rg7620 neck with bubinga stripe

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  1. uv-7

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    I have a rg7620 bought in Norway in 2000. The neck has a brown stripe of bubinga(think that is the name of it). Almost every other rg7620 I have seen does not have the stripe. Why is this?
     
  2. Drew

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    they switched from an one-peice to a three-peice sometime around '00 or '01. Personally, I prefer the three-peice cosmetically, but there should be no major differences between the two, aside from that.

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    snooping around abit. the jemsite had this to say...

    "The hard bubinga strip helps eliminate the natural twisting or curling of wood"

    "Newer JEM (and Ibanez RG) necks necks are three piece maple. The separate headstock allows for a much stronger neck."

    http://www.jemsite.com/axes/htm_features/necks.htm
     
  4. Shawn

    Shawn Ibanez Guitars Forum MVP

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    Of all my 3 7-strings, My S 7420 BP has it. I like it.
     
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    the bubinga strip helps add strength as well.. and like stated before, resists twisting
     

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