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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-07-2004, 02:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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s470 or s470dx

s470 or s470dx - what to buy?

Was is the difference between rosewood neck and bound rosewood neck. Is it lighter? Gives more sustain? Is it worth the extra 60$ or so?

I'm considering buying an 's' but if you suggest something else like 'RG', please share your opinions. I'm looking to spend no more than 500$USD.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-07-2004, 03:07 PM
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same thing. Get the regular S470.

I would look for a used S540, the go for less than 400-450 on ebay.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-09-2004, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
 
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ok then. But that still dosen't answer my question ; there must be a difference between the regular and the DX.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-09-2004, 02:04 PM
 
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According to the ibanez website the only difference is the bound board and different colour choices. So if you don't care much for bound fingerboards, just buy the cheaper one....
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-11-2004, 06:50 PM
 
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I've had several of both versions pass though my hands and always the bound neck feels slimmer and to be a faster more comfortable player. The wizard II neck unbound seem to have deeper shoulders than the bound versions. An exaggerated example is that the bound neck is more of a wide C shape and the unbound more of a U shape. The bound necks look slick too.
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