#1
It kills my hand when I try to play frets higher than ~17

That big block is always in the way.
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#6
I can only agree, but.. Whats thhe point? Posting here won't make your guitar a neck trhu. And the block is called a heel.
#7
I agree. I started on a Strat copy, and was used to the bolt-on. Then, I got a Gibson SG with a glue-in neck, and that was so much easier. Then, I got an LTD with a neck-through design, and that was easier than the SG. I recently picked up a legit Fender Strat, and I couldn't play comfortably on the upper frets.
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#9
i can play anything but srs, aanj. 'nuff said
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#10
I don't agree, a comfortable neck can be bolt-on, set, neck through, ect...

I have bolt-on and set neck guitars and I like them all.
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#12
You're just being a wuss

Everyone guitar player I know can play up on the high frets with the bolt on, sure a neckthrough might be better, but that's why you get used to it, if yngwie can play on the high frets with his sausage hands on a bolt on, you can too.
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#13
It completely depends on the guitar, as previously mentioned a les paul which is a set neck is harder to access higher frets than a bolt on ibanez.
#14
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#15
I agree with that - to an extent. A Les Paul is stupidly hard to play on the upper frets of the lower strings.
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#16
I play a telecaster and I've never had any problems with a heel getting in my way, even on the upper frets of my low e string
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#17
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It kills my hand when I try to play frets higher than ~17

That big block is always in the way.


So get a better bolt on. Thread= Fail.
My bolt on prestige is far nicer to get to the 24th then my neck thru prs.
#18
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#19
I like bolt-ons the best, you're just weird.

But really, if it bothers you that much, save up for a neck thru.

I'm able to play every fret just fine on my '87 ibby S, which has a neck joint bigger than my strat. Baseball bat grip actually is useful up there.
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#21
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#22
what you really need is a new amp.

but seriously, some bolt on necks are nicely rounded, contoured, and don't get in the way at all. they just don't feel as smooth on the palm of your hand as a set neck when you play the high frets, because of the bolts
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#23
Guys a prs and an lp are set neck not neck through. Ok.

Op ur guitar just sucks sorry
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#25
I actually like it.
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#26
Then don't play bolt on guitars with shitty heels.

Also, just want to say that construction type has absolutely nothing to do with fret access. A neck through build never has inherently better upper access than a bolt on. it's all about how the heel is constructed.
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#27
why the hell does this thread exist. OP just stated something. not really a discussing topic though UG has made good work of turning it into one
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#28
Umm, bolt-on Jackson RR3, felt better than a lot of neck-throughs. If you have got a problem with bolt-ons, then don't use them.
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#30
nothing really
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#31
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I might get a neck thru guitar. What's so bad about set necks?

Depends on the heel. PRS set necks (at least later ones) are goddamn massive and LP heels aren't much smaller.
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#32
I use bolt-ons almost exclusively, but I will say that, while the AANJ is pretty sweet, a well designed neck-thru can't be beat.

And the Schecter set-thru design I had on my old Schecter was pretty amazing as well, far better than any set-neck I've touched.
#34
I have a low end Jackson RR and the thing in the back is gigantic.
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#35
My ESP Mirage is a bolt-on. Its easily one of the most comfortable guitars I've ever played. Granted, not all bolt-ons are nice to play on the upper frets, but not every neck-thru is either.
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#36
I can reach the last frets on my strat with ease and I was used to neck through (Fly deluxe and Charvel/Jackson model A).
#38
Nice story. Have a glass of whine!!!
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