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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-07-2015, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hey Jemsite.

I've been thinking of a future purchase, but I'm in a dilemma between 5 seperate models.

First up the JS1200, I love the Candy Apple Red finish, it looks amazing in person and has a great set of pickups. I'd obviously be buying a used one to stay within my budget.

The JS1000, in Black Pearl, already got too many white guitars, and I love the Cosmo Black Hardware on it, and a JS1 would look too much like my JS100. Also used.

The JS24P, the 24 frets is the appealing factor on this guitar and is much more affordable than a JS2410. Again the Candy Apple Red finish is absolutely stunning. I know this will be the underdog as it's not Prestige, but after playing it and being blown away by it, I was very impressed. I'd say that it past my personal test with flying colours, so it's in the running.

And finally the 540R-HH or 440R-HH, here's the curveball, colour isn't a factor as I can choose from many colours, the pickups aren't a problem either, as I'd plan to customise it to my own specs, make my own custom, including colour/bodyart, but they are very difficult to get hold of.
The only question I have about the Radius series is, how does the neck compare to the JS? I know it's thinner, but is it just as comfortable?

So what would you do if you were me? I know it's all down to me in the end, but I thought it would be interesting to see what others opinions would be on this and what others would do.

Thanks for reading.
Sorry this post is so long.
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Re: Future purchase possibility, JS1200, JS1000, JS24P, 540R-HH or 440R-HH?

I really loved the neck on the 440R I had. Certainly very comfy, thicker than the wizard neck.
Here's how the one I had looked like:
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Re: Future purchase possibility, JS1200, JS1000, JS24P, 540R-HH or 440R-HH?

JS1200CA is the best one of the lot!

JS1000 BP,WH or my favorite BSB.
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I really loved the neck on the 440R I had. Certainly very comfy, thicker than the wizard neck.
Here's how the one I had looked like:
That's a stunning guitar, I love the Black and Chrome look. :-) How did it play and sound?

Yeah, it's the Ultra neck that's on the Radius models isn't it? How would you say it compared to the JS neck? I know it's not as thick, but is it wider? I find the JS neck profile is super comfy, probably nicest I've played, but I also play on Wizard and JEM neck profiles, so it's not gonna be difficult for me to play since it's inbetween the JS and Wizard, just never had the oppertunity to play an Ultra neck profile before.
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Get the JS1200.

I have a black JS1 with Chrome Pickups, love that color combo.
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JS1200CA is the best one of the lot!

JS1000 BP,WH or my favorite BSB.

Never played a JS1200 before but I have played the JS1000 so I have an idea of how it would feel, it was the BSB finish, pictures don't do it justice, it was an amazing guitar, was ashame I couldn't take it home.
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Get the JS1200.

I have a black JS1 with Chrome Pickups, love that color combo.
I love it too, would just be too similar to my JS100, in looks only mind you, and I already have too many white guitars, that's the only reason I ruled the JS1 out.
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I have eleven JS series guitars. My favorite by far is the JS1200. It's my number one guitar.
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I have eleven JS series guitars. My favorite by far is the JS1200. It's my number one guitar.
That's amazing, I only have a JS100 just now in my JS line up. Are they all Prestige JS models? Do you own any of the Radius Series?
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I have two JS1s from 1990. A JS6, Two JS10ths, a JS90th, JS2000, JS1200, JS2PRM, JS1600 and a JS2410. I used to have a JS100 but once I moved up to the Japanese models with my JS1200 I knew I'd never be happy with my JS100 anymore so I sold it.
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Re: Future purchase possibility, JS1200, JS1000, JS24P, 540R-HH or 440R-HH?

I'd get a 540R HH. I just don't care for sig models outside the Carvin JB200 (and that is a tribute model, not a signature), especially considering they stopped making the 540R 20 years ago.
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I have a js1200 and a few radius. I prefer the radius. Only thing is a radius HH may be a bit difficult to find. hss and hsh radius are easier to find.
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Re: Future purchase possibility, JS1200, JS1000, JS24P, 540R-HH or 440R-HH?

I have a JS-1 and a JS-100. The neck thicknesses are different. I actually prefer the thinner JS-100 neck. The JS-1 has more wood in the shoulders of the contour if that makes sense.
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I have a js1200 and a few radius. I prefer the radius. Only thing is a radius HH may be a bit difficult to find. hss and hsh radius are easier to find.
I know what you mean, even the HSS and HSH Radius are difficult to find. Still early days yet, still only in the thinking process.
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Re: Future purchase possibility, JS1200, JS1000, JS24P, 540R-HH or 440R-HH?

Here in Japan, it's easy to find HSS 540Rs, but HH is harder and I've not once seen an HSH Radius. I prefer the HH, but that's just me.
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