The only difference you'll notice is that one set is prettier than another. I've been playing guitar for over 40 years and I've heard every last piece of pretentious 'tone enhancing' nonsense you can think of-much of it on the Martin forum. It's good for a laugh but that's about it.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?
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.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.
Definitely true, but unless he was specifically trying to skew the test to favor one particular set of pins, it's still relatively even... I mean, if trying to figure out if one set of pins is going to radically transform an all laminate $100 acoustic into a Collings or something.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
+1000Just 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.