Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Perth, Australia
Re: what ibanez really needs to make
Apologies if this is re-opening on older thread, but it's pretty high on the list so I figured it wouldn't be too bad.
I have played Les Pauls, etc. with painted necks. They are still by all means playable, but I have noticed that it IS harder to move your hand along the neck than with a raw neck. It seems like it's kind of slightly "sticking" to the hand. Not much, but enough to slow you down quite a bit.
Ibanez seems to slowly be falling into the painted neck trap like Gibson did. My advice to Gibson would be to switch to raw necks (like they were requested to by Zakk Wylde while making his Les Paul) and my advice to Ibanez would be to avoid moving to painted necks.