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Top Load or Thru Body?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Stanford Guitar, Mar 5, 2021.

  1. Wrighty

    Wrighty Friend of Leo's

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    Until someone converts their ‘58 LP to string through we’ll never actually know. Should be easy enough with Black and Decker and a couple of drill bits.
     
  2. Wrighty

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    LP built his log around a solid, heavy lump of timber to increase sustain. Any transfer of the strings vibrations, energy, to the body means a loss of energy to the string and a gain of same in the wood. The vibrating wood, obviously we’re talking electric guitars here, isn’t transmitted by the pick up to the amp so that portion of the signal is lost. Sustain is reduced. In an acoustic guitar, the sound is amplified because the strings vibrations are transferred to the wooden guitar top.
     
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    how do strings know whether they're driving a 2mm spruce top, a railroad cross-tie, or a concrete-block? is there a resistance to string energy flow like an electricity resistor that encourages vibrational flow in the desired direction? or, is string vibrational flow equal opportunity?

    But I think I agree with the main point & would draw the following consequence: tonewoods 'work' because of the frequencies they shunt out of the induction-process for the pickup--but this wouldn't be total, would it?
     
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