#1
Are neck-thru guitars worth it?
Do they really have more sustain? Even more than set-necks?
And how many seconds approximately.
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#2
Not really. If this were true Fender wouldn't have $1,000+ bolt on necks.

I've played some neck-thru basses and the sustain difference was unnoticeable.

Unless you're playing in an extremely slow Doom metal band, what do you need excessive sustain for? Most distortion pedals increase sustain.
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#3
not any real noticeable amount. the difference in sustain between the two is probably not very much. you can increase sustain in a bunch of different ways that are independent from the type of guitar you have. set necks, and neck thrus are in my opinion, the same in terms of sustain and tone.
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I'd like to bust a couple common theories about sustain that the sustain-hungry tend to have.

Neck-thru = sustain. Wrong. I've read and done tests, it's really bolt-on > set > neck-thru. There's a reason Vai, Satriani, and, on most of them, Hammett, use bolt-ons on their signature models.

More frets = sustain. Plausible. I've played 21-fret Fenders that can out-sustain 24-fret Ibanez's. At the same time I've played the opposite.

Humbuckers = more sustain. Wrong. If you have high-output single-coils in, they'll out-sustain the high-output humbuckers I tried. Humbuckers are just generally higher-output.

stoptail = most sustain. Wrong. Reverse-stoptail > string-thru > stoptail > top-load trem

So no, it's really not worth extra money for neck-thru.
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I'd like to bust a couple common theories about sustain that the sustain-hungry tend to have.

Neck-thru = sustain. Wrong. I've read and done tests, it's really bolt-on > set > neck-thru. There's a reason Vai, Satriani, and, on most of them, Hammett, use bolt-ons on their signature models.

More frets = sustain. Plausible. I've played 21-fret Fenders that can out-sustain 24-fret Ibanez's. At the same time I've played the opposite.

Humbuckers = more sustain. Wrong. If you have high-output single-coils in, they'll out-sustain the high-output humbuckers I tried. Humbuckers are just generally higher-output.

stoptail = most sustain. Wrong. Reverse-stoptail > string-thru > stoptail > top-load trem

So no, it's really not worth extra money for neck-thru.


Its worth the extra money for a neck thru only if you spend alot of time up by the neck joint, and just would prefer the added comfort of not having a neck joint