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Discussion in 'General Music Discussion' started by cesar, Jan 31, 2017.
As the title says , wood tone is a lie for eletric instruments.
Thoughts bout it?
Now where's that popcorn eating gif when I need it?
As shown by numerous well documented tests, it does have an effect since it affects string vibration pattern and, as a consequence, what the pickups are translating into an electric signal. The part it plays in the end result is, however, far more subtle than many a company's hyperbolic presentation would suggest.
1) It can affect the vibration of the string. This can affect attack and decay.
2) The pickups are attached to the wood. When the wood vibrates, the pickups vibrate. This vibration may be additive of subtractive to the strings vibrating in the magnetic field.
There are a lot of factors in the makeup of the guitar. I feel like too many people fall into what I call the "Physics 101" fallacy of over-simplifying very complex systems.
I'm sure there's a difference. BUT, it's funny that people seem convinced that the more expensive the kind of wood, the better the vibrations are, when there's no possible reason there'd be a direct correlation. "Oh, this is the most rare and expensive kind of wood and it is used for the desks of rich guys? That must mean it also creates the best-sounding guitars!!"
@ Hollowway : here
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