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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-23-2002, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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RG270 neck versus 570 neck? - how close are the wizard and w

my RG has a Wizard II neck, and i want a wizard neck. getting a neck is no problemo (i know its a waste of money lol) but as far as the hell shape size ect goes, how well will a wizard neck fit on a guitar made for a wizard II? will it be a direct swap?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-23-2002, 06:11 PM
 
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RG270 neck versus 570 neck?

don't bother dude. The differences are minor enough that it's a major waste of money, IMHO.

Besides, the 270's Korean, the 570 is Japanese.....you may have a fit issue there. I could be wrong.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-24-2002, 01:56 AM
 
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RG270 neck versus 570 neck?

waste of money not necessarily
First off the neck joints are slightly different. *I think the korean sits higher off the body than the other. *Im gonna go ahead and say this and I know Im gonna get flamed for it, but the wizard 1 neck is just too darn small and flimsy. *The jem necks are rather large, so to get more of that feel go ahead and keep your wizard two neck. *They are more stable and you wont have setup problems. *What you could spend your money on is a fret or scallop job. *Both in my opinon would make a one of a kind stable necked guitar. * If your thinkin about just replacin the neck, try modding the neck first. * Strip the finish off it and change the profile a little then use a wood polishing kit you can get at any wal-mart in the wood finishing section. *use that and then use your fave oil of choice and now youve got somethin way cooler than a standard neck. *I do this mod on all my guitars, and usually just soak em in lemon oil. *LOL *They need regular cleaning, and oiled bout every other month or so. *It will remind you of the feel of the music man necks. *They use gunstock oil and wax to finish the necks on those. *its all about taste.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-24-2002, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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that aint a half bad idea, will changing the profile of the neck slightly change the sound of the guitar? cuz i dont really wanna gamble. used wII necks are hard to come by lol. *i actually was however thinking of having a fret job done and putting in slightly higher frets. mebe even stainless cuz i dont bend strings much. thanks for the info!
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-25-2002, 12:38 PM
 
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Actually beetle, Ive never seen it hurt the tone of the guitar, and also many of us at the site prefer the feel of this mod. *If you think about the characteristics of tone as well, nothing will dampen a vibrating peice of organic material, more than a thick coat, of gloss laquer, etc. * This is a mod you can make how you want. *If you dont like one shape, trim it some more. *I think the wood polishing kit is essential as it gives you that 20 year old really broken in feel to me. *If you want to go ahead and change the frets Id go with anything by dunlop perhaps 6100, 6120, *I forgot which size yngwie used you might like those as they are in my opinion the very easiest to fret. *Scalloping the neck on the other hand will affect the tone, as the loss of wood is huge, but many really dig this mod, and I would think it would make your rg more versatile. *Send me some pics when your done, cause I LOVE custom guitars
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-25-2002, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Jack, i think im going to do that neck mod after all. not much, but juuuuuuuuust a little sanding, maybe some fine planing to think it out juuuuust a we bit, but keeping it rounded so it fits the hand nicely. and when i get some money im definitly having slightly higher frets put on. It was fine with 9s but now that i play on 10s they just dont feel right. I dont like the idea of scalloping, i think it looks pretty goofy, but then again ive never actually played a guitar with a scallped neck so i might give it a whirl if i find one in the shop someday. and im actually really interested to tryout this wood polishing kit, i dont like really thick glossy finishes on the neck, i like a more satiny feel that my hand glides across. with most glossy finishes it becomes a pain to play fast when your hand gets a little sweaty.
thanks for the input!

BTW, im also trying out like 3 different pickups, and swapping out the tremolo (retro fitting an Edge or a Lo-Pro in) and im taking pictures of the entire process. ill make a post of the photos when its all done

(Edited by BZ Beetle at 5:01 pm on Jan. 25, 2002)
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