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    I was in Guitar Center yesterday & I picked up an Ibenez for the first time in years & noodled on it for a while. I play a PRS ce22 as my #1 & that sucker has a baseball bat for a neck! I found that the Wizard neck felt PAPER thin to me. I couldnt do runs nearly as fast as I can on the PRS.
    Is it just me, or do you find thick necks easer to play?
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    To each his own, I guess. I prefer the thinner necked guitars. I guess it's just what you are used to and feel comfortable with.
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    A matter of preference I guess. I like flat fingerboards ( 15-16 inch radius ). I tend to be less picky about the thickness of the neck, I can adapt. Fretwire I'm becoming more and more interested in. I think I like taller, thinner frets as opposed to fatter, rounder ones. I'm also not very fussy about finished or unfinished fretboards. I've played both and it doesn't really matter to me.

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    My electrics of choice are Strats, but I have a POS Ibeenhad acoustic with a Louisville Slugger-approved neck, and it's MUCH easier for me to play on than any electric I've ever tried. Of course, I have abnormally large hands, which I guess accounts for a lot of it.

    But no, it's not unusual to play more easily on a bigger neck. All the hype of 'fast necks' being skinny never applied as far as I'm concerned.

    A lot of it may also have to do with larger necks requiring a more proper playing posture for your fret hand, which in turn affects your playing.
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    I tend to do better on a baseball bat neck too, but my hands are smaller then most guitarists. For whatever reason, they just fit
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    I like them not too wide, with a 10" radius, and a heavy U shape to the back.

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    The EVH MM neck is perfect for me.
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