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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-24-2005, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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PGM Question

How is the PGM different from a regular Wizard II. I thought the spes were the same?

Also would it be easy to put a push/pull knob on the volume so I could have a tone also?
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-24-2005, 05:54 PM
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Re: PGM Question

Hmmmm, you may be better off just getting an RG
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-24-2005, 08:25 PM
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Re: PGM Question

PGM is way cooler and better than an RG.

Correct me if Im wrong, but I think the cavity is large enough so you can "add" a tone knob.
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Re: PGM Question

you dont need a push pull knob you would need a Dual Concentric Control Pot.

i never played any pgm models so i can't comment on that.

http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Electron...trol_Pots.html
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-25-2005, 08:27 AM
 
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Re: PGM Question

According to the 2005 Ibanez catalog, the PGM's neck is a full 2mm thicker than a Wizard (which are super thin according to the same catalog) To make matters confusing the specs refer to the PGM301WH neck as 3pc Wizard neck Prestige but you may want ot check out how that feels for yourself.

Mind you, the PGM301 has a fixed bridge, so the closest RG is the much lower spec'd RG321MH. The PGM remains the only RG with a maple fretboard.

For the money you may also want to check out the arch-top RGA321F.

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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-25-2005, 09:20 AM
 
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Re: PGM Question

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How is the PGM different from a regular Wizard II. I thought the spes were the same?
The new 05' PGM has the same neck profile, and 5-piece construction, as any of the prestige necks. (Reverse headstock and maple fingerboard being the only difference.) Same as the RG15xx and up series, RGA, and even Jem. The Ibanez Japan website has the dimensions listed for each model if you want to check them out. --Jason
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The new 05' PGM has the same neck profile, and 5-piece construction, as any of the prestige necks. (Reverse headstock and maple fingerboard being the only difference.) Same as the RG15xx and up series, RGA, and even Jem. The Ibanez Japan website has the dimensions listed for each model if you want to check them out. --Jason
According to the 2005catalog only the RGT and 7string (1527, K7, UV) have a 5 piece neck all other (prestige) necks are 3piece. Other exceptions are the JS and AT (both one piece)

It wouldn't surprise me, if the Ibanez Japan website were wrong, as it specs the RGA (and others) as a 5piece neck, but the picture clearly shows a 3piece neck. Also for every single RG-type guitar, the neck dimensions are the same according to ibanez.co.jp (PGM, Jem, JC, RG, RGT, RGA)
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Re: PGM Question

According to the 2005 Japanese catalog, the Prestige necks - including the PGM - are listed as 5 piece, plus I happen to know that Jason has played a 2005 PGM301 and it had a 5 piece neck.
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-26-2005, 10:09 AM
 
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The walnut strips are not as wide on the 6-string models as they are on the 7-strings. So if you're just looking at a picture, you may not see the strips. Trust me, they are there though. --Jason
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The PGM remains the only RG with a maple fretboard.
There are still some 2004 RG8570M's floating around with maple fretboards too...

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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-26-2005, 01:10 PM
 
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Re: PGM Question

I want that.
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Re: PGM Question

Me too.
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Me three
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Only if it was available as a hardtail. --Jason
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Only if it was available as a hardtail. --Jason
Amen.
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