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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-24-2000, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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DBJK vs VWH Neck - Relative Merits

Being the owner of neither of these guitars ( my only JEM is an SK ), I was interested in opinions of neck feel for each.

I recently went to a local muisic store and had much fun with the VWH and the DBK.

Through would you believe it a Cornford 50w head I heard the veritable delights of both these guitars, but felt a bit of a crutch in the VWH's neck.

Obviously this is all down to hand size and personal feel.
I for one felt the DBK neck to be much more forgiving and smooth, whereas (sp?) the VWH reminded me of PRS's best efforts at a gibby neck.

I suppose I'm just after each and everyone's opinion on the afformentioned necks.


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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-25-2000, 09:05 AM
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DBJK vs VWH Neck

I have tried a 7vwh many times, my friend owns one, and we kind of test drive each other's jems from time to time
To me the 7vwh plays a little like the normal jem neck profile, but a little flatter and thinner. The Dbk however, does not, IMHO feel like the traditional Jem neck profile. To me it feels much flatter, but there is a tinge of jem in there, I can't exactly pin point it, it's probably the width of the fret board. It surely doesn't feel like the wizard necks. And the stripe behind makes it feel a little weird as well

But at the end of the day, they are 2 brilliant guitars.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-25-2000, 07:49 PM
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DBJK vs VWH Neck

I definiltly like my VWH neck better as well as the older Jem necks. *They just feel a little meatier to me and they are faster for me but then I have fairly big hands so....
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-29-2001, 07:44 PM
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DBJK vs VWH Neck

It was my 18th bday last june and I had my heart set on geting the DBK as my present of Ma+Pa

Although SHOCK when I tried the DBK out I couldn't get to grips with it all. In fact if i hadn't tried the more expensive JEMS in the past it would have put me off them.

I know it must be a personal thing but it felt kinda flimsy, especially up the top registers, as though it wasn't as well made.

Anyway I saved up a bit more and got the VWH, and man that is a neck!!! VERY repsonice feels meaty and oozes tone, plus the top 4 are scalloped.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-29-2001, 08:54 PM
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DBJK vs VWH Neck

I recently picked up a DBK - I had my reservations about the neck profile (I bought it over the web) but decided it was too good a deal to pass up and took a chance... and I'm very glad I did.

I don't particularly like Wizard necks as a rule - I generally prefer something a little meatier, and the necks on my JPM100, '90 Jem 77FP and USRG10 all fit that description, and I'm very happy with them all. But the combination of the Breed pickups and this slick (for lack of a better term) feeling neck on the DBK just keeps bringing me back for more... I LURVE THIS GUITAR :biggrin: *

fwiw, I have an Ibanez ad for the DBK cut from a Japanse magazine, and in the ad they spec the neck as a "Super Wizard"
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-30-2001, 02:14 AM
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DBJK vs VWH Neck

I own a DBK and I have to say that the neck is very nice. Even with small hands it is managable and fast. I think it would be hard to differentiate between the two necks aside from the obvious skunk stripe. They are both kick ass guitars.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-30-2001, 07:35 AM
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DBJK vs VWH Neck

Both the DBK and the VWH have great necks, but I tend to find my hand cramping up when I play the DBK for long periods of time. My hand starts screaming, "Hey! I need something meaty to hold on to!" That's why I prefer the VWH neck (well, the ebony fretboard is a bonus, too).

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-30-2001, 02:50 PM
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DBJK vs VWH Neck

They're pretty similar to me, although the VWH feels like a harder D, while the DBK feels like a Wizard Neck to me, less flat on the back, more of a V shape to it. *Who knows, they both play really well
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