Fat necks have spoiled me

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  1. HeeHaw

    HeeHaw Member

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    Years back I used to dig the ultra-slim necks of charvel and Ibanez style. Life was good.:)

    Then I got my first Les Paul 57 with the baseball bat neck. Later I picked up an Eric Johnson strat and it pretty much has a club for a neck as well.:D

    Now I cannot play a guitar with a normal neck.:jo :crazy
     
  2. enharmonic

    enharmonic Old Growth Gold Supporting Member

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    Big neck = big tone. :D

    About the smallest neck I can play is an R9.
     
  3. Crow

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    I picked up a Nash strat with a baseball bat sized neck and now I can't play anything else. My SRV strat feels slim! I especially don't like the taper of some necks now - with the slimmer portion at the nut.
     
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    Once you go fat, you never go back!
     
  5. Mullet Kingdom

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    Both of my strats have Warmoth boat necks on them. Never did like the feel of a standard thin profile that's typical of most off-the-rack, bolt-on, electrics.
     
  6. Ironman

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    I've had the same revelation! I had a taste of a Fat neck with the older Jeff Beck Strat in the '90's and liked it. Since I started playing my Historic LP's exclusively, I found I couldn't gel with thinner necks anymore. Also I don't get wrist fatigue with the baseball bat necks, something that has plagued me for the past decade with my thinner neck guitars.

    Here's my R8 and new TA Cobra necks. The Cobra's got a .120 oversized Anderson carve, very beefy just like my R7 and R8. I'm a happy camper!

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  7. empty71

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    Another fat neck fan here:AOK You guys are right about hand/wrist fatigue with thinner necks. I can't imagine anyone playing a skinny neck:jo

    I love the neck on my Tyler Classic and Eastpointe Reverend.
     
  8. HHB

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    I'm right there w/ ya, I'm doing most of my playing on a ballbat size Allparts strat neck these days. I also own a killer sounding 81 Ibanez AS50, going between the slim Ibeenhad and the fat strat style is kinda weird. You should try a TCM mild V carve if ya dig big necks, my Taurus has converted several guys I know
     
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    Anyone remember the old Ibanez AH10 Allan Holdsworth model?
    HUGE neck - incredibly comfortable/easy to play.
     
  10. James Knox

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    2 Boatneck Parts-O-Casters (1 Maple and 1 Koa/Ebony) and an EJ here....

    Less fatigue on my 52 year old hands and fatter Strat Tone as a bonus!

    Peace,

    James
     
  11. BluesForDan

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    dang big neck les pauls have made it much harder for me to shop for strats. Interestingly enough, there are a lot of very nice MIM necks out there. Kind of bums me out that you have to go way uptown on the USA models to get a decent sized neck.
     
  12. Mr.Hanky

    Mr.Hanky Supporting Member

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    Fat Necks Rule!!
     
  13. VaughnC

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    I just picked up a Fender Custom Shop '60 Strat and its neck was built with Nocaster neck specs with a rosewood fretboard. WOW, talk about a tone machine.....phew :eek:.
     
  14. michaelprice83

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    Fat necks only in my collection +1 Highlighted by my Glendale Tele-style guitar which makes my EJ and R8 necks feel very thin.
     
  15. ButchR

    ButchR Komet Player Gold Supporting Member

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    You might be a "Fatneck" if...........sorry, couldn't resist.

    I do like the larger necks myself. I also find that my hands don't fatigue as quickly especially when playing power chords.
     
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    No kiddin! I have been tryin to put my finger on why I like my MIM strat so much, and THATS it!! Its neck is fatter than my mucho more expensivo strat knock offs.

    MG
     
  17. exhaust_49

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    I've always enjoyed the feel of my fat acoustic neck to the feel of my strat. Right now I'm building an lp from warmoth with their 59' roundback neck shape. No more hand cramping for me.
     
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    I've had to get rid of a couple of really nice guitars because of the small necks making my hand/wrist cramp. Now I have an R6 and it plays like butter and not only is my tone huge, I can play for hours.
     
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    I can think of the best parody topic!
     
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    It is hard to go back to skinny necks. I've sold some otherwise great guitars because of their slim necks. The fact that the majority of guitars being sold have slim necks may be a good thing though. I'm far less tempted to buy something I don't need.
     

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