Tone Woods

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Tone Woods

Post by The Stratmangler » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:46 pm

For what seems to be forever, there has been a disagreement about the use of Tone Woods for electric instruments.
The nays argue that all that matters is pickups and connected components.
The yeahs argue that an instrument is a system, and the materials make a difference.
This experiment tries to get to the heart of the problem.

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Re: Tone Woods

Post by Nick » Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:06 pm

Seems like a pointless argument, if the design is such that the wood matters the wood matters, if not it doesn’t.
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Re: Tone Woods

Post by IslandPink » Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:21 pm

Very silly video !
So Nick, how do we know if the design is such that the wood matters, or doesn't matter ?
Seems to me the wood will matter on any guitar, to some extent - given what we find with turntables.
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Re: Tone Woods

Post by Nick » Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:34 pm

So Nick, how do we know if the design is such that the wood matters, or doesn't matter ?
We don't, so are still no closer to some absolutist ideal.

As you say, the key is "to some extent", its just how big that extent is.
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Re: Tone Woods

Post by jack » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:19 pm

Although I cannot play a note, just to say I've spent fantasticly interesting and informative time on visits to Timberline in Tonbridge. Be going there for many years.

It's another world - never knew so many beautiful woods existed or how specific some of their properties were.

The place mainly caters to luthiers, but I love a bit of exotic wood for my nixie clocks & other stuff... off-cuts (not that they call them "off-cuts" or that they are cheaper per unit than the bigger stuff) are normally all I need for a clock base or similar, and it's nice to have something a bit more unusual...

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