I don't see how you would feel that area when playing. I have never touched the neckplate when i was playing.rockskate4x said:I played a guitar with a recessed neck plate, and it was much more comfortable on the higher frets...
rockskate4x said:I really like to dig in for 22nd fret bends on the high e string. It's alot easier to do that when you can reach that fret with your ring finger or even your middle finger. For me that means I have to shove my thumb behind the heel. Contouring the heel or recessing the neckplate makes that much easier.
The neck plate is smack in the middle of my palm when I play the high strings on the high frets.
NovasScootYa said:Another trick I sometimes use to lessen the feel surrounding the neck plate is to lower the neck pocket. This mod works best when using necks with high frets. The instrument is fully set up and the arithmetic is done to determine how much, if any, the pocket can be lowered. Most of the time it’s between .030 & .040 inch. High bridge saddles will help determine if the mod is a wise one. The higher the saddle the lower the pocket can go. This is not a mod for the faint of heart or a mod suggested for pockets with proof-marks. The mod requires a router and template or a router bit usually installed in a larger high speed drill press which has a work platform that can support the body. The depth of the cut is set and body is cautiously moved around in a manner allowing the bit to cleanly cut the pocket depth. This mod is very effective for reducing the feel of the heel area but also can cause issues with contact between thick pick-guards and the 22nd fret overhang
why not just get the 720 mod?