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    Ugh...why. Why oh why did Peavy put such a horrible neck on their Wolfgangs????? ....can't understand it...
    I was in a music store yesterday for no other reason than to try out some Wolfgang specials. I tried both the normal black special and the flame-top specials. I couldn't believe the neck on the things. First of all, they look absolutely beautiful. Hell, the red "tiger striped" flame top belongs in a freaking art museum. I played every Wolfgang special I could get my hands on....I am not just deeply disapointed by their playability, but a little depressed as well. How can Edward play that guitar??? The neck on the Fender Strat that I bought for $150 is better than the Peavey neck. I'm not even going to compare it to the Music Man neck. The frets are HORRIBLE as well. If you are playing vertically, the neck plays fairly well. Just try to go horizontally however...to say nothing about sliding into a solo. *shakes his head* What a shame...what an absolute shame. To make a guitar that beautiful and put such a bad neck on it....
    *sighs* Maybe it's because they were specials...I don't know...how depressing...
    That ok though...as soon as the store gets in a gold quilt-top Axis I'll buy it on the spot.
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    Is that the cheapo version or the real deal?

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    I agree, the neck isn't the only dissapointment! Especially for $1000!

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    They wern't regular Wolfgang guitars, They were Wolfgang Specials (flametop and regular). The store wanted $900 for them used. ...how depressing...

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    i dont know what your talkin about i love the neck on my wolf special....im getting the impression this is turning into a wolfgang hate forum....im confused cause i love my guitar and ill be getting a standard very soon(green flame)....

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    I haven't played a ton of guitars, but my Wolgang's neck feels great to me. I love not having a finish on it. But I'm not really a guitar afficianado. Hell if it works when I plug it in and my fingers don't bleed, I'm happy.

    Brett, what's your take on this neck issue?

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    From what I understand, all of Ed's specials are equipped with bird's eye maple necks off the standard model. He doesn't use any with the regular special necks on them. The necks on the standards have a 10 degree tiltback, and the specials don't. I also understand the pickups are changed as well. I heard that from someone connected to Peavey. I've played the specials, and have to agree the necks just don't feel the same as the standards. From what I can gather, the only guitar Ed used right off the rack was the EBMM EVH.

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    From what I understand, all of Ed's specials are equipped with bird's eye maple necks off the standard model. He doesn't use any with the regular special necks on them. The necks on the standards have a 10 degree tiltback, and the specials don't. I also understand the pickups are changed as well. I heard that from someone connected to Peavey. I've played the specials, and have to agree the necks just don't feel the same as the standards. From what I can gather, the only guitar Ed used right off the rack was the EBMM EVH.

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    Most of the specials in this area don't have the birds eye maple, just some other type of maple. There is a difference between the two, but to me, the neck on the standard is the best part of the guitar.

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    Hey friends ? ... I got a Wolfgang Standard too at home ! ... And the neck is very nice !! ... If someone prefer a neck of a fender just buy a fender ! ... The perfect guitar doesn't exist !! ...
    U know : I'm a guy that don't study only Van Halen style . i study steve vai , pertrucci , satriani ... and I can play good that kind of scales on my wolfgang ! ...
    Ok ... the strato could have a good neck , but what about the tremolo of it , or the floyd rose on the strato flat ! ...
    i think that a good musician can play in all kinds of guitar !
    I got 4 guitars at home : in the past i got guitars with awful neck !!!
    It depends ! ... sometimes the problem is first the musician , then the guitar !
    Saying that I don't wanna offend you friends : and if it is , i wanna apologize till now !

    Eddie_italian from italy

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    Please don't misunderstand me. I'm not bashing Wolfgangs per say, I'm just saying how disapointed I am with them from personal experience. The feel of the actual neck isn't my complaint, the feel of the fret board is. For that price It seems to me like they could have made a better fret-board. And again, these were NOT Wolfgang Standards. It's probably just a matter of personal preference as well. I know people that own Steve Vai signature guitars and love them. Personally, you couldn't give me one of those things. I hate the fret-board on them (then again, maybe my Music Man neck has spoiled me to other necks...I love that thing ). Some of you say that you have no problem with the neck and thats fine. Great. All I can say is that after playing them for a very brief period, the joints in my fingers actually HURT. I play A LOT of guitar and that's a first for me. Maybe it's neck wasn't intended for the type of music I play...I don't know. What do you think Brett?

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    Yes ! Maybe Brett may give us the correct explanation !
    Brett ?! ... We need yout help over here !?
    C ya to all of you friends !!

    Eddie_italian from italy

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    Yep...every once in a while your friendly neighborhood Alchemy has to vent.

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    Well I've been playing an EBMM for the last 7 years, and the neck is incredible, so if you are comparing a Wolfie to that, it does lose.

    Now with that said, I think the neck on the Wolfie is incredibly comfy, and with a slight bow in it, it is much more comfortable than the EBMM. I believe the neck on the Special is the same as the Standard (which is what I have). I have fairly easily made the switch to the Wolfie (my EBMM is semi-retired) and am finding that I really like the neck now, it took me about a couple weeks to get real comfortable with it. So if some of you don't like it...well what can I say, shell out $2,000 and get an EBMM.

    Also if you saw used Specials for $900, then that store is a rip-off. I saw a used purple flame top Special for $599 in cherry condition, and I only paid $750 for my used black Standard in near perfect condition.

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    I plan to Brett...as soon as that music store gets in a gold topped music man...it's mine.

    Damn! That store WAS trying to rip me off. Thanks for the info Brett.

 

 

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