Hog Dread All AT v. Hog Dread AT Top Only

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Hog Dread All AT v. Hog Dread AT Top Only

Postby Tenbrooks » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:37 am

Given two Bourgeois mahogany dreadnaughts with Adirondack AT tops and AT finish.

A - All AT treatment including the mahogany back and sides
B - Only the top soundboard has AT treatment

Is there anyway to describe the difference in tone? I'm thinking the majority of tone is generated by the top soundboard and thus the AT treatment of the spruce soundboard contributes the majority of the tone heard. Not sure how treating the back and sides contributes to the tone.

Essentially an A/B comparison of an all AT treated hog dread v. one with only the top having been AT treated.

'09 Bourgeois V2MD

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Re: Hog Dread All AT v. Hog Dread AT Top Only

Postby Ryan at Bourgeois » Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:45 am

Hi Bryce,

At the shop I've had the chance to do this many times. The AT treatment of the top does indeed have the most impact. But treating the back and sides does take it further, given an even drier, more immediate response and definitely a more vintage sound. I'm the proud owner of a Fully Torrefied D, and it definitely sounds closer to vintage instruments.

I hope that helps!

Ryan Fitzsimmons
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