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EVH pickup in a Alder body strat?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Tone, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. Tone

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    Hey guys.
    I have an EVH from the customshop, and I was going to build a swamp ash/maple neck strat to put it in. But now I'm thinking of putting it in a strat I already have which is Alder/maple neck with rosewood fingerboard. How do you guys think this will work out? The two singles will still be APS-1's or 2's.

    Anyone using an EVH in a guitar without an ash body or maple neck/board?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Tone

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  3. Roe

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    alder should work IMO
     
  4. Tone

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    What about the maple/rosewood fingerboard neck?:RoCkIn
     
  5. EADGBE

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    That should be fine too.
     
  6. Tone

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    Any idea of how it might differ tonally compared to an all maple neck?
     
  7. daddyo

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    Wasn't Eddie's first superstrat a 50s alder strat with a maple neck that he installed a Gibson humbucker into the bridge himself?
     
  8. shoe

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    The rosewood board mellows things out a bit, IMO. Its not as ROCK and in your face as the maple/maple combo. If you want EVH, I wouldn't do a rosewood board.

    Many people have said that the primary difference between rosewood and maple fingerboards is the feel. I have to disagree with that. There certainly is a difference in the tone.
     
  9. EADGBE

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    I think rosewood is warmer sounding. Maple is a little clearer sounding. I think rosewood sustains a little longer because it weighs a little more. If you're a big Eddie fan you'd probably like maple.
     
  10. Tone

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    Thanks guys!
    Yeah I'm eventually going to build one with an all maple neck, but I wanted to see if I could still get that EVH vibe with a maple/rosewood neck and alder body.

    daddyo, I have no idea on that one. I've read that his VHll guitar was Alder, but i'm not 100% on that either.:JAM
     
  11. daddyo

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    If it was a late 50s strat, it was alder.
     

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