Best years for BIG necks???

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  1. 67SLP

    67SLP Junior Member

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    What years are the best for big, fat, baseball bat, telephone pole, fat, fat, necks on Historic Reissues?

    I know the general rule of thumb with R7s and R8s having generally bigger necks... but I'm looking for what years have been know to have some tree-trunk like necks. I've had good luck with R7s and R8s from 2001-2003... any other years to look for?

    TIA.

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  2. rogue3

    rogue3 Senior Member

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    My 2010 R8 is close to the mark. My 2011 R8 less so.I picked up a 2005 Historic Tobacco once(I think it was an R8) that also fit the bill,baseball bat neck..It varies from year to year...with rough correlation based on user input. Trends emerge.Keep looking.
     
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  3. NL128

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    From the few r8's I've owned between 2005-2011. Most had substantial sized necks. From my 2012 to present, they seemed to slim down. You really never know though, in my experience it's all about the shoulders.

    The biggest I've felt on a reissue was one those Jeff beck style R4/R5's it had a well over 1 inche Deep U shape. Idk if it was a fluke or they're all like that. It was the only one I played.
     
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  4. jamman

    jamman Premium Member

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    No such thing ,as 1 year for the biggest necks made .. Every neck is finished by hand ,so all will be different . Depends on the person sanding the neck ,,that day ..
    So keep trying as many as you can , from all years ,until you find 1 that you like ...
    Knowing depth size measurements of necks @ the 1st. fret, would help in not wasting time testing a lot of guitar's that will not work for you . Find out what you like, and then ask Dealers or sellers for the measurement of theirs . Can't get that ...move on to the1 who can ....
     
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  5. Tim Plains

    Tim Plains Senior Member

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    The fattest I've played was a 2008 R6.
     
  6. rockinlespaul

    rockinlespaul Recovering Oxblood Addict V.I.P. Member

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    Anything after 2006 is hit and miss imho and you really need to feel them in hand to know.

    Out of the 6 R4 Oxbloods I've owned, only the 2007 and 2013 had necks below .910, the rest were fairly substantial.

    I would say historics from 2003-2006 would be the most consistent with large necks.
     
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  7. jenton70

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    My biggest neck is my BB7 for sure. 2006.
     
  8. fleahead

    fleahead Senior Member

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    I have an '01 R8 that has a fat neck and I love hell out of it.
     
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    My 2008 R9 had a really fat neck. Baseball bat like feel. I prefer beefy neck to real slim. Though my 74 LPC has a pretty slim neck though its doable.
     
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    Yup I'll second the fatty mc fat necks on both the 68ri Customs and the BB7 I have both models and I swear they have better thicker clean tones than any other LP with smaller necks that I have and I think it comes from the extra meat of the necks on the two guitars
     
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    KBMelb Senior Member

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    I had a 2014 R7 that had a pretty fat neck at .926 and very round shoulders.
     
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    musicmaniac Senior Member

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    I think my '04 R7 is pretty big.
     
  13. VictorB

    VictorB Formerly LZF Super Mod

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    My 2003 R7 has by far, the largest neck I've ever played on a LP, followed by my 2003 R8.
     
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  14. DanD

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    Both my '04s and 3 '05 GT 7s I owned were all massive with large shoulders.

    I sold them all and now have an '04 CR6 with the 'Hot Mod' soft V neck. It measures .95" at the 1st yet feels smaller than my '11 R7 w/minis which only measures .92" at the first.

    The '11 R7 has the shoulders and more of a deep D shape. The larger soft V on the CR6 is far more comfortable to me.
     
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    This^^^^. Couldn't deal with it...beautiful washed cherry 57 LPC but the neck was a monster, and meself likes some big necks. It was the shoulders that were the deal breakers, not depth.
     
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    Do you mind P90s? My 2012 DC Jr has that fat, bat neck. I love it. Its my #2.

    But as mentioned, mid-2000s R7s and R8s seem to have fattest necks. My 05 R8 is big and round, not quite like the Jr, but still meaty. Its my #1.
     
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    R4's-R7's (don't overlook the R7 Customs) and R68 Customs have the biggest necks I've ever played.

    Nick
     
  18. mudface

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    My 2004 R7 has a large neck, and rock solid. No flex or movement, it's a good thing it's straight. Never goes out of tune.
    And a beautiful Madi fret board. Ibanez players pick it up and put it down QUICK! and go "yuck!":laugh2:
     
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  19. 73Fender

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    I have not played a ton of Historics but my 2005 R8 has a big fat neck even for my "big fat neck" tastes. And it has what appears to be a Madagascar RW neck. Nicer looking RW than my 2014 R7 FWIW.
     
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    My '05 R6/7, R8 and '06 RB7 all have nice fat, chunky necks - Love 'em! The newer R8s seem to be a little slimmer by comparison, but the difference is pretty subtle. I think the early to mid-2000s tended to have fuller, more hand filling, profiles. But then that's just my experience and opinion, FWIW.
     

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