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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-08-2003, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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S-series neck on a RG possible?

Hi y'all. I'm wondering if it's possible to order an original Ibanez neck if you go to an official dealer. For what Ive heard this is not done in Ibbyland, is there a reason for that?

What I would like to do is the following: I want a Sharkfin inlay wizard or superwizard neck on my S-520EX (makes it look quite agressive along with the leather finish I guess )
I would like to put the spare S-series neck on my RG, that is going to get a paintjob this summer (either a swirl or an airbrush ).

Can I put a 22fret (24" )neck on a 24fret-(25,5") made guitar. Not that I play it much, but the old one has got serious mileage...a new neck would do it good!
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-08-2003, 05:56 PM
 
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Ibanez will NOT sell you a neck, unless you provide the old defective neck when ordering.
You can try "eSmay" or if you have the cash, have one made.
party on Garth!
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Try mailing Jeff at Machinehead in the UK .
mailto:[email protected]

I spoke to him at Christmas and he had a 24 fret Ibanez sharkfin neck. Not sure of the specs but may be worth a try.
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Ibanez will NOT sell you a neck, unless you provide the old defective neck when ordering.
You can try "eSmay" or if you have the cash, have one made.
party on Garth!

Do I really have to break my old neck to get a new one?
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Funny, this is pretty much the question I just posted (http://www.jemsite.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=20268).

I'm curious if anyone's fitted any aftermarket necks on RGs. To add to my list of complaints, it's *very* difficult to give the 1st string a good vibrato on an RG's Wizard, and the string pulls off the fretboard all the time.
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Funny, this is pretty much the question I just posted (http://www.jemsite.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=20268).

I'm curious if anyone's fitted any aftermarket necks on RGs. To add to my list of complaints, it's *very* difficult to give the 1st string a good vibrato on an RG's Wizard, and the string pulls off the fretboard all the time.
Try adjusting your technique. No one else here has a problem with that
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-09-2003, 03:57 AM
 
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Necks with different scale lenghts are not direct retrofittable. end of story. sorry man. Check out some of those custom shop links up top if you need something new.

-Drew
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Try mailing Jeff at Machinehead in the UK .
mailto:[email protected]

I spoke to him at Christmas and he had a 24 fret Ibanez sharkfin neck. Not sure of the specs but may be worth a try.
Thx, I mailed him and see what that kind of tiding that brings. With 24 frets it would have to be put on my RG, but that's no big problem. If I get it airbrushed it will be kinda USAcustomish I guess if it also has a sharkfin neck

Too bad I can't swap necks with my S-series and RG, I was afraid it would turn out like that. And to try it at home without asking would be kinda foolish, don't you think
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Ibanez will NOT sell you a neck, unless you provide the old defective neck when ordering.
You can try "eSmay" or if you have the cash, have one made.
party on Garth!

Do I really have to break my old neck to get a new one?
The answer is pretty much "yes"...
Due to problems with piracy and such, Ibanez is highly protective of their stuff. They don't want anyone to build a crappy POS guitar, attach a new neck from them, and then try to pass it of as REAL Ibanez guitar.
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