I Think I’m A Size Queen Now.

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by sergiodeblanc, Dec 16, 2019.

  1. Callan

    Callan hack guitarist..

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    I think it I said it's in another thread, but my poor cu24 is very neglected these days.
    I even considered selling it, but Paul Gilbert signed it for me a few year's back, so I guess I'm keeping it.

    It's not so much discomfort, rather an unfamiliar feel that takes too long to get used to.

    #firstWorldProblems right here
     
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  2. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    If you need to stay warm this winter, I found skinny neck guitars to be excellent firewood. They’re very useful for that purpose!

    I like the fatter necks for the tone, the thin ones don’t cramp my hands much. It’s all about the sound.

    The idea of setting a $4000 guitar on fire is actually a lot of fun, and well worth the lost investment! Just remember to remove the metal hardware, because it doesn’t burn well. I wish I had a video of the guitars I’ve burned in the fireplace.

    “You’ve never burned a guitar in the fireplace, you sell them.”

    “Shut up.”

    “OK, but you’re an A-hole liar.”

    “Yes, I know.”
     
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  3. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    I’m a W/F guy, I think!;)

    It got a lot of playtime in the last two weeks!
     
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  4. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Alnus, I’d buy a set of bagpipes and a kilt if you recommended them.

    And you can only imagine how absolutely terrible I’d look in a kilt at my age.
     
  5. Andrew Paul

    Andrew Paul The cat's meow

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    I used to be obsessed over trying to get the same neck back in the 90s before they were cut so closely the same. My 1990 custom 24 had such a thin wide thin that I could never find another one like it. It was my favorite. But now I’ve learned to play diverse sizes of necks. I find the subtleties make me play a little different but they’re not to the point where anything would cramp me up or hurt my thumb. I don’t own any of the newer style white thin necks so I can attest to that. I like the neck on my Westy but it is definitely fatter than my Santana retro or my Santana private stock which has more of a soft V. I play well on any of them. When it comes to sound and pickups I am really obsessed with the Westy. They sound really awesome dirty so I tend to really dig in. Don’t forget the shorter scales on the Santana and Westy models really helped make playing easier also.

    I like the regular carve on my 513 and the pattern car for the brushstroke 24 and my Paul’s guitars.
     
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  6. Casi1

    Casi1 New Member

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    I sold them.

    Except for one of them that I felt was too unique to sell just yet.

    But, in a year or two, it may be gone too.

    I don’t see myself going back to skinny necked guitars.
     
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  7. Joern Venaas

    Joern Venaas New Member

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    Yes, thick necks, big frets, thick strings with higher action is my choice. Big tone and slows down the unnecessary and meaningless fast playing.
     
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  8. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    ...in a wind storm.

    Otherwise, you’d look dapper.
     
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  9. CyFan4036

    CyFan4036 New Member

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    I've played thin necks my whole life until I bought an Agile with a wide neck. Then I got the PRS SE wide neck and confirmed this is my favorite. I have big and wide fingers so I enjoy the extra real estate. I'm fortunate in that the thin necks don't bother me at all so I'm good to go with just about anything. I prefer a wide neck though and will always gravitate to those these days...it just won't prevent me from buying a thin necked guitar if it talks to me.
     
  10. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    A kilt is quite freeing!
     
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  11. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    I like dealing with wide fat necks except in a boxing ring.
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  12. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    The very reason I’m a pacifist!
     
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  13. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Me, too. But it’s the wrong time of the season to try and lose weight. :(
     
  14. Huggy B

    Huggy B Hmm... kinda tangy.

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    Call me the contrarian of the forum but W/T is where I live.

    Mind you, thin in PRS language isn't Ibanez/ESP shredder thin, which is only built for pretending you're Joe Satriani or Malmsteen, it's a bit more versatile than that, so hearing you guys get cramping on anything less than a W/F makes me scratch my head. (... but I'll take your words for it.)

    That said, I had my prize HB converted to W/F from W/T at the PTC years ago, and like stainless steel frets ..... no turning back.
     
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  15. Tim S

    Tim S King of the barre chord

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    I’m an Atlantist. Whatever floats your boat.
     
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  16. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    I Mediterranean sea...
     
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  17. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    You should be careful - if you namaste too long, you could drown. That's why I mediterranean the house. Ohmmmmmmm...
     
  18. Tucson Thump

    Tucson Thump Mint Heavy Relic

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    I gather that from the episodes of Hamish Macbeth that I've watched.
     
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  19. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    I can't
    I can't mediterranean the house any more cuz Caspian the friendly ghost keeps interrupting me:mad:
     
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  20. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    I never had a problem with different neck profiles in the past, and I mean, it’s still not a problem really but... the big ones are just more pleasurable I guess.

    What I don’t get is how thinner necks are somehow “faster” to some people. I’m not a “shredder” anymore, but may have fallen under that title in the past and... I can still play way too many notes at an almost unmusical tempo on the big ones.
     

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