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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-16-2004, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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s series

has the S series guitar always had the wizard necks?, also what where the old trems on those guitars?

(i just want my SA160 with a lo-pro!)

cheers mike
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-16-2004, 04:00 PM
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Yes, sorta. The original S540 in 1987 had a wizard, although wizards varied slightly since then. The lower lines (370, 470) had wizardII necks, IIRC. Then the SC line had a very different neck. And some prestige models had Ultras. So yeah, the wizard was there from the start, but not on all S models.

Now, then. Don't upgrade your SA. Get an old used S540 for $400 or less. It'll cost less than upgrading the trem & pups in your axe, and give better results.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-16-2004, 05:58 PM
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Most S-series guitars have been 5-series. As with the RG 5-series they started with wizard profile necks but where changed to super wizards when they came out. Those necks have the same feel, so if you're looking for a thicker neck I normally would recommend a SZ-series guitar over the SA and S-series

In your situation i would look for an S520 or S570 at a reasonable price and switch necks or get used to the wizard S-5series guitars are great, and the Edge works way better in my hands than the lo-pro does!
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-16-2004, 09:38 PM
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If you're shopping, I highly recommend a good S-series. I have an S540. I have nothing bad to say about the SA line, but I think you'll be much happier with some of the models in the S series. (I don't care for the new ones, but there are a couple sweet J-customs on Headstock.com.)
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-17-2004, 07:46 PM
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Whatís with your SA? Iím about to purchase the SA260 soon, but I wonít give up any of my S540s/ SZ either. Keep your SA, youíd appreciate the non-floating whammy if you ever decide to purchase one with a floater.

IMO the SA has a very grab-friendly neck & the single coils in the 260 are fine, Iíve tested them out quite a bit at my dealerís & the 260 is a good guitar IMO.
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