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Offline AXEL

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« Reply #30 on: January 04, 2008, 10:56:49 AM »
Derek Sherinian (former Dream Theater Keyboard player) released a CD a few years ago which features a couple of cuts with both Al Di Meola & Yngwie dueling on the same songs. Yngwie has mentined during interviews that he is a big fan of Al. It's a great CD.

 

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« Reply #31 on: January 04, 2008, 02:18:24 PM »
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Derek Sherinian (former Dream Theater Keyboard player) released a CD a few years ago which features a couple of cuts with both Al Di Meola & Yngwie dueling on the same songs. Yngwie has mentined during interviews that he is a big fan of Al. It's a great CD.


Wow, that sounds very interesting.

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« Reply #32 on: January 04, 2008, 05:11:35 PM »
Hello, this is my fist post here, I'm from Romania, I'm not yet a Parker owner but I hope I'll be one soon.
I love Parker guitars and scalloped necks, so I did that> http://forums.rgc.ro/index.php?showtopic=17129&st=0&p=195736#entry195736
You can't understand the language but you will see that I modified a cheap tele kit and you will understand from pictures what I did.
It was just a game, I wanted to see if I can make a scalloped neck and a nice body.
 

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« Reply #33 on: January 04, 2008, 05:22:21 PM »
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Originally posted by Vilhelm J.S Bachstein

Hello sir,I am a huge fan of Mr John Mclaughlin as well. I guess what I am trying to say is,John Mclaughlin wasn't as well known as Mr Blackmore in regard to the scalloped fretboard.

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Yeah, that's what I thought you meant. I guess I have to disagree with you on that.

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« Reply #34 on: January 04, 2008, 06:12:19 PM »
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Originally posted by marep

Hello, this is my fist post here, I'm from Romania, I'm not yet a Parker owner but I hope I'll be one soon.
I love Parker guitars and scalloped necks, so I did that> http://forums.rgc.ro/index.php?showtopic=17129&st=0&p=195736#entry195736
You can't understand the language but you will see that I modified a cheap tele kit and you will understand from pictures what I did.
It was just a game, I wanted to see if I can make a scalloped neck and a nice body.


Not a bad effort. [8D]

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Offline AXEL

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« Reply #35 on: January 05, 2008, 10:04:14 AM »
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Originally posted by marep

Hello, this is my fist post here, I'm from Romania, I'm not yet a Parker owner but I hope I'll be one soon.
I love Parker guitars and scalloped necks, so I did that> http://forums.rgc.ro/index.php?showtopic=17129&st=0&p=195736#entry195736
You can't understand the language but you will see that I modified a cheap tele kit and you will understand from pictures what I did.
It was just a game, I wanted to see if I can make a scalloped neck and a nice body.



That is beautiful! Excellent workmanship. If any of you guys out there have any experience with work working on guitars you have to give this guy credit, that is a masterpiece!. Being a Parker and scalloped neck fan I would love a guitar just like that. Hmmmm, I may have to make one myself, got to study those pics more.
 

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« Reply #36 on: January 05, 2008, 12:28:02 PM »
Thank you guys! I now that a carbon glass neck can't be scalloped, or is not an easy work. So, I imagined a guitar like this.
It took me about one month to do it.
Now, I'm on the way to buy a '95 Fly Deluxe from e-bay, I hope I'll can get it and I don't want to scallop it. :-)
I tried to buy pulkitman's fly but I'm a noob ebay user and the price was expensive for me. Thanks pulkitman for your patience!
 

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« Reply #37 on: April 03, 2008, 08:02:50 AM »
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Originally posted by Eruption

I still don't know if I want to scallop the fretboard. I have to finish the building first.

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if you decide to go for it, you should get a warmoth scalloped neck...my friend got one put on his strat, best move he ever made...it plays great...although for me, sweeping always felt stranger (in a bad way) with scallops then without....but overal its really cool and different.

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« Reply #38 on: April 03, 2008, 09:29:30 AM »
quote:
Originally posted by marep

Hello, this is my fist post here, I'm from Romania, I'm not yet a Parker owner but I hope I'll be one soon.
I love Parker guitars and scalloped necks, so I did that> http://forums.rgc.ro/index.php?showtopic=17129&st=0&p=195736#entry195736
You can't understand the language but you will see that I modified a cheap tele kit and you will understand from pictures what I did.
It was just a game, I wanted to see if I can make a scalloped neck and a nice body.



I haven't seen you around but if you check in I want you to know that is pretty cool. I hate it when companies make copies but you doing that is pretty neat and it came out darn nice. I know you will flip when you get your hands on the real thing.
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« Reply #39 on: April 03, 2008, 11:55:22 AM »
the purpose of a scalloped fretboard is for bends, not speed or anything. Big misconception.
 

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« Reply #40 on: April 03, 2008, 12:58:06 PM »
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Originally posted by AXEL

Since I bought my Fly a couple of weeks ago I'm finding it very hard to go back to my other guitars.
The funny thing is that of them all the only one I am still inspired to play is my Malmsteen signature strat. I never get tired of playing the scalloped neck. I also have a 1/2 scalloped Warmoth but it's the Malmsteen full scallop that stills has the mojo.


I almost bought a warmoth scalloped neck on ebay months ago but the price went too high.

I've never played one - can you describe how it feels in relation to normal fretboard? More pressure needed, less ... etc.

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Offline zlopresti13

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« Reply #41 on: April 04, 2008, 08:11:55 AM »
its actually very similar, just (as everyone has said) it makes it much easier to bend...I actually read an interview with the big ol swedish meatball (Yngwie) where he stated that scallops actually make the action higher, and overall harder to play...but on my friend's guitar with the scallops, that is not the case...its just as easy to play as any other normal good feeling guitar (my prestige ibanez =]), at liest for me...also, anything barred feels wierd with it (for instance, a standard 6 string e minor sweep starting at the 12 fret, or just any full 6 string barre chords).

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« Reply #42 on: April 04, 2008, 08:21:03 AM »
I played a strat with a Warmoth scalloped neck on it and it felt great. I was amazed at how much control of the strings I had for bending and vibrato. You can have super low action and still have room for your meaty fingertips to dig in and grab the string. I often slip in bends on my Flys because my action is so low. I'm not very much of a bender and a very big legato player so it is what it is.

Yngwie is awesome but he says things that make him look like such a tool! lol Action is higher off the fretboard yeah but it's not going to affect the height from the frets. If he ever did the work on his Lamborgini's he'd know this! I felt that the lack of interference with the fretboard during technical bluesy/bendy stuff leant itself nicely to making things happen easier/faster. It's also a good trainer for people that don't have a light touch because everything will be way sharp if you like to press hard. Thus if you don't have a light touch it could possibly teach you this and enable you to play faster

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Offline zlopresti13

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« Reply #43 on: April 04, 2008, 08:42:20 AM »
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Originally posted by simonlock



 If he ever did the work on his Lamborgini's he'd know this!


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Yngwie is a Ferrari inthusiast, not Lamborghini [:p]...the guy is great at what he does, and as much as people who dont apreciate shred would hate to hear this, he inspired a whole generation of players....EVH started it, Yngwie took elements from him, Rictchie Blackmore, and others, and took it to the next level.....ALL that being said, he is soo repititive, and a terrible songwriter...its ok tho, cause hes Yngwie, and thats what he does lol.

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« Reply #44 on: April 04, 2008, 10:15:22 AM »
Is the scalloped neck "easier to bend and vibrato" because you aren't fretting with your finger against the fretboard, e.g. the finger tip is floating above the fretboard and only contacting the string instead of the string and the fretboard?  I would think that is a significant technique adjustment and would make switching between scalloped and non-scalloped necks/guitars a bit awkward.  Enlighten me.
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