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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-16-2018, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
 
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Square heel and tilt neck joint differences

Just wondering if the hardware (screws) that mount the neck to the body of a tilt joint heel RG are different to the ones for the square heel models eg. Pre AANJ RG470.

I'm pretty sure the location of the holes are the same but are the screws different lengths and the heads angled according to the tilt?

Hope this makes sense. Reason I ask is i have a 92 RG470 with a superb neck and am considering a nicer body like an earlier generation Jem or simar vintage RG550+ to attach the neck to.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-16-2018, 07:19 PM
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Re: Square heel and tilt neck joint differences

I believe that the treble side screws are shorter, if you use the same length screws on a tilt heel, they’ll come through the fretboard.

I’ve never actually tried the swap you’re about to try, so I don’t know for sure, but take care in case I’m right!
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Cheers Jono. Will look for a tilt heel mounting kit.
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Re: Square heel and tilt neck joint differences

They're the same as an AANJ, back pair become the high side, front are the short ones, they're 35 and 40mm overall length although they've never used near enough screw length as they should.
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Great info. Just one final question. Apart from the mixed length screws, is there anything else required like special washers, ferrules, neck plate or spacers to ensure the screws go straight up or is the heel tilt angle a non issue?
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Re: Square heel and tilt neck joint differences

Tilt joints are plate joint only.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-13-2018, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
 
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I bought a sweet old RG570 body to replace the emerald green body on my beloved RG470. I also ordered black knobs and pickup rings to give it the full Wesley Snipes treatment. All I need now is those shorter AANJ mounting screws mentioned earlier in the thread and jack cavity cover and I'm in business. Wouldn't mind an Ibanez machined neck plate if I can find one.
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