#1
hey, does anyone know how the wizard II neck on the ibanez xiphos compares to the jackson compound radius neck on the jackson kvx10x? I love the jackson neck, and i was wondering how similar the wizard II is
#2
ibanez necks are pretty flat and thin , but somehow i perfer jackson neck due to the radius compund neck and it's pretty thin too!
#3
pretty close.i love the wizard.if that type of style neck is what your into then it is probably worth checking out.i love me some ibanez necks.
#5
i think only orginal wizards are the best not the prestige models . orginal wizards are thinner then the prestige or wizard ll.
#6
yep i like the wizard neck
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#8
I really like the flatness of the Ibanez necks, they really do it for me
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#9
jackson for me, ibanez just to thin for me.
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#10
Honestly: If you dig a rounded, yet thin, neck, go Jackson. If you dig a flat neck, go Ibanez.

I personally don't dig how my thumb falls on an Ibanez neck (and I much prefer my Jackson's neck) , but many people swear by the wizards.
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#11
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Honestly: If you dig a rounded, yet thin, neck, go Jackson. If you dig a flat neck, go Ibanez.

I personally don't dig how my thumb falls on an Ibanez neck (and I much prefer my Jackson's neck) , but many people swear by the wizards.

+100

Two of the most famous "shred" necks, but in their own way, different from eachother.

That being said I prefer Jackson.
#12
Jackson, the Ibanez neck is too flat for me. I can't stand them, I picked up an RG, and put it down immediately because of how the neck felt in my hands. Whereas the Jackson was incredible.
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#14
Jacksons have always had better feeling necks to me, but people are different, so go play the different models and come to your own conclusion.
#15
BlackIllusion I have both.
I found that when i re contoured the neck on both and went 55 high and 110 wide on fret wire using stainless gold fretwire they were both quick.
Stock though I prefered the Ibanez wizard neck to the Jackson.
The wizard "C" contour felt a bit more comfortable for speed and shredding than the Jackson.
Both seemed to have same scale length.
The Jackson did have a heavier more solid feel to it though and did seem to hold a note longer.
Not recomended for all but, for a small investment in a tool from luthiers supply shops online you can change the shape of the neck, fingerboard and fret material and height.
The harder the fret material, ( stainless being hardest), the brighter the tone.
The softer, ( nickle or copper), the more mellow the tone.
Fret material can make a big difference in speed and bending notes.
A wider taller fret can cut fret buzz while increasing speed because you need not press as hard.
They wear longer with wider as well.
The downside is a full press on the fret can make your note go sharp.
Stock with a $12-$15 fret replacement Ibanez is your neck for shredding and speed. ( Vai, and Slipknot's guitarist seem to do ok).
However have you tried Gibson?
Buckethead, Zak and, (Gak, should I mention Slash), seem to be the guys to be churning the best musical spells from their instruments with just 22 frets!
The medium 24 3/4" scale length with the shorter, (by 1 1/2"), neck seems to have better fretting, and fingerboard contour that makes playing a bit more controlled, holding intonation and note bending easier. ( in my opinion).
But then thats just the heavies of rock and their preferences as well.)
Try before you buy.
Everyone has a different idea of whats best.
Not everyne has the same finger length or thickness.