Anyone tried a Z-Glide?

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Anyone tried a Z-Glide?

Post by lammie200 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:08 pm

https://deanzelinsky.com/z-glide-guitars

Just curious. I have enough guitars, but just want to see what people think about these. Not unreasonably priced IMHO.
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Re: Anyone tried a Z-Glide?

Post by Unicorn Warrior » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:50 pm

Yes. Curious...anyone?

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Re: Anyone tried a Z-Glide?

Post by X-Ray Spex » Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:47 am

That's super weird, really interested in people's first hand experiences with these.
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Re: Anyone tried a Z-Glide?

Post by fuzzjunkie » Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:56 am

I haven’t but his basic hypothesis and glass window pane analogy is wrong as it relates to the coefficient of friction so I will imagine he’s trying to find a way to sell Chinese made guitars for a fancy price. The results could be true, but I doubt it, sounds like snake oil to me, but you can decide something else, incidentally snake oil rubbed on a guitar neck...so so silky smmooooth

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Re: Anyone tried a Z-Glide?

Post by kdanie » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:37 am

I understand the principle but not so sure it's the end all/be all of necks.... I actually like the look, reminds me of checkering on a rifle stock.

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Re: Anyone tried a Z-Glide?

Post by shadowplay » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:05 am

Only the intimate lubricant.

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Re: Anyone tried a Z-Glide?

Post by jakeisjake » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:43 am

there's a strat model in the scratch and dent for $399.

i wish i had a few extra bucks...i'd definitely try it out.
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Re: Anyone tried a Z-Glide?

Post by TeenageShutdown! » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:44 am

David Gilmour should give this a try...

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Re: Anyone tried a Z-Glide?

Post by Jaguar018 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:47 am

I gotta say that whenever I see some attractive woman showing some cleavage with the product it makes me at least 40% less interested. Generally I am a fan of attractive women-- and their cleavage-- but not when it's mixed with trying to entice me to buy something. I'm not 13 years old anymore.

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Re: Anyone tried a Z-Glide?

Post by X-Ray Spex » Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:58 am

Jaguar018 wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:47 am
I gotta say that whenever I see some attractive woman showing some cleavage with the product it makes me at least 40% less interested. Generally I am a fan of attractive women-- and their cleavage-- but not when it's mixed with trying to entice me to buy something. I'm not 13 years old anymore.
This, I mean Dean are kind've known for it at this stage but it's still really backwards and creepy.
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Re: Anyone tried a Z-Glide?

Post by sexy andy » Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:29 am

those necks remind me of those Trypophobia images :-X

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Re: Anyone tried a Z-Glide?

Post by mgeek » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:22 am

whilst I'm no fan of a super sticky thick skin seventies strat neck finish, I feel like this dude has identified a problem that doesn't really exist.

I kinda don't want my hand to be sliding round all over the place when I'm playing and don't see the benefit. I don't want it completely friction free and the common dislike of a sticky poly neck doesn't mean 100% the other extreme is good either.

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Re: Anyone tried a Z-Glide?

Post by fuzzjunkie » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:54 am

whilst I'm no fan of a super sticky thick skin seventies strat neck finish, I feel like this dude has identified a problem that doesn't really exist.
I think the problem that exists is that he has a bunch of Chinese made guitars that he needs to sell and he’s trying to drive interest.

As Jake mentioned above, it reminds me of a rifle stock, which is intended to improve your grip, not your “glide.”

Slap some textured contact paper on your neck and investigate?

Also, the 80s cleavage shot turned me off as well, especially after I noticed she was fake fretting a chord on the back of the neck? You noticed that too, right?? Lol. I wonder who coached her to do that? At least in the Dean adverts the models were fake fretting the fretboard!

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Re: Anyone tried a Z-Glide?

Post by mgeek » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:44 am

fuzzjunkie wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:54 am
whilst I'm no fan of a super sticky thick skin seventies strat neck finish, I feel like this dude has identified a problem that doesn't really exist.
I think the problem that exists is that he has a bunch of Chinese made guitars that he needs to sell and he’s trying to drive interest.
Yeah...hoping to corner the sticky palmed boob fan market

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