Pick ups ,not wood quality affect sound.

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  1. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Dr. Stratster Silver Member

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    No
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    The last place at which I wrote code...
    Had a stuffed toy horse...
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    Anyone was entitled...
    At any moment to pick it and fling it...
     
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    jvin248 Senior Stratmaster

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    OP ... go on youtube and type in "tone wood" and then type in "cement guitar"/"concrete guitar", "cardboard guitar", and even "ceramic guitar". There are carbon fiber acoustic guitars with no wood at all in them.

    Many players have opinions on both sides of the fence that they defend with religious zeal.
    At the end of the day those opinions are what cost believers or don't cost non-believers in guitar material selections.

    I just wish we'd convince the factories to build guitars from local not rain forest lumber. Non-believers really don't care, and those that do believe their guitar must have those special "tone woods" -- can't they play just a little bit better and overcome the difference? Look what is going on down there in 'the lungs of the world'. Who is building guitars with elephant ivory anymore? Factories were successfully able to switch the industry away from ivory.

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    Will Lefeurve Most Honored Senior Member

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    Surely it also depends on the 'lugholes' listening to said noise, tone, vibrations coming from this hypothetical instrument. Some may think.. oh wow!.. others may think... oh.. :rolleyes:
     
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  4. axis69

    axis69 Senior Stratmaster

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    Im talking about electric only.I know with acoustic guitars ,wood is quite relevant.
     
  5. Brian H

    Brian H Senior Stratmaster

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    you mean color doesn't effect the tone either?
     
  6. SachaPlusDeluxe

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    IME the wood of an electric guitar only really begins to factor in when you really turn up the volume but whether it’s good or bad is up to the player and people listening. I’ve got a plexi strat with some great pickups in it, biggest difference to my wood strats? When you turn the volume up the sound hardly changes. Do it with my custom shop and you can feel the whole guitar vibrate and you get more musical feedback with a “sweeter” tone/response
     
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    Nope...but spandex does
     
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    You’re joking right? Just having a bit of a laugh? Good one!:thumb:
     
  9. Paperback Rocker

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    I once made a guitar out of concrete that was a perfect replica of a Strat - an American Standard, to be precise. I mounted Fat 50s to it, the same pickups that were in my American Standard.

    The conclusion I drew from this experiment was that it was too heavy to play so I don't know how the pickups actually sounded.
     
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    It's mojo man, mojo. Your guitar either has it or not. As for me, I am just a simple man: give me a 62 strat, a Klon overdrive and a Dumble amp, no more, no less.
     
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    No matter what kind of music you play with that guitar it wil always sound like hard rock.
     
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    Man, I thought we made it a rule of no more than two of these threads a year.
    It's decided then, I am making a guitar out of Uranium.
    I will play "Radioactive" better than anyone.
     
  13. simoncroft

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    I applaud your input when it comes to the amount of lumber being taken from the rain forests. Fires are now breaking out on a regular basis in what should still be rain forests.

    Whatever the human race does from now on, we need to be very careful that it is sustainable.
     
  14. heltershelton

    heltershelton Vivamus libero Vivamus duris Silver Member

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    color is the ONLY thing that effects tone.
    you can take any guitar, sand the finish off, paint it a different color, and it will sound completely different.
     
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    I think that’s really the thing. It feels different so we respond to it differently. I’ve got two CS Strats and I’d say that’s the difference. As far as tone goes the old 97 American Standard I had was a great sounding guitar.
     
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    Yeah but it is real life - and I'm pretty confident if I did it with an appropriate sample size it would be the same
     
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    Ash sounds way brighter and harsher than Alder

    Ash + Rosewood/Ebiny fb are the only acceptable combo if u must choose Ash as a body
     
  18. heltershelton

    heltershelton Vivamus libero Vivamus duris Silver Member

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    my ash body tele with a maple neck sounds great.
     
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    I can't tell who won. :confused:
     
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