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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-27-2012, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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Looking for a thicker neck...GRG250DBX?

Hello,

I've been looking into an RG style guitar with a thicker neck. I know kinda opposite of what those guitars are known for. From what I've found the GRG has the thickest neck in that style. I want some kind of HSH SSH configuration so the JS guitars are kinda out (but I've read good things about their necks).

So what I have to ask is how is the GRG250DBX? I havent found much for reviews of feedback. Is it a bad place to start for a project? (I'm planning on changing out pickups).

Here's my backstory. I've done the vintage thing for a long time and I want to change things up. My main guitar is a 70s classic reissue strat. So I want something with a flatter radius and more frets, but I still prefer a thicker neck and not a super flat neck. I really like Andy Timmons combination of vintage an modern on his AT100CL and the neck looks like a good compromise from the specs. Unfortunately that's out of my price range.

So at the end of the day this is what I'm looking to get. A RG style guitar with Andy Timmons kind of neck profile and pickup setup (definitely not trying to get his exact tone but I like the setup), and a nice stable floyd rose style trem.

What do you guys think? Is this "do-able"? I assume since the pickups are pick guard mount throwing a single coil in the neck wouldn't be a problem/ picking up a SSH pick guard. Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-27-2012, 04:40 PM
 
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Re: Looking for a thicker neck...GRG250DBX?

If you're looking for thicker neck, you should check out LTD's or Schecter. Ibanez will surely not give you what you want!
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Re: Looking for a thicker neck...GRG250DBX?

It really sounds like you should switch brands and maybe check out something like the Charvel So-Cals and San Dimas models. They are even better and have a compound radius fretboard (10 or 12-16" radius - can't quite remember), and I believe a more Strat-like neck carve. Not too thick though.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-27-2012, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Looking for a thicker neck...GRG250DBX?

Thanks guys. Too bad I was looking forward to getting back into ibanez guitars (I loved my 78 AR50). I would even settle for a neck more like an Am. Std. strat. Ahh well I am asking for the wrong thing from this style guitar.
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Re: Looking for a thicker neck...GRG250DBX?

this one might stray a little from the specs you want, but how about one of the Ibanez SZ or SZR series? The neck is definitely thicker than any wizard neck, kinda like the bastard son of a LP and a PRS.
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Re: Looking for a thicker neck...GRG250DBX?

FWIW.....The GRG (or any Gio, for that fact) will leave you wholly dissatisfied, especially if your used to an American strat.

If you don't need to have a new guitar.......

The '86 RG Deluxe series are exactly what your looking for. They have (non-recessed) Original Edge trems with Top-Lok III locking nuts, multiple pickup configurations, and best of all........The neck is the stepping stone between the strat style necks Ibanez used previous to '86 and the Wizard that was used after. I'm not positive on the measurements (I'll check my RG410 tomorrow) but I'm pretty sure they're [email protected] the first, [email protected] the twelfth, with a 400mm radius (16").

They can be found for VERY low prices.



Here is my RG410:

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Re: Looking for a thicker neck...GRG250DBX?

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FWIW.....The GRG (or any Gio, for that fact) will leave you wholly dissatisfied, especially if your used to an American strat.

If you don't need to have a new guitar.......

The '86 RG Deluxe series are exactly what your looking for. They have (non-recessed) Original Edge trems with Top-Lok III locking nuts, multiple pickup configurations, and best of all........The neck is the stepping stone between the strat style necks Ibanez used previous to '86 and the Wizard that was used after. I'm not positive on the measurements (I'll check my RG410 tomorrow) but I'm pretty sure they're [email protected] the first, [email protected] the twelfth, with a 400mm radius (16").

They can be found for VERY low prices.
Yes! That is exactly what I'm looking for. I'm definitely willing to go used, and those specs look perfect. The only reason I didn't mention anything about vintage Ibanez lines is because I didn't know that kind of info. Thanks for the help Looks like I'll be scanning the Ebays.
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Re: Looking for a thicker neck...GRG250DBX?

Art series also has "thicker" neck than normal series (Wizard), but still, it's not as thick as LTD's or Shecters

For comparaison, my MH301 has 22mm at nut and 23 at 12h frett

The SA series has 20.5 at nut and 23 at 12th

You can also search neck profile here:
http://ibanez.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_neck_types
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Re: Looking for a thicker neck...GRG250DBX?

You dont want to go down the gio route, i have a GRG and it is terrible, i would looks into a jackson dinky, the profiles on them necks feels alot more round and thicker but its still has a good playability.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-28-2012, 03:34 PM
 
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Re: Looking for a thicker neck...GRG250DBX?

I love the necks on Schecter C-1 series guitars. Perfect balance between speed and comfortable thickness. You can pick one one for a pretty good price now too. Great for what you get.
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