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hey ibanez people

Posted: 24 Mar 2018, 15:48
by zim

Re: hey ibanez people

Posted: 24 Mar 2018, 17:15
by shadowalk
As per http://ibanez.wikia.com/wiki/RG570_(1995%E2%80%931997)

Lo-pro edge - check
MIJ - check

But only the Japan models have the Wizard neck. The USA models have the Wizard II neck. Not sure if that would be an issue for yinz. If not, I say go for it.

Also that looks like the same axe the guitarist of Inveracity is using in this video *shines the lavabug signal*

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Re: hey ibanez people

Posted: 25 Mar 2018, 03:34
by Hitoshura
wizard 2 would be a dealbreaker for me, but if you don't need the paper-thin original wizard neck it's a great guitar.

i couldn't tell you if it's a good deal as i have no idea what the going rate is. retail on those is closer to a grand now, so it at least seems like a good price if it's in decent condition

Re: hey ibanez people

Posted: 25 Mar 2018, 15:14
by zim
appreciate the input guiz

i bought it kind of impulsively because i was bored. i made an offer of 400 (25 less than original offer) and the hard-on bearer accepted it so wooooo

Re: hey ibanez people

Posted: 25 Mar 2018, 22:07
by shadowalk
:xx:::::

i don't have much experience with wizard necks to be honest as i've never owned an MIJ RG/RG prestige. i can only speak for the wizard 2 and 3 although my main axe now has a wizard 3 but i love that guitar to bits

are you planning on customizing that thing or are you gonna keep it stock?

Re: hey ibanez people

Posted: 26 Mar 2018, 03:05
by zim
not sure about customizations yet, I'll have to see how much i like it first. it may become a project guitar if it's in rough shape but i expect it to be alright

Re: hey ibanez people

Posted: 26 Mar 2018, 11:29
by Lavabug
mij rg's in good shape from that era go for 300-400 all the time so it's a good deal

wizard ii is fine imo, it's the same one on your RG350M's

Re: hey ibanez people

Posted: 26 Mar 2018, 11:42
by zim
Lavabug wrote:mij rg's in good shape from that era go for 300-400 all the time so it's a good deal

wizard ii is fine imo, it's the same one on your RG350M's


ah that is good to hear, i do like those necks :idea:

Re: hey ibanez people

Posted: 31 Mar 2018, 01:12
by zim
got it today, i'll get to test it soon :xx:

the neck seems to have a little bit of a bow to it, hopefully it can be fixed

Re: hey ibanez people

Posted: 05 Apr 2018, 23:15
by Lavabug
Bow is not a problem, just requires a truss adjustment. Warp/twist is more problematic.

study this guide on truss adjustments before you do anything. Ibanez recommends 0.3-0.5mm at the 8th fret on the high E, when the 1st fret is capo'd and the 24th is fretted. Get a feeler gauge or an action ruler, it's worth it. Pretty sure I also set up your 350's with that exact amount of neck relief, so you can easily match it to your new RG if you find a piece of cardboard/thick paper that fits the space just right

https://youtu.be/5_qZ_QGXI4w

Just remember to do small turns no bigger than 1/4 and wait a bit if you don't see any appreciable change, then try another 1/4 turn. I usually spend a day or two dialing it in just right on a new guitar to make sure it's settled.

Re: hey ibanez people

Posted: 06 Apr 2018, 00:20
by zim
really appreciate the advice, haven't actually adjusted a truss rod before

Re: hey ibanez people

Posted: 06 Apr 2018, 20:51
by Abzu
:xx:

Re: hey ibanez people

Posted: 06 Apr 2018, 20:51
by Abzu
zim wrote:really appreciate the advice, haven't actually adjusted a truss rod before

It really ends up being a lot easier than you expect going in.

Re: hey ibanez people

Posted: 07 Apr 2018, 12:18
by Lavabug
yeah just be gentle and don't force any turns

Re: hey ibanez people

Posted: 13 Apr 2018, 20:15
by morbid board eli
pince-nez

Re: hey ibanez people

Posted: 22 Apr 2018, 16:23
by shadowalk
Abzu wrote:
zim wrote:really appreciate the advice, haven't actually adjusted a truss rod before

It really ends up being a lot easier than you expect going in.


hey scott how's that reversed headstock RG of yours? :xx:

Re: hey ibanez people

Posted: 28 Apr 2018, 00:27
by Abzu
shadowalk wrote:
Abzu wrote:
zim wrote:really appreciate the advice, haven't actually adjusted a truss rod before

It really ends up being a lot easier than you expect going in.


hey scott how's that reversed headstock RG of yours? :xx:

My RG doesn't have a reversed headstock
But it sounds as lovely as ever :bang:

Re: hey ibanez people

Posted: 28 Apr 2018, 01:56
by shadowalk
i thought all the while you're the one with the reversed headstock RG :oldryan:

but i know you have an RG so it's all good :bang:

Re: hey ibanez people

Posted: 01 Jun 2018, 11:32
by iamgoat
I really need to tend to all my guitars again in such matter. Haven’t seriously played anything for a long while. My uncle is amazing with instruments and he totally fixed a cheap indonesian squire telecaster for me. It feels, plays and sounds like a 1000 dollar guitar now. :shock:

Re: hey ibanez people

Posted: 05 Jun 2018, 02:25
by shadowalk
still have your UV? :xx:

Re: hey ibanez people

Posted: 05 Jun 2018, 03:18
by iamgoat
shadowalk wrote:still have your UV? :xx:


Yessir!

Re: hey ibanez people

Posted: 05 Jun 2018, 03:19
by iamgoat
I have no clue how the new 2017/18 versions are.

Re: hey ibanez people

Posted: 06 Jun 2018, 19:41
by Abzu
I want that

Re: hey ibanez people

Posted: 06 Jun 2018, 22:10
by shadowalk
I don't think UVs have changed that match since the first iterations. :huh:

*shines the Uni signal*

Re: hey ibanez people

Posted: 06 Jun 2018, 22:33
by iamgoat
There’s a new line of these black/green ones. Mine is from around 91-93. I’m not sure what is different with the new line.