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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-20-2010, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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Which wood for project guitar

Alder or Basswood? Whats the difference in tone ect. I can get the Custom Machined Jem in either of these two wood types only. 100.00
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-20-2010, 05:55 PM
 
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Re: Which wood for project guitar

Personely i would go for alder.
More sustain and more clear.

Overall its a more richer tonal wood,basswood sounds more compressed.

To they have swampash to?
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-20-2010, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Which wood for project guitar

Check out (www.theguitarboard.com)
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-20-2010, 06:20 PM
 
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Re: Which wood for project guitar

Alder all the way!
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-22-2010, 03:37 AM
 
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Re: Which wood for project guitar

the alder also has some cool grain if ya like that. I am going to get me a body from them or another body builder on my next project.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-22-2010, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Which wood for project guitar

I see now that these bodies are available in Mahogany as well some other exotic woods.
I was originally gonna do a swirl. but now I think I'll do an exposed natural wood grain finish
with a clear coat. I'll get the Alder body. The guy that sells those bodies lives about 2 miles from me. I have never been to his shop but when it's time to buy, I'll just give him a call and maybe I can go there and check the bodies out first hand.
If I go with an Original Floyd Rose Bridge, should I have the guitar bridge pocket routed for an OFR, or should I just buy one off the shelf that has the Jem style bridge route.
The dude that makes these bodies says that the Jem style route will work with an OFR.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-22-2010, 11:07 AM
 
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Re: Which wood for project guitar

I am not sure which body maker you are dealing with again, I usually see them with a diffrent name. I imagine any of them that are any good would be making the routing OFR,Edge,Edge Pro,Lo Pro Edge compatable. Edge pro may not be in the list, but I would make it able to accept all those.
Do you really like the OFR??? I just can't believe the returnability and the abuse I can put my Edge through. I can then let go of trem arm, hit tuner and it is dead on. I mean dead on. Not 1/8th of a light either side.
The JEM is shipped stock with the Edge? or the Edge Pro?? Regardless I believe a OFR should drop right in.
From what I have read anyway. I have not used a OFR since 1992
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-22-2010, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Which wood for project guitar

I'm not hell bent on the OFR, it's just that I didn't see Edge Pro as an available route.
I'll pass you the web address and you can check it out for yourself.
(www.theguitarboard.com)
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