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  • Gibson Explorers...Neck Heavy???

    My friend loves the shape and the playability - well, at least until he stands up. He complains of it being neck heavy and I can see it when he stands up and lets go of the neck. It drops, quickly! Of course, the catch, it was an EPIPHONE model...

    So my question is to you, do the Gibsons do the same? Thanks for your time.

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    Re: Gibson Explorers...Neck Heavy???

    i didnt have a problem with the one i played, mind you i have my strap quite high so that might make a difference, and i also angle the neck quite upwards also
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    Originally posted by Rid
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    • #3
      Re: Gibson Explorers...Neck Heavy???

      Originally posted by Guitarist
      My friend loves the shape and the playability - well, at least until he stands up. He complains of it being neck heavy and I can see it when he stands up and lets go of the neck. It drops, quickly! Of course, the catch, it was an EPIPHONE model...

      So my question is to you, do the Gibsons do the same? Thanks for your time.
      Yeah a Gibson will do the same...get a REAL guitar and get a Hamer Standard :-)

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      • #4
        Re: Gibson Explorers...Neck Heavy???

        Just put another strap lock on the back of the guitar up near the neck.

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        • #5
          Re: Gibson Explorers...Neck Heavy???

          My Explorer is very well balanced. (gibby) Im not a confident enough player to wear it low yet and keep the neck pointed high.. (geek) But the balance is very good
          Believe me when I say that some of the most amazing music in history was made on equipment that's not as good as what you own right now.

          Jol Dantzig

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          • #6
            Re: Gibson Explorers...Neck Heavy???

            Yeah, My Gibson Explorer is not neck heavy.

            how would a neck heavy explorer even be possible? I mean there is like 3 times more mass to the body its self then the neck alone.

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            • #7
              Re: Gibson Explorers...Neck Heavy???

              Originally posted by BloodRose
              My Explorer is very well balanced. (gibby) Im not a confident enough player to wear it low yet and keep the neck pointed high.. (geek) But the balance is very good
              keep it high. that way you wont screw up your hands by putting a really harsh angle on your wrists.
              My clips

              Originally posted by Rid
              How do I block my hardtail?

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              • #8
                Re: Gibson Explorers...Neck Heavy???

                the strap button on the epi is placed different than gibsons. gibsons are behind the neck on the back of the guitar, so no neck heaviness. epis are on the side, next to the neck.
                Originally posted by Aceman
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                • #9
                  Re: Gibson Explorers...Neck Heavy???

                  Get a leather strap and put the suede side down. You shouldn't have any problem then. I've never found Explorers to be neck heavy (there's an AWFUL lot of body there), but there's a first for everything, I guess.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Gibson Explorers...Neck Heavy???

                    Originally posted by wixomwhat
                    Yeah, My Gibson Explorer is not neck heavy.

                    how would a neck heavy explorer even be possible? I mean there is like 3 times more mass to the body its self then the neck alone.
                    I know it's odd, but I think it has to do with the way the body is shaped as well.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Gibson Explorers...Neck Heavy???

                      Some of those Epi Explorers claim it's Mahogany. I go to pick it up, and it feels more like Balsa wood! It is a Goth? Those things are way light.
                      Very Metal.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Gibson Explorers...Neck Heavy???

                        It seems that a number of "mahogany" epiphone explorers are alder, and it appears that my "korina" epiphone explorer is mahogany.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Gibson Explorers...Neck Heavy???

                          Maybe "Mahogany" is how they say "Alder" in Korean! Yeah- Korina's prety expensive stuff. Aren't those just a Korina top anyway? I can't imagine a solid Korina Epi!
                          Very Metal.

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                          ESP Lynch Sunburst Tiger
                          ESP Lynch Skulls and Snakes
                          ESP Lynch Serpent-colored lefty body
                          ESP KH-1
                          LTD F-207-7 string- custom metal headstock tone block
                          BC Rich KKV
                          Schecter Omen 7-7 string- SD '59 neck/Custom bridge
                          Soldano Series II Super Lead 60

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                          • #14
                            Re: Gibson Explorers...Neck Heavy???

                            I find Explorers to be very comfortable both sitting and standing. It doesn't look like it initially, but it really is quite ergonomic.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Gibson Explorers...Neck Heavy???

                              Originally posted by 7th Hell
                              Maybe "Mahogany" is how they say "Alder" in Korean!


                              Back 2 the tack: I've never met a neck-heavy Gibby explorer. The Epiphones I tested were also o.k.
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