Fat Necks, Skinny necks, V, C or D. What floats your boat?

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Retrobob, May 23, 2020.

Fat Necks, Skinny necks, V, C or D. What floats your boat?

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  1. Retrobob

    Retrobob Tele-Meister

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    I can usually adapt to most any neck, unless its a big fat baseball bat.
    And I don't like a super thin neck.
    I have decided, I really like a semi chunky soft v neck most of all. It just feels right.
    What about you?
     
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  2. idjster

    idjster VERY grateful member Silver Supporter

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    I like a nice C shape, semi-chunky. Not too big on skinny but, like the OP, I can get used to most so others are ok.
     
  3. JL_LI

    JL_LI Friend of Leo's

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    I can’t play shredder thin and a D gets in the way of thumb over. My SG is my fattest electric. My S&P acoustic is chunky but OK. My Fenders are all good. My Ovation has a thinnish V. My Gretsch is a thin C. I wouldn’t have bought them if I couldn’t play them.
     
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  4. Fretting out

    Fretting out Friend of Leo's

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    There’s no U on the pole but a nice medium to thick D will do

    My favorite profile that my 79 lead II and my fathers 72 tele pretty much share is a thick 70’s U shape
     
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    I like the thin neck that was on my american standard. But I've adapted to the slightly thicker one on my pro model. Not sure where I stand, I would say thinner is probably easier to play and therefore better, but most necks are probably "good enuff"!
     
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    I'm really liking the modern c
     
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  7. gridlock

    gridlock Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Fat. ‘50’s necks on my two Les Pauls.
     
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  8. Retrobob

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    Sorry for forgetting the U. Some of those U shapes can be pretty hefty!
     
  9. Fretting out

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    That would definitely be my second favorite, if I could combine the neck on my R7 with the neck of the 72 tele I mentioned that would be the perfect neck
     
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    Fretting out Friend of Leo's

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    The ones I mentioned are both .88 at the first fret which compared to gibson thick is actually pretty reasonable to me,

    When I bought my baja I heard about how they were thick and when I got it was underwhelmed as it was the same size (.88) as the necks I was used to, so I guess I’ve just always been comfortable with thicker necks

    Us guitar players seem to notice pretty small differences (thousandths) in thickness, 84. At the first is about as skinny as I like
     
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  11. nojazzhere

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    While I'll have a go at anything in a pinch, I prefer a big, fat neck. The Warmoth necks on my two Teles are their Fatback profile.....1" depth and 1 11/16" wide at nut.
    BTW.....I'm interested in those necks that guys say are "too big"......I've never played one that was "too big". ;)
    I'd really like to try Brian May's original Red Special. It is purported to be 1 1/4" depth.
     
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  12. Ricky D.

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    I like the bigger necks. An Allparts TMO-Fat suits me just fine. TMNF-V in second place, a fat V that transitions to a fat C about halfway up. Thin necks make my hand cramp after a while.
     
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  13. moosie

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    Bad poll. Fat vs V? They're not either/or. Same with C - and where's U?

    Anyway, my favorite necks are fat C, fat V, fat U.

    #1 is my own neck, which is a full 1.03" thick, all the way, and has a surprisingly sharp V.

    #2 is similar, the chunky V on my CS 57 Strat. I think it's very similar to the 10/56 profile. .87/1.02.

    #3 is a toss-up, the necks are nearly identical: AV 64 Tele and CS 63 Strat. Fat Oval C, .88/.99.

    #4 is the U-shaped AV 52 Tele, at .92/1.02.

    Oh yeah, then there's the U-shape WD Music rosewood neck, at 1.0/1.0.

    You get the idea...
     
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    tfarny Friend of Leo's

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    It is interesting that the difference between a really skinny shredder neck and a really fat early 50s neck is about 1/4 inch. And the difference between a narrow and a wide nut is 1/8 inch.
     
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  15. El Tele Lobo

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    Fat C, Soft V or a U (the latter if it has the right combo of nut width and radius for me) in that order.
     
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  16. 8trackmind

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    Fat. If it has shoulders like a D or U, a narrower 1 5/8s nut suits me. If it's a C or V, then a wider nut is fine.
    The 10/56 custom shop strat profile is good, the basball bat 1" from the 1st to the 12th with a narrow nut is the speediest neck for solos in my opinion.
     
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  17. telemnemonics

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    Uh, size and shape are not two different kinds of neck.
    Fat is no good if it's V shaped and thinner is OK if it's at least D shaped or better still U.
    Need to allow a size vote and a shape vote.
     
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  18. Obsessed

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    I'm with @moosie , I think there should be two choices allowed in the poll: thick/thin and then the shape. Nevertheless, I did select fat as the go/no go design for me and maybe that is what you are after in the poll. The more I play fatter necks the fatter I want them. I now play a baseball bat resonator. I am at the point that my hand cramps when just trying thinner necks, but that is probably more from getting old.:oops:
     
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  19. Wobbles

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    Any fat neck will do, as long as it's 7 1/4 radius. That's what I grew up on, that's what I like.
     
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    Dsn't matter much to me, am adaptable, although have never played fat neck (taking that to mean depth-wise, as opposed to width....but folks' definitions vary ) I have slightly small hands, I can adapt to whatever I'm playing wuite easily. My BMG has a seemingly wide neck, but it's not thick...I notice it but not a big deal. The rest of my guitars I don't notice, really
     
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