#1
I know fender is alder but how does alder sound with humbuckers? And really which is the best wood?
#2
I suppose it depends on the tone you want.
I'm no wood expert, though.
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I know fender is alder but how does alder sound with humbuckers? And really which is the best wood?


it's all subjective. I'd suggest you go to a music store and jude for yourself.
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#4
There is no best wood. It's all personal preference.

The three most popular woods undoubtedly are Alder, Mahagony, and Basswood.
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hehe... *resists wood joke*

There really is no "best" wood, Mahogany and alder are generally the top of the line though. Generally, Mahogany hides the highs and accents the lows, while as alder does the opposite and is more prone to really let the highs ring.

I like them both, I think if you were recording artist it would be a really good idea to keep a few of each around, because they both have their pro's and con's.
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So which one is more versatile?


are you serious? Everyone's already been telling you it's all subjective. That means everyone is going to have different opinions.Every wood has a different set of pros and cons. tbh the only way to know is to play some for yourself.
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So which one is more versatile?


Basswood :/ Really though, it's subjective. In general though, alder is better if you want clear, screaming highs (most of Steve Vai's guitars are alder), and mahogany is better for nice, chunky rhythms. Basswood is about in the middle of these two.
#9
there really is no best wood. depends on the tone your after. mahogany is a bit warmer than alder. alder has a balanced tone, warm and bright.
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#10
Swamp ash is better than alder at giving a bright sound while sustaining like crazy.
Mahogany, is better for the opposite.
Basswood is great cause it sustains lots too, while remaining neutral.
#12
Mahogany, since Angus from AC/DC and Iommi from Sabbath both use SG's which are mahogany guitars.
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#13
So if i get an sg and i have a strat should i pretty much have the classic rock stuff covered?
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So if i get an sg and i have a strat should i pretty much have the classic rock stuff covered?


Thats exactly what I'm planning on doing. However the best wood is still Ent wood. But its pretty rare.
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