The debate over tone wood will soon be over.

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  1. TKOjams

    TKOjams Well-Known Member

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    Allright!!!! I'm all caught up with the videos and I too can not wait!!!
    Ken, I think you have gone above and beyond in the creation of the 2 test subjects. I can hardly see why anyone would balk at this fact. Keep us posted here on LT.
    Let the games begin!!!
     
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  7. Dave Locher

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    Which is which?? Guitar A clearly sounds fuller and warmer and Guitar B definitely sounds brighter and thinner. I am guessing A is mahogany and B is maple but I won't be shocked if I'm wrong?
     
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    There was definitely a difference in warmth between the two, as I expected. I'm assuming A was the 'hog one and B was maple.

    I wouldn't be surprised if it was the opposite though, as I've built a guitar that was fully maple bolt on that was much much warmer and chunky sounding than I expected. That may have been due to the spalted maple top and chambering though.
     
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    My ear is saying the same.
    One thing is certain, neither one sounds like Strat!:agreed:
     
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    of course some are saying I've lied about my samples so I'm doing one more test, filmed.
     
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    I feel like guitar B has more high end clarity, Which would lead me to guess it's the maple. To me, it's most evident in the 2nd sample, where the bass note (open low E, I assume?) gets washed out by the highs from Guitar B but stays quite prominent for Guitar A. But, tbh, the difference isn't as stark as I was expecting.
     
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    People seriously think you FAKED this?? Ignore them. Anyone saying %#+ like that does not want to accept the truth and nothing will ever change their minds. It's like trying to convince a conspiracy theorist that there aren't really reptile people living under the Denver airport - nothing anyone will say can convince them otherwise.

    Which reminds me: THANK YOU for doing this! I have been waiting for the sound clips since you first started this thread. Not because I wanted proof that the wood a guitar is made of affects the sound it produces, but out of pure curiosity to hear how big or small the difference would be and what each guitar would sound like.
    I am amazed at the trouble you went to with changing the hardware & pickup, etc. I, for one, really appreciate it.
     
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    Just as I expected ... anything else would have been illogical.
     
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    I've always felt the difference is much more stark when using distortion, as it amplifies the differences you hear when going clean.
     
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    toss in high volume to get the woods vibrating
     
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    considering spalted (mold eaten) maple is usually very soft and punky I agree with your "though"
     
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    sorry this one is so long, but it had to be....you'll see why...

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    yes...they do sound different!
    though,the test lacks finish....why don't you do a poly vs. lacquer test...LOL
    nice work man!!
     
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    That's an entire different argument, for another day.....done by someone else LOL
     
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