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As I stated in my article on Gibson neck profiles I think most guitar players look for a particular “feel” about the neck when trying to choose a guitar. Obviously that doesn’t just apply to Gibsons. In this article we’ll discuss Fender neck profiles, shapes, and variations.
Gibson guitar necks are generally categorized into two types, or profiles, with slight variations while Fender has had a long tradition of either three or five basic neck shapes depending on who you ask. I’ll try to address the discrepancy and let you decide for yourself.
First: The “3” basic shapes as explained by Fender today and published on the Fender website. Fender defines “neck shape” and a “neck profile” as the “back shape” of the neck when cut into cross section as illustrated below. Neck width, neck depth, and fingerboard radius are not to be used to compound or complicate the basic neck shape/profile of Fender guitars.
“Fender uses variations of the “C“, “V“, and “U” designation for their necks. The illustration above shows from top to bottom “C“, “V“, and “U“.
C-shaped neck profile: The most common modern neck profile. C-shaped necks have an oval profile that works well for most playing styles.
V-shaped neck profile: Two versions are popular. A more rounded “soft” V and a more pointed “hard” V.
U-shaped neck profile: Chunky and rounded, with high shoulders. Some consider to be “baseball bat” necks.
There are also further subdivisions of each type, usually denoted by a design year or era (i.e., ’50s V shape, ’61 C shape, ’70s C shape), in which subtle period-specific variations in one of the basic neck profiles is recreated precisely.
There is occasional confusion about C, U and V neck profile designations and A, B, C and D neck width designations. From the early ’60s to the early ’70s, Fender referred specifically to the nut width of its instrument necks using the letters A (1 ½”), B (1 5/8″), C (1 ¾”) and D (1 7/8″). These letters were stamped on the butt-end of the necks and had nothing to do with neck profile.“
— Source: Jeff Owens, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. Nov 20, 2009.
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Bain Capital is still in the picture but Ares Management is reported to have taken control of Guitar Center.
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This is my 2013 Les Paul 50’s Tribute Gold Top/Dark Back with P-90’s. Mine has the Grover tuners instead of the Min-ETune system. Mine is a 2013 model year but according to the serial number was manufactured in November, 2012.
Click ‘more’ to see the specs from Gibson.
The Band Perry: Neil (mandolin, accordion, vocals), Kimberly (guitar, vocals), Reid (bass guitar, vocals).
You can stare at rhythm strips all day, but you’ll never be consistent at correctly identifying the rhythm until you master the criteria of each rhythm. Before you start looking at strips take the time to learn what makes each rhythm unique.
It does take some practice but once you have the hang of it you’ll really increase you accuracy and speed in identifying various rhythms.
For those with experience: This isn’t a learn it once and forget it skill. This is something you should brush up on every once in a while.
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Things To Remember – Part 1
Although this is an EKG study guide it is not intended to be a complete stand alone work of reference. It is merely a study guide I used while attending a paramedic course of study at Vincennes University. I have many more study guides (study aids) to publish when I get some extra time. The information presented is in no particular order and should not be considered medical advice. It’s accuracy is not guaranteed as I’m tired and typing this late at night. Enjoy!
P Wave = Atrial Depolarization, Atria Contract
PR Segment = Delay at AV Node, Atria Relax, Atrial Repolarization
PR Interval = Total Atrial Activity
QRS Complex = Ventricular Depolarization, Ventricles Contract
ST Segment = Ventricles Begin To Relax, Ventricular Repolarization Begins
T Wave = Ventricular Repolarization and Relaxation Completed
ST Interval = Total Ventricular Relaxation
QT Interval = Total Ventricular Activity
Autonomic Nervous System:
Affects the atria and the ventricles
Increases heart rate, conduction, irritability
Affects only the atria
Decreases heart rate, conduction, irritability
Electrical Conduction Through the Heart:
SA Node – 60-100 bpm
AV Node – 40-60 bpm
Ventricular – 20-40 bpm
The new 2014 model year lineup from Gibson is now available. There are a few changes that are sure to create controversy for the traditionalists out there.
Perhaps this is best illustrated by Gibson’s decision to forgo the “nibs” on the neck binding in favor of “undercut fret over binding”. This is one of the easiest ways to determine is a Les Paul was a fake. Most fakes do not have “Nibs” since there are so difficult to recreate. Chinese Les Paul counterfeiters everywhere rejoice.
Some are also questioning why Gibson is using a 120th Anniversary fret board inlay on every 2014 guitar. While some like it most don’t. Who celebrates a 120th anniversary anyway?
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Lou Reed, 71, passed away Sunday, Oct. 27, at his home in Southampton, N.Y., after battling liver disease.
Rest In Peace Lou!