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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-07-2006, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hi,

I have done some research about the UV neck dimensions and how it had changed over the years. I found some strange details. It seems there are a lot of changes, or it is only printing mistakes.

So here is what I have found in the Ibanez catalogs beetween 1992-2002.

First and biggest difference, I think everybody knows this the older UV's without AANJ got thinner neck. I prefer those.

But!

Ibanez catalog 1992: old UV
with: 48mm, 65mm
thickness: 20mm at 1st fret, 21.5 at 12th

1993 old UV
48,65
19, 21!!!! thinner than a year before

2002 NEW UV777
48,65
21,5 23 it is still ok, new UV



but!!!

2003
48, 66 wider!!!!
19, 21 thinner again like 10 years ago!!!

2005
48, 68 even more wider!!!
19, 21 even thinner


IS IT POSSIBLE TO HAVE A LOT OF DIFFERENT TYPE OF UV NECKS ON THE MARKET OR THESE JUST PRINTING MISTAKES IN THE IBANEZ CATALOGS?????

UV OWNERS PLESE HELP ME TO CLEAR THIS CONFUSING!

thx. :-)
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-07-2006, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Universe neck dimensions need to be cleared

Any opinion or experience???

Rich? You are the expert!
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Re: Universe neck dimensions need to be cleared

I'm no expert on UV necks. Yes in 2005 everything MIJ went wider [if anything from anywhere else did I don't know or care] but I've never noticed any thickness difference on any UV over the years. Not that I've measured, I'm just not bothered by 1mm here or there. I don't play 7 strings except to test before shipping. You need a hardcore 7 player to notice that stuff.
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Re: Universe neck dimensions need to be cleared

hmm... I hope sooner or later I will get more confirmation about this, but thanks for your answer anyway! :-)
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Re: Universe neck dimensions need to be cleared

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I'm no expert on UV necks. Yes in 2005 everything MIJ went wider
Does that include the RG1527s though? I didn't think their neck dimensions changed at all, and the only different neck was the "Ultra" neck that was available on some European/Japanese markets?
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I'm no expert on UV necks. Yes in 2005 everything MIJ went wider [if anything from anywhere else did I don't know or care] but I've never noticed any thickness difference on any UV over the years. Not that I've measured, I'm just not bothered by 1mm here or there. I don't play 7 strings except to test before shipping. You need a hardcore 7 player to notice that stuff.
Why did they change the specs?

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-11-2006, 12:17 AM
 
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Re: Universe neck dimensions need to be cleared

I've measured my 2000 Universe with a calipers when I had the strings off, 1st fret 19.843mm and 12th fret 21.05mm. Even so, I used to own an old 777GR UV and it's neck was different in profile and seemed thinner. I don't think you can really go by the catalogs.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-12-2006, 07:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Universe neck dimensions need to be cleared

yeah, I tought those are just printing mistakes.

If there are 3 neck typesld UV's before 1998 get thinner necks, UV777 beetween 1998 - 2003 with all acces neck joint get thicker, and after 2003 UV777 with edge pro trem get even wider, thicker is ok.

If you go by the catalogs it means there are 6 types of necks out there on the market and it seems almost impossible.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-13-2006, 12:48 PM
 
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Re: Universe neck dimensions need to be cleared

I had an RG7421 at one time and believe it or not it had the thinnest of any I've ever felt. I mean, it was real close to the 6 string Wizard, flat and thin. I wish they made them all like that.
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I had an RG7421 at one time and believe it or not it had the thinnest of any I've ever felt. I mean, it was real close to the 6 string Wizard, flat and thin. I wish they made them all like that.
it could be that your 7421 had the WIZARD II-7 neck:

648mm/ 25.5" 48mm 65mm 19mm 21mm R=400

2006 RG7321 BK

• 5pc Wizard II-7 Maple/Walnut neck
• Basswood body
• Jumbo frets
• 7-string standard bridge
• AH7-1 (H) neck pu
• AH7-2 (H) bridge pu
• color : BK


you may also want to check this:
http://www.jemsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=54296
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