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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-02-2003, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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How is the neck radius measured??

I own a JS2000, and it is said to have a 12" radius. How do they measure this?? The reason I ask, is because I am looking to buy a Schecter 006 Deluxe, and I'm wondering how the feel of the neck will compare to the JS. The Schecter site says that the neck has a 14" radius, will this result in a thicker feel to the neck?? All the other measurements are fairly similar. I am also curious because I played my cousin's BC Rich Beast, and loved the way the neck felt, but the BC Rich website doesn't offer any specifics on their necks.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-02-2003, 10:55 PM
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First of all, the radii you're measuring are not of the neck -- they are of the fingerboard. This is basically how it pans out:

Your JS has a finger board radius of 12". So draw a circle with a radius of a 12". Cut off the width of the fingerboard at a given position and you would have a profile of your fingerboard. So we can conclude the Schecter would have a flatter fingerboard than the JS!
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cool, I understand, thanks for the reply...
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