- Sep 20, 2009
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Change is not a bad thing. No hate here. If we stuck with tradition we would still be driving model "T" s in any color you want, as long as it's black.
No, it isn't. What's this?But still, it's gonna sound different from another guitar made of another wood...
The idea of a non traditional wood is just a turnoff to people who are used to traditional woods (ebony and rosewood). Not to mention if you are like me you think the baked maple looks horrible on a LP......
Actually the good rosewood is more reddish than dark(at least the good stuff like on my 335) .They do dye it to make it look more like Brazillian though. In 5 years if BM is forgotten its because they have a better alternative , not neccessarily because they can use Indian rosewood again.I like Rosewood (which is a dark wood) on my LPs, and I like Maple (which is a light wood) on my Strats.
What I don't like is a light wood which has been burned slightly to make it look dark! I would rather a proper (raw!) maple board than a scorched one pretending to be something it isn't
Gibson have found the perfect compromise with their two-piece Rosewood fretboard!
In five year's time, nobody will remember BM fretboards!
I know, I knowNo, it isn't. What's this?
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Board, neck, body: tell me what they are. I double-dare you.
Part of it is purely down to change and 'messing with the formula'.
Part of it is the change in look.
Part of it is anger at Gibson being the only company to mess up its ebony/rosewood orders and then switching to alternate materials percieved as cheaper but not dropping the price.
(notice how I didn't mention change in tone )
Actually the good rosewood is more reddish than dark(at least the good stuff like on my 335) .They do dye it to make it look more like Brazillian though. In 5 years if BM is forgotten its because they have a better alternative , not neccessarily because they can use Indian rosewood again.
Gentlemen, you forget: the Platinum Ears live among us, possessing aural powers far beyond the understanding of mortal beings. They can hear the inferior tone of baked maple. They can hear the degraded tone of multiple piece backs. They can hear the very shapes of weight relief holes. They can hear the gold tips on their cables. They can hear what they want to hear.
Those of us who hear only what reality allows us to hear must not criticize or even question the PEs. If we do, we'll never hear the end of it.