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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-22-2004, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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Guitar Neck Thickness

I think playing with a thin neck (not greater than 22 mm at fret 1) is easier (less force used) than playing with a thick one. Is it correct? Also, playing with a flat neck is is easier than playing with a round shap one. Am I right?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-23-2004, 04:55 AM
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depends on the player..
I find les Paul necks more comfortable than Ibanez necks.. just the fret access on a Les Paul isnt any cop unfortunatly but the tone makes up for it.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-24-2004, 10:50 AM
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I personally like necks that are a little thinner (my UV neck is perfect), but my hands are a bit smaller. I have a feeling a lot of it has to do with hand size and comfortability. A friend used to get cramps REALLY bad from his Wizard neck, but he was just fine on the Les Paul and he had HUGE hands.

Just a thought.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-24-2004, 10:56 AM
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I prefer thicker necks, wizrds hurt my wrists after a while. A wolfgang is about the size I would go for about 0.840" or so at the first fret. I also prefer a wider neck 1 and 3/4" nut preffered with a REALLY flat radius about 20", I also prefer a straight radius over a compound one. As for shape I like a really round C section the whole way down the neck.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-28-2004, 10:06 AM
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I believe you can "learn" any style neck. Look at Vai with the Wizard neck, and gee-whiz, Yngwie might be even faster with a "C" neck on a Strat.

Certainly Eric Johnson is no slowpoke on a Strat, but wait- Dimebag smokes on his LTD and Randy Rhoads kicked EVERYONE's ass on a Les Paul Custom with a tree-trunk neck.

Rusty Cooley plays probably cleaner and faster than anyone I've heard on an 8 string neck which doubles as a canoe you can paddle across the river.

It's all about dedicating yourself to one particular style of guitar and then buckling down to some serious practicing.
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