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NAMM 2014: ShredNeck Makes Tiny Guitars So Your Big Mitts Can Get Some Practice


I saved a lot of the fun little NAMM gadgets for today. The Noodle. Tilt-A-Speaker. And now, ShredNeck. They’re just little guitar necks with actual strings and proper tension, so you can warm up and practice scales in the van/backstage/in a closet/in prison/wherever. On tour there have been plenty of times that I’ve considered bringing my guitar into the passenger area of the vehicle, but a full-size piece is always longer than you think: just enough to annoy the shit out of the other person sitting on the bench seat.

So, ShredNeck. Get a little fingerwork in while you’re killing time. Mike Orlando from Adrenaline Mob showed us his signature model. And yes, I do think it’s a little unnecessary to have a signature practice neck, but hey if you like the band go for it.

The company also makes fully functional guitars in travel sizes, and a TremBlock which you can stick under a Floyd Rose floating bridge to hold it in place if you want to remove all the strings at once.

Want a tour through the booth from Mike Orlando? You got it. Tony Orlando fans, you’re out of luck.


Chris Alfano has written about music and toured in bands since print magazines and were popular. Once in high-school he hacked a friend's QBasic stick figure fighting game to add a chiptune metal soundtrack. Random attractive people still give him high-fives about that.

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