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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-06-2006, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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I just got my Fender Jaguar today after playing nothing but an RG 550 for the last year. Something I noticed right away was how much faster I am on the Jag's neck than the RG's. I don't get it, I thought wizards were meant for shredding faster than any other guitar? The RG is still my favorite guitar but I must prefer the shape and thickness of the Jag's neck, I can play arpeggios and intricate riffs (i.e. "Follow" by Incubus on the Halo 2 soundtrack...trying to play this song without error is an excercise for me, the riff is HARD!) MUCH faster and accurately than on the RG. It feels better than everything I've played, RG, Jem, UV, various hardtails. Does anyone else find that a thicker neck makes them faster?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-07-2006, 01:04 AM
 
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It really depends on your technique and your grip. Some people actually find the wizards a bit uncomfortable after a while.
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Maybe you just prefer the tighter string spacing on the jag.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-07-2006, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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it may be the string spacing...it helps for the tough alternate picking stuff when you have to do a lot of string jumping, however I'm convinced that I actuall do prefer the thicker neck to that of the wizard. What else has a thicker profile? I know all of Ibanez's prestige line has Wizards (even the RGT's that used to have the Ultra profile have switched to the wizard). Jackson has the whole compound radius thing which is ok, but to get a nice soloist is like $2000+. Fender has great C profiles but they don't have the whole 24 frets, dual humbuckers, floyd rose thing. Even if I did get an original floyd rose, they don't have the pop-in bars the the Ibanez trems do. It looks like I'm just SOL for my perfect guitar .
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-08-2006, 01:21 AM
 
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It looks like I'm just SOL for my perfect guitar .

Nah, ya just need to order a leviathan with your personal specs is all
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it may be the string spacing...it helps for the tough alternate picking stuff when you have to do a lot of string jumping, however I'm convinced that I actuall do prefer the thicker neck to that of the wizard. What else has a thicker profile? I know all of Ibanez's prestige line has Wizards (even the RGT's that used to have the Ultra profile have switched to the wizard). Jackson has the whole compound radius thing which is ok, but to get a nice soloist is like $2000+. Fender has great C profiles but they don't have the whole 24 frets, dual humbuckers, floyd rose thing. Even if I did get an original floyd rose, they don't have the pop-in bars the the Ibanez trems do. It looks like I'm just SOL for my perfect guitar .
Actually 2005 Prestiges do not have the original Wizard profile. They're slightly thicker, so you might want to give one a try. The Wizard 2 necks are also thicker so you could try one of those as well.

Or for a chunky neck that I was amazed how well it plays try an EBMM Axis. Played around with a used one of those a couple of days ago and liked it a lot (and I don't like thick necks).

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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-09-2006, 12:43 PM
 
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Hi-
I noticed the same thing with me - i can play faster and easier on a peavey wolfgang i tried out than my rg550. Which makes me want to get the wolfgang but can't bear to let the ibanez go.

jeff

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I enjoy too playing with fat necks. I feel that some fast stuff feels easier to play with my Tokai Strat which has pretty fat neck than playing with my Jackson Dinky copy(probably because my strat has bigger frets too).

I'm a huge Fender V and C shape neck fan. They feel great and are easy to play, they fill my hand nicely. But I really like wizard necks too.
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^ Yeah I love my V neck Strat, feels great. If you like big meaty necks, check out the Eric Johnson Signature Strat, this has the biggest most comfortable neck I have ever played.

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^ Yeah I love my V neck Strat, feels great. If you like big meaty necks, check out the Eric Johnson Signature Strat, this has the biggest most comfortable neck I have ever played?
Is this a question?
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Wow, whoops, thanks for catching that!
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