StreamLine Posted February 1, 2004 Report Share Posted February 1, 2004 i can certainly hear how different woods sound on electric guitars, how they sustain and react to different pick-ups. but why? is the question for me - i know how pickups work, strings vibrate, creating a magnetic pitch, which moves poles in pickups, then they work as electromagnets, and the winding picks up the current along with the frequencies, which is then filtered by pots, then into amp to be amplified and made 'sound'...... i got all that, but then how can body wood affect tone? and why? sure it resonates, but it does not give off magentic current does it? so however long the mahogany sustains for in your LP, why should this matter to the pickups, since they're picking up the string's movement? i mean, how is the sound you hear when tap toning a wood get into pickups? i just dont get it........ i mean if only strings matter, then in effect a rod with a bridge fitted and pickups and strings should have the same sound as a '59 LP with same p-ups and bridge, but it clearly doesnt...... how come? i hope i have explained it clearly, so someone help me out of my confusion please! thanks, Roman Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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