Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Bellport Village - LI, NY
If you are asking whether or not we prefer the Jem necks with the last four frets scalloped, I waould have to say I prefer them with the scallops. That makes it much easier to move about those upper frets.
If you're asking about whether or not you should scallop your existing Jem neck or switch your neck out for a scalloped one, well, that really depends. Have you ever played a scalloped neck before. If you are very heavy-handed and press down very hard, you may find it very hard to play an entirely-scalloped neck since the lower-register frets have more space in between them, it is easier to press the string down to far which results in the string going up to high in pitch. That problem could be alleviated by using a heavier gauge of string. In the upper register, the strings don't have as much give so it's not really a problem and the scallops give you a bit more room.
Last edited by mike777; 01-12-2011 at 07:01 PM.