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Elliot

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How is pine as a tone wood?
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2008, 09:58:37 AM »
The reports of the Squier VV Tele are that they are heavy, more so than most ash Baja's - 8.5-9kg as the Chinese pine used is very dense.  I can't wait to try one, as the US reviews put these and the other guitars in that range in the JV category.
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How is pine as a tone wood?
« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2008, 10:56:50 AM »
Mississippi Queens, Holydiver.

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« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2008, 11:21:53 AM »
Based on what I'm reading I should try one out. I wonder how the "custom Alnico III" pickups are.

Could that little Squier be the deal of the decade?
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How is pine as a tone wood?
« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2008, 11:42:33 AM »
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Slight hijack, but do you reckon these would work in that V I have of yours?

Explorer looks really nice! Do you still have it?

On topic: isn't pine the commonest wood in the world, I suppose poor quality stuff must be /really/ cheap, if thats what Squier wanted to use. I like the fun-ness of Squier guitars but they certainly have a really rustic feel to them, especially the necks. The idea of a pine Squier sets the alarms ringing.
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« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2008, 12:55:17 PM »
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The reports of the Squier VV Tele are that they are heavy, more so than most ash Baja's - 8.5-9kg as the Chinese pine used is very dense.  

I hope that's 8.5-9 pounds, Elliot.  If not we'll come and visit you in hospital after your hernia operation. :wink:
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« Reply #20 on: June 28, 2008, 01:49:12 PM »
i guess i'll have to try one out. :)

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« Reply #21 on: June 28, 2008, 03:37:48 PM »
yup pounds, not kilos - The softwood thing isn't a problem - Most JVs are basswood, which is also very soft, and they're still going.  if it has a modern (i.e. thick) poly finish it should hold together.  After all pine Broadcasters from 1950 are still around.
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« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2008, 04:51:54 PM »
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Slight hijack, but do you reckon these would work in that V I have of yours?

Explorer looks really nice! Do you still have it?


Would sound pretty good I think

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Re: How is pine as a tone wood?
« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2008, 01:07:43 AM »
I'm one of the guys from the TDPRI that assembled a pine Tele.  I love it!  Light-weight, resonant & great tone.  It's replaced my US '52 reissue as my favourite guitar.

The guys at the Tele board have been building pine Teles (like Leo's Broadcaster prototypes & full thickness) for a few years and it's reckoned that that's were Fender got the inspiration for the new Squier from.

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Re: How is pine as a tone wood?
« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2008, 10:15:15 PM »
i have nothing agaisnt pine as long as its chosen well... i am not saying leo spent ages chosing wood but he definately had better wood stocks to choose from.  we dont, you cant pop down to b&Q and find wood suitable for a guitar as most of that comes from fast grom stock that will twist in front of your eyes on a warm day.

not hard to find older pine though, loads of it gets thrown away every day.... i noticed a particulary nice source at my local crematorium but if i take that they will have no pews

on another note, melvyn hisc--k is apparently experimenting with douglas fir for a neck wood.. could be interesing.  personally i really like using redwood in a guitar and thats another softwood

 i feel all this softwood talk is useless to the metal players on the board.. it generally means a more resonant, acousticy tone from a guitar

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Re: How is pine as a tone wood?
« Reply #25 on: July 13, 2008, 12:14:26 AM »
Do metal people (or should that be METAL as most people seem to think they have to capitalise the word, talk about inferiority complex!) play telecasters?  Is this discussion for them?  Non Metal is good too, you know.
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Re: How is pine as a tone wood?
« Reply #26 on: July 13, 2008, 12:19:08 AM »
I'm a metal(ish, in an old-school sort of way) person, and I play Telecasters.  Amongst other things.  All equally badly.
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Re: How is pine as a tone wood?
« Reply #27 on: July 13, 2008, 09:42:21 AM »
i was just making a point that its not a sound for everyone

i cant beleive the forum censored melvyn's last name :lol:

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Re: How is pine as a tone wood?
« Reply #28 on: July 13, 2008, 09:53:25 AM »
i cant beleive the forum censored melvyn's last name :lol:

Yeah, I'm sure we've mentioned him before.  Is this a new Big Brother style infringement of our personal freedom? :wink:
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Re: How is pine as a tone wood?
« Reply #29 on: July 13, 2008, 11:26:49 AM »
Anyone remember the 13 string Superbass 'person' ?
that was neck through pine :P

haha that guy had the worst accent/most annoying voice ever.