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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-07-2004, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Bubinga models???

im looking at buying an RG series(model unknown)-(has the good trem and H-S-H pickups)-it has the Bubinga strip on the back of the neck.was this ONLY used on the wizard 1 necks?? or did they also use it on wizard 2 necks?
if this helps--the body has the very rounded/angled neck joint
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-07-2004, 09:55 PM
 
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The guitar your referring to is most *likely* an rg570, but no way to tell for sure, what color is it? THe bubinga strip pops up in odd places so im not privy to comment on that I guess
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-07-2004, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
 
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color is very dark maroon -i think--but sparkles in the light.... heheh--not sure on the color exactly--it just looks like the "better" rg model--with the rounded neck joint
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i can email a couple pics if anyone needs to see it
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if it has the rounded neck joint--can it still be a wizard 1 ??
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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-08-2004, 03:05 AM
 
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i think most of the middle class RG's got that stripe..
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-08-2004, 08:25 PM
 
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Yes - you can have a Wizard 1 with the AANJ. Wasn't the bubinga-striped Wizard called the "SuperWizard" or something like that? Check out the "necks" section of this site. I agree - it's probably a newer 570. Is the back of the body routed for the input jack cavity (does it have two back plates or three)? Can you post a pic?
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-08-2004, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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it has 3 back plates -ill try to post a pic here--how do you do it?[/img]
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-09-2004, 12:47 AM
 
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It's pretty much got to be a 570. The "lower" series will only have two back plates. On those the input jack is screwed onto the body with a mounting plate, and there's no route for access on the back of the body.
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-21-2004, 04:08 PM
 
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my RG570 do not have a bubinga stripe..
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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-23-2004, 01:23 PM
 
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I had a S520 that did have the bubinga stripe (2002 model). The bubinga stripe is typical for the super-wizard neck, so the guitar is from 1999 or newer. You should be able to get the age from the serial.

Older 5-series (with the original wizard 1) didn't have the bubinga stripe.
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-27-2004, 07:22 AM
 
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I had a S520 that did have the bubinga stripe (2002 model). The bubinga stripe is typical for the super-wizard neck, so the guitar is from 1999 or newer. You should be able to get the age from the serial.

Older 5-series (with the original wizard 1) didn't have the bubinga stripe.
its from 1998
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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-28-2004, 12:26 AM
 
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Most of hte time, and there are all kinds of quirks and exceptions, as evidenced here, but most of the the bubinga is in a Wizard, and the Wizard II is 3 piece maple. At least in my experience.

But Ibanez is weird, the Wizard II in Japan has a larger radius than a Wizard II here, for instance.

Weird....

Also, I dont remember any "dark maroon" '570's...
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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-30-2004, 01:06 PM
 
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I had a S520 that did have the bubinga stripe (2002 model). The bubinga stripe is typical for the super-wizard neck, so the guitar is from 1999 or newer. You should be able to get the age from the serial.

Older 5-series (with the original wizard 1) didn't have the bubinga stripe.
its from 1998
It can be that it's a prototype Superwizard, between 1998 and 1999 they changed the neck on the 5-series.
For instance: The PGM90HAM is also from 1998, the neck is said to be a Wizard 1 but it has the bubinga stripe as well
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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-30-2004, 06:03 PM
 
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I don't completly agree with the 1999 and newer theory. I have a 1996 517 Blue Sparkle and it has the Bubinga stripe.

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