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  • #16
    Re: Why should, or shouldn't I put a scalloped neck on a strat

    I'd say its one of those 'why not' scenarios.

    If you're actually trying to be a more complete guitarist (which everybody should be doing), then using/adapting to new things should be the #1 thing to do.

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    • #17
      Re: Why should, or shouldn't I put a scalloped neck on a strat

      I think anyone can learn to use one well. Your ear will tell you if you are out of tune, and the pain will let you know if you are pressing too hard.
      Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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      • #18
        Re: Why should, or shouldn't I put a scalloped neck on a strat

        I've played a few scalloped necks, and they're not for me.
        Originally posted by crusty philtrum
        And that's probably because most people with electric guitars seem more interested in their own performance rather than the effect on the listener ... in fact i don't think many people who own electric guitars even give a poop about the effect on a listener. Which is why many people play electric guitars but very very few of them are actually musicians.

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        • #19
          Re: Why should, or shouldn't I put a scalloped neck on a strat

          Why should I? Because you want to try it.

          Why shouldnít I? Because then itís not a traditional strat and/or you might get mistaken for Yngwie

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          • #20
            Re: Why should, or shouldn't I put a scalloped neck on a strat

            I'm going to do it .

            .. I found a super cheap neck with good reviews from the Wang corporation.

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            • #21
              Re: Why should, or shouldn't I put a scalloped neck on a strat

              I really like jumbo frets, and have always been intrigued by scalloped necks. The few that I've tried have felt very different though, it's a little offputting never feeling anything under your fingers. Sure you would get used to it though.
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              • #22
                Re: Why should, or shouldn't I put a scalloped neck on a strat

                BTW, I got into playing a scalloped neck from John McLaughlin, not Yngwie.
                Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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                • #23
                  Re: Why should, or shouldn't I put a scalloped neck on a strat

                  I tried a scalloped neck before. It was on a Yngwie Strat. I had to really lighten my touch to the point where I couldn't play comfortably. I'm a hard player and like to dig in. After I played that Strat I picked up a SRV model and felt right at home. Same with the Jeff Beck. Those two Strats I would love to have. One is vintage specs and one is modern. IMO, the best of both worlds.

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                  • #24
                    Re: Why should, or shouldn't I put a scalloped neck on a strat

                    Originally posted by Mincer View Post
                    BTW, I got into playing a scalloped neck from John McLaughlin, not Yngwie.
                    Hmm... canít picture our buddy Sol getting mistaken for John McLaughlin, tho.

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                    • #25
                      Re: Why should, or shouldn't I put a scalloped neck on a strat

                      Originally posted by beaubrummels View Post
                      Hmm... can’t picture our buddy Sol getting mistaken for John McLaughlin, tho.
                      .... Or Yngwie

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                      • #26
                        Re: Why should, or shouldn't I put a scalloped neck on a strat

                        Go for it. I have one, and I love it. It kind of feels like jumbo frets, just more of it. Bending and vibrato becomes a lot easier to control, and I would go so far as to suggest that a scalloped neck might help you work on these.

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                        • #27
                          Re: Why should, or shouldn't I put a scalloped neck on a strat

                          Blackmore signature Strat with scalloped neck
                          https://shop.fender.com/en-SE/electr...139010305.html

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                          • #28
                            Re: Why should, or shouldn't I put a scalloped neck on a strat

                            Remember, the Blackmore scallops are different than the full Yngwie ones...sort of a Nike swoosh than a half-pipe. The effect is basically the same. John McLaughlin used very deep scallops on his electrics and his Shakti acoustic guitar to simulate the Indian veena.
                            Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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                            • #29
                              Re: Why should, or shouldn't I put a scalloped neck on a strat

                              Jumbo frets are a gateway to scallops.
                              Originally posted by Bad City
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                              • #30
                                Re: Why should, or shouldn't I put a scalloped neck on a strat

                                Originally posted by Aceman View Post
                                Jumbo frets are a gateway to scallops.
                                It seems so on the surface, but most people who try my guitar (it has pretty deep ones) that are used to jumbo frets are freaked out at first, but then fall in love with them.
                                Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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