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Old 07-31-2014, 10:08 AM   #21
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I've heard that Schecters have a really fat neck, so I'm a bit skeptical, but if I can find one I'll try it.

They're not. They're average. They just seem thick from the perspective of kids that have played nothing but Wizard III necks their whole life.
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:14 AM   #22
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I've sanded down every neck i've ever owned lol. I hate glossy sticky necks too, at least as much as you hate them, and literally 3 minutes with sandpaper fixes the problem altogether. Dont be so close-minded about it, if you ask me it's silly to give up the guitar you really want because you cant be arsed to put a little love into it. we're talking about a few minutes of work here, it's not like it's going to take you hours of work or tons of money.
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:32 AM   #23
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They're not. They're average. They just seem thick from the perspective of kids that have played nothing but Wizard III necks their whole life.


Okay, then there shouldn't be a problem.

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I've sanded down every neck i've ever owned lol. I hate glossy sticky necks too, at least as much as you hate them, and literally 3 minutes with sandpaper fixes the problem altogether. Dont be so close-minded about it, if you ask me it's silly to give up the guitar you really want because you cant be arsed to put a little love into it. we're talking about a few minutes of work here, it's not like it's going to take you hours of work or tons of money.


It's not about me having to work, it's about my inherent ability of destroying any wood-based material by botched attempts of carpentry. But since there seems to be a zero margin for error, I might try it. Just don't make it sound like I'm too lazy to do it since that isn't really the case, I'm genuinely afraid that I'd screw the whole thing up.
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:39 AM   #24
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It's not about me having to work, it's about my inherent ability of destroying any wood-based material by botched attempts of carpentry. But since there seems to be a zero margin for error, I might try it. Just don't make it sound like I'm too lazy to do it since that isn't really the case, I'm genuinely afraid that I'd screw the whole thing up.

Sanding a neck to a satin finish is not woodwork. All you're doing is putting fine, shallow scratches into the clearcoat of the finish. The only way you could possibly make a mistake, is if you tape the area of the neck to be sanded, but then sand the whole body down instead.

If you have half a braincell, you can do this. There is nothing to be scared of. Nada. Zero.
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Old 07-31-2014, 11:13 AM   #25
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Sanding a neck to a satin finish is not woodwork. All you're doing is putting fine, shallow scratches into the clearcoat of the finish. The only way you could possibly make a mistake, is if you tape the area of the neck to be sanded, but then sand the whole body down instead.

If you have half a braincell, you can do this. There is nothing to be scared of. Nada. Zero.


Okay okay I believe you. Some of you said that it's a useful thing to do with every guitar, would it make a difference if I sanded my Ibanez for practice? I mean, even if it already has a satin neck.
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Old 07-31-2014, 11:26 AM   #26
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Okay, might give it a go. Thanks for all the help everyone, I'll try to find some Reverends, Schecters and Hagströms to try out too.
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:26 PM   #28
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It's not about me having to work, it's about my inherent ability of destroying any wood-based material by botched attempts of carpentry. But since there seems to be a zero margin for error, I might try it. Just don't make it sound like I'm too lazy to do it since that isn't really the case, I'm genuinely afraid that I'd screw the whole thing up.


The reason newbs do this is that they don't want to put up with the stickiness for the first few months. Playing it in will eventually eliminate the stickiness all by itself (unless you buy something like a Gibson with that crap "traditional" nitrocellulose lacquer finish), and for the same reasons that you lightly sand the finish (the green Scotchbrite pads seem to be a favorite over sandpaper and 0000 steel wool these days). As you play, over time you introduce microscratches, and that reduces the surface tension (think gecko feet) that keeps you from sliding.

An additional factor here is technique and finger strength. The lighter your fretting hand grips, the less likely you are to stick. I'm usually only touching the back of the neck with a small portion of the pad of my thumb. If you're a thumb wrapper, if you're an occasional player, or if you have small, weak or arthritic hands, you're more likely to be worried about the neck being sticky.
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