guitars with fast necks?

neastguy

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looking for a guitar with fast necks, um..I guess the fastest neck I've played was a silo, anyone else have that one guitar that they consider to be able to play for hours without fatigue? I'm thinking about getting another silo, but am curious as to what other guitars may be out there that are easy to play, I have smaller hands, not real small..lol, but prefer a 1 5/8 nut....any suggestions..?
 

tms13pin

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Easy... Brian Moore. There actually have been some nice C55p's
(the C55 with piezo) on ebay for under a grand.

--Tom
 

Kappy

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It's a very subjective thing for most players, so you'll get the gamut of opinions. I think the Tom Anderson standard carve 1&11/16" neck is a seriously fast playing neck, esp. if you add stainless steel frets (I think all his guitars have ss frets as of ~2002 anyway). There are a lot of great players who seem to like it too because he's been using that carve for at least 15 years.

To me it's a very comfortable feeling neck that's easy to play. It doesn't hurt that there's great fret work on his guitars either. It's not a very beefy neck at all, it's kind of thin. Oddly enough I tend to like beefier necks lately, but I'm playing more tele stuff lately and beefier = better for that stuff, IMO. But it's nice to have one of the Anderson standard necked guitars around for shreddier/more technical kind of playing.

Go try one out if you get the chance. I'd be surprised if you didn't like it.
 

matte

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I never understood this "fast neck" concept. Please explain. I'm playing on what is ostensibly a 5 string bass neck profile.
 

neastguy

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Originally posted by Matte
I never understood this "fast neck" concept. Please explain. I'm playing on what is ostensibly a 5 string bass neck profile.

lol..I'll pass on that
 
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Larry Wallwart

for me a fast neck is thin, has a flatter radius and low action.
 

rwe333

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Originally posted by Larry Wallwart
for me a fast neck is thin, has a flatter radius and low action.
...and no heavy finish - also, perhaps a wider fretboard, ebony or rosewood... YMMV.
 

neastguy

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Originally posted by Lex Luthier
I tried playing a silo once, but the stench was unbearable

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thats odd, for me the stretches are easier? I thought it was the 1 5/8 nut that did it for me... a strat the stretches are definately harder
 

gomez1856

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My Jem's Wizard profile neck is the fastest I've personally played.

I'm starting to find that I'm no longer into the shred aspect of playing and actually find myself not playing that guitar much at all anymore. It's just not that comfortable for chording and basic lead work. I like the flatter radius, but my Strat and Gadow necks are much more comfy for me. The Gadow being my favorite right now.

Rick
 

PolyMorf

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Originally posted by Larry Wallwart
for me a fast neck is thin, has a flatter radius and low action.
That is my understanding of a fast neck. My son's Ibanez RG2550EX certainly fits that bill in all 3 categories.

Regards,

Harry
 

KHK

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Watcha need right here...a little scooter grease and a nice hill and your good to go....

 

pfrischmann

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check out the limited edition charvels, very nice and fast without being tooth pick thin ala Ibanez
 

KHK

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I had never considered that a neck could be fast or slow. All terrible guitar necks aside, the only thing that affects how I play an instrument is the action/setup and that may be a matter of just getting used to it. I always found that a guitar was as fast or as slow as I was. For those who have discovered fast necks, what is it about them that makes them fast?
 

Kappy

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Originally posted by KHK
For those who have discovered fast necks, what is it about them that makes them fast?
It's when you find yourself regularly unleashing the FOOKIN' fury on unsuspecting ears at your local guitar store. :)
 

lhallam

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Originally posted by dkaplowitz
It's when you find yourself regularly unleashing the FOOKIN' fury on unsuspecting ears at your local guitar store. :)
LOL

Drummers had the staple "Wipe Out" to show off their formidible speed and skills. Aside from "Stairway To Heaven", what is the standard for gtrists?

I never understood fast neck either, I can't think of a neck that ever slowed me down or sped me up, but there are a lot of things I don't understand.
 




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