#1
What percentage of importance does the pickups, body wood, and neck wood have on your tone?

Which makes the greatest difference?

Percentages would be very helpful, thanks
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Quote by jerm__
What percentage of importance does the pickups, body wood, and neck wood have on your tone?

Which makes the greatest difference?

Percentages would be very helpful, thanks



My guess is:

body wood:10-20%
neck 5-15%

Not sure about pups though.
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#4
amplifier ? is the biggest one on tone i think, but from a guitar...the neck is more minimal i think.

Every aspect of it counts in same way or another.
#5
For the guitar, i'd say a good majority is your pickups, then the woods.
The nut and hardware can also play a factor, but in the long run, the amp makes the biggest difference.
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#6
IMO, 90% of your OVERALL tone lies in your amp. In the guitar itself 70% is of the neck and body wood, the remaining 30% of the pickups. These percentage figures are what I roughly assume, though.
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#7
wood 100%
pickups 100%
amp 100%
ur finger 100%
ur pick 100%
frets 100%

they all effect tone.
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#8
^ agreed. it's impossible to put an exact figure on it, as everything interacts with everything else. Hardware makes a big difference too, and can also affect the percentages as well (neck wood, from what i hear, affects tone more in guitars with a trem)...
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^ agreed. it's impossible to put an exact figure on it, as everything interacts with everything else. Hardware makes a big difference too, and can also affect the percentages as well (neck wood, from what i hear, affects tone more in guitars with a trem)...



Really? hmm, i've always thought the pickups then body then neck.

That is pretty interesting, any idea where you hear that?
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bob johnson, the guy who made my legra. EDIT: i think it's possibly because with a floating trem, there's less coupling of the strings to the guitar's body. Maybe.
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bob johnson, the guy who made my legra. EDIT: i think it's possibly because with a floating trem, there's less coupling of the strings to the guitar's body. Maybe.



sweet, alright cool, thanks man.
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