SOFTNEK GUITAR NECK PAD FAQ’S
Why is the SOFTNEK GUITAR NECK PAD black in color?
Will the SOFTNEK GUITAR NECK PAD hurt the finish of my guitar neck?
No. We’ve used our neck pads on many types of finishes on many different guitar necks. The removable/repositionable adhesive on the SOFTNEK GUITAR PAD is designed to come off cleanly, and will not hurt the finish. There are some conditions where any repositionable adhesive can leave a residue. If it gets too hot, or left on for prolonged periods of time. But due to the mild nature of our repositionable adhesive, if that occurs, it can be removed in a few seconds with some mild dish soap and water, or naphtha. (Naphtha is recommended by guitar makers and technicians for cleaning all types of guitar finishes). Of course, if you have a cracked or loose finish, it may be removed when the tape is removed.
Will the SOFTNEK GUITAR NECK PAD make my guitar neck feel too thick?
The SOFTNEK GUITAR NECK PAD is only about 1/16″ thick, and compresses even thinner when played. Many guitars with a SOFTNEK GUITAR NECK PAD will still have thinner necks than guitars without one. Neck thicknesses vary widely. Classical guitar necks are much thicker than steel string or electric guitars; many guitarists play both. It takes just a short while to get used to the feel, like a pair of new shoes. If you play for a couple of days with a SOFTNEK GUITAR NECK PAD, there’s a good chance you won’t want to go back to playing with a hard neck. It really does make a guitar play and feel great.
What is the SOFTNEK material made out of?
Can't I just wear a cushioned glove on my hand?
Sure, our store used to carry one made especially for the guitar. It didn’t work as well though. It didn’t have the same feel as actually cushioning the guitar neck. It’s kind of like having all hard chairs in your house, and then stuffing foam rubber in your pants for cushioning. It just doesn’t have the same feel. There are various pressure points on the guitar that vary depending on what chords or notes you’re playing. It’s just much better to cushion the guitar neck. Besides, it only takes a few seconds to apply the Guitar Neck Pad. And it’s easily removable, like a Post It note. You really have to experience it for a day or two. You’ll see why we say that there’s no reason for any guitar to have a hard neck.