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    Maple capped basswood isn't bad, but I am telling you what- a Wolfie-shaped body made of mahogany with a nice, heavy maple cap kicks f***ing *ss!!! An all basswood body- I don't like it in the least.

    I admit that basswood doesn't break your back, but I have not been impressed by anything made of basswood, either. I ain't no bloody corksniffer, either. Cork isn't a good tone wood...LOL...

    Not to pimp my buddy's amp, but I tried my new project through a Boobtone, and it melted my face!!!! www.boobtone.com While I do not work for him, I helped him with miking his amps for the samples on his website. The samples are not up yet- be patient. Hopefuly, Jamie and the Cherry Bomb will make an appearance...

    Anywho- I suggest to anyone who has a Wolfgang neck lying around to get a body made of a REAL tonewood by Scott Fletcher or anyone else on this board. Yes, I will pimp the dudes on this board first. Mine was made by Eric Gangluff, and it's awesome. But Scott makes very fine stuff from what I hear. I hope he can build me something one of these days...

    I used a Duncan Custom Custom in mine. Use what you want, but for me, it seems like the Custom Custom is the holy f***ing grail for tone.
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    Cost.
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    Money.
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    Basswood is plentful and cheap.
    Northern ash and Mohog isn't.
    Unless client authorized, I'll always go with the tonewoods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron4406 View Post
    Cost.
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    Basswood is plentful and cheap.
    Northern ash and Mohog isn't.
    Unless client authorized, I'll always go with the tonewoods.
    I have this funny feeling that the "real" Wolfs use a "real" tonewood. I know the new one is "what he uses", but c'mon. Like he's going to let anyone even touch one of his real axes...
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    I can tell you for a fact, that Ed's Peavey Wolfgangs were not the same as the production model......Remember he is in sales as well !
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    Apparently so!!!
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    5150canuck.........So his guitars were not basswood............ultimatly I don't care, but if that is a fact, I would not be surprised at all. How do you know that out of curiosity?

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    I read something years ago that Ed didn't care for mahogany but he was fond of maple, basswood and poplar. Mahogany to me is "muddy".

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuddman5150 View Post
    I read something years ago that Ed didn't care for mahogany but he was fond of maple, basswood and poplar. Mahogany to me is "muddy".
    Some of his earliest Peavey Wolfgang prototypes were poplar.

    I personally love basswood as a tonewood. It has a nice long dark resonance to it that I think complements humbuckers well. I don't give a shit if it's the rarest wood on the planet or the fastest growing wood on the planet; if it sounds good, I like it. A thick maple cap like the 5/8" cap on the Peavey Wolfgangs really demonstrates the brightness maple can bring to a guitar. Some days I like that combination, some days I like the darker all basswood sound.

    In general, though, I've never liked basswood for basses--too much muddiness.

    I'm having a Wolfgang replica body built for me right now that is one-piece mahogany with a 1/4" spalted maple top. It will be paired with a birdseye maple Wolfgang replica neck and stock Peavey Wolf pups and hardware. I'm curious to know what the tonal differences will be compared to the production Wolfs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewThomas.net View Post
    Some of his earliest Peavey Wolfgang prototypes were poplar.

    I personally love basswood as a tonewood. It has a nice long dark resonance to it that I think complements humbuckers well. I don't give a shit if it's the rarest wood on the planet or the fastest growing wood on the planet; if it sounds good, I like it. A thick maple cap like the 5/8" cap on the Peavey Wolfgangs really demonstrates the brightness maple can bring to a guitar. Some days I like that combination, some days I like the darker all basswood sound.

    In general, though, I've never liked basswood for basses--too much muddiness.

    I'm having a Wolfgang replica body built for me right now that is one-piece mahogany with a 1/4" spalted maple top. It will be paired with a birdseye maple Wolfgang replica neck and stock Peavey Wolf pups and hardware. I'm curious to know what the tonal differences will be compared to the production Wolfs.
    dude, thats gonna sound awsome. my next guitar is gonna be a mahogany warmoth of some sort...probably with gibson pickups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewThomas.net View Post
    Some of his earliest Peavey Wolfgang prototypes were poplar.

    I personally love basswood as a tonewood. It has a nice long dark resonance to it that I think complements humbuckers well. I don't give a shit if it's the rarest wood on the planet or the fastest growing wood on the planet; if it sounds good, I like it. A thick maple cap like the 5/8" cap on the Peavey Wolfgangs really demonstrates the brightness maple can bring to a guitar. Some days I like that combination, some days I like the darker all basswood sound.

    In general, though, I've never liked basswood for basses--too much muddiness.

    I'm having a Wolfgang replica body built for me right now that is one-piece mahogany with a 1/4" spalted maple top. It will be paired with a birdseye maple Wolfgang replica neck and stock Peavey Wolf pups and hardware. I'm curious to know what the tonal differences will be compared to the production Wolfs.

    I know it's down to ears, and I am being overly opiniated on basswood. I wish I would have recorded my last Wolfgang parts guitar (with stock body) and compaed it to this new parts Wolf with the maple/mahogany one. It's bright, articulate, woody, and sexy as hell. But it's a back beaker, as well.

    Now if it were between basswood and agathis- I would have basswood every time. I wonder how I would like an alder Wolf?
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    http://cgi.ebay.com/CUSTOM-1-PC-ASH-...3A1%7C294%3A50

    The price is right- and I can tell you from personal experience: his work is great!!!
    Dammit!!! I still smell like cotton candy!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5150canuck View Post
    I can tell you for a fact, that Ed's Peavey Wolfgangs were not the same as the production model......Remember he is in sales as well !
    I have the feeling most of Ed's guitars are like the old Ginsu knives on late night tv or at the fair. You know the ones that you can rip through an engine block like a hacksaw, but still be able to slice through a tough tomato skin with surgical precision?
    Me thinks not! Think swamp ash, northern ash, mahogony. Yeah...that's more like it.
    She looks so $#@!'n good ,so sexy and so frail....Somethin's got the bite on me, I'm goin' straight to Hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunnyman View Post
    I know it's down to ears, and I am being overly opiniated on basswood. I wish I would have recorded my last Wolfgang parts guitar (with stock body) and compaed it to this new parts Wolf with the maple/mahogany one. It's bright, articulate, woody, and sexy as hell. But it's a back beaker, as well.
    What pickups did you have in that guitar? Because I've got a Wolfgang neck, Floyd, and will be looking for stock pickups soon... I figured once I'm done using that body for measurements, I might as well make a nice stock Wolfgang out of it.

    I'd be happy to record some sound samples for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrjstudios View Post
    What pickups did you have in that guitar? Because I've got a Wolfgang neck, Floyd, and will be looking for stock pickups soon... I figured once I'm done using that body for measurements, I might as well make a nice stock Wolfgang out of it.

    I'd be happy to record some sound samples for you.

    I had a Tone Zone in it. I didn't hate the sound, I just didn't like it like I do something made of mahogany, that's all. No neck pickup, just bobbins.

    As far as tone goes, it was great; just not woody enough for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bunnyman View Post
    I had a Tone Zone in it. I didn't hate the sound, I just didn't like it like I do something made of mahogany, that's all. No neck pickup, just bobbins.

    As far as tone goes, it was great; just not woody enough for me.
    I may throw my extra Tone Zone in there if I have a hard time getting stock pickups. I'll let you know.
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