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11-19-2006 08:43 PM
Big Red
Re: Body Wood Question

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Originally Posted by Angryibanezguy View Post
Big red...You need a manpon
Oh no, not again!
11-19-2006 06:40 PM
Angryibanezguy
Re: Body Wood Question

Big red...You need a manpon
11-14-2006 08:07 PM
Big Red
Re: Body Wood Question

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Originally Posted by eviltwin View Post
Swamp ash for example could well fit in between Basswood and Mahogany.
I hate it when I get swamp ass! I can't sit for days.
11-14-2006 06:04 PM
joey the possum
Re: Body Wood Question

Thanks to all for the advises. I decided upon the RG321MH and I LOVE it.

Thanks again!
11-08-2006 03:26 PM
rty13ibz98
Re: Body Wood Question

you will have a hell of a time finding an rg to get the "les paul" tone. those are truly different guitars. the rg's with mahogany bodies will come close as they are fatter more midrange spongy guitars. ibanez's artist series are as close as you will find to a les paul. i use the arc300 for my les paul tones as well as an sz520. both loaded with duncans. a jazz and jb, alnico 2 pro and jb respectively. they give me an identical les paul tone out of an ibanez. but the specs are very close to a les paul as well. the arc300 being the closest. now, the ar300 is ibanez's truest les paul alternative(according to them), but i actually prefer the arc300 as it is a single cut. it has a better bridge/tailpiece combo for tone transfer as well, but only your preference will determine which is better for you.


rich
11-06-2006 09:00 PM
t1r12003
Re: Body Wood Question

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Originally Posted by nocluejimbo View Post
A mahogany body with a maple neck would come as close as you'll get. The problem is that the construction of an LP is totally different. The LP has a set neck, made of mahogany, with a shorter scale.
I second this statement. It's going to be tough to mimic a set neck 24 3/4" scale length very thick bodied LP in an Ibanez, but I do have a bolt on mahogany guitar with a maple neck and it comes close to this sound.
11-06-2006 04:31 AM
eviltwin
Re: Body Wood Question

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Originally Posted by Big Red View Post
Ash is even brighter than alder.

Here is a list of woods from brighter to darker:

Maple
Ash
Alder
Basswood
Mahogany

I'm not a expert on woods, so if the pros out there that need to correct me, then please do so.


Cheers and play on.
The thing is joey wants a single wood body to emulate maple capped mahogany, that's why I suggested ash. Besides that, of all the materials on your list ash and mahogany are the most variable. Swamp ash for example could well fit in between Basswood and Mahogany.
11-05-2006 11:50 PM
joey the possum
Re: Body Wood Question

Oh, Okay, thanks for the clarification.
11-05-2006 01:50 AM
nocluejimbo
Re: Body Wood Question

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Originally Posted by joey the possum View Post
Sorry for the ignorance, do you mean a mahogany body with a maple neck or maple fretboard? Or both maple neck and fretboard? Or maple neck with say, a rosewood fretboard.

Thanks for any clairification.
Maple neck. Rosewood fretboard. The standard.
11-05-2006 01:12 AM
Big Red
Re: Body Wood Question

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Originally Posted by eviltwin View Post
how about ash?
Ash is even brighter than alder.

Here is a list of woods from brighter to darker:

Maple
Ash
Alder
Basswood
Mahogany

I'm not a expert on woods, so if the pros out there that need to correct me, then please do so.


Cheers and play on.
11-04-2006 10:37 PM
joey the possum
Re: Body Wood Question

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Originally Posted by nocluejimbo View Post
A mahogany body with a maple neck would come as close as you'll get. The problem is that the construction of an LP is totally different. The LP has a set neck, made of mahogany, with a shorter scale.
Sorry for the ignorance, do you mean a mahogany body with a maple neck or maple fretboard? Or both maple neck and fretboard? Or maple neck with say, a rosewood fretboard.

Thanks for any clairification.
11-04-2006 05:24 PM
nocluejimbo
Re: Body Wood Question

A mahogany body with a maple neck would come as close as you'll get. The problem is that the construction of an LP is totally different. The LP has a set neck, made of mahogany, with a shorter scale.
11-04-2006 05:16 PM
eviltwin
Re: Body Wood Question

how about ash?
11-04-2006 04:24 PM
joey the possum
Re: Body Wood Question

Thanks for the response. Does anybody know of a non "topped" wood. That would come close tonally? Like mahogany, alder or basswood alone?
11-04-2006 04:02 PM
taracatac
Re: Body Wood Question

The MIJ 520QS may come close. It is a mahagony body with a quilted sappele top. I used to own one, and it sounded great.
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