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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-07-2001, 10:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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JS & Radius body identical or not?

One JS site I recently visited said that the JS body was a slightly scaled down Radius. *I was under the impression that they were the exact same thing, except for the jack placement. *Can anyone confirm or refute this? *

When I had my JS1000, I never noticed a body size difference from my 540R, even when playing them one after the other to gain a feel for differences. *I was looking at neck & sound differences, but I think if the body size was significantly different, I'd have noticed it.
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It's smaller in all dimentions. You'd probably never notice unless you put them both side by side.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-13-2001, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Sho 'nuff, the JS is slightly smaller in MOST dimensions. *Radius is actually slightly less in circumference around the waist, but all other dimensions are slightly larger. *The bottom horn is thinner on JS, and the cutaway is a good 1/4" deeper, too. THAT's the one that matters to me - the only one that seems to affect playability.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-14-2001, 10:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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Actually...
I checked my '88 Radius, and overall it's closer to the JS than it is to the '87 Radius! *Cutaways are deeper & rounder.
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I think that the lower horn is, as Jester said, thinner if you watch it by side, but it looks a bit less pointy if you watch it frontally. Doesn't it?
I mean, the lower horn's tip looks a bit chunkier than Radius'.
Have you noticed it?

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You can think at the JS as a 'rounded' 540....
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Evenmore?!?
oh my...
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Pino on 4:12 pm on Nov. 14, 2001
You can think at the JS as a 'rounded' 540....
correct -- and more asymmetric!

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