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05-22-2012 07:05 AM
knalle
Re: Premium Neck Profile

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Originally Posted by taracatac View Post
It also has a radius of 400mm for the Premium and 430mm for the Prestige
Perhaps I personally always wanted a slightly smaller radius for me the RG1XXV neck was the highlight of this guitar, besides the very very very pink color ofcourse

We demand more neon RG's!!!!!!
05-22-2012 05:58 AM
MicJustMic
Re: Premium Neck Profile

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Originally Posted by knalle View Post
I for one really liked the Premium neck on my RG1XXV
I don't own one, but the few I've played didn't seem that terribly different to me than the current Prestige Wizard necks.

The neck on my RG1550 is thicker and wider than the necks on my older RGs, and either I just wasn't paying attention; or the Premiums I've picked up actually didn't have a radical departure from the profile on my 1550.
05-22-2012 05:27 AM
knalle
Re: Premium Neck Profile

I for one really liked the Premium neck on my RG1XXV
05-22-2012 05:00 AM
leathermonkey7
Re: Premium Neck Profile

Interesting. If the premium wizard neck carve is thicker or chunkier than an an 80's wizard, then that might be a great affordable RG option for me. What was scaring me away was the neck being a "wizard" those old ones were far to thin for me..
05-22-2012 03:29 AM
AlaskaBat
Re: Premium Neck Profile

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Originally Posted by leathermonkey7 View Post
Yeah getting one from Rich= WIN
I wouldn't hesitate to buy an Indo from him with a high service level, because he is going to do a tear down/ rebuild that is much more detailed than any FugiGen Prestige setup
I got my Premium from Rich in February 2011, and it didn't need anything done. He did look it over well, but it arrived in perfect playing order. Plus, I'm a huge fan of the original Wizard necks, and while this neck is a bit thicket--I still love it.



05-21-2012 09:45 PM
leathermonkey7
Re: Premium Neck Profile

Yeah getting one from Rich= WIN
I wouldn't hesitate to buy an Indo from him with a high service level, because he is going to do a tear down/ rebuild that is much more detailed than any FugiGen Prestige setup
05-05-2011 05:34 PM
corpraider69
Re: Premium Neck Profile

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Originally Posted by RG Loyalist View Post
I never called the guitar crap. Like I said, I wish the profile was wizard because the guitar is top notch. All I was saying was, for people like me that don't have these within a reasonable driving distance, this could have been better articulated. And I'm not mad, just disappointed. I'll just leave it at that. I'll probably buy my next guitar from someone like Rich that could verify these types of things.
Can't go wrong there!! You will get a great setup and a like a guitar that been looked over with a fine toothed comb. Not to mention if were a quilt top that would be like 1st rate as well. More people should buy from Rich a low price isnt the be all and end all not that he is expensive. Everyone should buy atleast one guitar from Rich Ibanez Rules
05-05-2011 05:26 PM
RG Loyalist
Re: Premium Neck Profile

I never called the guitar crap. Like I said, I wish the profile was wizard because the guitar is top notch. All I was saying was, for people like me that don't have these within a reasonable driving distance, this could have been better articulated. And I'm not mad, just disappointed. I'll just leave it at that. I'll probably buy my next guitar from someone like Rich that could verify these types of things.
05-05-2011 05:13 PM
linuxpenguin
Re: Premium Neck Profile

we're not bashing you man, just saying you shouldnt be so carte blanche about "This is a crap guitar because the neck profile sucks".

Thats just not fair. You are now saying "The neck is prestige quality, I just didnt like it" and compare your subjective opinion of what you DO like vs it is a good way to review. I.e. "Im a huge fan of prestige wizard and ultra necks, but I was not a fan of this premium neck" that gets your opinion, lets people compare (if they are prestige nuts they may very well not enjoy it) their own opinions.

Just my 2cents, no concern really.
05-05-2011 04:48 PM
taracatac
Re: Premium Neck Profile

It also has a radius of 400mm for the Premium and 430mm for the Prestige
05-05-2011 04:16 PM
RG Loyalist
Re: Premium Neck Profile

"Wizard Premium neck has same construction and thickness as Prestige Wizard"

Got that from the Ibanez website.
05-05-2011 12:34 PM
RG Loyalist
Re: Premium Neck Profile

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Originally Posted by taracatac View Post
Now, if we can get a prestige with quilt tops
Sign me up!
05-05-2011 12:26 PM
taracatac
Re: Premium Neck Profile

I was finally able to try one at my "Local" Sam Ash; it was still an hour drive LOL. Anyway, it was beautiful, but I didn't like the neck profile either. I knew it would be different, but I wanted to be sure I tried it before buying. I am pretty stuck on the Wizard Prestige or original Wizard necks. Anything else just doesn't feel right to me. That said, I am sure there are tons of people that will like it just fine. Now, if we can get a prestige with quilt tops
05-05-2011 11:48 AM
corpraider69
Re: Premium Neck Profile

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Originally Posted by RG Loyalist View Post
I'm giving a review based on my experience because that's all I can do. I did a LOT of research and wish I had this information at the time. This is where people find reviews like this so they can make an informed descision on how to spend their hard earned money. Maybe my review gets them to spend that extra $$ on the Prestige or maybe they think I'm a wanker, buy the Premium, and love it.
My experience has been, after trying dozens of other guitars, I landed on the RG because the neck was so comfortable (among other things). So I started to collect different ones for differend tunings and such. This just threw me off. You are right that I should have tried one but seeing as how I live in BFE and they are on backorder I took a chance based on my experience with every other RG I've played. I have no doubt there are many more like me.

I gave it praises where I thought it deserved. I still think the neck is Prestige build quality and it's a freakin' beautiful guitar. I don't remember getting bashed last time I left an honest review or gave a suggestion because the site was afraid of scaring off customers. I thought this was a forum anyway.
RG Loyalist bash away it is a forum you dont need to poll 100 people to have an opinion on "your" guitar if you think it sucks say it.Dont feel bad about it. I tried one in the store and I didnt like it either. I didnt like the trem,the neck profile or the inconsistency in the tops some were really really nice and others were terrible (here is a spot where someone like Rich could help a buyer out huge).
05-05-2011 11:31 AM
Hikey Mikey
Re: Premium Neck Profile

For what it's worth, I feel the same way. I posted in this thread:

http://www.jemsite.com/forums/f16/ib...-109845-7.html

"I tried out a Premium recently and the neck profile was the biggest disappointment for me. . . ."

I realize it's completely subjective, but I noticed the difference too. This was a first impression . . . I still haven't gone back to examine the neck really closely.

Peace

Mike
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