- Feb 12, 2013
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I dunno, I guess not everyone is made to play Hendrix tunes other than on the radio lol. Such a slave to routine… LPs and SGs
I don't know about the Vintera line, which replaced the Classic/Classic Player, but the "Classic" line from Mexico retained the 7.5Yeah! One needs to buy from WD or Allparts to get one nowadays it seems, although AFAIK Fender did stock some until recently. Not sure if those are still available though...
Scale length, in a nut shell. After 40+ years of playing, I still have the same issue! Gibson scale length is effortless...Fender scale takes WORK...IMHOAbout a month ago I bought a barely used KWS USA signature Stratocaster.. always loved strat tones. Between guys like Hendrix, SRV, and Capton.. there’s lots of motivation..
I dunno if it’s just the difference in scale length or not. When playing my LP or SG back to back with the Fender.. it’s like my skill level drops back to my first couple of years of playing would be one way I would put it.. my muscle memory is all out of wack lol. When I play the other two guitars, you can tell I’ve been playing for several years (25+ years which makes me feel super old lol)
Maybe my hands just don’t jive with Fenders?. I’ve played some mega chunky LPs before and had zero trouble with them. This has a neck comparable to a 60s slim taper in thickness… I worked last night and I haven’t really slept yet so this may sound scatterbrained. I just can’t play them nearly as cleanly as my two Gibsons.. I dunno..
it’s setup great.. low action and no buzz..
May just sell it and live with the fact that my hands prefer the G brand in feel.
Which is typical of FenderI think the reason for the 9.5 on the American originals is because probably sales…. Their sales would take a hit with a 7.25 radius.. just my thoughts anyhow. It’s not as flat as a lot of modern styled guitars but not quite the full on vintage 7.25…
Which is typical of FenderAnd I read that the American original line is about to be replaced (renamed) soon with something else that’s pretty much the same..
It's really not that much different.Scale length, in a nut shell. After 40+ years of playing, I still have the same issue! Gibson scale length is effortless...Fender scale takes WORK...IMHO
I can’t make a Fender sound good I guess?
It's really comfy.I admit I bought a Vintera '50s Tele because I wanted a '50s tele without buying a reissue. And it has all the bits from roughly mid '54, including the 7.25" radius. I'm OK with it. The action just needs to be a bit higher than some other guitars, but it doesn't fret out. The only change I made to it was swapping on a black Bakelite guard, but I have a set of compensated brass saddles for it in the case.
It is quite the curve, wot?
How is that? Acoustic guitar necks, unless Guild and a couple Yamahas I played, are the beefiest necks of the bunch. My Taylor is 1.75" wide at the nuut and thicker than my 2014 LP Traditional which is .90" thick at the first fret.If a person can't work a Fender spec neck then then they better run from acoustic guitars.
How is that? Acoustic guitar necks, unless Guild and a couple Yamahas I played, are the beefiest necks of the bunch. My Taylor is 1.75" wide at the nuut and thicker than my 2014 LP Traditional which is .90" thick at the first fret.
A standard Strat neck profile is really the pure reverse of most acoustic neck profiles.
You adapt, learn and become a better, more expressive and complete player when you learn to play different necks, fretboard radii, scale lengths and pickup types.
ZimGar?!? Wow I haven't seen or heard about another one of those since I was about 14 lol. My buddy, who was a natural born guitarist, had one that he loved. But it felt really awful to me... I could never figure out how he could play it lolI rotate all my guitars through two Herc stands.... They all get played... Takes a while but I do... No two guitars feel/sound identical.... I don't think about it.... I guess when my hands feel it they remember...
If you play a Lester for a couple months straight, then pick up a Tele, Skrat, PRS, or a ZimGar, your brain is gonna do a DUH or two but then it'll catch on if you just play it...
Toughest thing for a Strat/Tele player playing a Lester is 'too damn dark'....
Toughest thing for a Lester player playing a Skrat/Tele is 'too damn bright'....
Gotta play em for a while to get used to it... Learning the knobbery on each AND learning to adjust your amp for such...
No different than hand a P-Bass player used to his old ass flats on it, a Jazz Bass loaded with Rotosounds.... or vice-versa....
...or playing a Champ/Princeton/DRev and going to a Boogie from hell.... or vice-versa.... Takes a while...
ZimGar?!? Wow I haven't seen or heard about another one of those since I was about 14 lol. My buddy, who was a natural born guitarist, had one that he loved. But it felt really awful to me... I could never figure out how he could play it lol
Best I can recall, it was this one or something very similar...
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