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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-09-2012, 05:44 AM Thread Starter
 
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Is it possible to put a RG550 neck into a RG470 body? Both have square heel neck joint. Are the dimensions of the neck and body the same?
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Re: Ibanez RG550 neck into RG470 body?

Yes, it will work. The holes in the body for the neck screws will not line up properly with the holes in the neck, but that is very easily fixed.
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Yes, it will work. The holes in the body for the neck screws will not line up properly with the holes in the neck, but that is very easily fixed.
If it's a square neck heel then they should match just fine. The early MIJ 470s used the same 550 necks.
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If it's a square neck heel then they should match just fine. The early MIJ 470s used the same 550 necks.
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the four screw holes are in the right place but the fretboard seems not actually in the right position as you can see in the photo. is it alright?
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Re: Ibanez RG550 neck into RG470 body?

Looks like you need to push the neck all the way into the pocket then redrill the holes.
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Re: Ibanez RG550 neck into RG470 body?

Does the pickup ring sit against the fretboard end? From what I can see it should. String it up as a test and see if the guitar intonates correctly.
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Looks like you need to push the neck all the way into the pocket then redrill the holes.
the neck is pushed all the way.
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Does the pickup ring sit against the fretboard end? From what I can see it should. String it up as a test and see if the guitar intonates correctly.
I can't test it right now. I will defloyd it first and put a fixed bridge on it. hope the intonation is just fine.
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You can see where the paint colour has changed around where the pickup rings go. Does that line go up to where the neck end sits?
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You can see where the paint colour has changed around where the pickup rings go. Does that line go up to where the neck end sits?
Thanks man! I think I figured it out. The space is for the pickup ring.
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Yep, should be all good then.
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Re: Ibanez RG550 neck into RG470 body?

thanks mate! I will post some pictures when it's finished.
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