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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-29-2002, 02:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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Which of the aforementioned has the closest to a JS neck shape?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-29-2002, 02:39 AM
 
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Radius I believe.
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Come on, Rich, RikkBeatty, you JS' experts, give Kirk a help!
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Radius, without a doubt. *I've owned them all.
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Come on, Rich, RikkBeatty, you JS' experts, give Kirk a help!
Jeez, a guy can't even catch a little shut eye around here!

The Radius will be closer in dimension, but *neither* of them are at all like a JS in profile.
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I have neve played a Radius or a S Series but I did own a Saber back in 1992 and it felt nothing like the JS neck. There is a difference between the JS1 neck and the JS1000 neck so maybe the Radius neck compares better to one than the other?

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-30-2002, 02:35 PM
 
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The newer (1997 and later) JS1000 has a compound or conical radius to the fretboard. *The older 1000s were like the JS1, and had a rounder radius than a..ahem... Radius. *The Radius guitar had the standard Ibanez 430mm, the JS had a rounder 250mm.

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The Radius guitar had an "ultra" neck.

And IIRC, the JS models have narrower (and real Dunlop!) fretwire.
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