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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-04-2016, 04:16 AM Thread Starter
 
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RG750/760: Cutaway heel or Square heel?

I thought 7xx series had the Cutaway heel like the JEM, but apparently i was wrong: http://www.ebay.de/itm/1987-Ibanez-R...cAAOSw42JWERnC

who can help me solve the mistery?


Did they get random bodies back in the days? some with the square, some with the cutaway heel?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-04-2016, 09:34 AM
 
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Re: RG750/760: Cutaway heel or Square heel?

do you mean the full curve heel? it's only on USA customs.
RG 7XX is exactly like the one in that picture. ( I'd say it half curve).

But do noted that some USA custom also had half curve heel like the 7XX.
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Re: RG750/760: Cutaway heel or Square heel?

I guess you're right. My mistake came from an article I read long time ago on wikia:
http://ibanez.wikia.com/wiki/RG770
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Re: RG750/760: Cutaway heel or Square heel?

If you're talking about the aanj heels, no. The RG7xx stopped in 1992 (I believe) and the aanj heels were introduced to the rg line in 1994 (some variations depending on model) with the super wizard as opposed to the original wizard which was very slightly thinner and was paired with the tilt square heel.

Here is a square heel, exactly like the one found on 7xx series

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Here is an aanj heel, found on any modern rg (with some exceptions)

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Re: RG750/760: Cutaway heel or Square heel?

no, I am talking about Cutaway Heel, which is different than the ones you are showing.
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Re: RG750/760: Cutaway heel or Square heel?

Jem neck joint with cataway heel is my favorite.
I prefer neck joint with plate, not aanj, and this one is perfect for me.


http://www.ibanezrules.com/catalogs/us/1992/jem.jpg
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Re: RG750/760: Cutaway heel or Square heel?

The names of the square heels have been a little confusing over the years. The Jem and most USA customs had the full cutaway, or "sculpted heel". RG7xx and 5xx had the cutaway or "tilt" joint.

I've had a lot of 7xx guitars. Every one of them have had the tilt joint, however, I have seen at least one 7xx in Europe with a full cut/ sculpted heel. I don't remember who it was on these boards that had it, but IIRC it was a '91 RG770.
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Re: RG750/760: Cutaway heel or Square heel?

On the subject of neck joints and heels
It is true the older square heel helps the guitar resonate and have a better low end than the AANJ?
Paul gilbert said he prefers the old square heel because of this?
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Re: RG750/760: Cutaway heel or Square heel?

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On the subject of neck joints and heels
It is true the older square heel helps the guitar resonate and have a better low end than the AANJ?
Paul gilbert said he prefers the old square heel because of this?
some people swear by it.
I personally never felt that way. once you installed high output humbuckers, it really doesn't matter anymore.
my best sounding guitar still an AANJ that no square heels ever beat.
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Re: RG750/760: Cutaway heel or Square heel?

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some people swear by it.
I personally never felt that way. once you installed high output humbuckers, it really doesn't matter anymore.
my best sounding guitar still an AANJ that no square heels ever beat.
I use all PAF pro's in my RG's? I will have a AANJ RG to compare to my pre 1992 RG's
it will have it in another 4-5 hours. I have to go pick it up at the owners house Got a killer deal on CL
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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-15-2016, 02:54 PM
 
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Re: RG750/760: Cutaway heel or Square heel?

I compared a 1991 RG550 to a 2007 RG350MDX
and do not notice any difference in sustain as i read some say there definitely is?
that's the Good old internet for ya,full of BS!
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Re: RG750/760: Cutaway heel or Square heel?

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I thought 7xx series had the Cutaway heel like the JEM, but apparently i was wrong: http://www.ebay.de/itm/1987-Ibanez-R...cAAOSw42JWERnC

who can help me solve the mistery?


Did they get random bodies back in the days? some with the square, some with the cutaway heel?
Most common is the normal straight heel but they did some 700 series with the JEM-heel, I have one - a RG760 check the picture below.


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