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    EBMM necks

    Why the MM necks are so great (especially luke and JP)? Playable AND comfortable. All Ibanez and Jackson necks that I've tryed were extremely playable but not comfortable at all, there was no support for the hand.

    Where is the trick?

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    How about Axis? Superb feel.
    An amazing neck indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colex View Post
    Why the MM necks are so great (especially luke and JP)? Playable AND comfortable. All Ibanez and Jackson necks that I've tryed were extremely playable but not comfortable at all, there was no support for the hand.
    +1

    I remember the first time I picked up an EBMM when I was working in a music store in the 1990's:
    All of the necks felt like they had already been 'played in', especially the EVH model (sorry, I HAVE to say that, but please don't dive into this topic) and the Luke

    All the other necks from the aforementioned brands just felt new and needed the usual getting used to.

    I wonder why it took me so long to purchase my first (surely not my last) EBMM guitar...???

    But I just don't know if there's a 'trick':
    maybe they just listen close enough to their customers (and related artists) what they really want?

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    I remember the first time I picked up an EBMM when I was working in a music store in the 1990's
    Exactly! I remember my first trial of an EVH model and it was like....WOW! Just an amazing feeling neck that continues today with every model!
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    I think it's because they are a mix of modern and classic. They're not so huge like a lot of rounder necks, but not so wide and flat like the 80s necks were, or the Wizard from Ibanez to where they hurt the sides of your hands.

    Plus... people really like the unfinished neck, as evident by the response to the BFRs having a finished neck. But, then people play it and don't seem to mind... which has a lot to do with that mix I was talking about. Even when flat and thin... they're still balanced better than most.

    I played a friend's Tom Anderson the other day. Fantastic guitar. Plays like butter... the neck? SO SMALL. The string spacing seemed way too close. Now, the dimensions are probably not much different than any other smallish neck, but something about the profile made the thing seem like a toothpick. At the same time... so many people like the Anderson necks so... it really has a lot to do with preference. People who love EB necks... tend to start beginning to have trouble liking anything else. LOL
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    Yesiree - the neck seem to be one of the main factors in the "superbness" of EB guitars.
    I have so fallen in love with the neck on my BCB AL - which seemed to me to be somilar to the axis neck.
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    i have a jp6 and a early 90's jackson. i still prefer the jackson neck... guess i'll be banned from this forum forever now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wagnerite View Post
    i have a jp6 and a early 90's jackson. i still prefer the jackson neck... guess i'll be banned from this forum forever now.
    Naw. Each to their own and each has it's own thing.

    I don't know why it took me so long to wind up with a Special, 5 years after trying one and being totally knocked out by the feel of the neck. I was pretty locked into G&L's at the time, maybe that's why.

    There's a lot of little details that eventually got me hooked. That modest little headstock, for one. It may not seem like a big deal, but it's amazing how clumsy that little bit of extra wood at the end of a neck is, and it invariably gets banged around when tuning or moving around on a cramped stage or rehearsal space. No dings on my Ball headstocks though.

    Then the 10" radius. What made them go with that rather than the more common 9.5-12-15 radii? The slightly taller fret-wire... just perfect for me. The comfortable C carve, the natural woody oil finish.... it simply can't get any better for me.

    The studio has lots of high end guitars hanging around. I pick one up from time to time, but they never hold my interest, and I'm always glad to get my mitts around my balls again.

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    the necks are just super i love my lukes but my axis neck is the best! there i said it
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    The single two best guitars that I've ever played are my Ibanez Jem and my EBMM Petrucci.

    Both necks are perfect to me. Like a glove, man.
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    I think it has to do with the smaller width coupled with just enough "meat" to hang on to on the axis necks....so damn comfortable, and the almost raw wood is so sensual. I am totally hooked. My other guitars are just no fun anymore. DAMN YOU, for making such addictive necks.
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    No trick at all!
    It's simple.
    EBMM necks are the only ones sent straight to us from heaven.
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    amen
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    they sure are the BEST necks.
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    best lefty necks ever!!!
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