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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-17-2014, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Asymmetrical neck profiles

My friend is waiting on a Music Man he won on ebay that has an asymmetrical neck. Anyone had experience with the different profiles? Good , bad, same?
Found an interesting article on the different shapes
http://www.kappi.com/blog/2012/10/as...c-neck-shapes/
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-17-2014, 10:52 PM
 
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Re: Asymmetrical neck profiles

i dig the asymmetrical profile. If you or your friend have ever played an EVH signature guitar whether it be EBMM, peavey or EVH chances are you already know what the neck feels like.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-18-2014, 08:50 AM
 
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Re: Asymmetrical neck profiles

I've played a Wolfgang with the asym neck and really didn't notice much difference... What I really want to try is the trapezoid neck shape. Some of the builders at Projectguitar are really digging them. I may have to break down and build one...
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Re: Asymmetrical neck profiles

The asymmetric neck is awesome if you play with your thumb over the top. If you play with your thumb behind the neck like you're supposed to, you won't notice too much except maybe really high up.
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Re: Asymmetrical neck profiles

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The asymmetric neck is awesome if you play with your thumb over the top. If you play with your thumb behind the neck like you're supposed to, you won't notice too much except maybe really high up.
hmm. as a thumb over player I might like that
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-21-2014, 11:06 PM
 
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Re: Asymmetrical neck profiles

I have an optional asymmetrical carve on my builds. On 7's and above it's a rather severe asymmetry, on 6's it's more moderate since there's less room to work on. This carve is the only way I've been able to make 8 strings playable, personally.




I also put the truss rod (or rods in the 9 string's case) off center to match the thickest part of the carve. I got this carve from Todd at TK Instruments, but the truss rod bit is my own spin on it. Oni Guitars does a similar asymmetrical carve, but opposite, so the thickest part is on the treble side. I haven't tried doing one of those yet, but I might soon.
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