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Old 2002-09-11, 20:35
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different wood for bodies=?

just wondering whats the different types of woods do for the sound and all that stuff. What types of wood are used for types of music and what you guys use
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Old 2002-09-12, 10:13
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electric guitars dont make a whole lot of difference...its mainly the bridge, pickups and strings that get you the good sound..and amps. But on acoustic...i gave a jumbo bodied hawian koa 6 and 12 string..theyre NIIIICE!! They always smell good too If i had an extra $30,000 (yeah right) then i would get a Brazilian Rosewood acoustic...but thats a bit expensive for now..
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Old 2002-09-12, 16:43
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what do different bridges do ?
oh i got $30,000 ill look into a brailian rosewood right after i tap Carmen Electras ass
that guitar must sounds damn good
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Old 2002-09-16, 18:38
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I don't think woods matter much, I've seen guitars made out of Acrylic they sound no different to me then a wood one. The one I looked at was a Vanguard and I believe Kramer makes them if you want to peak your curiosity. As for different woods, really only reason being I can see is for different patterns in the finish and weight.

I'm still fairly new to guitars and playing so i'm sure my opinions may not be accurate but I call it as I see it and this is my learning experience into guitars and hardware.

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Old 2002-09-17, 08:01
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no man ... woods really matter much
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Old 2002-09-17, 10:47
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woods really dont matter man. I have an Eric Clapton strat and it plays like a strat made of Koa...which also played as a Gibson Explorer made out of grafite..they all had the same pickups and they sounded the exact same. Now on acoustic, woods mean everything because the body is what projects the sound.
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Play your guitars unamplified, youŽll see that wood matters.
Or play amplified, but not distorted. It matters.
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Old 2002-09-18, 13:56
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what do different bridges do ?
oh i got $30,000 ill look into a brailian rosewood right after i tap Carmen Electras ass
that guitar must sounds damn good


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Old 2002-09-18, 14:44
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i think he ment that he'll get the guitar when he fucks carmen electra...which is never gonna happen, therefore getting that guitar will never happen
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no man ... woods really matter much



of course the fucking wood matters. if it didn't guitar makers would just use the cheapest wood they could find. it doesn't just matter on acoustics. everone that said "wood doesn't matter" i consider to be a whole lot dumber.
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Old 2002-10-12, 14:30
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woods...

Woods will affect tone, be it electric or acoustic.

Heavy distortion hides alot of the properties, but take 2 Jackson Soloists with the same pickups side by side, but make one out of another wood, you will hear the variation of tone.
From a physics point of view, no two woods have the same density, etc..so the way they vibrate and resonate results in many tones.

Alder or Poplar has a tendancy to be brighter,Mohgany(sp?) is darker and more bassy...which is why, for example, a Alder guitar with a Duncan JB pickup has a "icepick through the head" lead tone, while in a mohagany guitar, the JB sounds really smooth.


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Old 2002-10-30, 22:33
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a question about wood a guitars made out of...

does wood have a big factor in sound? I'm looking at jackson sl2s and i was wondering if alder was a good material, but they also make the guitar out of mahogany. Is one better for one reason or another? i know that if i was getting a table, i'd prefer it out of mahogany, but what about guitars?
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Old 2002-10-31, 06:17
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yeah, the wood influences the sound, like the sustain, depth, warmth, I don't know HOW and in what magnitude, I'm not a guitar expert.
but for basses it works like this, if the body is made out of a quality wood, the sustain can be much better and the tone might be warmer, also, if the neck is made out of (for instance) 5 piece maple/bubinga, it will be much more solid, and it won't de-form at all. (necks tend to get a bit bent over the time, especially with basses)
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Old 2002-10-31, 08:23
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yeah I think wood affects the quality of a guitar in its sustain , life and deepness of tones ... but I think the more important factor is how the woods are finished together , if the guitar body from inside is finished with many logs of wood or only one peice


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Alder is a lighter wood that makes it easier to carry. Mahogany is heavier but gets
much better sustain. A Les Paul is made out of mahogany. I've got a PS-4 that is made out of alder and it sounds kinda funky. The mahogany might cost more.
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the size of your wood don't matter man, and if it does, it's width that counts, not length.

heh, j/k

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Old 2002-11-01, 13:59
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thats a good thing, I was getting confused by all those woody threads out there

atif, you sound like the wood expert here

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it seems that my post has disappeared so i'll ask again

whats chesswood and basswood?
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