What is the difference between front routed and rear routed? - Jemsite
All Other Guitars (including Prestige) Discussion about other Ibanez Guitars not covered in the above topics. Includes J-Custom, USA-Custom, Prestige subforum.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-06-2012, 01:57 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Chicago
Posts: 789
What is the difference between front routed and rear routed?

*50 means HSH configuration front routed, *70 means HSH configuration rear routed.

What does "front routed" and "rear routed" mean?

Thanks!
ironfistx is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-06-2012, 02:41 AM
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Canberra, Australia
Posts: 9,206
Reviews: 120
Re: What is the difference between front routed and rear routed?

Front routed, has a pickguard, routing for wiring on the front (top) of the guitar.

Rear routes, no pickguard, route for wiring on the rear (back) of body.
LonePhantom is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-06-2012, 03:04 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Brazil
Posts: 5,010
Reviews: 64
Re: What is the difference between front routed and rear routed?

Front routed means it's routed on its rear.
Rear routed means it's routed on its front.

Last edited by 6fingers; 04-06-2012 at 11:25 AM.
6fingers is offline  
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-06-2012, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Chicago
Posts: 789
Re: What is the difference between front routed and rear routed?

Quote:
Originally Posted by 6fingers View Post
Front routed means it's routed on its rear.
Rear routed means it's routed on its front.
What does "routed" mean?

Is there a functional difference between the two or does it only come into play if you are messing with the internals?
ironfistx is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-06-2012, 12:45 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Brazil
Posts: 5,010
Reviews: 64
Re: What is the difference between front routed and rear routed?

It means you should play instead of wasting time with that thing
6fingers is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-06-2012, 02:28 PM
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Plainfield, Illinois
Posts: 2,810
Reviews: 11
Re: What is the difference between front routed and rear routed?

First: "routed" is the term for when you use a tool called a router to remove wood from the body of the guitar. And the specific routing that makes it either front or rear routed is for all of the electronics like the pickups and knobs.

Now. THIS is front routed. It is ugly to look at because there will be a pickguard over it so you'll never see it anyway.



THIS is rear routed. It is made to look nice and has a cover put over it. It leaves the front of the guitar looking nice and smooth.



Understand now?
D.M.RG7620 is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-06-2012, 02:35 PM
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Florida
Posts: 593
Re: What is the difference between front routed and rear routed?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ironfistx View Post
What does "routed" mean?
Quote:
Originally Posted by 6fingers View Post
It means you should play instead of wasting time with that thing
LOL
chrisf is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-06-2012, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Chicago
Posts: 789
Re: What is the difference between front routed and rear routed?

Quote:
Originally Posted by D.M.RG7620 View Post
First: "routed" is the term for when you use a tool called a router to remove wood from the body of the guitar. And the specific routing that makes it either front or rear routed is for all of the electronics like the pickups and knobs.

Now. THIS is front routed. It is ugly to look at because there will be a pickguard over it so you'll never see it anyway.



THIS is rear routed. It is made to look nice and has a cover put over it. It leaves the front of the guitar looking nice and smooth.



Understand now?
Yes, thanks!
ironfistx is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-06-2012, 06:05 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Canberra, Australia
Posts: 9,206
Reviews: 120
Re: What is the difference between front routed and rear routed?

Gee I didn't realise that I didn't explain that earlier ironfistx....
LonePhantom is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-06-2012, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Chicago
Posts: 789
Re: What is the difference between front routed and rear routed?

Quote:
Originally Posted by LonePhantom View Post
Gee I didn't realise that I didn't explain that earlier ironfistx....
I can't read and need pictures to understand.
ironfistx is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Are all Front-Routed Universes the same? Ekim Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models 4 05-28-2011 09:50 PM
front routed swirls? coopertron Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models 12 05-20-2009 06:24 AM
WTB: AANJ MIJ Front Routed RG Body caprile Classified Ads: Guitars and Gear 0 06-29-2008 07:43 PM
Rear routed/mounted? Front routed/mounted? Jeff Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods 19 10-07-2002 06:36 PM
Front routed and swirled... - Has it been done? Darin W Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models 7 09-23-2001 10:59 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome