Aging a guitar
- From: Ernie Willson <ewillson@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 03 May 2009 22:50:52 -0400
A while ago there was some discussion on this group about the fact that guitars improve in tone by being played. This process was refereed to as aging. People suggested that this aging could be accomplished by putting the guitar very close to the speaker of a stereo set, turning up the volume and letting the guitar vibrate in sympathy with the music...Seems OK to me.
I intend to try this..I've set up a 100W/channel stereo system to pump power into a very "tight" acoustic guitar that seems to need loosening up. I assume this will improve the overtones and the sustain. Care will be taken not to overdrive the guitar.
I will face one speaker directly towards the sound board, and the other directly towards the backboard.
Since the speakers are facing each other, when the left channel is phased to push (the speaker cone)towards the soundboard the right will be phased to push (the speaker cone) towards the backboard. Both pulses tending to squeeze the body. Is this the way the guitar should be hooked up, or should the phasing be reversed on one channel, so that when one is pushing the other is pulling?
Does it matter?
EJ in NJ
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