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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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RG770DX Reissue vs Original

Well I am pretty close to adding a RG770DXVM to my collection. I already own a RG770DXRR (Reissue)...

I know in the Reissue's descriptions/Spec sheet it mentions that the neck is "reinenforced" compared to the orginal...

I know on paper everything else is suppose to be the same but I just wanted to know from owners if there were other diffences even subtle ones...
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Re: RG770DX Reissue vs Original

I bet the new ones have the five piece necks.
I have an original one in Blue, it has the best one piece neck on it.
It has a satin finish on the back.
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I'd get the VM---can't get that color anymore. I sometimes wish I still had mine.



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Re: RG770DX Reissue vs Original

The neck heel is 2mm wider if I am not mistaken. 56mm instead of 54mm.
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Re: RG770DX Reissue vs Original

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The neck heel is 2mm wider if I am not mistaken. 56mm instead of 54mm.
Yep--most of the older RGs had 56mm heels.



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Re: RG770DX Reissue vs Original

i ve played the the lazer blue reissue..it plays well love the maple board,but i own a 92 770 np with the hollywood neck plate an believe me nothing matches the orignals..usa pickups,low pro orignal edge bound neck they are just awesome..best axes ever made..
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The neck heel is 2mm wider if I am not mistaken. 56mm instead of 54mm.
No such thing as a 54mm heel on Rg's......

The dimensions on the re-issue neck are the same as your original (56mm heel, [email protected] fret, [email protected], 430mm radius) but it is a 5-piece prestige instead of a one piece.

I think you'll love the new one, but it won't have the sound of your 20 year old 770....... there's just no way to fake that....only time.....lol
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No such thing as a 54mm heel on Rg's......

The dimensions on the re-issue neck are the same as your original (56mm heel, [email protected] fret, [email protected], 430mm radius) but it is a 5-piece prestige instead of a one piece.

I think you'll love the new one, but it won't have the sound of your 20 year old 770....... there's just no way to fake that....only time.....lol
true story, reissue neck fits just fine on 89' body.
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Re: RG770DX Reissue vs Original

i cant speek for reisse though i did have a reissue rg550.
the 91 lzb rg770dx is by far the best guitar i have ever had.
it has tons of mojo and the lowest action out of all my axes.
On top of that it stays in tune like a mad man and the lopro trem fluteers like butter.
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i cant speek for reisse though i did have a reissue rg550.
the 91 lzb rg770dx is by far the best guitar i have ever had.
it has tons of mojo and the lowest action out of all my axes.
On top of that it stays in tune like a mad man and the lopro trem fluteers like butter.
No doubt......pretty much any 700 series is going to be a great guitar!!! as long as its been cared for by previous owners......... to be honest, my '93 770BK and my (now deceased) '90 770LB are every bit as good as my USA custom in every way!!!!

Now to score a 750WH and a 760 without the wife finding out!!!!!!!!
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Re: RG770DX Reissue vs Original

Getting a shipping quote later today.. then hopefully it (770DXVM) will be on it way to me
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true story, reissue neck fits just fine on 89' body.
Really?
I thought re-issue (RG550 and RG770) necks have the AANJ type of heel block meaning they extend all the way -but still have the old square joint.
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Really?
I thought re-issue (RG550 and RG770) necks have the AANJ type of heel block meaning they extend all the way -but still have the old square joint.
Um--no.



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Um--no.
I mean the heel block of the neck.As opposed to the old ones with the fretboard overhang (plus a thin portion of the neck).

It's like this on my RG550 20th.I can't understand why they would make it different with the 770 re issue.But I don't have reissue 770 so... :P
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I mean the heel block of the neck.As opposed to the old ones with the fretboard overhang (plus a thin portion of the neck).

It's like this on my RG550 20th.I can't understand why they would make it different with the 770 re issue.But I don't have reissue 770 so... :P
Now I understand......... the 770 re-issue neck is identical in every detail to the original square heel 89-93 RG7xx guitars except that it's made with 5 piece construction instead of one piece
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