Tone Concrete!

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  1. Dreamdancer

    Dreamdancer Senior Stratmaster

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    Some random dude basically poured cement over a mould and made a concrete body that can rival any kind of strat made by the most experienced luthiers and people still talking about electric guitar "luthiery" and tone woods that breathe and resonate.....:D
     
  2. =KARMA=

    =KARMA= Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Which ever way you look at it, this is some ‘concrete’ evidence that will likely get the tone-wood supporters all ‘excited’. :whistling:
     
  3. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    So, it's just marginally heavier than the Fender 70s ash body...:whistling:
     
  4. tery

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    That Strat would be great for Heavy Rock music !
     
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  5. soulman969

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    That and Les Paul's too. I had a '74 Deluxe that was close to 12lbs. :thumbd:
     
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    Yeah, but i bet if he had made the neck out of concrete too it would have sounded terrible... ???
     
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  7. Tsjackson

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    I reckon mastercrete cement sounds better than rugby though, and the difference in aggregate makes a huge difference to the mids...
     
  8. GilmourD

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    He's not quite random... This isn't his first build.
     
  9. Vermoulian

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    I'm surprised he didn't just drill bolt holes to mount the neck. He didn't seem to have any problem drilling other holes, and you can't add a shim after a neck has been epoxied into the pocket.
     
  10. Mr. Lumbergh

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    =KARMA= Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Oh yes,.......everyone loves a good tone wood debate!
     
  12. Mr. Lumbergh

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    Agree to disagree then. The concrete thing has been done a ton of times already.
     
  13. =KARMA=

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    Hmmm? Do you have any links to other similar concrete Strat threads on the site? I’d definitely be interested to read them. :thumb:
     
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  14. Mr. Lumbergh

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    If you do a search for some variation of "end of the tonewood debate" you'll likely see dozens of these threads. The concrete Strat, the cardboard Strat, it's all been done before and they frequently wind up locked. Just sayin'.
     
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    Well, there certainly have been plenty of the tone wood......errr, debates but there’s nothing else I can find on a concrete Strat, that is apart from this one.

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    The cardboard Strat was fun but I’d never heard of a concrete Strat build until I discovered it on YouTube just the other evening.
     
  16. Mr. Lumbergh

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    There was definitely a few on the concrete Tele and several on the cardboard Strat.
     
  17. =KARMA=

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    Marginally......yes.
     
  18. =KARMA=

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    Hmmm? Nothing on concrete Tele either......

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    My buddy Tony trying out some Piezo pickups on a cinder block
     
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    Don’t forget the plasticiser!