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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-22-2017, 06:48 AM Thread Starter
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So technically not a JS but I feel like it will be welcomed in this thread. To add to my JS collection I got an R 540 1987 first year in black with backstop still installed. It's hum bucker in the bridge and then two singles. I would attach a photo but it hasn't been working. I will try again though. Haven't received it yet. Nope can't attach pictures despite the drag and drop. Not sure why.

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Re: Radius

Yes I have a Radius as well. I've seen Rich's posts on the subtle difference to the JS body, but I love both. I mod'd the heck out of my Radius paint and new neck, but love the body.
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I feel like I want to know how much of the JS is Ibanez and how much is Joe Satriani. I feel like getting the original Radius is a good way to gauge that. I look forward to it. Probably next week or so it should arrive.
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But, the S540 isn't a Radius, right? AFAIK the Radiuses were the ones with R at the end and the S's were Sabers?

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I suspect that's a typo.

S has wizard neck
R had a little fatter neck as does the JS.

S is thin body and R has the "airfoil" like the JS

I'd say that the JS was subtly enhanced by Joe - pretty close to the old R. Just my opinion.
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But, the S540 isn't a Radius, right? AFAIK the Radiuses were the ones with R at the end and the S's were Sabers?

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You're correct and it was a typo. I corrected it.
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I suspect that's a typo.

S has wizard neck
R had a little fatter neck as does the JS.

S is thin body and R has the "airfoil" like the JS

I'd say that the JS was subtly enhanced by Joe - pretty close to the old R. Just my opinion.
It was a typo you are right.

I used to own an S540 HH and I really didn't like it. It has a backstop as well. I am thinking the R will be much more my style. Should arrive later in the week.
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You're correct and it was a typo. I corrected it.
I see

I myself aquired a 540R ( 1988 ) very recently and have been working on restoring it to good playability, and it's awesome. It also came with the Backstop
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I myself aquired a 540R ( 1988 ) very recently and have been working on restoring it to good playability, and it's awesome. It also came with the Backstop
I'm glad to hear that. I look forward to getting mine, visually it looks like it's in very good shape, but when you get a used guitar, you always gotta throw on new strings and see how it is. It's supposed to ship today and I think thursday might be a realistic delivery date.
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Testing my ability to attach pictures. Here is the picture of the guitar. I haven't received it yet though. Thursday
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Looks sweet OC!
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Looks sweet OC!
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Got the Radius today. Feel wise a JS is better in every dimension. However the sound of the singles and the split humbucker are great and even the humbucker has a pretty jangley sound compared to the FRED and Mo'Joe I'm used to. (that's not gonna be it's strap I just borrowed from another guitar for now)

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Re: Radius

I put a Duncan Custom Shop 78 in line. It's no jangly.
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I put a Duncan Custom Shop 78 in line. It's no jangly.
I think I might just leave it stock. The guitar has a cool sound and if I want a fuller sound I have a dozen plus JS guitars I can pick up.
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