#1
whatis agathis how does it sound

is alder good for metal
jacksons are alder

are basswods good for metal
ibanez is basewood
#2
Agathis is a breed of trees who's wood is used in budget priced guitars - it sounds most similar to mahogany with a more "stale" tone.
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#3
I have an agathis guitar, and I'm the only person who doesn't complain about it.
People say it sounds dull and muddy.

Alder has a well balanced tone. It's very common and can be used for all kinds of playing styles.

Basswood is less dense than alder. It sounds warmer with a bit more midrange. However, not all pickups sound good in basswood bodies (EMG's for example. They work in Alder or Mahogany, but sound crap in basswood).
#4
Anything BUT agathis is good for metal, depending on your sound. Agathis has a really bad sustain which is BAD in metal. And it sounds very thin and loke like mahogany at all, Bazilisck311!
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loke like mahogany at all, Bazilisck311!


You misconstrue. Of the most popular tone woods, Agathis sounds most similar to Mahogany. I didn't say it sounded exactly like mahogany.

" it sounds most similar to mahogany "
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#6
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whatis agathis how does it sound

is alder good for metal
jacksons are alder

are basswods good for metal
ibanez is basewood


Everything else has been explained so I'd just like to point out not all Jacksons are Alder and Not All Ibanez's are Basswood
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Anything BUT agathis is good for metal, depending on your sound. Agathis has a really bad sustain which is BAD in metal. And it sounds very thin and loke like mahogany at all, Bazilisck311!


Actually, I have an agathis guitar, and it sounds really thick and resembles mahogany, although has a character of it's own.

I like it, actually.
#9
Alder=good for metal, jacksons do use it and they are great for metal
Mahogany=good for metal, gibsons, some ibanezes, other guitars use them, they are great for metal
Basswood=not as good as the other two but yeah good, ibanezes, deans, some jacksons use this, mainly lower end metal guitars, so if you havent got a lot of cash to spend a basswood will probably do you fine

Agathis=NO, if you are a beginner then go for it but if you want a second guitar i dont suggest a guitar with agathis, this is the reason people dislike BC Rich
#10
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(EMG's for example. They work in Alder or Mahogany, but sound crap in basswood).


but i heard that emg's were designed to remain unaffected by different woods...just what i heard, dont know if its accurate
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#11
It's tone is subjective, you have to try it and judge yourself. If you have the right amp, you can get a metal tone from any tone wood.
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#12
alder and basswood are lightweight woods that give off bright tones (Basswood is lighter and gives a brighter sound) and Agathis is barely a step above plywood. It sounds very dull and raw.

BTW, I'd suggest you stop looking for such a metal only guitar, because a guitare that plays only metal is the worst kind of guitar you can get.
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