At 7:29 PM +0100 11/4/00, Bruce Comens wrote: >This is a late addition to the Klein thread back in September, which i >read >in the archive. >Mine is due to be built any time now--or so I hope--and while I didn't >have >any trouble choosing pickups (Bardens) or the TransTrem, i'm still, or yet >again, >wondering about my choice of body wood. Klein steered me toward solid >basswood, but.....chambered swamp ash beckons--maybe it's only the visual >lure? What visible lure: the chambers are invisible. The only chambered Klein that I've played had little cracks in the surface where the chambers are. This is not meant to be a commentary on the workmanship, the guitar had mistreated in other ways. At any rate, the chambers didn't seem to make a huge difference in the sound. My Klein, which I got used, (thanks Keenan) is solid basswood/Bardens/TransTrem. I love it. I had been a Steinberger guy for several years, not being able to rationalize a solid body guitar at the Klein's price point. Suffice it so say that I still occasionally use one of my Steinbergers, but only because it has a synth pickup built in. The Klein just feels right. -C _________________________________________________________ The optimist sees a glass half full... | Chris Muir The pessimist sees a glass half empty... | email@example.com The realist sees a glass twice as big as it needs to be.