[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rtnx-gnMrTQ&list=UUFuEvs_baSE2v4QWtQL2dsw&index=11]More On Electric Guitar Tone Woods With The AMAZING Scott Grove - YouTube[/VIDEO]
When I posted his 'dumb motherfuckers' video, I kinda liked him by the end of it. He was annoying, then informative, then funny.
He's uber annoying this time though and could easily have made this just as informative but with 99% less douche.
One question I have is - although wood is clearly not magnetic, the way in which it makes the strings resonate acoustically MUST have some bearing on the way the pickups 'pick up' the sound?
I mean, if it was true, how come I don't get on with Basswood guitars? I don't sit there and play them acoustically to make my judgement! I've recorded them, and analysed, and A/B'd a million guitars, often with the same pickups (especially when we're talking about EMG's, which are supposed to have little bearing on the tonewood anyway due to their nature, yet I've got recordings sitting on my hard drive of many different guitars with EMG's, in the same tuning and the same strings, sounding vastly different).
Pete in my band is actually looking into this, because all the resources out there are either completely subjective or talking pure bollocks. The guy has a degree in Materials and is in a job related to it, so if anyone is likely to work it out it'll be him.