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GASguy
05-08-2013, 07:14 AM
Do you think getting a long neck or "super" soprano or "super" concert appreciably changes the tone as compared to a traditional soprano or traditional concert?

I know the longer scale increases string tension and I have read that the longer scale increases volume, but in the end does a "super" soprano or "super" concert sound like a traditional soprano or a traditional concert or does it sound mid way between the body size and the scale length used?

fumanshu
05-08-2013, 07:39 AM
I think you can get more sustain than a standard scale......But I'm not totally sure.


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OldePhart
05-08-2013, 11:34 AM
I chose "midway" though it's really only the closest answer of those listed - it's not really accurate. "Somewhere between" might be more accurate... The concert-scale sopranos I have don't sound exactly like a soprano, but they don't sound much like a concert, either. I would say that they are very close to soprano but with a little more sustain and perhaps just a touch more bottom. It's pretty subtle, though.

John

ukemunga
05-08-2013, 12:03 PM
A "fuller" sound though, I think, than the shorter scale. Richer and rounder like Corinthian leather rather than cowhide. :D

Gillian
05-08-2013, 12:08 PM
I think my KoAloha longneck soprano sounds less plinky than a regular soprano, especially the higher notes, of which I have more of, having 14 frets to the body.

ukemunga
05-08-2013, 12:24 PM
I think my KoAloha longneck soprano sounds less plinky than a regular soprano, especially the higher notes, of which I have more of, having 14 frets to the body.

Less plinky is right on the money.