#1
Hey does anyone know if the tone between alder wood or ash would be severly different with a maple neck which is already gonna make it bright? I'm looking for an EVH sound and I know his is ash but would it not really sound that much different?
#3
Yeah i was looking at that and didn't know if that was completely accurate. Anyone know if it will be any different. I want that bright tone but will using alder give it up?
#4
Warmoth is a pretty reliable place. God knows they have enough money to do the research....

It won't give up any bright tone. Just us the right pots and caps.
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#5
alder is just a cheaper version of ash. It's not nearly as nicely figured as ash, but tonally it's almost identical. If built well, both are perfect woods for guitars
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#6
Alder is still a reasonably bright tonewood. Hard ash is quite bright and it's too much for most people while swamp ash isn't as bright as alder. Most people can hear the difference but it isn't huge. If you aren't sure you could always look into poplar. It's a touch brighter than alder and it has better sustain than alder but it isn't as bright as hard ash. As an added bonus it's cheep.
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#7
wow good to know. Thanks guys I'm pretty sure I'll search for a poplar or alder guitar cus I just can't afford ash right now.
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alder is just a cheaper version of ash. It's not nearly as nicely figured as ash, but tonally it's almost identical. If built well, both are perfect woods for guitars

Not to say alder is cheap, that makes it sound like it's agathis or plywood or something

but yeah, they're really similar, but hard ash is a bit brighter, and I think swamp ash might have a bit less midrange..
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