Guitars Made For Fast Playing

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Post by NoteBoat » February 17th, 2005, 1:54 pm

ive seen hi in cocerts and have never seen him use a scalloped neck
Man, you must know somebody. No way I could tell if a guitarist is using a scalloped neck from the seats I've had at shows.

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Post by BMXdude » February 17th, 2005, 1:59 pm

NoteBoat makes a good point.
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Post by xg5a » February 17th, 2005, 2:37 pm

for my two cents,
Did you ever see those guitar players from spanish countries that play those wierd guitar-like folk insturments. They have necks a mile wide with godawful action, and play them really, really fast. I'm sure in that case that it's not the guitar that allows them to play that fast!

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Post by Ignar Hillström » February 17th, 2005, 2:51 pm

Ofcourse. But on the other hand you could put it like this:

"I suck badly with my Ibanez, but I suck even worse on a harder to play guitar."

It's not just about speed, it just makes it *easier* for me to play. I know others have other favourite necks, and this is my favourite so far. You are right when you say a good guitarist will play well on almost any guitar, but I myself need every help I can get...
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Post by Nick » February 17th, 2005, 3:26 pm

ah me, I am not making this up.

Jumbo frets, by their very nature being taller than medium or regular frets will throw off intonation more and sooner when you push down.
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Post by pearlthekat » February 17th, 2005, 3:33 pm

A) What's a scalloped neck?

B) Do i have one? I have a PRS Santaana SE. I noticed from the PRS website that a lot of metal players use their guitars.

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Post by kyoun1e » February 18th, 2005, 6:08 am

Could somebody post a picture of a scalloped neck?

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Post by Nick » February 18th, 2005, 6:22 am

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Post by simon@home.co.uk » February 18th, 2005, 8:49 am

Mirrow wrote: its supposibly makes you faster (man my spelling sucks).
Yngwie Malmsteen (he uses a scalloped neck) was explaining that its to give better grip on the strings and that its not for playing faster, but it actually makes it harder to play fast...
He didnt mention it but I've heard it gives easier vibrato too, which is proabably true from seeing him play.

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Post by antny » February 18th, 2005, 10:43 am

yoo hoo, anyone. I wish I could send clips from the articles I have read from yngwie but I don't have any way of doing that. once again I read where he says the scalloped neck makes him able play relaxed and therefore makes him play easier(i assume faster as well). He also gripes about how strats take work to play. anyway if anyone has backissues like i do check it out. By the way arjen what made you decide on that particular RG. I know they make several diiffernt models but I never here specifically what makes one better than the other.

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Post by NoteBoat » February 18th, 2005, 10:49 am

he says different things at different times. I think he just likes to hear himself being interviewed.

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Post by antny » February 18th, 2005, 12:07 pm

yeah i agree on both points

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Post by undercat » February 18th, 2005, 5:11 pm

NoteBoat wrote:he says different things at different times. I think he just likes to hear himself being interviewed.
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Post by blackzerogsh » February 18th, 2005, 5:38 pm

I've been reading all these posts and I've been stumped on one main thing when you guys say jumbo frets you mean that there is more space between each fret line. I undertsna dthat when u pass the fret line into another fret you get a higher or lower sound. But how does pushing down on the string throw the intonation off? How would pressing on a string change the sound as u push the string closer to the fret board?

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