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post Sep 11 2008, 04:03 PM
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Anybody have any axes with graphite necks, kind of like steinbergers? What do you think?
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post Sep 11 2008, 04:05 PM
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I have 2 Parker Niteflys and I love the neck. Your hand moves so freely up and down it allowing you to play faster. I love having a carbon graphite neck. smile.gif


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post Sep 11 2008, 04:34 PM
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I have a few Ibanez guitars that have moses graphite necks on them and I feel the same way you do. I wonder why not many people look into this option. Seems like they are much more popular with Bass players.

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post Sep 11 2008, 05:58 PM
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I don't have graphite neck, I prefer good ol' wood, but I'm interested. What kind of sound they produce?


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post Sep 11 2008, 06:24 PM
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I think they produce a warm tone and they have great sustain. Here is a little video I made of me playing a thing I was working on. This is an S-series guitar that has a graphite neck. EMG's for pickups. Ignore the sloppy playing and the phone ringing in the background, LOL!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A62ashT5NeU

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post Sep 11 2008, 06:25 PM
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I never understand how you can say you prefer wood over graphite. You can't if you haven't tried a graphite neck surely. I thought wood was the best until I tried a graphite neck and I was blown away and converted instantly. You should give them a try at least. You may love them and be missing out smile.gif


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post Sep 11 2008, 06:30 PM
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QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Sep 11 2008, 06:25 PM) *
I never understand how you can say you prefer wood over graphite. You can't if you haven't tried a graphite neck surely. I thought wood was the best until I tried a graphite neck and I was blown away and converted instantly. You should give them a try at least. You may love them and be missing out smile.gif


Do parker guitars have graphite necks or is it just the fingerboard?
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post Sep 11 2008, 06:32 PM
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QUOTE (lcsdds @ Sep 11 2008, 06:30 PM) *
Do parker guitars have graphite necks or is it just the fingerboard?

It's neck and fingerboard


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post Sep 11 2008, 06:32 PM
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What are most popular guitars with such necks ? Are they made entirely of graphite or just graphite enforced ?


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post Sep 11 2008, 07:08 PM
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The only guitars I know of that came with graphite necks were steinbergers. These necks are made by moses graphite and are sold as replacement necks. I used to play steinbergers and that is why I have always preferred them I guess. I believe there is a company in the UK called status graphite that make replacements as well.
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post Sep 11 2008, 07:16 PM
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QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Sep 11 2008, 07:25 PM) *
I never understand how you can say you prefer wood over graphite. You can't if you haven't tried a graphite neck surely. I thought wood was the best until I tried a graphite neck and I was blown away and converted instantly. You should give them a try at least. You may love them and be missing out smile.gif


I haven't tried any graphite neck actually, but I'm really interesting in trying it smile.gif


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post Sep 11 2008, 07:55 PM
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Kristofer plays a parker, what is his take? I checked the parker website and the specifications on the nitefly sayd the neck is made out of wood. Mahogany or maple depending on model. It says the fingerboard is carbon graphite reinforced. The moses necks are one piece graphite with a truss rod.
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post Sep 11 2008, 09:19 PM
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QUOTE (lcsdds @ Sep 11 2008, 07:55 PM) *
Kristofer plays a parker, what is his take? I checked the parker website and the specifications on the nitefly sayd the neck is made out of wood. Mahogany or maple depending on model. It says the fingerboard is carbon graphite reinforced. The moses necks are one piece graphite with a truss rod.

The neck is mahogany but reinforced with carbon graphite. So playing the neck you don't touch the wood. To look at the neck you can't see the wood. It's within the carbon graphite.


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post Sep 12 2008, 12:31 PM
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I guess these necks are easier to play on right?


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post Sep 12 2008, 12:54 PM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Sep 12 2008, 12:31 PM) *
I guess these necks are easier to play on right?

They are smoother so your hand moves across them easier and if you get sweaty hands when playing for a long time in heat they prevent hands sticking. They also are harder to warp i think. Also the fretboard doesnt wear so quickly with age and use.


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post Sep 13 2008, 10:21 AM
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QUOTE (lcsdds @ Sep 11 2008, 08:24 PM) *
I think they produce a warm tone and they have great sustain. Here is a little video I made of me playing a thing I was working on. This is an S-series guitar that has a graphite neck. EMG's for pickups. Ignore the sloppy playing and the phone ringing in the background, LOL!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A62ashT5NeU

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How was the quality of ur necks? What was the fretwork like, any high frets, any un-smooth frets, any sharp edges? What did u need to do to fit the neck, did u need to drill holes and fit brass inserts and things? Asking this since I like the idea of a graphite neck but on harmony-central.com these Moses necks get less than encouraging reviews... Any idea if they will do stainless steel frets, doesn't look like it from the site...


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post Sep 13 2008, 11:01 AM
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I played few Parkers but they sound somehow "metalic" to me.
That's probably not only because of graphite fingerboard but whole construction of guitar.
Might be easy to hear with simple setup like guitar and amp only,
not if you're using some effects,modelers etc. smile.gif

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Graphite necks are cool in terms of playability, but how do they behave when plugged in? Muris said they sound metallic.. Is that a sound from a whole guitar or neck particularly?


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post Sep 13 2008, 11:19 AM
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QUOTE (buttmonk @ Sep 13 2008, 10:21 AM) *
How was the quality of ur necks? What was the fretwork like, any high frets, any un-smooth frets, any sharp edges? What did u need to do to fit the neck, did u need to drill holes and fit brass inserts and things? Asking this since I like the idea of a graphite neck but on harmony-central.com these Moses necks get less than encouraging reviews... Any idea if they will do stainless steel frets, doesn't look like it from the site...



Those reviews on harmony central are old and outdated IMO. The fretwork on the necks I got was top notch. I don't think you would have to do anymore to their neck than to a custom neck. You still might have to have the frets leveled and a set up done to it but you would most liklely have to have that done on any custom neck. You do have to drill holes and install the inserts but it is very simple and if you send the guitar body that you want to use it on to Moses they will install it for you for a fee. They do do stainless steel frets. Google "moses graphite" and check out their website.

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post Sep 13 2008, 11:28 AM
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QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Sep 13 2008, 05:01 AM) *
I played few Parkers but they sound somehow "metalic" to me.
That's probably not only because of graphite fingerboard but whole construction of guitar.
Might be easy to hear with simple setup like guitar and amp only,
not if you're using some effects,modelers etc. smile.gif

What I would like to have on my guitar is titanium frets!!


I have a Parker. I mostly play a Les Paul, but the Parker sounds good, not metallic at all.

I think what you are saying is more the pickups that were on whatever model you played.

Here is an article that supports that hypothesis.

http://www.edroman.com/techarticles/pickup_prk.htm

My Parker is the Mojo NiteFly, and it has black/black Seymour Duncans.
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