Let's talk pickups and types of wood...
I've got an RG 760 and a RG 550. Both feel great and play amazing. The issue is the tone. I've swapped the original Dimarzio's because I've always felt that the factory pickups are just "ok" and not the best you could use.
I prefer to play the RG's more than all the guitars I own.
But, none of my guitars have the snarl and bite that my Gibson V has and I want the RG's to have that.
Now the RG's are Basswood, the V is Mahogany, that's probably the major difference. But...shouldn't there be a pick up out there that will give me the same results? Is the wood THAT much of a difference?
I've put the Ceramic Gibson 500T that the V has in the RG's and it's close. but not enough for me.
So those that have tried and compared, and know what I'm talking about, let me know what pickups you've used and what the tone is like in your RG.