tb av wrote:
Anyone have any idea when Louis C K up there in that video taps the Alder and then the Ash.... I thought the Ash sounder higher resonant. I must be listening to the wrong thing or simply can't hear it. Do you all hear the Ash as lower?
I hear the ash as a 'low-high' sound (or scooped out lower mids & forward/hard upper mids, if you prefer); the alder sounds like it has a higher bass cutoff frequency (higher corner frequency in the 'low rolloff') and is pleasantly full and weighty, without being overly fat, in the low mids and its tone feels integrated and extended on top without being overly forward in the upper mids. But hey--that's just my $.02? I will tell you if someone said, "You can buy this alder body right now for $150", I would almost certainly do it because I thought it sounded really good... there also is a relaxed, unstressed feel to the sound it makes. Going one step further with this thought, I would characterize the alder body, when used in an electric guitar as likely to produce a fundamental-oriented sound and the ash body to produce a harmonics-oriented sound.