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mm2002
10-21-2003, 08:24 PM
....to build a coffee table. I want one that has good tonal qualities when I accidentally bang my guitar against it. Any ideas?....Chuck?

[ October 21, 2003, 08:24 PM: Message edited by: mm2002 ]

Black Mariah
10-21-2003, 08:50 PM
Mahogany. It gives a deep, rich THUD that resonates quite well. If your house is loud and you really want it to cut through the mix, nothing beats a nice void-free piece of pine.

Chuckracer
10-21-2003, 11:51 PM
Poplar. Poplar rules. I love Poplar. images/icons/rolleyes.gif

Kamo
10-22-2003, 12:08 AM
*waiting for someone to come in expecting to smack someone else*

...

wait a minute...

*hides*

Kamo
10-22-2003, 12:09 AM
Well that's a first for me o.O
*noticed the flood protection and got confused*

[ October 22, 2003, 12:09 AM: Message edited by: Kamo ]

Newc
10-22-2003, 07:11 AM
Yeah flood protection protects against spammers and p0stwh0res images/icons/grin.gif

Anyhoo, I'd recommend oak or spruce for a coffee table - leave the tone woods to geetars images/icons/grin.gif

Newc

Budman68
10-22-2003, 01:19 PM
Originally posted by mm2002:
....to build a coffee table. I want one that has good tonal qualities when I accidentally bang my guitar against it. Any ideas?....Chuck? <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Wow, either your really short or you like your guitar hanging lower than Jimmy Page images/icons/grin.gif


Dave-&gt;

Dreamland_Rebel
10-22-2003, 03:18 PM
yeah, poplar is the best sounding, most expensive wood out there. only les paul super customs are made with it and its a 3 year waiting period. images/icons/rolleyes.gif

mm2002
10-22-2003, 08:58 PM
Originally posted by Black Mariah:
Mahogany. It gives a deep, rich THUD that resonates quite well. If your house is loud and you really want it to cut through the mix, nothing beats a nice void-free piece of pine. <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">graemlins/laugh.gif yeah, my house has a tendency to develop a lot of ambient noise and I really need something to cut through the mix! The pine sounds like it may be the right choice for me but I must ask....yes I must.....does the particular wood my guitar's made out of make a big difference? I mean, would a basswood body sound better against pine or mahogany? And would the type of finish make a difference? And what about pickups? Damn, there are so many variables here I'm not sure exactly what to use.
Oh and Dave, I was basing this question on me sitting on the couch playing, not standing up. graemlins/poke.gif I'm not sure I even remember how to play standing up! graemlins/laugh.gif

nor
10-22-2003, 10:29 PM
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Basswood.
It's soft enough not to dent yer axe too much. The table will look like sh-ite - not the guitar!

toejam
10-22-2003, 10:34 PM
I like to use morningwood a lot. images/icons/grin.gif

VitaminG
10-23-2003, 04:05 AM
to sit your coffee on?!?

Genebaby
10-23-2003, 07:29 AM
To hold his donut!!!! images/icons/shocked.gif

Budman68
10-23-2003, 09:40 AM
Originally posted by Genebaby:
To hold his donut!!!! images/icons/shocked.gif <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Yeah, just one! graemlins/laugh.gif graemlins/poke.gif


Dave-&gt;

toejam
10-23-2003, 10:22 AM
Yeah, for one of those mini Dunkin' Donuts. images/icons/blush.gif

mm2002
10-23-2003, 10:04 PM
graemlins/laugh.gif you guys! graemlins/laugh.gif

etaeniura
10-23-2003, 10:12 PM
I think you mean Hostess "donettes"