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post #1 of 70 (permalink) Old 11-21-2011, 09:55 AM Thread Starter
 
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NEW J CUSTOMS//MAPLE BOARDS//24.75 SCALE AND MORE

Check out these specs!! 2 of the new models have maple boards. All with H/H and new pickups, 24.75 scale and Edge Custom bridge R Setting.

http://www.ibanez.co.jp/japan/jcusto...RG11M-DRR.html



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Re: NEW J CUSTOMS//MAPLE BOARDS//24.75 SCALE AND MORE

I'm glad they went with the maple .. love the look
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Google translate on the electronics

Compared with the RG model number of the original made ​​in Japan JCRG11 pickup only sought to clarify the differences in character.
Two humbuckers wired original RG, so that the guitar to play rock guitar music of a wide range of total JCRG11 wood and hardware, including pick-up not only "high output" or "in the thickness of the range "rather than" reasonable feeling of power "and" clear sound "has been developed with an emphasis on. Front pickup characteristics that sustain comfortable with if in a warm and eyes reduced slightly the number of /-coil turns used Alnico 3 magnets, more than the front course number / turn employ Alnico 5 magnets, the high frequency range and clear sense of power pickup rear felt.

Hardware:

The classic floating tremolo bridge that is highly valued by many musicians still after 25 years since its introduction more than adopt the original Ibanez EDGE.
(R fingerboard already specifically tailored Shimuappu JCRG11)
The locking nut is a 42mm wide-adopted TOP LOK III. The difference between 43mm and 1mm while only generalize RG, coupled with differences in neck shape difference can be felt 歴然To. RG and R together with previous fingerboard is comfortable playing them apart.
The strap pins are easily detachable straps, Free Lok pin standard adopted in j.custom.
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Damn. That black one is the business!

Looks like they went after a Les Paul feel with the neck and scale.
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Nice to see they change things up a bit from their general direction, i. e. the trem (no EZ!) and the scale length. Maybe something of that flavor makes it into the non-domestic production models?
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forgive me if this seems like a slightly dumb question, but i only ask because i dont know the answer:

what effect does changing the scale length have? other than either making the frets slightly narrower or pushing the pickups and neck joint closer to the bridge?

i mean, i cant believe that 3/4" is going to make it any easier/more difficult to play, so there has to be another reason surely?

but the black one looks immense! not too sure on the red/gold combo myself!

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forgive me if this seems like a slightly dumb question, but i only ask because i dont know the answer:

what effect does changing the scale length have? other than either making the frets slightly narrower or pushing the pickups and neck joint closer to the bridge?

i mean, i cant believe that 3/4" is going to make it any easier/more difficult to play, so there has to be another reason surely?

but the black one looks immense! not too sure on the red/gold combo myself!

rich
Take your Ibby and bend the high B or E string on (for Example) the 14th fret...Do the same on a les paul. Bends with a shorter scale feel easier, same gauge strings on both will make the les pauls feel like a lighter gauge..

Very debated but I also think intonation on a 25.5 is better and tighter sounding but thats just me....too big of a preference for anyone person to be right.

I dont like shorter scale necks myself but some people love them.....just a preferance...
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Take your Ibby and bend the high B or E string on (for Example) the 14th fret...Do the same on a les paul. Bends with a shorter scale feel easier, same gauge strings on both will make the les pauls feel like a lighter gauge..
Of course that comparison is only valid if you block your trem or have a floater on your Les Paul
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Very nice to see more maple necks cuz I love maple necks and Ibanez has been lacking in this area...but I actually like the EZ trems...put an EZ trem on the black one and I'd buy it...
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Take your Ibby and bend the high B or E string on (for Example) the 14th fret...Do the same on a les paul. Bends with a shorter scale feel easier, same gauge strings on both will make the les pauls feel like a lighter gauge.
I've always felt that the fixed bridge on the Les Paul makes bends more difficult, but the shorter scale length does offset some of that.

But basically, a shorter scale will result in lower string tension needed to get the same note, hence easier bends.
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Of course that comparison is only valid if you block your trem or have a floater on your Les Paul
Yes, there are a lot of variables but I was trying to give the easiest explanation as a les paul is the best example of a shorter scale.....so to make it even more lamen.....

There is a difference.......
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forgive me if this seems like a slightly dumb question, but i only ask because i dont know the answer:

what effect does changing the scale length have? other than either making the frets slightly narrower or pushing the pickups and neck joint closer to the bridge?

i mean, i cant believe that 3/4" is going to make it any easier/more difficult to play, so there has to be another reason surely?

rich
As the guys said above about tension. A consequence is that you can string a shorter scale-length guitar with heavier strings and maintain a "loose" feel of the strings somewhat, i. e. stringing with 10s. There's however also more string "slack" which may result in more buzz with heavier strings and low action. YMMV.

But above all, Ibanez is changing stuff. That's somewhat unusual for them, or has been in the past years .
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whats the "R" setting on the edge? whats that mean?

and the edge is really the only redeeming factors for me here. definitely not worth the price in my eyes. its a les paul with an RG shape.
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Re: NEW J CUSTOMS//MAPLE BOARDS//24.75 SCALE AND MORE

Amazing looking guitars! Good to see the edge make a return in the j-custom range and with a maple board!!!
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whats the "R" setting on the edge? whats that mean?
I'm assuming it means that it is specially radiused for the 250mm fretboard radius.
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