[les paul content]: anybody shreds with fat necks?

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  1. diogoguitar

    diogoguitar Senior Stratmaster

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    Hey guys

    while I save money for a custom neck, I'm considering the neck shape for my strat (standard or wizard).

    I was learning a new song and decided to give it a shot with my 6 year old les paul. I think the performance was kind of affected but not as much as I expected. Now I'm kind of considering a big fat baby like a les paul
    So what you guys think? Wizard, standard or hardcore les paul style? This is a traditional model, which has a 59 LP profile. It's a lot thicker than the les paul standards.


    By the way here is what I was working on
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfRy4VHwSlc
     
  2. Eljockvis

    Eljockvis Strat-Talker

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    I got a fat neck 50s les paul standard 2005, they came with 50s and 60s neck , great guitars , i had the gary moore and 2005 classic previous but i wanted a cheap ish peter green replica so l bought this , couldnt justfy the price of an r9.

    Yea so i had a 1978 strat and the neck was fat as hell on that, fatter than any other strat reissue i ever had ,the avri or cs 69 i have are no where near the les paul but the 1978 was .
     

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  3. mshivy

    mshivy Most Honored Senior Member

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    Very good playing. Play as many guitars as possible, then make your choice.
     
  4. chicago slim

    chicago slim Senior Stratmaster

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    Check out PRS guitars. Most have fairly fat necks, and get played by some extremely fast players. Some are even Strat like. This was my first PRS, a Swamp Ash Special. It got me hooked in 2002.

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  5. abnormaltoy

    abnormaltoy Mouth draggin' knuckle breather Silver Member

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    I was going to post your videos of you on the Les Pauls...but, I hoped you would do it. (hint) :)
     
  6. Michael919

    Michael919 Senior Stratmaster

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    Just get what's comfortable to you. It's all personal choice and adaptation. Look at jazz players who often "shred" on fat necked guitars. Look at flamenco and classical guitarists who "shred" in their thick necked guitars.
     
  7. navin johnson

    navin johnson Strat-Talker

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    zakk plays an LP
     
  8. diogoguitar

    diogoguitar Senior Stratmaster

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    I got curious now. hhehe

    oh and thanks mshivy for the compliment.
     
  9. abnormaltoy

    abnormaltoy Mouth draggin' knuckle breather Silver Member

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  10. diogoguitar

    diogoguitar Senior Stratmaster

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    obviously there are famous guys with monster talent that can play in any guitar :p

    I am asking about normal people like us
     
  11. SteveAye

    SteveAye Strat-Talker

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    Neck shouldn't matter if you have the stuff.
     
  12. CherokeeMist

    CherokeeMist Strat-Talker

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    I've got a fat neck on my SG and it's the best shredder I have. I have strats, but the SG is a shredder.
     
  13. TimJ

    TimJ Strat-O-Master

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    After having tried all types of necks, I'm at a loss to understand why anyone would think that you can't play fast on a fat neck.

    If it fits your hands, you can play whatever you want.

    I think there was this weird marketing bull**** in the 80s that slim neck = better but it doesn't make sense to me.
     
  14. willeycaster000

    willeycaster000 Strat-Talker

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    I play shred type stuff and my main guitar has a baseball neck (1 inch thick). I also have some thin necks. The fat neck does not hinder my ability to play faster or stretch wider at all. The fat neck is much more comfortable, however, for playing with my thumb over the neck. I do have longer fingers than the average though. Do not think at all that a fat neck will slow you down.