November 2015 Guitar of the Month Contest Submissions

BlueTalon

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Mine is a retread, but I saw amigarobbo's bass and Geekydad's bass and thought I'd join the party.  Beautiful basses guys!
 

StaticRick

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I think I need to up my photography skills before I enter again. 
It won't be too long before I can do some "guitar in the snow" photos.
 

GOM

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DustyCat makes it 8! Good luck!

Last 24 hours or so to get any more entries in.

Gentle reminder - photos as attachments please. Not inline or linked. Couple of entrants would have been disqualified this month if GOM had been in a grumpy mood.
 

dmraco

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amigarobbo...LOVE the paint!!
I have to ask why a walnut body unless you are chasing a certain tone?
 

amigarobbo

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DMRACO said:
amigarobbo...LOVE the paint!!
I have to ask why a walnut body unless you are chasing a certain tone?

The neck was heavy, so I was going for a heavier body,
Here's the build thread:
http://unofficialwarmoth.com/index.php?topic=25536.0

Where I say

[quote author=Me]
Yep, I went for figured Walnut, in that finish! Ha! How do you like that Mother nature!!! No seriously, it's normal walnut, I wanted a heavy dense wood, I was going to go for Maple, but I think that might have been too heavy, so I went for something almost as heavy, and although we all know wood doesn't have an effect on tone, but according to somethings I've read the sound and  'responsiveness' ( http://www.alembic.com/info/wood_body.html ) of walnut is what I wanted. I dunno if it'll turn out like that especially with those pickups, until I finished it, but I will say it very quiet played acoustically. 
[/quote]

It does seem to be getting slightly louder acoustically, or maybe I'm just getting used to it. The Bass is probably a bit too heavy, but my spine is still relatively strong and flexible, for a man of my age. :-\
 

BlueTalon

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"...we all know wood doesn't have an effect on tone..." 

Aren't you overstating that a bit?  A lot of us, including the people at Warmoth, think exactly the opposite -- the choice of wood can have a substantial impact on the tone.


There is room for different opinions, of course.  If you don't think the choice of body wood will make a difference in the tone, I'm not going to try to convince you otherwise, but I'd avoid the blanket statements.
 

amigarobbo

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Sorry, that should have been read more along the lines of

"and although we all know wood doesn't have an effect on tone
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, but I've chosen the wood based on it's reported tone."

Actually without getting to much into the rather nasty t*newood debate, this series of videos makes for interesting if very long viewing

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1doUxjPfc7w[/youtube]

In fact forget the tone wood aspect, its just a series of interesting guitar build videos anyway.

Oh, and since I've started, how can a brass nut make a difference to the sound but not the physical properties of the thing that the nut is mounted in? Sure a guitar is made up of a load of different things, and it's hard to isolate individual effects, but for flips sakes there's a huge difference between saying that the body wood makes NO difference to the tone to saying the effect is so small as to be irrelevant once you've put it through 3 distortion pedals, a ring modulator, phaser and gulp, solid state amplifier.

At 132dB.


I'm going to have a lie down now.
 

GOM

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Fat Pete sneaks under the wire to make it a bumper 9 entries this month!

Good luck everybody, voting will be going live any time now...
 
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