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    Default Neck Profile: EVH Striped vs. Wolfgang...

    Hey guys--got a R/B/W Striped Series and I really like the neck. But I've never had a Wolfgang and I'm thinking about selling/swapping for one. Big difference in the necks on these? Seem to remember picking one up once and it was pretty chunky...

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    I've never heard an evh neck described as chunky. Seem pretty thin to me.


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    I agree mine have always seemed thin to me as well

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    The Wolfgangs are thinner? I know my Striped is on the thin side (lot like my old San Dimas) but for some reason I seem to remember that Wolfie being thicker. If not, that's cool because I prefer a thinner neck anyway.

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    Peavey is a bit thicker. More rounded back. As for Stripe Series vs EVH Wolfgang I don't feel a difference. I know the nut is smaller on the Wolfs. I don't notice. They feel the same to me. I've said this before about the Peaveys. They claimed the Special had the same neck profile as the top of the line Archtop Wolfgang. Wrong. It felt nothing like it to me. The Special was a nice guitar. Just had a bit of a different neck. And all Ed's specials had tilt back head stocks. So he prefered the Archtop necks too. Specials had straight non tilt head stocks. I never thought of this. Maybe the Peavey Specials didn't have the rolled fingerboard edge and that was the difference? I remember the back feeling different. And I played a bunch of bother versions side by side in store.
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    Probably the Peavey I remember. Seemed like it had a much more rounded back. But if the EVH's are similar to my Striped Series, that's most likely the direction I'll go.

    Any suggestions on which one? Trying to get an even swap for my R/B/W or sell it outright and spend similar cash ($600-$700 range).

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    My Peavey Special neck has a more rounded back than my EVH bumblebee. I've had the Peavey for so long that I'm really used to it and like it better than the thinner neck on the bumblebee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AFU View Post
    Peavey is a bit thicker. More rounded back. As for Stripe Series vs EVH Wolfgang I don't feel a difference. I know the nut is smaller on the Wolfs.
    Same findings here. I own a Peavey Wolfgang, a MIM EVH Special, and used to own a MIJ special. The Striped Series guitars I've played (with a good setup) feel very similar to the EVH offerings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AFU View Post
    Peavey is a bit thicker. More rounded back. As for Stripe Series vs EVH Wolfgang I don't feel a difference. I know the nut is smaller on the Wolfs. I don't notice. They feel the same to me. I've said this before about the Peaveys. They claimed the Special had the same neck profile as the top of the line Archtop Wolfgang. Wrong. It felt nothing like it to me. The Special was a nice guitar. Just had a bit of a different neck. And all Ed's specials had tilt back head stocks. So he prefered the Archtop necks too. Specials had straight non tilt head stocks. I never thought of this. Maybe the Peavey Specials didn't have the rolled fingerboard edge and that was the difference? I remember the back feeling different. And I played a bunch of bother versions side by side in store.
    There's a difference between the current EVH Specials and Standards. The Standards have a thinner neck that I don't like quite as much, but they feel thicker than the Striped Series necks, which are thin enough to cause cramps in my fretting hand.

    The Peavey neck is actually thicker than a Fender regular thin C. Or, rather, the treble side is the same as a thin C and the bass side is a bit thicker.

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    I notice the nut width difference and the fret size. The striped have more room down that end than the Wolf and there's a big difference between jumbo and vintage fret sizes. I prefer the Wolf as an all round guitar, I have the pickups split so I can use it for everything, it's amazingly versatile. Both the striped guitars, well, I can't help but play VH when I pick them up, so that's what's they get used for.

 

 

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