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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-12-2008, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
 
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RG5EX1...Need opinions, fingersigns, feedback, etc

does anyone here own one of these..i saw one and played one and kinda like them..just wondering if any one can give any kind of feedback on them
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-13-2008, 10:47 AM
 
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Re: RG5EX1...Need opinions, fingersigns, feedback, etc

Here's my '06, it's the best Wizard II neck from indonesia that I have played on so far, my '99 S470BOL from Japan has a Wizard II neck but it's thinner and the radius is a little flatter but different years and factories so I don't judge to harshly...I love it and it's my #2 until my '91 RG560CA is done being modded, then it will be my #3. I have DiMarzio Evolutions in the bridge and neck and a Virtual Vintage Heavy Blues in the middle position...

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Re: RG5EX1...Need opinions, fingersigns, feedback, etc

I got one defiantly switched out for PAF(N)/EVO

Only thing people say is that the knife edges wear out faster than other bridges (when you compare ones that last 20 years.) But I was going to make my own guitar with a OFR, never came about. Still got the OFR for when the edge III wears out. The cosmo finish comes off kind of easy also. I do feel the difference between the orginal wizard and the neck on it: does it really affect me? no.

Next to my 550:

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Re: RG5EX1...Need opinions, fingersigns, feedback, etc


I've got one and love it. It's been a while since I played it, but I definitely like it. I put evos in mine. The only thing I don't care for is the bridge. Not that it's bad. I just like the original trem where you can get the warble. The trem on these are tight and don't warble hardly at all. Some people would see that as a plus, so it's just a personal preference thing.

The cosmo finish on them does wear off. Other than that it's a great guitar. I've got no problems with the neck either.

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