#1
What is the best type of wood, in a guitar, for playing metal and shred.
i.e. the wood that gives you a nice lowend and great highs.

\Sorry if his has been asked before, but I couldn't find something like this.
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#2
http://www.warmoth.com/guitar/options/options_bodywoods.cfm

check out here for the wood type descriptions

the usual choice for metal would probably be mahogany, but for shred and metal I think alder would suit the best
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#3
maple or ash, if im wrong btw dont get all over me about it, im not real sure bout ash but i know for a fact that maple is, and also i think there is a lesson on here about the different types of woods, its really fu**in helpful
#5
^ Don't u mean the fingerboard? Most necks are made out of maple with a rosewood fingerboard. Great for metal!
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#6
I have been looking at stuff, and am either going with an Alder body or a Swamp Ash body with a maple neck with Ebony fret board.

Any problems or suggestions?
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#7
The maple/ebony neck is a very good choice so go with that. However i think mahogony is best for metal because there are very few "metal" guitars that are made of something else.
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#8
it depends on your pickups as well. if you are using active pickups, wood wont matter nearly as much as the pre-amp
#9
I plan on getting a custom Carvin DC727 and just putting in X2N 7 in the bridge and a PAF 7 in the neck. So, no, I am not getting active, so I'm guessing the wood matters more now?
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#10
Does anyone else ever wish Gibson made a solid maple les paul? The way les originally wanted it.
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#11
maple is ass **** bright, alone they can get pretty ugly. Btw, that ebony fretbaord will decrease sustain. and alder is a decent choice, and mahogany can sound muddy with bad pickups and lots of gain. swamp ash might be intresting to hear.
#13
My maple body squier has a very bright tone....

Way too bright. Extremely hard to get a good tone with IMO....A Maple LP might be a bit better because of all the wood but Maple is stupidly heavy as well, my Strat is heavier than my mahogany LP...
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