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Speed neck

Posted by brunomathilda on Saturday, June 12, 2010

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What is a speed neck ?


3 comments on “Speed neck”

WesBrown Says:
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @5:22:02 AM

I believe it is a neck where the finish has been removed, supposedly so your hand can change fret positions from "lightning fast" to "warp 3". I think this only applies to banjo players under age 20, you and I are exempt.

HSmith Says:
Monday, June 14, 2010 @12:27:57 AM

My understanding is that the removal of finish from the neck can be a benefit in extremely hot and humid conditions where perspiration can make a finished neck feel slow and sticky. Those of us playing in more temperate zones may find little benefit from a 'speed neck'.

David Cunningham Says:
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 @5:09:53 PM

I think graphite necks also qualify. I know mine sure lets your hand move much more smoothly without the friction associated with a wood finish.

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