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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-20-2003, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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Wizard neck

was the Bubinga strip ONLY put in the Wizard 1 neck??-how else can i identify if an rg has a wiz1 or 2 neck??(without playing it of course..)
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Those spec's arent right!

My guitar got The Wizard Neck And those spec's says it's the slimst ibanez got but a friend of mine got something like S540 From the mid90 and it's a lot slimmer then mine! so 'bout the pgm's as i heard....
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Those spec's arent right!

My guitar got The Wizard Neck And those spec's says it's the slimst ibanez got but a friend of mine got something like S540 From the mid90 and it's a lot slimmer then mine! so 'bout the pgm's as i heard....
Dude you may have a superwizard neck. What makes you think youve got a original wizard? you should also note that guitars with the old style neck heel will have a slightly different shape at the neck joint area. ALong with the fact that the neck is made of wood and as with any guitar the neck sizes really do vary greatly from neck to neck even if they are supposed to be the same profile. THe wizard is overall one of the smallest necks around
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-21-2003, 12:21 PM
 
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Been throught this already . . . do a forum search, it's on Jemsite, and it's on Ibanez' site as well, but here you go, short version;

Original Wizard, 17 mm at the nut, 20 mm at the 12th fret. 400 mm radius.

One piece maple.

Wizard II, 19 mm at the nut, 21 mm at the 12th fret. 430 mm radius.

One piece maple.

Super Wizard, 17 mm at the nut, 20 mm at the 12th fret. 400 mm radius

Three piece, maple/bubinga/maple.

As mentioned by sniperfrommars1, remember that it's made of WOOD.
Wood is alive, it's shrinks, it expands, it wears away with use . . . so no two necks will be identical.

Look at Steve Vai's main guitar, he's broken the neck on it (and others) a few times and they don't just grab another Jem neck and bolt it on there, they try several and use the one he likes best. If the necks could be made identical they wouldn't have to try different necks . . . you also would never have to try different guitars of the same model at your local store to find one with that "sweet" neck, would you? They would all be identical . . .

If you want a neck that's exactly the same from guitar to guitar, I suggest you try those graphite necks, but most people I've talked to that have tried them really don't like them.

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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-21-2003, 01:58 PM
 
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Um, Mic, you've got the Radii backwards... Wizard 1 and S-Wizard are 430mm, Wizard II is 400mm..

Having owned 3 guitars with 'Wizard' neck (2 originals, 1 super) I can say that none where exactly the same.. The Super-Wizard feels very different up near the 12th fret too...
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Part of the trouble also comes from the fact that certain international catalogues state one thing where others state something slightly different which doesn't help.

Personally I think Toshiro has about the right idea. I've got a load of wizards necks here and none of them feel exactly the same. Ironically my 1990 550 has the slimmest neck I've got and feels thinner than most superwizards I've tried. Probably just through 10 years of wear and tear.
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I still haven't figured out why the neck profile on the PGM90HAM is called a wizard, while it clearly has got a bubinga stripe on it. Could this have been the super-wizard prototype I can feel the difference between most Ibanez necks, but there's just no difference in looks and feel between my S520 with the super-wizard and the PGM90HAM....
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Um, Mic, you've got the Radii backwards... Wizard 1 and S-Wizard are 430mm, Wizard II is 400mm..

Having owned 3 guitars with 'Wizard' neck (2 originals, 1 super) I can say that none where exactly the same.. The Super-Wizard feels very different up near the 12th fret too...
DOH!

You are of course correct, I knew that, just typed it wrong. Thanks for pointing that out though, I rarely, if ever, re-read my own posts and would never have noticed.

:-)

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i just picked up an old 560-very rough--needs sanded and repainted,missing pickups...BUT it has a nice wizard 1 neck! not bad for $50 w/case!!
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-22-2003, 01:24 PM
 
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The neck alone is worth a couple of times that amount, congrats
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