#1
Such as the RR3. Wouldn't something like mahogany be more fitting for a purely heavy metal guitar like this? I'm just curious...
#2
Maybe just to give them a different tone than 90% of the metal guitars out there that use mahogany? And the alder is really sweet for leads IMO.
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#3
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Maybe just to give them a different tone that 90% of the metal guitars out there that use mahogany? And the alder is really sweet for leads IMO.


Good point...I also just thought of something with the V shaped guitars. Its pretty annoying to play them sitting down so I think alot of people play them while standing and I think alder weighs considerably less than mahogany. Maybe they took that into consideration? Who knows..
#4
because they were the first superstrats, and mahogany was really only used on les pauls and SGs back then. i dunno, they're trying to stand out? alder's cheaper?
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Maybe just to give them a different tone that 90% of the metal guitars out there that use mahogany? And the alder is really sweet for leads IMO.
Yeah Different woods have different tones and those guitars are best if used for highs and mids, while mahongany (which is heavier) is good for lows and mids.
#8
V's are comfy to play sitting down. Just use the classical position.
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#10
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Maybe just to give them a different tone that 90% of the metal guitars out there that use mahogany? And the alder is really sweet for leads IMO.

I Wouldn't say that 90% of metal guitarist use Mahogany, Id say that maybe about 50-60% maximum, Alder has a great metal tone, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Van Halen, Dragonforce, Randy Rhoads and Alexi Laiho all use alder almost exclusively.
#11
Aren't the S series and Iceman guitars that Dragonforce use made from mahogany?
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#12
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Aren't the S series and Iceman guitars that Dragonforce use made from mahogany?

Sam used a RR3 for quite a while, he just recently started using an iceman.
#13
jackson uses alder because it grows out of their ass, and if they dont use it, their sewer systems will blow up from all the alder trees. . . thats why.


I honestly have no idea why, but they do, so deal with it
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#16
Some of Soloists are made of mahogany but IMO alder Jacksons are really good. I have DK-2 and this guitar is better than guitars much more expensive and has better sound...
#17
I think if Every guitar maker used the same kind of wood they would all just sound the same... use different wood to sound different and BE different!!! or like Tubadude said, They have it growin out of their ass!!!!
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I Wouldn't say that 90% of metal guitarist use Mahogany, Id say that maybe about 50-60% maximum, Alder has a great metal tone, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Van Halen, Dragonforce, Randy Rhoads and Alexi Laiho all use alder almost exclusively.

yeah i love the sound of alder, much crisper then mahogany IMO (as well as being brighter and all the rest that its commonly associated with)

i prefer the crunchy metal tone you can get rather then the smoother bassier tone thats easier to find on a mahogany guitar
#20
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yeah i love the sound of alder, much crisper then mahogany IMO (as well as being brighter and all the rest that its commonly associated with)

i prefer the crunchy metal tone you can get rather then the smoother bassier tone thats easier to find on a mahogany guitar

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#21
Another good question would be : How come every frickin Jackson has a Frickin Bolt-on neck?, the Answer? Cuz Fender bought Jackson a couple years back............I wouldnt mind Jackson so much if they'd just make at least one guitar with a Thru-Neck?!?!?!.............ERGGGG
#22
There's nothing wrong with a bolt on neck... They're just different, not worse or something.
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#23
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Another good question would be : How come every frickin Jackson has a Frickin Bolt-on neck?, the Answer? Cuz Fender bought Jackson a couple years back............I wouldnt mind Jackson so much if they'd just make at least one guitar with a Thru-Neck?!?!?!.............ERGGGG

jackson do make thru-neck, most USA models are Thru neck.
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There's nothing wrong with a bolt on neck... They're just different, not worse or something.

+!. a good bolt on can be just as comfy and good as a neck thru
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#25
I would definitely prefer a bolt on neck. That way, if the neck breaks, the whole guitar isn't FUBAR.

I mean, this kinda thing usually doesn't happen if you're careful, but accidents happen. I especially wouldn't want a thru-neck on the anorexic Wizard necks of the Ibanez RGs.
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#26
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Another good question would be : How come every frickin Jackson has a Frickin Bolt-on neck?, the Answer? Cuz Fender bought Jackson a couple years back............I wouldnt mind Jackson so much if they'd just make at least one guitar with a Thru-Neck?!?!?!.............ERGGGG

enter teh soloist...

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#27
I mean, this kinda thing usually doesn't happen if you're careful, but accidents happen. I especially wouldn't want a thru-neck on the anorexic Wizard necks of the Ibanez RGs.

I agree, I have one and it seems solid enough, but maybe after some extreme gigging and hitting it against various things whilst jumping about like a maniac I feel it may take some 'damage' as to say. Plus I need to take it off to refinish mine
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#28
Contrary to popular belief, Alder sounds ****in' sweet with distortion. Don't let the fact Strats are made of it put you off
#30
I like alder better then mahogany for metal.
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