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Thinking of giving Ibanez another shot (RGA42)
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:49 PM   #25
 
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What's the difference between your 421 and your 321?

I thought the only differences were in the pickups and possibly the wood? A model ending in 21 should have two humbuckers, no pickguard, and a fixed bridge.
One is MIJ, the other is MII.

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One is MIJ, the other is MII.
Oh... yeah that would probably do it.

Some of the MII guitars I've played have been really nice, others not so much. The difference is mostly apparent in the neck. Some of those Wizard III necks need to have the fret edges filed down a bit.

Overall I am a fan of the Wizard III neck, though.
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Oh... yeah that would probably do it.

Some of the MII guitars I've played have been really nice, others not so much. The difference is mostly apparent in the neck. Some of those Wizard III necks need to have the fret edges filed down a bit.

Overall I am a fan of the Wizard III neck, though.
The 421 is a Wizard II though, whereas the 321 is a III, I think.
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The 421 is a Wizard II though, whereas the 321 is a III, I think.
What year is the Wizard II, because a 2010 Wizard II is the same as a 2011 Wizard III. From 2005-2009 it was the same, too, except it was 56mm wide at the last fret instead of 58mm.

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What year is the Wizard II, because a 2010 Wizard II is the same as a 2011 Wizard III. From 2005-2009 it was the same, too, except it was 56mm wide at the last fret instead of 58mm.

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A 2002.
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A 2002.
Cool. The 2002 Wizard II necks are 43mm wide at the first fret, 56mm wide at the last fret, 19mm thick at the first fret and 21mm thick at the 12th fret, and have a 400mm radius.

The current Wizard III necks are the same except they are 58mm wide at the last fret.
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Cool. The 2002 Wizard II necks are 43mm wide at the first fret, 56mm wide at the last fret, 19mm thick at the first fret and 21mm thick at the 12th fret, and have a 400mm radius.

The current Wizard III necks are the same except they are 58mm wide at the last fret.
What matters is the profile. The Wizard IIs have this awful, thin-but-with-huge-shoulders neck profile.

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They only made the MIJ RG421 for that one year though. The old Japanese made Wizard II neck(late 90/early 00s RG4xx guitars, with the chrome Ibanez logo on the headstock) was a bit different from the Korean/Indo one, much better profile, IMO.
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