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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-28-2004, 04:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Neck replacement question.

i have a 24 fret ibanez rg570 can i switch the neck with a 22 fret S470 neck?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-30-2004, 10:51 AM
 
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Re: Neck replacement question.

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i have a 24 fret ibanez rg570 can i switch the neck with a 22 fret S470 neck?
if its the same scale, sure... but why?
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-30-2004, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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yes is the same scale.
Well just wondering cuz the rg570 neck is signed on the back of the headstock by paul gilbert, and the sign is fading so that why.
But maybe ill use the s neck on a custom body. who knows
Thanks for the info.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-31-2004, 01:13 PM
 
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the neck pocket might be too big on the rg to accept an s neck.
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-31-2004, 02:19 PM
 
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I highly doubt the swap would work. I'm guessing that the S470 neck has the AANJ heel. The only way the swap would work is if you had the older RG with the block heel and fretboard overhang, and a non-AANJ S neck, and you would still be left with that ugly space where the overhang would sit.

Your best bets would be to either clear over the sig on your headstock (even clear nail polish would protect it), or to get a neck to match...you can find them on eBay quite readily.
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I highly doubt the swap would work. I'm guessing that the S470 neck has the AANJ heel. The only way the swap would work is if you had the older RG with the block heel and fretboard overhang, and a non-AANJ S neck, and you would still be left with that ugly space where the overhang would sit.

Your best bets would be to either clear over the sig on your headstock (even clear nail polish would protect it), or to get a neck to match...you can find them on eBay quite readily.
or if he has a newer RG570 with AANJ. i don't think the heel would be any bigger or smaller on the S neck than the 570 neck.
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or if he has a newer RG570 with AANJ. i don't think the heel would be any bigger or smaller on the S neck than the 570 neck.
The bridge would be in the wrong place if you put an aanj 24 fret neck on a body designed for a 22 fret neck, or visa-versa.

In other-words neither will intonate correctly. The old heel 24 neck will go on a 22 fret body, but you'd have to ditch the neck pickup. Like-wise an old heel 22 fret neck will go on an old heel 24 fret guitar and work.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-01-2004, 12:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks everybody, seems a little difficult to swap, maybe ill just build a new body for the s neck.
Does someone have an s pocketsize measurements????
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Thanks everybody, seems a little difficult to swap, maybe ill just build a new body for the s neck.
Does someone have an s pocketsize measurements????
You do, just measure the end of the neck... or measure the pocket in the S body you have...
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-01-2004, 07:59 AM
 
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Why don't you just spray a few clear coats on the signature then?

That's what I would do.
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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-01-2004, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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maybe, is it safe to use an spray can finish over the sign???

By the way here is the new body for the S neck.





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