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#1
so what do u reckon has got the fastest neck out there? i personally think ibanez make great necks but i dont know a lot about others..
#4
my old mavericks neck was faster than my ibanez's imo, not a slight on ibanez just bigging up the maverick
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#6
a lot of dean guitar have very fast necks.
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#8
The Ibanez Wizard neck is pretty fast.

Surprisingly, the Dean V neck, which is quite chunky, plays very fast.
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#9
Carvin.
My bolt T has a 14" radius neck, same as standard on their seven strings and it's nearly as thin as my Ibanez' neck, 12" is the standard on sixers then you can go 10", 10" is probablly matchstick thin!

However the flatness of Ibanez' wizard II helps a lot more than the roundness on my carvin. They'r eboth ppretty equal.
#10
yea, i hear jackson make real fast necks but some people find them too thin and even brittle??
#11
Jacksons too thin? What? Well, it's not like you'll break them, so yeah.

I use an Ibanez Gio, I sandpapered the back of the neck to make it, er, smoother.
#12
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What about Fender? The ones I played had fast necks.


I find Fender necks fast and comfortable too, it's my main attraction to Fenders. Especially Mustang necks for quick chord movements.
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#13
Fastest neck = the one you feel most comfortable playing.
People say the Ibanez Wizard necks are fast but I don't like their feel, so if you're uncomfortable playing you won't play to your potential in speed, feel etc. whichever.

And to the Kramer R.I.P. comment...yea I agree, the new Gibson/Music Yo Kramer's are good but there's still something special about the 80's Kramers, that mojo I guess. Besides you can get them stupid cheap now. An early 80's Kramer Focus 1000 with an OFR, body and neck made by ESP in Japan for no more then $300 in good condition. Most of the time its around $250. Thats less then a cheap Squier. Where can you find an ESP Japanese made axe with an OFR for that these days? I've seen their top of the line American made Pacers for less then $1000 in good condition. Its sad
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#14
Ernie Ball Music Man necks. They're like butter in your hands.
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#15
Fast is only what you make of it. I can't stand wizard necks, I get cramps easily with them. I need something thicker and less wide, with a flatter radius.

So for me the ones I'm most comfy on would be a rather thick Fender neck with the 9.5'' radius.

I play equally fast (er... slow) with any necks out there.
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Fastest neck = the one you feel most comfortable playing.
People say the Ibanez Wizard necks are fast but I don't like their feel, so if you're uncomfortable playing you won't play to your potential in speed, feel etc. whichever.

Agreed. In terms of size, I feel the THINNEST I've ever played was a Wizard, to the point it was uncomfortably thin.

On a side note, I have no sympathy for Kramer. Flooded the market with Korean crap, and a shady company to boot (half of those "USA" Kramers were made by ESP). I hate to see people go nuts over Strikers and what not... crappy guitars. USA Kramer's aren't bad, but a MIJ Charvel was built just as well, probably because a good chunk of Kramers were MIJ anyway
#17
My Stagemaster was an equally good guitar as my model series Charvie. On build quality I'd say it was better actually. Sounded amazing, I miss her

She didn't have a thin neck though. Rounder, thankfully.
#19
i really don't know what the fastest neck is but the thinnest is without a doubt the Original Wizard (too thin for my taste, very uncomfortable)
But there is 3 necks that i love the same
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3. ESP Horizon NT-II (incredible neck!)
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#21
Hagstrom Super Swede has quite fast neck. "Fastest neck in the World" or so they say
#22
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Agreed. In terms of size, I feel the THINNEST I've ever played was a Wizard, to the point it was uncomfortably thin.

On a side note, I have no sympathy for Kramer. Flooded the market with Korean crap, and a shady company to boot (half of those "USA" Kramers were made by ESP). I hate to see people go nuts over Strikers and what not... crappy guitars. USA Kramer's aren't bad, but a MIJ Charvel was built just as well, probably because a good chunk of Kramers were MIJ anyway


Yea the necks were usually made by ESP in Japan on their USA models and assembled in Neptune, NJ. They had that cheap Striker and Aerostar plywood body Korean made import series, bleh lol. Now the Music Yo Pacer's are plywood and the Strikers are solid alder way to flip it geniuses. They are redoing their whole current lineup I heard and getting rid of the 1984 and Baretta Reissues and introducing an early 80's Pacer Reissue

Anyways back on topic I really love the Music Man Axis necks, meaning unfinished/oil finish necks. Amazing feel, sure you're walking a thin line and your neck might end up crooked like a politician but if taken care of properly I've never heard the Music Mans' have any problems.
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#23
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Fender Stratocaster, Ibanez a close second.


I thought the neck on the strts I've played weren't very fast at all. The finish creates alot of drag imo.
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Don't those have basswood necks?
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The Ibanez Wizard neck is pretty fast.

Surprisingly, the Dean V neck, which is quite chunky, plays very fast.


Played both, most of my friends have Ibanez. The v-neck is faster IMO. I think its because its just the right curve to ur palm, not to wide like a c-neck. And it doesn't feel like somethings missing like a wizard.
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#29
The neck on my Ibanez JS1000 is very fast, it's like a rat out of an aqueduct,
but after playing it for a while then using the LP it's hard to get used to.
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#31
The SG 61 reissue has a very fast neck.
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#33
The thinnest neck IMO is Wizard original, but Wiz II is very familiar. I played a MIA Fender and its neck was deliciously fast for some reason but hey... everyone has a preference.
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#35
Short scale fender necks, like my jag, i find it much more comfortable and faster to play than any of these jacksons/ibanez necks ive tried...
#36
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#37
I find old vintage Fender necks to be really fast. The fret board is so smooth, my fingers just fly on it. I find the finger boards to be what affects my speed, not how thin a neck is.
#38
Jacksons have amazing necks imo. I dont really like the feel of ibanez, but thats just me...
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#40
The fastest neck guitar is definitly the new neck created by hagstrom ... it is the thinest neck ive ever seen on a guitar but still is extremly sturdy and intonation is perfect

i played a Hagstrom xl-5 Ultralux ... for those who dont now Hagstrom is a swedish brand that stopped making guitars over 30 or so years ago but has recently restarted business in 2000 and come out with a range of great guitars

wat people think of this HAgstrom xl-5 ultralux ? was condidering getting one

the other guitar i am tossing up between is the new 2006 model:
Ibanex SA260fm
... heard raving reviews . what do you guys think about these two giutars?
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