Beech as a tone wood

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  1. Bassdude15

    Bassdude15

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    Hey all, Im considering ordering an Alembic. I like the look of spalted beech for a top&back, but what are its tonal qualities?

    Thanks,
    Bassdude15
     
  2. M0ses

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    If you put it up to your ear you can hear the ocean.
     
  3. xaxxat

    xaxxat Supporting Member

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    It looks great, therefore, it sounds great.

    Tone is highly visual...
     
  4. Hopkins

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    If it pleases you aesthetically go for it. It is going to sound like an Alembic.
     
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  6. JellinWellen

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    Answer: like an alembic.

    If they can make great sounding guitars out of acrylic, graphite, And CF you should be fine with your beech.
     
  7. Bassdude15

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    I can't decide between a Triple Omega and Darling body shape.
    Any opinions?:bassist:
     
  8. Beej

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    Spalted wood tends to be soft, but the bridge mount will probably not be directly to the soft top on an Alembic. :) You know dey spensive, right?
     
  9. Bassdude15

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    YesÂ…. but Ive been saving up so...:)
     

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