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post #91 of 103 (permalink) Old 07-02-2008, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Wizard I neck, the elusive profile?!?

I don't understand your comment mate sorry.
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Re: Wizard I neck, the elusive profile?!?

I was referring to the rg3120 made from 1998-2000.Wizard prestige neck,mahogony body with maple top and real dimarzios.Came in blue and red, with a limited run of black.Truly an excellent guitar for the money.
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And swapped to ... a bolt on Suhr
He used the PRS on his album and also he still uses it live, as far as I know.
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Re: Wizard I neck, the elusive profile?!?

Just buy whatever guitar you want and then get the neck off ****. if the screw holes don't fit, it's not a big deal to fill them and drill new ones (or have a tech do it for not too much).

that way you don't have to find a specific model guitar to buy, just be sure exactly which neck you get. worked wonders for upgrading my 555 (bring the flames!).
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He used the PRS on his album and also he still uses it live, as far as I know.
Do you know or do you know ? Which moves it back to the position where he accepts the new brand guitars and does the promos but still uses his old gear, and heads him into the "corporate sell out" side of things

My bad if he's actually more fickle than the music press would suggest

I respect the man for doing what he can to make a living out of guitar and I'd probably do the same thing in his position, but I've always wondered about the guys who endorse one line of products and gig with another.
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AHEM !!!! Back to topic....again !! lol !!! The '98-'03 RG3120 has the Wizard neck profile, the 2005 model doesn't, it has the newer Prestige neck profile.
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Do you know or do you know ? Which moves it back to the position where he accepts the new brand guitars and does the promos but still uses his old gear, and heads him into the "corporate sell out" side of things

My bad if he's actually more fickle than the music press would suggest

I respect the man for doing what he can to make a living out of guitar and I'd probably do the same thing in his position, but I've always wondered about the guys who endorse one line of products and gig with another.
I wonder about that too.

The PRS is just occasional use. He definitely used it on the album, it's in the liner notes where he datails the gear he used for each track. I've seen a number of videos where he played it live, but come to think of it now, I don't think any of them were recent. Maybe he doesn't use it live anymore. I'm not too sure on this...

Sorry for the thread derail, let's get back to Wizard necks!

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Re: Wizard I neck, the elusive profile?!?

god I love the neck on my 20th
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I wonder about that too.

The PRS is just occasional use. He definitely used it on the album, it's in the liner notes where he datails the gear he used for each track. I've seen a number of videos where he played it live, but come to think of it now, I don't think any of them were recent. Maybe he doesn't use it live anymore. I'm not too sure on this...

Sorry for the thread derail, let's get back to Wizard necks!
Guthrie only used his PRS on the solo in the song fives. The rest is his famous Suhr Standard (mahagony back and neck with maple top) , a little bit Suhr classic (waves, Rhose Island Shred, and the clean part of Ner Ner) and a Gibson ES-335 is the main guitar for wonderful Slippery Thing.

This according to Guthrie himself.
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Re: Wizard I neck, the elusive profile?!?

I am a big fan of the Original Wiz! The re-issue RG770 says it comes with the "1987 Original Wizard Prestige neck." Don't know if that's the same thing but, if it is, that's great! I have 2 RG guitars (a J-Custom ART1 and a 1989 RG550) and both have the Original Wizard neck.

I know the problems associated with the Wiz 1. But I love it!

I have also heard rumors of Vai using the Original Wiz on his personal JEMs???
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Re: Wizard I neck, the elusive profile?!?

Unless something has changed, Vai still uses his own profile (JEM) that comes stock on the JEM.

I don't really have a preference with Ibanez necks, but I know I don't care for the "shoulders" on the Wizard II profile.
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I don't really have a preference with Ibanez necks, but I know I don't care for the "shoulders" on the Wizard II profile.
That's a recent change though.
Older Wizard II necks have a round C profile.
I'm not sure when or why they changed to the D profile, but I first encountered it on Korean-made S series a few years ago.
I have a Japanese made RG570 from 1994, which has a perfectly round Wizard II.
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post #103 of 103 (permalink) Old 08-19-2008, 04:36 PM
 
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Re: Wizard I neck, the elusive profile?!?

i dont understand why some necks from the same model can feel so different!i had a few rg 550 ltd and one had a big fat neck the other had a super thin neck and anotherone had one with a bublinga(bublegum?haha) stripe on the back?and between the same model of jems are differences too.the new and old universe are different also.so im not sure if you have 2 same other guitars that the necks are the same.i dont believe the cataloge or sites.im sure there are more people out there who has the same experience.one advice.TRY!and know it for sure
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