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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-28-2004, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
 
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Can a wizard II neck be sanded down to a wizard?

I have ONE RG with a wizard II neck the rest of them have regular wizard necks.
can i without damaging the neck sand the wizard II down to the 17MM (1st fret) 19mm (at the 12th fret) regular wizard dimensions?
it is 19 and 21mm right now if i sand it down will i hit the truss rod back there?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-28-2004, 01:20 PM
 
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It depends on which Wizard II it is. Most of the Wizard II's are Korean, and if that's the case, don't take too much off. If it's a Japanese Wizard II then you could try it. Just keep tapping the neck in the center to try to listen if the wood is getting thin.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-29-2004, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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It depends on which Wizard II it is. Most of the Wizard II's are Korean, and if that's the case, don't take too much off. If it's a Japanese Wizard II then you could try it. Just keep tapping the neck in the center to try to listen if the wood is getting thin.
frank it is from a MIJ 470
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-01-2004, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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what worries me about shaving the II down even though it is a MIJ is that it has a rounder fingerboard radius than the wizard.
this would make the II feel thicker since it is rounder?
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I wouldnt worry about stripped the finish of the neck, I reshaped a wizard two once, and used a wood polishing kit to get a really smooth feel to it. Its still my favorite neck, but i didnt really reshape it just gave it a more broken in feel. The main problem your gonna run into is once you remove the finish the maple is gonna be exposed to the elements increasing the possibility of warping and so forth. Just make sure you can live without the neck if your gonna go ahead and do it
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I wouldnt worry about stripped the finish of the neck, I reshaped a wizard two once, and used a wood polishing kit to get a really smooth feel to it. Its still my favorite neck, but i didnt really reshape it just gave it a more broken in feel. The main problem your gonna run into is once you remove the finish the maple is gonna be exposed to the elements increasing the possibility of warping and so forth. Just make sure you can live without the neck if your gonna go ahead and do it
Yeah, but then just refin it. Tung oil, Tru-oil, wipe on satin poly... If you don't take care to make it look nice, it may not; but it will at least be protected.
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I wouldnt worry about stripped the finish of the neck, I reshaped a wizard two once, and used a wood polishing kit to get a really smooth feel to it. Its still my favorite neck, but i didnt really reshape it just gave it a more broken in feel. The main problem your gonna run into is once you remove the finish the maple is gonna be exposed to the elements increasing the possibility of warping and so forth. Just make sure you can live without the neck if your gonna go ahead and do it
Yeah, but then just refin it. Tung oil, Tru-oil, wipe on satin poly... If you don't take care to make it look nice, it may not; but it will at least be protected.
I will be using gun stock oil like on the EBMM axis guitars
as long as there is no chance of sanding to the rod at the middle i will do it.
I did a USA kramer years ago and wound up sanding to the rod.
i was told recently elsewhere that the BEST thing to do is drill a very small pilot hole at the 7th or9th fret area on the back of the neck right in the middle of the neck to see how much wood can be sanded?
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I wouldnt worry about stripped the finish of the neck, I reshaped a wizard two once, and used a wood polishing kit to get a really smooth feel to it. Its still my favorite neck, but i didnt really reshape it just gave it a more broken in feel. The main problem your gonna run into is once you remove the finish the maple is gonna be exposed to the elements increasing the possibility of warping and so forth. Just make sure you can live without the neck if your gonna go ahead and do it
Yeah, but then just refin it. Tung oil, Tru-oil, wipe on satin poly... If you don't take care to make it look nice, it may not; but it will at least be protected.
I will be using gun stock oil like on the EBMM axis guitars
as long as there is no chance of sanding to the rod at the middle i will do it.
I did a USA kramer years ago and wound up sanding to the rod.
i was told recently elsewhere that the BEST thing to do is drill a very small pilot hole at the 7th or9th fret area on the back of the neck right in the middle of the neck to see how much wood can be sanded?
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Ernie ball uses a wax blend as well, not just gunstock oil. Not to mention the fine finishing techniques involved. I would highly recommend the wood polishing kit to ANYONE interested in having a natural feel. The neck feels smooth as glass but doesnt have the stickiness issue that a finished neck has. Just dont sand too much i would suggest getting the shape how you want it though and if the wizard is you then by all means do so
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