#2
Depends on what kind of sound you're going for.
It's all personal preference.
Try both out and see which you prefer.
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#3
I really can't tell the difference between the two woods when played, as with a lot of other people, unless they are played side to side of course, but I think mahogany would be suited better for a 7 string because it has better low end definition.
#4
^ But then again so does basswood, i personally cant seem to tell the difference bwteeen the two woods in regards to 7's, my mahogany body sounds really full and thick when based around B, yet i've played UV7BK's and various other RG 7's which still sound as good.

But from my experience i have noticed that mahogany is seemingly built for active pickups, more than basswood really, but that is entirely a personal observation.
#5
both woods are fairly well balanced, but mahogany has a more pronounced mid range, giving the illusion of a compressed sound, basswood is balanced through the full range... and as for my opinion, i'd go basswood, personal preference though.
#6
I have walnut and maple in my 7 string. Bass guitar woods. I would expect this to be very similar to mahogany and maple.

It's really hard to say because ibanez 7 strings tend to be loaded with Dimarzios, while Schecter is EMGs, and Carvin is crappy carvin pickps.
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#8
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What do you want, shred or heavy riffing?


That's still not a statement that can be generalized.

I have EMG's in my Ibanez RG320 which has a maple top and basswood body, great shred guitar. My carvin has the walnut body and maple neck with fairly weak humbuckers, still a great shred guitar. Neither of them do really heavy riffs very well but they sing on the top end.
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#9
Quote by MESAexplorer
That's still not a statement that can be generalized.

I have EMG's in my Ibanez RG320 which has a maple top and basswood body, great shred guitar. My carvin has the walnut body and maple neck with fairly weak humbuckers, still a great shred guitar. Neither of them do really heavy riffs very well but they sing on the top end.

Mahogany is for low end and it gives a deeper, fuller sound, while basswood is even all around with good definition.

Basswood is generally superior for shredding, while mahogany is great for low end work.
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#10
I'm not overly fond of the basswood guitars i've used, so i'd say mahogony out of the two. Walnut, Ash, Alder, Korina and Koa would also be some other good wood choices.
#11
All about Ash for low tunings/7 strings.

A lot more clarity and definition. Its also more percussive and I like that
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#12
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All about Ash for low tunings/7 strings.

A lot more clarity and definition. Its also more percussive and I like that



yeah i had considered that but was worried it would end up sounding like a 6 string banjo.
#13
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It's really hard to say because ibanez 7 strings tend to be loaded with Dimarzios


That's not really true, the Korn and Vai signature models come with DiMarzios but the standard ones (RG7321, RG1527 and S7320) all come with Ibanez's own stock pups.

And anyway that's hardly a factor; pickups can be changed, body wood can't.
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#14
Mahogany is the standard for sustain but also bottom end as it's an extremely dense wood.

Basswood is similar but is essentially the cheaper version. Since most amps/pedals boards will have a compression/sustainer, the wood for sustain becomes almost trivial if you tweak your settings right, and you can save tons if you don't mind the basswood models with similar electronics etc.
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#15
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That's not really true, the Korn and Vai signature models come with DiMarzios but the standard ones (RG7321, RG1527 and S7320) all come with Ibanez's own stock pups.

And anyway that's hardly a factor; pickups can be changed, body wood can't.


Which are all dimarzio based pickups.

Not many people are going to change pickups from the standard sized 7 string pickups to say EMG's. Not many schecters come with the standard 7 string pickups either...I believe only the Damien does.
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#16
For metal, (I'm assuming everything from Metallica to Cannibal corpse here because not quite specific enough) Mahogany for sure. Basswood is a carving wood, and very light, great wood for shredding because has a clean note impact all around. As of if you're playing a 7 mahogany is a much more efficient for lows generally, because basswood lacks in low end punch, not saying that it won't prodcuce them as well as mahogany, but it won't have the same type of impact that mahogany does. On another note, seeing as a lot of metal guys are thrashin around on stage, mahogany is a better choice than basswood, because basswood is a carving wood, and seeing as that, strap buttons and the such will strip the wood easily compared to mahogany, and let's face, it nobody looks cool with a cracked guitar on stage and the bar in your hand. But in the end, it just comes down to preferance. Mine being mahogany.
#17
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Which are all dimarzio based pickups.


DiMarzio based...that's like 'duncan designed'; means nothing.
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