Pattern indecision

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  1. veltro_205

    veltro_205 New Member

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    Hi guys,

    I'm looking for my first Custom 24 Core, but I'm very indecisive about the neck profile between Pattern Standard and Pattern Thin.

    My actual guitar is a Jackson :cool::cool: and i play hard-rock, metal and with fast and technical solo (until my own strength :oops:), I think that the "theory" said me to buy the Patern Thin but playing the guitar I'm feel more comfortable with the pattern standard.

    My concerns about is: maybe with some hours of playing the pattern thin will be better for me :confused:o_O

    What do you think about this two neck profile?

    Thanks :D

    Veltro
     
  2. goat-n-gitter

    goat-n-gitter Dismembered

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    I prefer pattern regular, but I'm certainly no shredder. Go with what feels best to you - if you find pattern regular more comfortable right away, it seems unlikely that it will change after hours of playing. If anything, I would think pattern thin might get less comfortable the longer you play it.
     
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  3. sergiodeblanc

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

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    Pattern Regular will age with you more gracefully. I’m also one of those people that believe bigger necks deliver bigger tone.
     
  4. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    What they said x 1000!
     
  5. elvis

    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    I’m a shredder. I am not super fond of the pattern thin neck. My guitars are largely thin necks, but the pattern regular works best for me on PRS guitars.
     
  6. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    What those guys said!
     
  7. StillCantankerous

    StillCantankerous Deja Voodo

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    MM. More Meat! Pattern Regular.

    Plus...you already played that profile and bonded with it. Your gut has already told you what you like. Go for it…and don't look back!
     
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  8. Serious Poo

    Serious Poo Shoegazing Member

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    Prefer thicker necks, but I don’t get overly rotated on the topic.
     
  9. Emtcustom24

    Emtcustom24 New Member

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    I am a huge Zakk Wylde fan and don’t have any issues with his style of playing on my pattern regular. I don’t have large hands either, hope that helps.
     
  10. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    For me, neck types bring out different nuances in my playing. So my two cents is to consider what you want the Custom 24 for - to do more of what you already do (shred on pattern thin) or try to do something a little different on pattern regular.

    That being said, as you may have noticed, the PRS neck profiles are not vastly different from each other the way, say, your Jackson neck vs a 50’s LP would be. I can honestly say I’ve never had a problem playing on any of them.
     
  11. Ovibos

    Ovibos Unsure why all necks aren't rosewood

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    I have:
    • Wide Thin
    • Wide Fat
    • Pattern Thin
    • Pattern Regular
    I’m liking the Pattern Regular more now (tho I can’t shred worth a damn) but hopping among them is no big deal.

    I went to CME today to try some necks I don’t have, because of the upcoming S2 McCarty and maple-board Silver Sky. So I played a core McCarty and a rosewood Sky - the McCarty ‘Pattern Vintage’ was pretty chunky and I didn’t vibe with it immediately. The JM neck is still a little chunky, but felt more in my wheelhouse - and the round fingerboard radius didn’t really throw me.
     
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  12. Bluesverb

    Bluesverb Currently in a long term relationship with myself!

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    Pattern. You should try a DGT albeit not 24 frets. The DGT is cool.
     
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  13. Malloc

    Malloc New Member

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    Pattern regular has been my favorite on the core models I’ve owned.
     
  14. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    I have
    Wide thin Mira
    Wide fat McRosie
    Pattern Regular P22
    Pattern Vintage 594
    And SS

    As a rhythm player I can jump between them fairly easily, but right now the PR, PV, and SS are killing it.
     
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  15. Casi1

    Casi1 New Member

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    I’d go with what feels best to you... it sounds like that’s the Pattern Regular one.

    I have the following profiles on my PRS Guitars:

    Standard
    Pattern Regular
    Pattern

    Originally I only had the Standard neck PRS and because I liked it so much, logic would say that I should also like Pattern Regular... but I like Pattern WAY more than Pattern Regular. I learned the hard way.

    I vote for choosing what your hand has told you it likes, not what you might grow to like.
     
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  16. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    You’re the only one who’s got your hands, and the only one who can decide what your hands like. It is therefore impossible for anyone else to give you worthwhile advice.

    Of course, that won’t stop us from doing it! :)
     
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  17. BrianC

    BrianC more toys than talent

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    I had a Jackson / Charvel for a few years. I currently have a number of necks. Pattern Regular is the best for me over my Wide Fat or Wide Thin.
     
  18. IRG

    IRG New Member

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    My CU 24 has a pattern regular, and my new CE24 has the pattern thin, plus the maple satin neck has a totally different feel. I like em both, but feel for shredding, the CE24 would win out. For me, thicker necks tend to cause hand cramping a little bit. But more practice would probably help too. But I approach the guitar a bit like the violin that I played for 6 years as a lad. You don't hold the violin with your hand. It's help in place by your chin and collar bone, so that your hand is free to glide up and down. So similar effect to me with the guitar, I try and not grab it too much, but to have it situated in a comfortable place first (not too high, and not too Jimmy Page low, lol), and then the size of the neck seems a bit less important to me. And as others have said, there isn't a huge range in size in the first place. I've had a couple of Teles that were huge, literal baseball bats. Not for me, but by and large I can adapt. I really like PRS necks overall though. I'm not down to 3 electrics, the two being played the most are PRS.
     
  19. Magicaxeman

    Magicaxeman New Member

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    I've always been a slim neck kinda guy, wizards, Gibson 60's etc, but after a 3 year lay of due to illness/disability I've decided to bit down on the pain and play again, well its shocked me but the wide fat neck seems to give me the least problems, it fills my hand and supports it much better than slimmer necks do and the wider neck makes my gnarly old hands cramp up less
     
  20. veltro_205

    veltro_205 New Member

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    At the end... I'm going for the pattern thin... :confused::cool::p
     
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