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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-28-2010, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
 
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Universe neck profiles?

I have owned 2 uv777bk's in the past. One a 99 and one a 00 production year. Necks were very similar in feel and felt slightly thicker than my current 1527. Do the older uv's have thinner or thicker necks compared to a uv777bk?

I'm looking to get another uv, either a pwh,777bk, or a uv777gr. Preferably I like the aesthetics of the uv777gr but have never played one(probably wont be able to find one anyways).Anyone out there own or have owned all of these for a comparison?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-28-2010, 11:18 PM
 
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Re: Universe neck profiles?

I have one of every Universe, and two UVMCs.

What I can tell you is that the neck profile is not very consistent from neck to neck. My PWH and my BK have a really nice profile, while one of my UVMCs is pretty fat. The UVGR is the fattest of them all, and my other UVMC is right in the middle of the UVGR and the UVBK.

So, YMMV. You've just gotta try 'em to see if you like how the neck profile turned out.
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Re: Universe neck profiles?

I have a first run PWH and the neck profile has exactly the dimensions and feel of the wizard neck on my 777VDY and 777VSK but with the extra string. I have never tried other UV.
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Re: Universe neck profiles?

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I have one of every Universe, and two UVMCs.
Pics?
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Pics?
There's actually a thread. Somewhere on here.
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Re: Universe neck profiles?

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I have one of every Universe, and two UVMCs.

What I can tell you is that the neck profile is not very consistent from neck to neck. My PWH and my BK have a really nice profile, while one of my UVMCs is pretty fat. The UVGR is the fattest of them all, and my other UVMC is right in the middle of the UVGR and the UVBK.

So, YMMV. You've just gotta try 'em to see if you like how the neck profile turned out.
I never knew the uvgr had a fatter neck. Thanks so much for responding before I spent 3k. You wouldnt happen to live near Macomb, MI ? Im staying out in Michigan (native to Michigan) for a few months.You bought that uvgr off the bay on April fools?
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I have a first run PWH and the neck profile has exactly the dimensions and feel of the wizard neck on my 777VDY and 777VSK but with the extra string. I have never tried other UV.
What year is your PWH? Thats exactly the neck profile Im looking for. I play my 87 550dy mostly because I love the feel of the neck but wish it had a 7th string. Thanks.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-29-2010, 10:00 AM
 
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Re: Universe neck profiles?

1990. I have seen one or two for sale on the classifieds section some time ago I think vendors were fortheloveofthejems and briantxr (fellow jemsiters).
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-29-2010, 10:42 AM
 
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Re: Universe neck profiles?

I have a 1990 uv77mc and a 1991 uv7pwh. Out of the 2, the Mc has a slightly fatter profile than the pwh that feels faster... I also compared them to a 2010 uv777bk wich felt fat with a completely differrent profile, much less comfortable especially because of the bigger frets and More prononced thicker 'D' shaped profile.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-10-2010, 08:50 PM
 
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Re: Universe neck profiles?

UVGR has a fat neck? No way. I've owned every UV minus a MC & my GR has a razor thin neck compared to the others.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-11-2010, 09:57 AM
 
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Re: Universe neck profiles?

*My* UVGR's neck is on the fat side. revsharp777, if yours isn't it proves that the Universe neck profile is in no way consistent. You've got to play one to make sure you like the profile.

Luthier's statement above is pretty much exactly my experience. I have 5 Universes, and they each have a different neck profile. My PWH is my favorite though, it's got the best feel of them all.

jemuniverse777 - yeah, my UVGR is the April Fool's one off e-Bay. I don't live near Macomb, I'm in southwest MI, closer to Kalamazoo.
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