Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Re-string holiday

Nothing like re-string therapy on a holiday. My Ibanez RG471 gets a fresh set of strings & moisturized fretboard. This is one of my guitars sporting a very low action profile with a set of 009s. 

The Screamin' Demon/ '59 pair is really something here. I like how the squawking midrange of the Demon gets offset by the ask body's trebly response. 


TK. said...

Just curious as to your thoughts on whether the guitar's wood (be it body or neck) has any part to play in the "tone" of the instrument?

As you might be aware, the internet is swarming with non-believers, indicating that it is scientifically impossible for the guitar's wood to play a major part in the overall tone of the guitar.

subversion.sg said...

Good day my friend 😁 This is a personal take with reference to the number of years I spent time playing the guitar & I have no obligations to agree to the popular opinions out there but I respect the substance put forth backed by scientific reasoning.

An acoustic assessment would reveal that the different wood types used to craft an instrument do give off different resonance. We can easily knock in these wood & hear the obvious differences. A simple understanding of this is that each wood structure/ composition induces vibration differently due to the different grain structure, namely close & open pores. Over the years I noted that wood type is a secondary influence to weight. This is the reason, for example, why Les Pauls of the exact series sound different if their weight are different. However, we know that weight factors for a guitar in its entirety are also influenced by non-wood components & so the understanding here gets complicated. Of course, it applies to instruments of other brands as well.