The Action Series lineup has been expanded with the addition of the Action HH4, providing a two-humbucker configuration with a versatile wiring scheme to offer a variety of excellent usable sounds as well as the active/passive switching option.
The Action Series lineup has been expanded with the addition of the Action HH4, providing a two-humbucker configuration with a versatile wiring scheme to offer a variety of excellent usable sounds as well as the active/passive switching option. The tone control has also been wired to be usable in the passive setting for even more tonal variety. Three-color option with pearl content also provides more for players to choose from to get the look they desire at an affordable price point.
The Meranti body has similar tonal characteristics to Mahogany with a strong mid-midrange that will cut through the mix with authority for rhythm while providing sweet highs for singing leads.
The new VTB-H humbucker pickup features Alnico V magnets for a smooth but musical sound with a powerful yet articulate punch in the low-midrange and bass registers.
The specially wired 5-way switch offers each pickup on its own or both as well as two parallel modes with of the two inside coils or the two outside coils for a variety of great usable sounds. The ability to switch between active and passive modes and the passive tone knob further expands the tonal palette for the utmost in versatility.
The Canadian hard Maple neck provides power and stability as well as contributing a warm, beefy and punchy tone with a strong upper midrange. Dense and rigid yet with just the right amount of tactile flexibility, it responds sensitively to your picking attack and slapping techniques with plenty of articulation and power.
Jatoba is a very dense and stiff wood that makes it ideal for the fingerboard usage. Jatoba produces strong fundamentals and volume projection with an emphasis on the high-mids.
Both comfort and appearance was enhanced with an elegantly contoured arm cut on the top. This modification to the top has been carefully laid out on the bodies of the Action Basses for maximum comfort without removing unnecessary amounts of wood.
Apart from making a big difference to how the guitar looks, different types of wood can feel and sound quite different when you're playing on them, and their differing feels can subtly affect the way you play.
Rosewood: Soft-feeling and warm-sounding, rosewood fretboards are popular for good reason.
Maple: Offering a brighter tone with more high end, Maple fretboards also wear over time which can be attractive if you want your axe to look lived-in.
Ebony: similar to maple in tone and sturdier than rosewood, ebony fretboards offer a darker-looking neck with a brighter tone.
Despite what nationalists might tell you, there's not really any simple answer. Even though many companies design their guitars in the USA or Europe, the vast majority of instruments are actually manufactured in China, Mexico, Indonesia, Japan and Korea. There aren't any 'rules' as to what country makes good or bad guitars, but rather which brands have tighter quality control.
Surprisingly, it does. Wood type is not the only thing that affects the tone. The shape of the guitar can also influence the sound. As some shapes require the use of more wood than others, it can definitely give the tone a different texture. Some shapes will also work better if you are performing seated as opposed to standing. You also can't discount the importance of having the right "look" if that is what you are going for.
There are 3 main bridge types that you regularly find on electric guitars, Fixed or Hardtail, Tremolo, and then Floyd Rose. Fixed or Hardtail bridges have great tuning stability and are easily retuned or drop tuned without affecting the remaining strings. The main negative for this type of bridge is that you don't have the flexibility to change the pitch of a chord easily as you do with a Tremolo. For most guitarists this is not much of a problem and this tends to be the preferred bridge type. Tremolo bridges are usually set up as "floating" which means that if you push or pull on the tremolo bar you are able to change the pitch of the note or chord that you are playing. This type of bridge requires regular checking of tuning as the strings can get out of tune much easier on this bridge type. The Floyd Rose is the best known by the guitar shredding community. With this bridge you can dive bomb and lift squealing harmonics to the heavens by pushing or pulling on the tremolo bar. This bridge usually stays in tune very well no matter how dramatically you use it because there is a locking nut installed to help keep the guitar in tune. The difficulty comes when needing to change strings quickly or needing to change or drop tune. It all comes down to personal taste.
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