#1
I managed to spot this over on another forum for what I think was a ridiculously low price.



It's an Ibanez RG470, 2002 I believe. It's been upgraded with an Iron Gear Rolling Mill in the neck and a Seymour Duncan JB in the bridge. I've been playing it a bit this morning, and oh my word the neck is gorgeous. I've always liked maple necks, and the Wizard II neck (I think). I love this neck - it's slightly fatter than the Wizard neck on my RG prestige, but plays just as quickly for me and feels slightly easier for chord work. The guitar has a Lo-TRS trem, which apparently is a pretty decent of kit being the Japanese made trem, rather than the Korean Lo-TRS II. However, having read around the web (mostly Jemsite) it should just be a drop in for an OFR.

Onto sounds, the bridge JB is pretty decent. I never really liked the JB in my alder bodied explorer, but this is slightly better, certainly better than the stock pickups in my RG prestige. I think, however, that I will still look at getting some different pickups, although I'm trying to decide which Bareknuckle (Warpig, Nailbomb or Painkiller). The Rolling Mill in the neck is also surprisingly good. It cleans up really nicely through my ENGL, but also gives a really nice warm lead tone. The middle single coil was the one that surprised me the most. I'd always heard single coils were fairly twangy, but this one (the stock S7) is surprisingly full bodied, like a vintage red wine. It actually gave a better tone (to me) for A7X intros, such as Beast and the Harlot, than the Rolling Mill. I think If I go the Bareknuckle route I might throw an Irish Tour or similar in there.

Anyway, more pictures, they're what everyone really wants:



Lo-TRS trem and JB

IronGear Rolling Mill and maple neck with rosewood fretboard



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#2
I'm not one for the color purple, but this guitar definitely made me rethink that! Congrats dude!
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#3
don't hold your hopes up for the lo-trs, it may be MIJ takeuchi, but mine was rubbish.

the colour is titanium ice, by the way (in case you want to know). I have one. It's a very nice guitar other than the bridge (and pickups, but yours aren't stock anyway other than the middle one).
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don't hold your hopes up for the lo-trs, it may be MIJ takeuchi, but mine was rubbish.

the colour is titanium ice, by the way (in case you want to know). I have one. It's a very nice guitar other than the bridge (and pickups, but yours aren't stock anyway other than the middle one).

Yeah, everything I've heard says it sucks... Whatever, HNGD!
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#7
Bridge pickup isn't F-spaced
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#8
Cute finish....


Just kidding I actually like it!

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don't hold your hopes up for the lo-trs, it may be MIJ takeuchi, but mine was rubbish.

the colour is titanium ice, by the way (in case you want to know). I have one. It's a very nice guitar other than the bridge (and pickups, but yours aren't stock anyway other than the middle one).


See, I thought that and had read it, but then over on Jemsite they said it was ok, not great but good enough. It seemed to hold up well enough to a couple of divebombs, so no massive concerns, especially since I don't use it that often. I'm actually thinking of changing the pickups again to some Bareknuckles, perhaps ceramic Painkiller and a Sinner in the middle... Might even be able to get away with the burnt chrome covers on the humbuckers.

I can't remember the exact neck, all I know is that it is different to the Wizard on my RG2620 - so it's the other one lol. I noticed the bridge humbucker wasn't f-spaced, I chuckled to myself.
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See, I thought that and had read it, but then over on Jemsite they said it was ok, not great but good enough. It seemed to hold up well enough to a couple of divebombs, so no massive concerns, especially since I don't use it that often. I'm actually thinking of changing the pickups again to some Bareknuckles, perhaps ceramic Painkiller and a Sinner in the middle... Might even be able to get away with the burnt chrome covers on the humbuckers.

I can't remember the exact neck, all I know is that it is different to the Wizard on my RG2620 - so it's the other one lol. I noticed the bridge humbucker wasn't f-spaced, I chuckled to myself.


is it thinner than your 2620?

the 2620 is the super wizard IIRC which is similar to the wizard 2. If it's thinner it's likely to be a plain wizard. Although the name's not really important if it feels good.

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#12
It's thicker than my 2620 actually - no idea what neck it is. The 2620 is a prestige wizard neck apparently. Oh well, it feels awesome to play
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#13
yeah mine held up pretty well for the first few months, then it died. it feels pretty good, but the knife edges seem to be really soft.

mine has a wizard II...
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#14
^And let me guess, you STILL haven't put the Gotoh in, have you?
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#15
what do you think? i mean i don't have a drill or anything to drill out the old studs, and i don't really want to use the old ones because they're kinda shot too.
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#16
Happy NGD. If you got it cheap enough i'm sure it won't be too much of a problem to swap out the trem
#17
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what do you think? i mean i don't have a drill or anything to drill out the old studs, and i don't really want to use the old ones because they're kinda shot too.

Dave, you don't have to drill the old studs out! They pull right out-they're just pressed in! Use a clawhammer to yank 'em out. Besides that, it'd probably take a good tech 20 minutes to do!
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#18
oh yeah, i mean i know the old ones pull out. but the new ones are bigger, i'd need to drill new holes for them. that's what i meant.
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#19
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is it thinner than your 2620?

the 2620 is the super wizard IIRC which is similar to the wizard 2. If it's thinner it's likely to be a plain wizard. Although the name's not really important if it feels good.

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hmm..the super wizard actually has the same dimensions and the profile of the wizard neck...with a volute in the back..they are actually the necks that were used on Jcustoms around 00'(afaik)

the 2620 has a wizard prestige and as dave said the 470 has a wizard two(which is my favourite ibby neck..I like it more than prestige necks)

anyway HNGD

#20
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hmm..the super wizard actually has the same dimensions and the profile of the wizard neck...with a volute in the back..they are actually the necks that were used on Jcustoms around 00'(afaik)

the 2620 has a wizard prestige and as dave said the 470 has a wizard two(which is my favourite ibby neck..I like it more than prestige necks)

anyway HNGD


The super wizards where the 3 piece with skunk stripe wizards that where used in late 90s-early 00's RG's. They where as thin as wizards and had no volutes.
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The super wizards where the 3 piece with skunk stripe wizards that where used in late 90s-early 00's RG's. They where as thin as wizards and had no volutes.


hmm..not really there were two super wizards

the J custom super wizard was a 3 piece neck with two bubinga stripes and a volute(the one I'm talking about)and the other super wizard(which I assume is the one you're talking about)is the 3 piece neck with one stripe and no volute..which was the neck that was used for most ibanez guitars back then

:cheers"
#22
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hmm..not really there were two super wizards

the J custom super wizard was a 3 piece neck with two bubinga stripes and a volute(the one I'm talking about)and the other super wizard(which I assume is the one you're talking about)is the 3 piece neck with one stripe and no volute..which was the neck that was used for most ibanez guitars back then

:cheers"

Damn ibanez and there confusing neck names.
The volutes annoy me after getting used to the old ones lol. I don't mind it on other guitars its just on an ibanez i dont expect it to be tehre
#23
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Damn ibanez and there confusing neck names.
The volutes annoy me after getting used to the old ones lol. I don't mind it on other guitars its just on an ibanez i dont expect it to be tehre


haha yeah there are about 8 neck names in totally(afaik)
#24
Lol, I have no idea which neck it is, all I know is that it plays amazingly. The bridge is nice and comfortable too when palm muting. Still undecided on the pickups though - it's currently between the ceramic Warpig/Painkiller and the MBK-3.
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