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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-11-2005, 02:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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any neck comparable to the usrg line ?

ok , i have a usrg30 and i really really like the neck and the way it plays , and so far i have never play another ibanez that had a neck close to it . I was wondering if there were any other ibanez models with the same profile neck that are a bit easier to find and buy.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-13-2005, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: any neck comparable to the usrg line ?

no one then ?


I have never played the "ultra" profile neck . What is different about it over a wizard or wizard 2 ?
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-14-2005, 12:10 AM
 
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Re: any neck comparable to the usrg line ?

The numbers say that the Ultra, JPM, or Wizard IV would be the closest to the USRG30. I have played all of those necks and compared to the USRG these supposedly similar necks feel a bit different. I actually prefer the other necks; the 3 USRG30's that I owned all had a strange almost C/V shape to the necks (basically, the neck profile tapered in a steep, very un-ibanez, way from the fretboard edge to neck; makes sense considering PBC made them). They are certainly not bad feeling necks but I prefer the Ibanez, fujigen made, 3 piece Ultra necks (well really any Ibanez neck, except for the "super wizard").
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-15-2005, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: any neck comparable to the usrg line ?

yeah the usrg30 neck is weird feeling, but i have gotten so use to playing it that i'd really like another. I have an rg570 that has the original wizard and it is really wierd switching between them. I was hoping to maybe trade off the rg570 for somthing that played closer to the usrg .

Findin usrgs is rather hard
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-16-2005, 12:45 PM
 
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Re: any neck comparable to the usrg line ?

Finally got a chance to try a USRG30 a few days ago. Felt wierd as ever, it's more than an old strat than anything. Thank god I was never able to buy one(I'll stick with my UCEW)
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Re: any neck comparable to the usrg line ?

i guess it sort of feels a little strat like, maybe thats why i like the js line so much .

Anyways what neck does your ucew?

I saw an ibanez that had a really neat graphic on it, i dont remeber which one it was called but i was wondering about them as well.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-17-2005, 01:32 AM
 
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Re: any neck comparable to the usrg line ?

My UCEW has an original wizard neck on it. Super wafer thin, just not big on the sharkfin Inlays. Still prefer both versions of the J-Custom necks though. Dunno what it is about them, they both feel right in my hands.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-19-2005, 07:11 AM
 
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Re: any neck comparable to the usrg line ?

PBC, the manufacturer of the tension free neck used on the USRG series, is now Bunker Guitars. I contactec Dave Bunker a few years ago about getting a replacement neck for a USRG30, and he told me that the neck profile used on the USRGs was the standard profile used on all tension free necks. Go check www.bunker-guitars.com and look up his contact info.
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Re: any neck comparable to the usrg line ?

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Originally Posted by buddroyce
Finally got a chance to try a USRG30 a few days ago. Felt wierd as ever, it's more than an old strat than anything. Thank god I was never able to buy one(I'll stick with my UCEW)
If it feels like old strat then USRG30 is deffinetly for me. I just can't stop loving those old Fender C and V necks but in the other hand I love Ibanez wizard necks too, don't like Ultra necks that much.
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Re: any neck comparable to the usrg line ?

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PBC, the manufacturer of the tension free neck used on the USRG series, is now Bunker Guitars. I contactec Dave Bunker a few years ago about getting a replacement neck for a USRG30, and he told me that the neck profile used on the USRGs was the standard profile used on all tension free necks. Go check www.bunker-guitars.com and look up his contact info.

hey thanks for that . I tried to call and didn't get anyone , but i did go to trekk guitars which had a link on his page and got a qoute from them. Said it would be about 245$ . Thats really the only qoute i have gotten , so i may look around some more before deciding useing trekk.
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