How many would buy a Ernie Ball Musicman if necks were WIDER?

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  1. rhinocaster

    rhinocaster Supporting Member

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    Even PRS offered a wide fat neck for those that couldn't get along with their standard neck. The idea that EBMM won't offer ONE other neck size/shape to accommodate those that can't get along with their standard neck is just nuts.

    I can't even count the number of times I've heard "Sold my EBMM. LOVED the guitar, couldn't deal with the neck".

    You don't need a custom shop to address the single largest complaint I hear about those guitars.
     
  2. Tone_Terrific

    Tone_Terrific Supporting Member

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    They have to be losing customers but the retooling may not be attractive, to them.

    The JP neck is nicely done but it is neither fat nor wide at 43mm.
     
  3. Jet Age Eric

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    With a passive piezo and wider necks I'd've gotten an Axis SS with the MM90s. -E
     
  4. Virtual Pariah

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    Agreed.
    They are just fine for me.
     
  5. tone?

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    Um duh yeah totally agree with the above

    It's just ego ams sheer stupidity
    There are literally thousands of players that would buy if they had larger necks and larger bodies

    Btw we are talking about size of necks NOT a custom shop
     
  6. Sanjuro

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    I would. If they just added 1/16" to the Axis' neck, I'd be all over it.
     
  7. Strat87

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    I'd have an Albert lee if the neck was more substantial. I was very impressed with one I played at GC, and loved the raw rosewood neck, but it was too narrow for me to play comfortably
     
  8. Virtual Pariah

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    So there are thousands of players who would buy an EBMM if they weren't EBMM's?

    Doesn't make sense to me to say you like the guitar if they changed the guitar?

    Or "I'd by a Mustang if it looked and performed like a Camaro."
    Just dosen't work. Dig what I'm saying?
     
  9. rhinocaster

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    That's just silly.

    I want an Albert Lee. I've purchased two of them and sold both because I can't get along with the neck.

    I don't want a Strat or a Tele, I want an Albert Lee. With a bigger neck.
     
  10. Teleman

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    I too wish the had wider necks. I own an Albert Lee model if they did.
     
  11. tone?

    tone? Supporting Member

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    Um yes

    Silly is the word

    What kind of sorry argument is that??

    It's more like
    I want a mustang but with a different steering wheel

    We are NOT changing the WHOLE guitar here
    Just one aspect of it
    Which has to do with playability too
    Thats all

    Geez

    Can't wait to see how this turns out

    I am always amazed at why EBMM fanboys feel they need to defend EBMM so much

    Case study
    Lol
     
  12. tremonti

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    Ya but ridiculously thin depth wise! No good for me!
     
  13. neastguy

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    thats funny.. thats the only thing I liked about the 2 silo's I owned... :) I dunno why.. the two I owned just sounded wimpy in a band situation.... couldn't figure out why
     
  14. eddie101

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    Hold on for a sec. I've been thinking about purchasing an old Musicman EVH model just to have some fun. I've heard those come with big necks, am I not correct? Btw, I'm a wide/fat neck kind of guy and if it's anything less - especially the neck depth - I can't bond with it.
     
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    Count me in - if they were wider and thicker, but especially the former, I'd probably have an Albert Lee and an EVH / Axis. Love those guits, but the small necks are hard for me to play. Same reason that my Rickehbacker 360 doesn't see much stage time since I got my Gibson Tenneseean.
     
  16. Virtual Pariah

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    Naw sir. Using your own words you said that EBMM would sell more if they had a bigger neck and body.

    All I'm saying is that wouldn't be a EBMM.
     
  17. ksandvik

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    Me thinks the narrow necks is the charm behind EBMMs, why change that?
     
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    We are passionate towards the guitars we choose to play !!!
     
  19. tone?

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    Simple logic

    There are WAY more people willing to play a 1.650 width neck than a 1 5/8
    NO they ard not the same

    People that like 1 5/8 can adjust WAY easier to 1.650 than the other way around

    You just don't go for EXTREMES get it??

    Dont go for 1 5/8 or 1 11/16
    Go down the middle as Suhr does

    1.650

    No brainer
     
  20. tone?

    tone? Supporting Member

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    I actually have TWO of them

    Ever think that people are just as passsionate about wanting them a TAD bit different?
    I mean why waste time bitching about them?
    Obviously there is something you really like about the instrument if you are almost begging to have a small change to it

    Think about it
     

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