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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-07-2006, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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anyone miss the scarf joint?

just before xmas i got myself an RG20051 and i love it, especially the neck. but i cant help but think i would prefer it a little bit more if it didnt have that unsightly bump behind the nut. im being fussy i know lol and it doesnt really effect the playablity i just dont like the look of it. any one else think the same ?
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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-07-2006, 07:01 PM
 
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Re: anyone miss the scarf joint?

I'd rather see the volute than the crack between the nut screws
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post #3 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-07-2006, 07:15 PM
 
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Re: anyone miss the scarf joint?

Actually I have no problem with it whatsoever. The only guitar i have without the scarf joint is my RGT, and i find it relieves the smoothness of the back of the guitar nicely. And it feels strangely good. Um.

Anyway, I tend to spend more time playing the guitar than looking at the back of it so the aesthetics are not much of an isue for me.
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post #4 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-07-2006, 07:49 PM
 
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Re: anyone miss the scarf joint?

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I'd rather see the volute than the crack between the nut screws
What he said
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post #5 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-07-2006, 08:07 PM
 
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Re: anyone miss the scarf joint?

I actually like the Volute a lot better than the scarf joint. I've gotten used to them and don't want to go back.
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post #6 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-08-2006, 03:36 AM
 
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Re: anyone miss the scarf joint?

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I actually like the Volute a lot better than the scarf joint. I've gotten used to them and don't want to go back.
+1 to that. I hate scarf joints and rear-mount nuts now.

IMO it looks better as well
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post #7 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-08-2006, 04:10 AM
 
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Re: anyone miss the scarf joint?

Only axe with a volute i had was a 3120, and man i loved that neck to bits
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post #8 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-08-2006, 04:46 AM
 
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Re: anyone miss the scarf joint?

Couldn't give a monkey's either way to be honest. Got both, doesn't seem to make any difference
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post #9 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-08-2006, 08:46 AM
 
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Re: anyone miss the scarf joint?

Same here, I could care less. It doesn't affect my playing at all, and don't notice it's there. I have 3 gtrs this way.

Besides it looks and seems stronger that way !
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post #10 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-08-2006, 10:27 AM
 
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Re: anyone miss the scarf joint?

my favourite appearance-wise is my rgt42fmdr. it has the volute and a rear mounted nut. i just like the way the holes for the nut are so damn deep. kinda silly.

in terms of feel, i love the mini-volute on my 2002 rg1620x.
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post #11 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-08-2006, 10:34 AM
 
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Re: anyone miss the scarf joint?

Aesthetically I don't like it, and I bump into it once in a while. But it serves its purpose well. It's a bona fide improvement in my book.
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post #12 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-08-2006, 10:57 AM
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Re: anyone miss the scarf joint?

The 3120s have had the volute for years, along with the older Prestiges and J-Customs, so it's not a new thing. I think the Jems and some of the RGs still have the scarf joint (could be wrong, haven't play the new 25**s)
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post #13 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-08-2006, 11:21 AM
 
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Re: anyone miss the scarf joint?

I don't like the looks, but for anyone with stress cracks it does indeed serve a purpose (my guitars haven't suffered from those)

As for playability, I know the difference is marginal but still, it was one of my reasons to choose a Jem90HAM over several J-customs that I tried at the time.

So I do miss it, but the five-piece necks make up for it.
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post #14 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-08-2006, 12:32 PM
 
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Re: anyone miss the scarf joint?

The new neck construction doesn't bother me at all. What I DO miss is the Original Wizard neck profile. --Jason
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post #15 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-08-2006, 03:49 PM
 
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Re: anyone miss the scarf joint?

il second the missing of the original wizard. the volute used to bother me, but it doesnt even phase me anymore
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