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Ever install sound posts in a Gibson ES 330 or similar hollow body?

russ

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I just did.
First I wedged a 5/8 dowel inside the body approx. under the 'D' string bridge saddle. It really improved the acoustic tone of the guitar. It took away a lot of the mid range tone, and gave it a better balanced sound..
It also took away alot of the liveliness, easy to feedback capabilities.maybe too much......
So, I took out the 5/8 dowel, and put in a 1/4" dowel.
I like it a alot better....guitar is easier to control feedback wise, and has a better acoustic tone.

What are your experiences?
 

treeofpain

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I've done this for feedback control. If you wedge the dowels and don't glue them, they are easy to remove if needed.
 

mad dog

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I put a soundpost into my Peerless Wizard. For feedback control. It did make a difference. But I've always wondered if good luthiers know where to best put a soundpost. I certainly don't.

My epiphone casino came to me with a soundpost installed. Whoever did that one sure did it right. Reduces feedback (compared to the other casino I owned) and has a great tonal balance low to high.
MD
 






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