#1
Is chambering better than non chambering? main concern i have is i would lose beef and low end.
#2
Are you talking about Les Pauls?
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#3
Well if that's your concern, then there's no problem, chambered/semi-hollow guitars have more mid and low presence than solid body equivalents.

The main problems you might face are:
- Weight balance issues, if a usually solid body is chambered too much it can become neck-heavy and be awkward to handle.
- Sustain can be reduced if the guitar wasn't chambered in a specific way; on the other hand if it was chambered correctly then sustain should be like normal or sometimes even slightly increased.
- Chambered guitars have less defined treble, often results in a muddier tone.
- Like semi-hollows and hollowbodies, chambered guitars can suffer from feedback problems, at least more than a complete solid body.
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#4
^ yeah, pretty much. it's not really better or worse, just different.
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Well if that's your concern, then there's no problem, chambered/semi-hollow guitars have more mid and low presence than solid body equivalents.

The main problems you might face are:
- Weight balance issues, if a usually solid body is chambered too much it can become neck-heavy and be awkward to handle.
- Sustain can be reduced if the guitar wasn't chambered in a specific way; on the other hand if it was chambered correctly then sustain should be like normal or sometimes even slightly increased.
- Chambered guitars have less defined treble, often results in a muddier tone.
- Like semi-hollows and hollowbodies, chambered guitars can suffer from feedback problems, at least more than a complete solid body.



great reply thanks. i was referring to a prs or possibly les paul so LPs are imbalanced normally anyway which pisses me off. I might get a guitar with a rosewood neck and honduras mahogany so sustain should be good.

I didnt think a chambered guitar without f holes would feed back because the air isnt going out of the guitar..like on acoustic guitars you can get feedback busters for the hole.
#6
that's possible, i'm not sure to be honest. i was more agreeing with the general gist of his post that it doesn't sound worse, just different.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#7
People just seem to kneejerk and freak about chambering, again different not better or worse

Gibson actually offered a chambered custom shop body before changing the standard
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