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To whammy or not to whammy, that is the question!

Discussion in 'Musicians Corner' started by War_Blade, Jul 8, 2006.

  1. Horus

    Horus and his imaginary friend

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    Ebony > Maple
    for frettboards at least. Nothing beats a Hard Maple body.
     
  2. War_Blade

    War_Blade Member

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    sorry, i like maple frettboards for their looks and tone.


    thats tr00. My ideal guitar setup would be to own and PGM, a JEM, and a Universe

    so i can have a hardtail, a floating, and a 7 string.
     
  3. Horus

    Horus and his imaginary friend

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    But..... Sevenstring Floating And sevenstring hardtail!!! You need 2!!!
     
  4. War_Blade

    War_Blade Member

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    good point, can you buy me a hardtail???
     
  5. Horus

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    RobbM Another lefty freak...

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    Yeah, I do and kinda don't agree with that. If Romeo never used the bar at all and only played hardtail guitars, would you really notice or miss the bar usage? No. Paul Gilbert never uses the bar, well, his guitars don't even have them (ok ok, eccept for one model), and do you say to yourself, geee, I wish paul would use a whammy? nope. Then theres Vai, who would never, ever even think for one moment about not play with the whammy, because for him, its a part of him, and he uses it so well most of the time you don't even know hes using it, especially for subtle bends and vibrato, and he also uses it to get subtle wah'ish like vocals out of his notes as well. But then again, sometimes ya just gotta slap that bar and get your flutter on.:headbang:

    So it really depends on the guitar player and his style.
     
  8. War_Blade

    War_Blade Member

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    not, trying to be annoying, and this may be obvious but uh... just double checking.:)
     
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    RobbM - Plenty of players are great with hardtails, and I'm sure if Romeo had chosen to use hardtails all this time, he'd be great. But he would be different, there's no doubt in my mind of that. If he stopped using them right now, I think there would be a pretty big change in his style.
     
  10. RobbM

    RobbM Another lefty freak...

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    Righthanded..
     
  11. Yngvai X

    Yngvai X Dark Emperor

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    What guitar are you playing that is solid maple? that shit must weigh a ton.

    I like alder for the body and ebony for the fretboard myself.
     
  12. RobbM

    RobbM Another lefty freak...

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    Yeah, its worse than Mahogany. Imagine a LP made out of solid maple, yikes, better start making chiropractor appointments..
     
  13. Horus

    Horus and his imaginary friend

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    Yeah, it is, but with the right body shape, it's AMAZING!!!

    My other guitarrist buys bodies n parts n stuff from wherever and he brings 'em into the city (New York) and he has a guy who he pays to build his instruments n stuff. The last one which we went to pick up was a carved top Jackson Soloist style body and the neck was a neck he ordered from Warmoth awhile back, Wizard style neck, Maple w/ Ebony frets. We recently went to pick it up, and he let me play it. It's definitely one of the overall best guitars I've ever played in my entire life. It felt great, had nice tone and I can't possibly explain how much I'm in love with that guitar.
     
  14. J-Dubya 777

    J-Dubya 777 It NEVER ends

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    Ebony frets? Wooden frets like Gorge Washington's wodden teeth???

    J-Dubya
     
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    fretboard*
     
  16. Conti

    Conti Chief Conti

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    I like to use my bar a bunch,my badn mate tells to stop using it so much,lol
    I just use it to dive some and sometimes when im hold a power choard i would hit the wammy bar in time with the tempo
     
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    Tubbs Bi-weekly top album:

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    I use a bar sometimes, most of the time I don't use it cause I take it off and forget about it until I randomly find it days later... :erk:
     
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    From what I gather, the more heavier the wood the more dense the wood and therefore the better the resonance. So I dont really get why most guitars have so much extra baggage when they could just cut it off and upgrade the wood to bring it back to the same weight. Like cutaways.... why bother when u could just slice the horn bits straight off like on the flying V. And even the flying V has those extra bits going down the bottom. I know most ppl want style, but there isnt really any small built ones around..... at all. I'm guessing that would fix the weight problem a fair bit..... unless the amount of wood also effects the resonance but i dunno cos i'm an electrical engineer and not a wooden engineer :lol:.
     
  19. ABQShredHead

    ABQShredHead ©1970

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    Yikes, an EE who doesn't speak resonance? Sounds like trouble brewing...

    Resonance is applicable to all disciplines of engineering as well as Physics... i.e., designing a power amplifier properly so you don't end up with an oscillator.

    Electrical Engineering is the most broad of all engineering disciplines. It involves abstract thinking much more than any other discipline. As such, most EEs are able to delve into other disciplines much more easily. Our joke in uni was that 90% of the MEs were EE drop outs after their first Circuits course.

    By the way,
    <------- BSEE, Texas Tech University, 1994
     
  20. Androz

    Androz Lord of the Cheese

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    I almost don't use whammy, so in a not so distant(i hope) future I'll buy a Les Paul or a PRS custom
     

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