Anybody here experimented with different materials? Most acoustics use plastic and I assume that's what my Yamaha has. Would changing over to bone, rosewood, ebony, or some other tone wood yield any audible difference?
For what it's worth, I thought this was interesting... mostly because it appears to be well-recorded and there doesn't seem much difference between them. A difference to be sure, but not enough to go too far out of your way in my opinion.
My problem with that video is that you can see the angle that he's sitting change quite a bit between different takes. This could account for any subtle differences in the sound.
I agree...I think the increased density if the pins and how they "couple" the string to the bridge plate was the varying factor here...just a guess though ...physics was along time ago for me.adding or removing mass to the soundboard would have an impact, i would think
Just because plastic is common and inexpensive doesn't mean it isn't a great material for certain applications. We're just conditioned to see it as "cheap" and think it can't be the best. Truth is it's an amazing material. If it were $50 a gram, we'd rave over it all day long.