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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-27-2009, 12:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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'97 RG550 radius?

What's the radius on a '97 RG550?

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-27-2009, 12:35 AM
 
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Re: '97 RG550 radius?

430mm
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-27-2009, 02:13 AM
 
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Re: '97 RG550 radius?

what is the magic number of ibanez RG?

43.

fretboard width at 1st fret : 43mm
body thickness : 43mm
radius : 430mm ( adding '0' )
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Re: '97 RG550 radius?

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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-27-2009, 09:30 AM
 
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Re: '97 RG550 radius?

I didn't know about that magic number!
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-27-2009, 09:41 AM
 
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Re: '97 RG550 radius?

I played with some numbers.. and found out the year x3 is the 'change of an era' for RG.

1993: block neck joint to AANJ.
2003 : 'normal' to prestige, edge to edge pro. change of logo on hi end japanese RG.
don't know what will happen in 2013...
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Re: '97 RG550 radius?

Somebody needs to tell Steve Vai that the magic number is '3' rather than '7' . . .
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Re: '97 RG550 radius?

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what is the magic number of ibanez RG?

43.

fretboard width at 1st fret : 43mm
body thickness : 43mm
radius : 430mm ( adding '0' )
According to the Hitchhikers guide to the Galaxy the Answer to life, the Universe and Everything is 42. Ibanez go to 43, which is like 1 louder!! lol!
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-28-2009, 06:41 AM
 
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Re: '97 RG550 radius?

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I played with some numbers.. and found out the year x3 is the 'change of an era' for RG.

1993: block neck joint to AANJ.
2003 : 'normal' to prestige, edge to edge pro. change of logo on hi end japanese RG.
don't know what will happen in 2013...
I saw on U tube recently where Paul Gilbert was explaining about the neck joints with the old style heel have better tone than the AANJ ones...that's nice to know as I have nothing but pre 1990 RG's
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-28-2009, 06:45 AM
 
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Re: '97 RG550 radius?

I'd still rather have the AANJ.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-28-2009, 06:58 AM
 
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Re: '97 RG550 radius?

yeah, square heel joint is a big turn-off on any ibanez for me.
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