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ChristopherSchlegel
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07/19/2020 3:19 pm
Originally Posted by: pratterr

I understand how pickups make a difference in the sound of your guitar. Humbucker, single coil or P 90s have different characteristics. How hot the pickups are changes how Distortion works on your guitar. But I don't understand how the body Style solid vs semi hollow vs hollow Changes the sound output of the guitar. If someone can explain this it would help. Thanks

Hollowbody & semi hollowbody typically have a rounder more full sound with less high end, but solid body guitars have a brighter, sharper or more focus sound. And all of this can change depending on: effects, gain level, amp settings & use in track (how it sounds in context with other instruments).

You should check out some gear demo videos wo you can hear the difference for yourself.

For example.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcuKF7h881Y

Hope that helps!


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