Ibanez RG3120 question

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  1. soldierkahn

    soldierkahn BAD MAMMA-JAMMA Contributor

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    Has anyone tried transplanting a newer model prestige RG neck onto an RG3120 before? Spec wise, it looks like it would be relatively easy to buy one and put the neck from my RG2770Z onto it. Thoughts?
     
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  2. Metropolis

    Metropolis SS.org Regular

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    Neck width at 24th fret in RG3120 is 56 millimeters, and in RG2770Z it is 58mm. Try to find a neck where measurements match, because there might be a problem with fitting into neck pocket.
     
  3. MoonJelly

    MoonJelly a subtle stinging sensation..

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    With a little sandpaper you can take care of that ~1mm difference. This is the Luthier thread after all :lol:

    But in all seriousness, you've also got to check if the depth of the joint and the route match up. Here's a side by side:

    3120:
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    2770z:
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    It seems like on the treble side one meets close to the 21st fret and one close to the 22nd. So I wonder if the holes may not line up.
     
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  4. cwhitey2

    cwhitey2 BlackendCrust Metalâ„¢

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    I think the angle skews it.
     
  5. MoonJelly

    MoonJelly a subtle stinging sensation..

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    Maybe you're right. Guess @Metropolis should just buy it and try it, for research purposes!
     

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