Whitey Alder or Swamp Ash?

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Re: Whitey Alder or Swamp Ash?

Postby Badseeddbs » Thu May 10, 2007 7:33 pm

My Jake is a one piece mahogony, its heavy like a les paul.

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Re: Whitey Alder or Swamp Ash?

Postby Alkeys » Thu May 10, 2007 9:38 pm

Does the Mahogany sound badass? A lot different than an Alder one would?

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Re: Whitey Alder or Swamp Ash?

Postby skezza » Thu May 10, 2007 11:22 pm

I have a mahogany superstrat guitar, but it has a thick maple cap which takes the edge of it slightly, so it leans towards sounding more like a Les Paul, rather than a solid mahogany guitar like an SG.
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Re: Whitey Alder or Swamp Ash?

Postby sytharnia » Fri May 11, 2007 12:16 am

MetalHead wrote:
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Alkeys wrote:Any idea whether Jake's Whitey was Alder or Swamp Ash?

that is sweet :)
kinda' reminds me of this one ...

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yeah thats where I got the idea from....I just didn't want it to be as busy as georges

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Re: Whitey Alder or Swamp Ash?

Postby jefnel1 » Fri May 11, 2007 5:10 am

I don't have a SEJ-250, but my USA Custom Strat is 2 piece Honduran Mahogany. I knew it would sound pretty dark, so I offset the tone with a flamed Maple top and a Maple neck. This combination of woods really creates a unique tone. The darkness of a Les Paul, with the brightness of a Strat. I have Jake's pickup combo with 7-way pickup selection, so the guitar is very versatile in terms of tones.
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Re: Whitey Alder or Swamp Ash?

Postby Alkeys » Fri May 11, 2007 11:32 am

Jefnel- can you explain to me the 7 way pickup selection? Is that the way Jake had his strats wired?

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Re: Whitey Alder or Swamp Ash?

Postby Badseeddbs » Fri May 11, 2007 7:47 pm

Alkeys wrote:Does the Mahogany sound badass? A lot different than an Alder one would?


Much different. This guitar has the sweetest full tone I have ever heard from a strat with a pick gaurd.When I switch to the neck single it gets brighter but the neck position kills, real beefy. I get tones out of it that I just couldnt get anywhere else.

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Re: Whitey Alder or Swamp Ash?

Postby stratattack » Mon May 14, 2007 7:51 am

Most strat In the 1970's were ash but if you looking for a warm tone as well then go with the Mahogany every time ...
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Re: Whitey Alder or Swamp Ash?

Postby MetalHead » Fri May 18, 2007 6:06 am

stratattack wrote:Most strat In the 1970's were ash but if you looking for a warm tone as well then go with the Mahogany every time ...


true true :)
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