Funny, i *think it's the other way around...
I have serious long fingers/hands.
And thin necks usually cramp up my thumb.
I think one of the main differences is radius, the JEM neck is nicely flat making a very low action possible without the strings running dead when to push up so it plays lighter....downside is that pushing up is actually harder.
The high frets also make playing lighter because you don't have to push the string as 'deep', but it's at the expense of sound.
Both necks are the same fret spacing, standard 'fender' spacing...25.5" from bridge to nut...or something..can't remeber exactly.
Les pauls is 24.75 ".
(One of the major reasons why a fender and a les paul sound so different...and why a les paul is easy on the hands.)
And i bet width wise the JS
and JEM neck don't differ a lot either...if they differ at all
Maybe this is all really personal but with my hands i'm a lot more comphy on a thicker rounder neck with a radius of around 10"
One of the reasons i'm not really hot for a JEM, although i do like their sound.
On the other hand it has that AANJ....which is nice.
The best neck i personally ever played on was the MM E.van Halen model neck.
That was like pure liquid playing.
Couldn't afford one back then, but seriously no joke...i was in a shop playing it and had to put it away after 10 minutes because it just played toooooooooooo sweet..and i knew i couldn't take it home:)
Quote: from lgascoig on 3:58 am on Aug. 11, 2001
You don't think there's a big difference between a JS
neck and a JEM neck??!!!??!! *Uh... *A JS
neck is a lot like a strat (think, narrow, tiny frets) neck. *A JEM neck is more like an Ibanez neck (thin, flat, wide, decent sized frets). *
If you have small hands, the JS
neck is better suited to the job because you won't have to stretch as much to play chords. *I have short fingers as well (plus I'm missing about 1.25 cm from my left ring finger) but I have been playing Wizard influenced necks for a long time so for the chords I can't form properly I just do partial chords.