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    ....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 ]
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    Re: What\'s the best kind of wood to use.............

    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.

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    • #3
      Re: What\'s the best kind of wood to use.............

      Poplar. Poplar rules. I love Poplar. [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img]

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        *waiting for someone to come in expecting to smack someone else*

        ...

        wait a minute...

        *hides*

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          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 ]

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            Re: What\'s the best kind of wood to use.............

            Yeah flood protection protects against spammers and p0stwh0res [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]

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

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            • #7
              Re: What\'s the best kind of wood to use.............

              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 [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]


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              • #8
                Re: What\'s the best kind of wood to use.............

                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. [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img]
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                  Re: What\'s the best kind of wood to use.............

                  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">[img]graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] 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. [img]graemlins/poke.gif[/img] I'm not sure I even remember how to play standing up! [img]graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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                    Re: What\'s the best kind of wood to use.............

                    [img]graemlins/idea2.gif[/img]
                    Basswood.
                    It's soft enough not to dent yer axe too much. The table will look like sh-ite - not the guitar!
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                    • #11
                      Re: What\'s the best kind of wood to use.............

                      I like to use morningwood a lot. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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                        Re: What\'s the best kind of wood to use.............

                        to sit your coffee on?!?
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                        • #13
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                          To hold his donut!!!! [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]

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                          • #14
                            Re: What\'s the best kind of wood to use.............

                            Originally posted by Genebaby:
                            To hold his donut!!!! [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]
                            <font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Yeah, just one! [img]graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/poke.gif[/img]


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                            • #15
                              Re: What\'s the best kind of wood to use.............

                              Yeah, for one of those mini Dunkin' Donuts. [img]images/icons/blush.gif[/img]
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