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Restoring an Ibanez SDGR 5 String to its former glory... and I don’t really know what I’m doing

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Fleabutworse, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. Fleabutworse


    Sep 12, 2019
    So I bought a 5 string that someone was selling for parts. It’s missing pots, a preamp, a battery case cover, a backing plate, and a jack output. It has some minor damage, mostly cosmetic and what is damaged can be fixed. Just looking for advice on where to find good pots, a preamp, and a jack output. Or any other advice one might have

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  2. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    Just remember that the pot-holes are not for SAE-sized pots (3/8"), they're Metric-sized.
    So, you'll either need to buy Metric pots or ream out the holes for 3/8" bushing pots.

    Can you take new photos showing the controls layout?
    The model number should be on the back of the headstock.
  3. bpc


    Mar 29, 2016
    Central Scotland
    The battery case can be bought from Ebay or Amazon for very little. The control cavity cover is probably best made with a sheet of pickguard material. Make a paper or card template first and use that to cut out the cover from the sheet. A single ply sheet of black would be best and fairly inexpensive.
  4. Fleabutworse


    Sep 12, 2019
    Yeah I’ll do that soon as I get home
  5. Fleabutworse


    Sep 12, 2019
    Couldn’t find the serial number but I got those photos uploaded
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