I've got an RB that I picked up on e-bay a while ago. It sounds great, and the body is in great condition, but unfortunately, it didn't come with the RB neck on it (I think it's a neck from an RG570 or so). So here's the guitar as it is today:
Since my chances of finding a RB neck are pretty slim, I've decided to expand my options to consider other old-style necks that Ibanez produces. My main goal is to find something thicker, and if it has cool inlays then that's a plus. So I spent some time in photoshop yesterday doing some mockups:
RB with VBK neck, green pickups & knobs:
RB with PBK neck, white pickups & knobs: (okay, I know my chances are slim to none of finding a PBK neck, but it looks cool)
RB with USA Custom neck, white pickups & knobs:
I also tried some of the older Jem necks with maple fretboards, but didn't like the way they looked on the RB. I guess I could also consider a VDY or VSK neck with either yellow or pink pickups & knobs.
When all was said and done (here's the sacreligious part), I really liked the look of the USA custom neck the best. It reinforces that "Totally 80's" look. Plus, it seems to be easier to find USA customs floating around than old Jems (and they're generally less expensive, too).
PS--Of course, if anybody has a spare Jem neck sitting around collecting dust, you could help make this process significantly easier! *
(Edited by bduersch at 11:21 am on Feb. 10, 2002)