If it played terrible too, chances are the problem wasn’t the finish, but the finisher…I stripped a guitar of it's finish once and I really didn't sound the same afterwards.... that's all I know. It was a junky thing made of plywood though, so maybe the finished was almost holding it all together in some way, like it had become part of the 'structure' of the guitar or something. .. but yeah, it sounded and played terrible afterwards.
Musicianship has nothing to do with this time-wasting distraction.everything makes a difference. does a thick finish make an important difference, in most cases, no. does it make enough difference for me when finishing, to not over-mil wood to an encased in plastic state, absolutely.
you would think a forum of musicians would be sensitive to finer points.
the body doesn't effect the sound, the pickups are what effects the sound. See les paul and the log. or just think about it.Well I guess it's another one of these threads and another bunch of sarcastic answers.
When I stripped the finish off my 1990 USA Strat there was an obvious difference, but I'm a guitar --> straight into clean amp player mostly.
The sound was less mid-focused, and more balanced comparatively from bass to treble.
Really, how could it not make a difference when you scrape off a thick, hard, poly finish that is restricting the vibration of the body?
All this talk of it not affecting electric guitars, I respectfully disagree. Even if you use some overdrive, there's going to be a difference.
The point is whether YOU care or notice a difference, otherwise...carry on.
as long as the screw tension is sufficient to allow the strings to vibrate and stay in tune, the torque don't matter. a guitar is a construct to hold a set of strings at tension in a constant manner so that they will vibrate in an easily reproducable matter, over and over again. this allows the "player" to fret the strings and produce notes and chords. Said note and chords produced on the string by picking or plucking induces a current in a pickup which is a coil of copper wound around iron. The induced current is amplified by an amplifier, the amplifier can and does modify the sound produced by the guitar via the currents amplified.Have you removed the neck and re-attached it before?
It makes a difference because the screw tension varies every time.
I'm going to have to disagree with this, magicfingers.as long as the screw tension is sufficient to allow the strings to vibrate and stay in tune, the torque don't matter.
Marketing and myth affect the tone of a guitar. True or false?