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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-14-2011, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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Novice's new neck project question.

I want to replace a Wizard II neck with a Super Wizard neck on a RG470. I imagine chances are slim it will just bolt on and work. Never replaced a neck before. This is not my main guitar so it's more like a Frankenstein project. Any tips or warnings would be appreciated. ^ ^
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-14-2011, 01:11 PM
 
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Re: Novice's new neck project question.

If it has pre drilled holes they will probably line up okay, I've never had to redrill in the 3 times I've replaced Ibby necks.
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Re: Novice's new neck project question.

Dont take it for granted that it will line up. You may well need to plug the holes with dowel and redrill them to match the body.
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Re: Novice's new neck project question.

in general and as noob - how "compatible" are wizard/prestige necks, assuming they are same scale and 24 frets? holes aside - could i switch the necks of my rg350, rg2550 and jem 77vbk around without any other issues? (i dont think i want the 350 neck on the jem, but i would be happy to know if i could :-) )
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Re: Novice's new neck project question.

As long as the heel is the same width as the pocket--you'll be fine.



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Re: Novice's new neck project question.

thanks!
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Re: Novice's new neck project question.

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As long as the heel is the same width as the pocket--you'll be fine.
Yup.....All square heel RG neck are interchangeable with each other and the same goes for AANJ. you just have to watch out for 2005 and later aanj necks because they are 2mm wider at the heel (58mm as opposed to the 56mm heels of the 87-04's)
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Re: Novice's new neck project question.

I've swapped loads of necks, including pgm rg and left handed onto right handed body.

As you say; as long as the scale length, no of frets and heel width are the same the worst you will have to do is plug and redrill holes.
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