

Postby zambiland » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:18 am

I'm curious about how you mounted those switches. Did you drill three holes and then the plate is held in by the switch nuts or did you make a bigger hole? I'm thinking of doing this on my 2680 and am not quite sure the best rout to take.
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Re: Ibanez AR 300 mods

Postby BJolley » Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:51 pm

I did drill 2 additional 1/4" holes to accommodate the switches. I also had to route out the control cavity (3/4" bit w/ 3/8" bushing) to accommodate the width of the 3 mini switches (tragedy narrowly averted when the bit came off the collet and almost burrowed through the front of the guitar -- be careful with that). The stock 1/2" 3-way toggle hole was too large to accommodate the center mini switch without a large washer or the plate. I tried 3 individual washers first but didn't like the look so I made the plate.


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Re: Ibanez AR 300 mods

Postby zambiland » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:29 pm

Thanks! This will probably be a summer project at this point.
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