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post #16 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-10-2005, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Agathis bodies

Scott, right on thanks man. Yeah chunky is a good word. Fishhead thanks I will check that site out.
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post #17 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-12-2005, 04:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Scott Smith

I remember when people dismissed basswood as a cheap alternative to alder. basswood and poplar both. I'm not a huge fan of poplar but basswood is good...
Poplar is my favourite. It's very predictable as far as pickup performance. I can usually guess what a pup is going to sound like going into Poplar... I can get as much chunk out of my Tele as any LP...
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post #18 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-17-2005, 08:06 AM
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The new Line 6 Variax 300 is made of it, which is fitting because the guitar is all modeled anyway; why worry about the tone of the wood?
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post #19 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-21-2005, 02:04 AM
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Re: Agathis bodies

Warmoth also has a great page re: tone woods.

Oh yeah and Tom Anderson too:

I find wood to be one of the most important aspects of a guitar's sounds, mostly b/c unlike bridge, pickups, fretwire, tuners, etc., wood can't be changed. Wood and scale length you're stuck with.
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post #20 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-21-2005, 02:26 AM
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Originally Posted by robyogi
Ok, slightly OT but that page says that the "bass" in "basswood" is pronounced like the fish. agrees with them. WTF? I've been pronouncing it "base wood" for like 20 years. What an idiot!
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post #21 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-30-2013, 08:03 PM
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Re: Agathis bodies

ok, that's explains it!! I have a AX7221 and so surprise that its neck heavy and it claims that the body was made of mahogany, when I check the body, It looks like mahogany but wondering why its so light, so it might be made of agathis not mahogany.
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