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Interesting article on guitar wood

Discussion in 'Bar' started by egan., Dec 28, 2014.

  1. egan.

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    The results are more or less what I expected : not over dramatic difference, however the difference is noticeable. The koa sounds smoother and darker than the other 3 by far, for example !
     
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    Neat test. I have always liked Alder bodies and personally it was my favorite sound in this test so I feel mildly vindicated.
     
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    Cool test. Would be nice to see one with mahogany involved.
     
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    XxSicRokerxX Gabriel R.

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    Yes, Alder vs Mahogany would be really nice :D
     
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    I'm quite impressed with the results. The difference is HUGE!
     
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    I think one of the reason why this debate keeps going is that rarely do I see any testing that includes different types of pick-ups. Some pups, especially actives can sound pretty much the same no matter what you put them in. I think this is why you see one camp saying wood makes a huge difference to the sound and another saying that they don't hear much difference.

    I used to be in the don't hear too much difference camp but I also used to be an EMG user, since moving to passives I hear much more of a difference.
     
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    finally something more scientific.

    I think the main reason why there's so much misconception about this, is something that was also stated in the article: seldom will 2 guitars from the same model sound the same by default.
    So it's hard to get a grasp on where the difference you hear comes from.

    And yeah, emgs might play into that as well. Although I wouldn't say it makes every guitar sound the same to put, for example, an 81 in there, there's more difference with passive pups, generally.
     

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