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 Post subject: Re: Neck width at the nut
 Post Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:46 am 
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They should make all the twelve string models with the wider neck(eg.660/12- 1993Plus), and have one twelve string model available for the very few guys who still prefer the "old school" thin-narrow neck.
And as far as a narrower neck and closely spaced strings making a difference in sound, you have to be kidding. I"d bet the house you could not hear-tell the difference in the sound!!


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 Post subject: Re: Neck width at the nut
 Post Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:11 am 
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I'm sure RIC is not going to drastically modify their entire bread-and-butter instrument line for a handful of old guys with fat fingers. You're definitely not in any majority.

My problem is that without a longer string scale, the wider fingerboard alone doesn't provide enough real estate to make much of difference. A wider neck with, say, a 25-1/2 inch scale and jumbo frets would make a nice 6-string for blues playing and soloing. But it's much easier to get around on a small neck 12-string for chording.

Rickenbacker made their necks thinner to play faster, not to cut costs. As far as a difference in sound, you can't compare an acoustic guitar to an electric. It's apples and oranges. And the Ricks with wider necks sound exactly the same as their more popular models.


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 Post subject: Re: Neck width at the nut
 Post Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:48 pm 
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magicfingers wrote:
I'm sure RIC is not going to drastically modify their entire bread-and-butter instrument line for a handful of old guys with fat fingers. You're definitely not in any majority.


I beleive us "fat finger old guys" are in the majority, and it would only be financially beneficial to Rickenbacker to make all the 12 string models with the wider neck.
They can always keep one 12 string model available for guys like yourself who have a small-femanine hand!


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 Post subject: Re: Neck width at the nut
 Post Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:38 am 
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Most of the "fat finger" syndrome can be remedied by cutting fingernails properly, keeping the thumb in the back of the neck, using the proper "C" technique with the fingers, and fretting with the spot near the tips of the fingers that is below the fingernail, but above the center of the fingerprint.


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 Post subject: Re: Neck width at the nut
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:34 am 
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[quote="pauleway" They can always keep one 12 string model available for guys like yourself who have a small-femanine hand![/quote]

Switching to light beer may help with your fat-finger problem. And your jealousy.


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 Post subject: Re: Neck width at the nut
 Post Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:39 pm 
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Hey, thanks for the advice. Would you pass me the Grey Poupon with your dainty fingers for my greasy hot dog and light beer please!! :lol:


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