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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-15-2007, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Whats the difference between a classic 1987 Wizard neck and a Wizard Prestige neck?

I was considering buying a 20th Anniversary RG550 with the original 1987 Classic Neck (which is totally killer), but I started looking at technical specs off Ibanez's website and the 1987 specs are excactly the same as the Wizard Prestige neck specs.
Is there any difference between them, and if so, what is it?
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Re: Whats the difference between a classic 1987 Wizard neck and a Wizard Prestige neck?

have you done any research on this before asking ?
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Re: Whats the difference between a classic 1987 Wizard neck and a Wizard Prestige neck?

WIZARD Neck Dimensions
Scale Length: 648mm/25.5"
Width At Nut: 43mm
Width At Last Fret: 56mm
Thickness At 1st Fret: 18mm
Thickness At 12th Fret: 20mm
Radius: 430

WIZARD II Neck Dimensions
Scale Length: 648mm/25.5"
Width At Nut: 43mm
Width At Last Fret: 56mm
Thickness At 1st Fret: 19mm
Thickness At 12th Fret: 21mm
Radius: 400

Just a quick copy and paste of the Ibanez site for neck dimensions, the original Wizard is a bit thinner, and it's really up to taste and opinion. Some people prefer the original Wizard, some the Wizard II. Go to a guitar shop and try them out both and decide on your own experience with them.
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Re: Whats the difference between a classic 1987 Wizard neck and a Wizard Prestige nec

The Prestige Wizards are listed as this.

WIZARD Neck Dimensions
Scale Length: 648mm/25.5"
Width At Nut: 43mm
Width At Last Fret: 56mm
Thickness At 1st Fret: 18mm
Thickness At 12th Fret: 20mm
Radius: 430
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Re: Whats the difference between a classic 1987 Wizard neck and a Wizard Prestige nec

Yeah I did research. The dimensions are listed excactly the same. My question is if there's actually any difference between them at all.
Has anyone actually played an RG Prestige and one of the new RG550XX's?
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Re: Whats the difference between a classic 1987 Wizard neck and a Wizard Prestige neck?

i bought an amp a week ago, i played the amp at the music store using my RGR580Dx with original wizard neck. after a while I changed the guitar and took the RG 2610E from the wall and play it thru the amp.
I'm not goint to talk about how it does sound, but i can feel switching from my RGR580 ( ori wizard) to RG 2610E ( new w prestige), the neck on the 2610E is fatter and rounder, even it's only 1 mm thicker than ori W.
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Re: Whats the difference between a classic 1987 Wizard neck and a Wizard Prestige neck?

original wiz is 17mm 19mm, like the super wizard. from what can i tell the difference is what psycho shredder said, the new wizard is not flat at the back. i personally like that
although, what is now wizard prestige used to be refered to as "Classic wizard" (2001 RG3120 for example)
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Re: Whats the difference between a classic 1987 Wizard neck and a Wizard Prestige neck?

i'm not sure if it's all of them, but it is worth noting that the prestige necks i've seen have a volute added to the neck to strengthen the neck behind the nut, and some of them don't have the nut fastening screws that thread in from behind the nut, and are top mounted(adding strength).
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Re: Whats the difference between a classic 1987 Wizard neck and a Wizard Prestige neck?

well the new prestige necks have a wenge setting or setup dont know what is the deal with it but it does feel very different between the classic wizard and the wenge neck...
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Re: Whats the difference between a classic 1987 Wizard neck and a Wizard Prestige neck?

Okay, thanks alot guys, especially psychoshredder. Thats exactly the kind of info I was looking for.
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Re: Whats the difference between a classic 1987 Wizard neck and a Wizard Prestige neck?

anytime man!
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