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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-21-2007, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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String Spacing

I have noticed that when I have played various Ibanez axes before that the string spacing is alot wider on them than other guitars. What is the spacing measurement? and why is it wider than other guitars, what purpose is it for? Is it supposed to make it easier to play or what? thanks
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-22-2007, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: String Spacing

anyone?
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-22-2007, 10:30 AM
 
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Re: String Spacing

RGs are usually wider at the nut: 43mm instead of usual 42mm. the spacing at the bridge is pretty much the same as on Fenders, which is a bit wider than on Gibsons. with exceptions, of course...
don't know why RGs are wider at the nut, yeah, probably to make'em easier to play, i guess.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-22-2007, 07:58 PM
 
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Re: String Spacing

personally i'll never go back to 42mm ever again... EVER!
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-22-2007, 11:07 PM
 
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Re: String Spacing

Can you really tell the difference? It's a mm. Maybe I'm just a caveman?
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-22-2007, 11:21 PM
 
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it's a massive(!!) difference to me, most noticably on chords played near the nut
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-23-2007, 03:28 AM
 
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as little as it can be, 1mm is a huge difference. just try it.
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-23-2007, 10:11 AM
 
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my guitars(Zachary) have a 46mm wide nut!!! Classical guitar string spacing!!! The idea behind it is so that it minimizes unwanted string muting and cramping!!! It actually Does minimize the unwanted muting, but i've never had a problem w/ cramping, so i don't know about that!!!
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-23-2007, 12:25 PM
 
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it's designed like that just to purely annoy, my RG is wider than my other two ibanez's, its also a thicker neck too. Though you do get used to it to a point it doesn't really matter and your fingers adapt between the guitars. But at first it 's annoying, especially when picking chords where you are string skipping.
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-24-2007, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: String Spacing

What guitars have 43 and which have 42? I checked some sites and most have 43... can some one give me some example of companies that use 42 width?
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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-24-2007, 08:38 AM
 
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Parker use 42mm width....and there are sweet

http://www.parkerguitars.com/code/mo...s_fly_mojo.asp

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it's a massive(!!) difference to me, most noticably on chords played near the nut
Very true.
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-24-2007, 10:56 AM
 
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Re: String Spacing

My RG20th is 43mm and my Suhr is 42mm and surprisingly the difference is really noticable, the shape of the neck probably influences why it feels different too.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-24-2007, 01:27 PM
 
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Re: String Spacing

For Ibanez necks, the Vipers, JS, Radius, early SA's and certain others are all 42mm. Some other models are actually 41mm -- that includes the 97-98 Blazer reissues, some of the Talmans, the AT (?) and maybe others. Basically anything that's going for a strat-like vibe is likely to be 42mm or less.
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