#3
Well, there's always gonna be a difference in playability between say, a 50s neck LP and a Parker Fly Supreme. But then again there's nothing stopping people getting used to that fat, nitro-covered profile and learning to be quick on that, even though it may be easier on a raw, thin, graphite-reinforced matchstick neck.
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#4
I had a squier affinity when I started. The action was so high that when I bent a string, the next string would go underneath my nails and hurt like ****. Higher up, it was difficult to even fret a note.

I got a warlock, and the neck is thinner, smoother and the action was great. I could play faster.
I got a kramer 7 string with a maple neck and I could bend much quicker.
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#5
Depends on the difference between the guitars, my first guitar was a squier something and then I bought a Jackson JS-30 RR. HUGE difference in my playing. From that point my playing also evolved faster.
#7
Maybe not, but a thinner neck sure makes it easier to progress when it comes to speed building, and while moving to a thinner neck probably doesn't instantly make you faster, I can't move from my thin-necked Ibanez to my old Epiphone LP without slowing down the tempo.
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#8
I think a large part of the problem is the finish - I can play faster on a Strat than any Ibanez or Jackson I've tried despite their slim profiles. I find the finish is nicer on the Fender.
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#9
There is certainly a correlation. You can get fast on any neck, but I can't see shredding on a Gretsch at the same bpm as is possible on a thinner neck (Wizard II being the prime example)
#10
I had this really crappy strat and I thought about quiting guitar but then I got a warlock and I could play way better.......
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#11
lactualy a neck can make a hudge diffrence

like i have really bigh hands so i hav a hard time playing little necks not only do i play faster on thick necked guitars i play alot better
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#12
like the fender that i have i physicaly cant play it cause the neck musst have been built for a kid or something it sounds great but i play hella sloppy on it
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#13
but my gibsons are fansastic for my hands i play great on them and they sound alot better then the fender ne way
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#14
Hmmm, it's just whatever you feel most comfortable with. I've played some Semi-hollow's with amazing feeling necks and could play as good on those as I could on my Ibanez's. Just depends on how the guitar is set up really.
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#15
Quote by silver111196
like the fender that i have i physicaly cant play it cause the neck musst have been built for a kid or something it sounds great but i play hella sloppy on it


you didnt try playing on it before buying it?
#16
I can play better and faster, when need be, on my les pauls 60's style neck than my carvins megathin shred neck. The les paul neck fits my hands better.
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#17
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you didnt try playing on it before buying it?



no lol

i got that maby 3 months after i started playing so i didn kno mutch i was able to play ok on it for a while but then after i used a les paul for the first time i couldent play it ne more

ive been playing for maby 2 in ahalf yrs now and i kno alot better in the long run i might sell it for a casino or a slightly beter tellie but thats not for at least a coupple years i dont even kno where id even be able to PUT anotehr guitar at this point
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Fender Hot Rod Deluxe (40 tube wats)
#18
Definitely agree with the people referring to neck size, but I think a lot of the "playing better" is actually because you got a new axe and you are more motivated to play, hence practicing more.