#1
What makes the neck really fast or really slow?

"doesn't your playing make a fast neck vs a slow neck"

?

Can some one shed some lite on this.
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#3
Quote by XianXiuHong
Action, width of neck, feel of the wood, age of the wood, moisture in the air, strings, how well it's connected to the body, whether it's dead flat or bowed, pretty much everything.
Ah thank you mate I've allways wondered about this.

and all this time I thought it was your technique
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#4
Technique CAN make a difference to how fast a neck feels, it's all about preference. Find the guitar that fits you.

EDIT: Whoops, pressed reply too fast haha.

Yeah, technique can make a neck feel fast or slow, like how Buckethead can shred on a (modified) Gibson LP but so many people around the world find it difficult to do so because of their preference.

Personally, I can play nearly every guitar I pick up whether it be a Squier or a Jackson, I just don't find any trouble playing guitars like that. (With exception of warped necks)
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#5
Quote by XianXiuHong
Technique CAN make a difference to how fast a neck feels, it's all about preference. Find the guitar that fits you.

EDIT: Whoops, pressed reply too fast haha.

Yeah, technique can make a neck feel fast or slow, like how Buckethead can shred on a (modified) Gibson LP but so many people around the world find it difficult to do so because of their preference.

Personally, I can play nearly every guitar I pick up whether it be a Squier or a Jackson, I just don't find any trouble playing guitars like that. (With exception of warped necks)
I have one that actually fits me quite well and she is very fast for a crap guitar as people say, but I don't think she pays crap at all.
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#6
Quote by CortFan1
I have one that actually fits me quite well and she is very fast for a crap guitar as people say, but I don't think she pays crap at all.



That's great you can find great guitars with the most unlikely looks/price tags
#7
Quote by XianXiuHong
That's great you can find great guitars with the most unlikely looks/price tags
I know one thing I've learned coming on U-G don't believe everyone when they say your guitar is crap.

Its not crap but I know that the first acts are from walmarts, You know what I'm trying to say?

She has a very VERY fast neck but the 10-48's I have for strings feel fragile.
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#8
Quote by CortFan1
I know one thing I've learned coming on U-G don't believe everyone when they say your guitar is crap.

Its not crap but I know that the first acts are from walmarts, You know what I'm trying to say?

She has a very VERY fast neck but the 10-48's I have for strings feel fragile.


If it feels good and sounds good, play it

But now I have to go to sleep for school tomorrow bye.
#9
Quote by XianXiuHong
If it feels good and sounds good, play it

But now I have to go to sleep for school tomorrow bye.
Later mate.

And your right it does and it looks dam fine to boot.
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#10
Quote by CortFan1
What makes the neck really fast or really slow?

"doesn't your playing make a fast neck vs a slow neck"

?

Can some one shed some lite on this.


Technique. Good guitar players can play whatever they want on whatever guitar they want.

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#11
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What makes the neck really fast or really slow?

"doesn't your playing make a fast neck vs a slow neck"

?

Can some one shed some lite on this.

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...Good guitar players can play whatever they want on whatever guitar they want...
True, but ask said good guitar players if they'd rather play on nitro than a sanded neck
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#13
Preference. Alot of people think that thin wide necks, like on Ibanez and Jackson's are fast, but it's all down to whoever is playing it. I remember playing an Ibanez in a shop and was enjoying it, then my mate who works there who is infinitely better than me had a go and found it hard to play fast, on account of him being used to Les Pauls.

Recently I've found that anything I can play on my Ibanez I can play just as fast on my Telecaster, so it's all down to personal preference. I've met people who could rip up a semi-hollow guitar but couldn't even get a bend in tune on a "shred" guitar.
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#14
Sometimes your neck can get sticky if it's real humid outside, which makes it a little tougher to play, but everything else has pretty much been mentioned.
#16
Quote by one vision
Anyone can shred on any guitar, but thinner necks are considered "faster" and make it a bit easier.


Not for me.

It's all preference, as stated before.
#17
for most people thinner necks are faster, lower action is faster, better cut-away faster, neck-through faster, unpainted usually faster...
#18
Quote by jm1681
True, but ask said good guitar players if they'd rather play on nitro than a sanded neck


Preference is one thing but the neck doesn't make the player/playing faster, the player does that; any of the best players can play their music on anything.
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#19
I like thin and fast necks specially when your playing longer then normal songs.
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#20
I tried some guitars with "fast" necks today, I couldn't play fast at all on it. Prefer a little thicker necks like the one on my Epi or the Esp Eclipse I tried today. I think I'm gonna buy the Eclipse, it felt totally awesome...
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#21
Don't let anyone tell you what a fast or slow neck is, because it's completely optional, you just gotta find out which neck fits you the best.
#22
Quote by CortFan1
Ah thank you mate I've allways wondered about this.

and all this time I thought it was your technique


Technique built up like... 90% of your speed...
I mean... gibson LP's aren't really know for fast necks or shredding and stuff but there are lots of guitarist that kick ass on LP's...

why?
cause THEY can
#24
Compare like a 7.5 radius to a 12 or 14 you will notice the difference as far as getting around.
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#25
You.


I play faster and better on a 7.25'' radius neck for instance. Paint is no issue. It DOES feel stickier but a couple of minutes of getting used to it and the feel's not a bother anymore.

My point is; EVERYTHING is suggective as far as comfort goes, and comfort, if you except technique of course, is one of the biggest factors in 'speed'.
#26
I'm used to playing on my Ibanez so when I tried an American strat with a lacquered neck it was pretty difficult to do faster runs up the neck. It just depends what you're used to.
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#27
Well, "fast" neck profiles are often pretty thin, and have either a satin finish or are totally unfinished, with a small heel on the neck.
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