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post Aug 28 2009, 05:02 PM
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Is the shredneck a decent practice tool? I'm skeptical, but I've heard that Muris is sponsored through them and thought maybe someone could provide some insight? Any help is appreciated!

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post Aug 28 2009, 05:09 PM
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Here's a wiki article I wrote on it last year:
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/wiki/index.php/Shredneck

I would say it's useful if you are going to be away from your guitar for a few days, mainly to maintain finger calluses a bit and maybe practice some scale boxes. It's nowhere near as great as a guitar, but better than nothing.

As a matter of fact I'm on vacation now, far away from my beloved guitars, and the shredneck is sitting right next to me laugh.gif



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post Aug 28 2009, 05:16 PM
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There's a couple of instructors here that did some endorsements/sponsorships for shredneck. David Wallimann and Marcus Lavendell, if I remember correctly.

There's also a couple of instructors here that will tell you it's a totally unnecessary device. Discussion incoming?


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post Aug 28 2009, 05:31 PM
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It's a nice gadget but not really that usefull, especially not for that price!

You can practice scales and cord shapes and even bending but without picking the notes and hearing it, you don't know if you are fretting the chord right (all notes ringing, etc) or if the bends are in tune...


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post Aug 28 2009, 05:38 PM
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I keep my shredneck in my car, so when there is a trafic jam or long lights, than shredneck is useful:P


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post Aug 28 2009, 05:51 PM
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Just ordered one 2 days ago for the reasons Fran mentioned above to maintain calluses.
I was away from my guitars the last 6 weeks and start basically from the beginning to build calluses ... i forgot how painful this is laugh.gif

Don't know If this is useful as a practice tool, but i guess it's better then nothing ... at least to substitute string withdrawals smile.gif



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post Aug 28 2009, 06:41 PM
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Long ago I was thinking of getting one cool.gif until I actually read more about it and discovered that

It simply doesn't sound correctly... dry.gif

For me there is not much sense in practicing if you can not hear it.
Scales don't make music by themselves. What makes music is hearing the context and putting the scales into use to express your feeling!


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I think it would be a lot more useful if it had a full neck. My main reason for needing something like that is so I don't bug my roommate with practicing all the time. Is there anything else out there like the shredneck?


SHADOW SH1000 FINGER TRAINER maybe something like this?

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post Aug 28 2009, 06:57 PM
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Actual guitar neck. Doesn't even need to be an expensive neck, and you can mount whatever kinda bridge you want to it.



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post Aug 28 2009, 07:07 PM
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QUOTE (jafomatic @ Aug 28 2009, 01:57 PM) *
Actual guitar neck. Doesn't even need to be an expensive neck, and you can mount whatever kinda bridge you want to it.


maybe a steinberger headless replica?


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post Aug 28 2009, 07:09 PM
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I liked the idea of shreddneck but I would never get one smile.gif It seems a little weird to have portable 6 fret neck smile.gif

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post Aug 28 2009, 07:26 PM
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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Aug 28 2009, 02:09 PM) *
I liked the idea of shreddneck but I would never get one smile.gif It seems a little weird to have portable 6 fret neck smile.gif



agreed....it just seems too small to be effective as a training tool

I think I might end up going with a Traveler series guitar. They come with a full neck, headphone input, and pickup on most. It might be a little expensive, but I looked on ebay and could snag one for under $200.


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post Aug 28 2009, 08:09 PM
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I suppose it can be good for warming up, or just keeping the fingers moving, I don't see how the actual practice can be done. Possibly Muris and David can shed some light on the subject?


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post Aug 28 2009, 09:24 PM
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QUOTE (fatstrat @ Aug 28 2009, 08:26 PM) *
agreed....it just seems too small to be effective as a training tool

I think I might end up going with a Traveler series guitar. They come with a full neck, headphone input, and pickup on most. It might be a little expensive, but I looked on ebay and could snag one for under $200.


Way too expensive, but i find the Lapsticks quite interesting: http://www.lapstick.com/standardmodels.html


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post Aug 29 2009, 02:57 PM
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QUOTE (wrk @ Aug 28 2009, 04:24 PM) *
Way too expensive, but i find the Lapsticks quite interesting: http://www.lapstick.com/standardmodels.html



those are definitely really nice, but probably a little out of my budget sad.gif


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When I went to Turkey for three weeks and had no guitar, something like this would have been useful. When I got back I shredded my fingers practicing again because I lost my callouses. Other than that, I can bend all day on a guitar and not know if they are pitch or not...not sure of the usefulness for anything else. However....


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post Aug 29 2009, 04:11 PM
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I think the shredneck is a good tool if you are far from your instrument.
It's also a great warm up tool when you are heading to a gig or rehearsal.
I use it in my car often when I'm on my way to teach...


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post Aug 29 2009, 09:05 PM
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I've never been fan of these things but now after reading many reviews I might be wrong about this one. Will definitely try it when I get chance.


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