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02-28-2006 03:00 PM
JESTER700
Re: I chad to have it...

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Originally Posted by ashbass
Hardware? Did someone say Hardware....
Check PM. I'm getting ideas...
02-28-2006 02:42 PM
ashbass
Re: I chad to have it...

Hardware? Did someone say Hardware....
02-28-2006 12:51 PM
JESTER700
Re: I chad to have it...

Quote:
Originally Posted by frankfalbo
But seriously I'm sure you can sell it off, maybe do a quick re-crown for good measure.
Yeah; I got $150 for the last one, no plate or tuners included. After the neck, neck plate, and pickups I think I'll end up having got this body for around $200. Then I just need to "go Cosmo" on the hardware.
02-28-2006 12:27 PM
frankfalbo
Re: I chad to have it...

The frets on those were low and flat from the factory. It's not the same fretwire as the old '80's Radii. I don't know when they switched over (I think 1990) Which reminds me that I don't want that neck anymore. Haha! But seriously I'm sure you can sell it off, maybe do a quick re-crown for good measure.
02-28-2006 12:14 PM
JESTER700
Re: I chad to have it...

It's here, and it's NICE. Definitely "excellent" condition - only pick marks on the face and a couple very small dings on the back. No finish cracks. Minty black Lo-Pro (gotta get me a Cosmo Edge now...). Flat frets, which is odd considering how perfect the rest of it is. But not much in the way of "dents" - more like uniform flatness. I don't think it's wear; I think they were levelled and not well crowned. I had a brand new sabre neck like that back in the day.

Well packed, too. Double boxed, well wrapped, with the trem arm in an envelope taped to the outside of the inner box. This guy's done this before. :-)
02-28-2006 11:19 AM
frankfalbo
Re: I chad to have it...

Mild disapproval, apparently.

(Jester-contact me about that neck) I usually go the other way. I like to get parts and then reassemble them. The way I see it, any factory Ibanez Radius/Saber/Power neck is rotatable to any R/S/P body. They're all factory necks made by the same group of people for the same purpose. RG necks are the same way IMO. I personally don't like to see the Carvin or other neck on a Radius but that's just because I like the look of a factory neck on these things. I went through a phase where I had different "non-factory" necks on some of my Ibanez'. Then I figured I like the feel and fretwork on Japanese Ibanez' anyway, why not use other guitars for all my cool non-Ibanez necks.
02-28-2006 08:11 AM
ashbass
Re: I chad to have it...

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Originally Posted by Texter
How brilliant: 'they're getting scarce but I need to have another one' & 'I'll strip one down for parts and bay the rest' in one post. You guys are really asking for it...
Asking for what? And from whom?
02-28-2006 08:06 AM
JESTER700
Re: I chad to have it...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Texter
How brilliant: 'they're getting scarce but I need to have another one' & 'I'll strip one down for parts and bay the rest' in one post. You guys are really asking for it...
A guitar is a tool. It's scarce because IBZ made that body style in that color for ONE YEAR. Then they wrecked the radius altogether so all the Satch wannabes could have "his" axe in one of 3 lame colors (in the US that is; I admit the BTB rocks). I refuse to not have my axe just as I like it because that messes with peoples' idea of "collectibility". Were I rich (well financed, I mean, not a particular Jemsite sponsor ) I would have a few bodies made & painted so the originals could all be kept under glass. But since that's likely $500 per body, and since my luthier experience thus far has been iffy...NAH. I'll buy & part them.

Wanna buy a radius neck?
02-28-2006 05:38 AM
Texter
Re: I chad to have it...

How brilliant: 'they're getting scarce but I need to have another one' & 'I'll strip one down for parts and bay the rest' in one post. You guys are really asking for it...
02-27-2006 01:00 PM
moro
Re: I had to have it...

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Originally Posted by JESTER700
BTW guys, sorry about the "chad" in the title - nothing meant by it; I was so excited I lost control of my typing hands...
When I saw the subject, I thought that maybe you were from Florida.
02-27-2006 08:18 AM
JESTER700
Re: I had to have it...

Quote:
Originally Posted by moro
Is that a Carvin neck in the second pic? I love the block inlays--very cool.
Yes, it is! I have a new one waiting for the new body as well. I need to sand the profile down just a tad, drill the mounting holes, and sand the neck to fit the pocket. Stainless frets on these Carvins, BTW.

Here's my Jewel Blue, also sporting a Carvin neck.
http://www.playhousemm.com/images/jewelsm.jpg

BTW guys, sorry about the "chad" in the title - nothing meant by it; I was so excited I lost control of my typing hands...
02-27-2006 12:54 AM
S_Series_Shredder666
Re: I chad to have it...

hey guys i just joined but radius guitars are totally badass!!
i agree with Flobanez they should definatly make a 7 string model
02-27-2006 12:31 AM
moro
Re: I had to have it...

Quote:
Originally Posted by JESTER700
I'll post pics when I get the new one. Here's my current baby:
http://www.playhousemm.com/images/radius.jpg
http://www.playhousemm.com/images/babysm.jpg
Is that a Carvin neck in the second pic? I love the block inlays--very cool.
02-26-2006 11:35 PM
Flobanez
Re: I chad to have it...

I like the Radius series too, they are nice. I wish they'd make a 7-string Radius.
02-26-2006 11:05 PM
guitardevil2005
Re: I chad to have it...

ha, chad
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