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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-11-2009, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Charvel USA neck in comparison to a Jem 7V neck?

Hey everyone,

Can anyone give me a comparison of these two necks - Charvel USA (new models) Vs a Jem 7V neck...

I'm a jem player and have been getting GAS for a new Charvel... Any info or general info wouls be much appreciated!

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-14-2009, 08:58 PM
 
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Re: Charvel USA neck in comparison to a Jem 7V neck?

The new Charvels have great necks.

I have played a few. Some feel like strats (nothing wrong with that) some fell like 80's US made necks, for example Kramer.
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Re: Charvel USA neck in comparison to a Jem 7V neck?

The Charvel neck is deeper and the shoulders are wider. Another way to explain is to think of the shape of a speedboat coming toward you with a flat bottom and short sides- that's the Jem neckshape.

Then think of a tugboat coming at you- with a rounded bottom and tall sides- that's the charvel neck shape.

Both cut through the water very well, but also very differently.

Hope my analogy works for you.

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Re: Charvel USA neck in comparison to a Jem 7V neck?

Thanks for the great info! Do you there there would much of a transition going from a Jem neck to a Charvel USA Production Model neck during a set? I'm considering getting a Charvel as a backup to my Jem for gigs...
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Re: Charvel USA neck in comparison to a Jem 7V neck?

I switch between guitars all the time when I am practicing and I never have an issue. I would say that there aren't many techniques that you really need a specific neck shape to pull off, but if you are used to only one kind of neck I could see your concern.

Find a shop with one of each (or something similar) and try it.
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Re: Charvel USA neck in comparison to a Jem 7V neck?

i like that charvel that casey jones plays on youtube,sounds great.the cream coloured guitar with stars on de neck.
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Re: Charvel USA neck in comparison to a Jem 7V neck?

i have the first of the new charvel usa san dimas model's in candy apple red
also i own a jem vsbl... the charvel neck is awesome feels a lot nicer to play than the jem... plus the original floyd rose stays in tune better than the edge pro
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Re: Charvel USA neck in comparison to a Jem 7V neck?

I played a couple yesterday at PJ's guitar centre in Portsmouth UK.

They really are good. I find them more comfortable than a jem neck.
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Re: Charvel USA neck in comparison to a Jem 7V neck?

I picked up the blue one a few months ago. I agree it's a little more like a fender american standard c shape. They are really nice necks. Unfinished, quartersawn and smooth. I find the edge trem more controllable than the floyd.

Often I feel the jem neck is to wide and thin with string spacing too wide. I've got fairly large hands and small fingers. If you're like me and often want a small change to narrower and slightly fatter front to back the charvel is the ticket.

I've coil tapped the duncans with the pull pot switch. I highly recommend this mod.
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