#1
Folks,

Been playing for several years, but am relatively new to electric gear...crazy about Led Zep and planning to buy the LP - but right now am also learning what I call guitar gymastics - string skipping arpeggios, 8 finger tapping, the works...but I understand all of this is just that much more challenging on the LP with its fat neck (currently I'm on Ibanez)....any suggestions? Will I necessarily need to maintain two axes for different styles all my life ???

Thanks
#2
You'll get used to it pretty quickly and find it's not as challenging as you think.


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#3
no, you can use any guitar for any style. it's just about what kind of sound you like.
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Folks,

Been playing for several years, but am relatively new to electric gear...crazy about Led Zep and planning to buy the LP - but right now am also learning what I call guitar gymastics - string skipping arpeggios, 8 finger tapping, the works...but I understand all of this is just that much more challenging on the LP with its fat neck (currently I'm on Ibanez)....any suggestions? Will I necessarily need to maintain two axes for different styles all my life ???

Thanks



hmm zakk wylde nor buckethead have no problems? idk, theres nothing practice won't solve.
#5
The neck won't be a problem. What I found uncomfortable on LP was the position of the toggle switch for 2-hand tapping. That, and the high register access is quite limited. For that reason I wouldn't recommend it, but that doesn't mean you can't play that on one. It's just more difficult for those reasons (at least for me).
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#6
um sir

The ones with the 60s necks play like fire

I'm sure an LP doesn't stop Chris Goldy or Vivian Campbell from shredding on one

I personally prefer all the sort of old school (gibsons and fenders) to all these new shred guitars... They sound more organic and feel like real (instead of playing on this square neck you play on a neck that is a regular shape which feels right to the hand.)

It's best if the LP you're snagging has a 60s neck... that's what i've found.
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Buckethead? Wylde? Them and many more I'll bet, the fat neck is easier for some people to shred on. It all depends on the size of your hands.
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#8
I actually prefer the Gibson "50's neck" for faster playing. I have rather large hands and it's easier and more efficient for me to roll my hand around a thicker more rounded neck than the kitchen knife profile that Ibanez uses. Regardless, neck preference is entirely subjective. Right now I'm using a very small neck, but only because the music I'm playing requires a lot of really awkward chord changes.
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um sir

The ones with the 60s necks play like fire

I'm sure an LP doesn't stop Chris Goldy or Vivian Campbell from shredding on one

I personally prefer all the sort of old school (gibsons and fenders) to all these new shred guitars... They sound more organic and feel like real (instead of playing on this square neck you play on a neck that is a regular shape which feels right to the hand.)

It's best if the LP you're snagging has a 60s neck... that's what i've found.
Long live the oldschool!


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50's neck > 60's neck.
The true, traditional, necks are what they call "50's necks". Before the early 2000's they were all one shape (50's style).
#12
Its definitely possible. It will just take time to get used to the fret access (not that great)
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Hell yeah man! I can shred on Les Pauls, and PRS guitars better than anything else, and my hands aren't that big. I have an Epiphone Les Paul, and the fret access is not a problem, it's almost as good as my Explorer. I love the feel of a real chunky neck. I dunno about everyone else, but I find chords easier on a larger neck.
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