#1
Sorry if this is in the wrong place.
Well the science fair is coming up at our school. A friend and I wanted to do a project related to guitars. We decided to experiment on how different woods make different tones. Any suggestions on how to approach this? If you guys have any other suggestions for a project, feel free to tell me.
#2
To answer: Get a bunch of guitars with different woods, load them with the same pickups. It's going to be a pricey experiment. I'd say that you should do something about how the guitar pickups work. That would be an ace science fair thing.
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#3
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I'd say that you should do something about how the guitar pickups work. That would be an ace science fair thing.

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The wood thing wood (see what I did there......I'll get my coat) be awesome but I can see it being as hatebreeder said, pricey. Pickups would definately be the simpler choice. Or you could even do the difference between solid state and tube amps .
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#4
Thanks guys, I'll have to discuss with my friend.
Can this be done without doing anything to the guitars themselves? My friend and I could probably head off the local guitar shop and try the guitars with EMGs, since most of them have the 81/60 combo
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Thanks guys, I'll have to discuss with my friend.
Can this be done without doing anything to the guitars themselves? My friend and I could probably head off the local guitar shop and try the guitars with EMGs, since most of them have the 81/60 combo


EMGs will not be the most ideal thing for testing the differences between tone woods.
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#7
Simple. Get cuts of different wood, exactly the same size, mount them all between two metal brackets, get a hammer and lightly tap each one. Measure with an occilliscope and a DB meter.
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Simple. Get cuts of different wood, exactly the same size, mount them all between two metal brackets, get a hammer and lightly tap each one. Measure with an occilliscope and a DB meter.


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#10
Well, unless standards have changed, don't you have to come up with a hypothesis or something and try to prove/disprove it for a good science project? Personally, unless its something you can measure and make fact of, tis not gonna fly. Science and experiments is about facts, not opinions. Unless you could find a way to measure the EQ response, I can't see it getting a very good grade.