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Anderson HDTC vs DTC

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by pjrhd28, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. pjrhd28

    pjrhd28 Silver Supporting Member

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    Hey all you Anderson guys-- I'm thinking about a HDTC or perhaps a DTC (without the hollow chambers). Can you tell me about the differences in tone?

    Thanks
     
  2. Marty s Horne

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    The hollow Andersons have a reduced midrange response and softer attack. With the solid ones, you get a little more attack and slightly more aggressive tone. Both are great it's just what suits you best.
     
  3. BrownDog

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    ...with Marty. I think of it this way - a solid body is more Jeff Beck and a hollow (chambered) guitar is more Robben Ford.

    With tone and oneness, Mike
     
  4. * velcro-fly *

    * velcro-fly * Supporting Member

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    My HDTC was the most alive guitar I've ever owned or played....almost TOO alive....

    That said - it's the only guitar I've ever sold that to this day I regret selling :jo

    Currently on an Anderson Atom jones....

    Steve E
     
  5. Mr.Hanky

    Mr.Hanky Supporting Member

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    The other thing to consider is that they can be neck heavy.
    I had a hollow cobra for a while and that always bothered me.
     
  6. Jerrod

    Jerrod Silver Supporting Member

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    You need to spend some time on the phone with Roy at Anderson.
     
  7. Mr.Hanky

    Mr.Hanky Supporting Member

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    Nope, was a 62 roundback cobra, mahogany/rosewood, definitly not perfectly balanced.
     
  8. Marty s Horne

    Marty s Horne Member

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    Yeah my Hollow Cobra was neck heavy also. I found myself leaning back and to the right when gigging with it. Aside from that it was a great guitar.
     
  9. Glowing Tubes

    Glowing Tubes Gold Supporting Member

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    My hollow T classic was perfectly balanced.

    In a conversation with Tom, he mentioned liking solid alder better on a classic. Either one will be a great guitar though.

    Good luck with the search.

    Richard
     
  10. flicker180

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    i've got a walnut/basswood HDT that's the warmest sounding guitar i've ever played...sounds awesome balanced against a vox-like amp.

    dave
     

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