Originally Posted by Ecstatic Youth
Do you prefer a compound radius fretboard or do you like them to be flat? That's the biggest thing really. I have a J-Custom RG and a Caparison TAT and everytime I play the TAT I can't help but wish my J-Custom had compound radius as well. It just has a real nice curve to it. Playing chords low on the neck is way easier too.
And to whoever said Caparison pickups suck... they don't. If you don't like them that's fine, but they certainly do not suck.
Much bigger differences than compound or not are neck angle to the body, for example, in my opinion.
What makes you right in that the pickups don't suck and the guy(s) that think they do are wrong? Strange "my opinion are the right one" way of expressing yourself.
For me is it not if I like the type of pickup or not, it is that the lack many of the things that separates a good pickup from a bad one. I really don't like Duncan's JB4, but it is still easy to hear that it is a good pickup, just not to my taste.
I know loads of people that plays Caparison, both pros and others, and all of them have asked for help (or changed them selfs) with getting better pickups for them. For the same reason I just wrote, lack of many of the qualities a good pickup should have.
That and my own ears are all the evidence I need.
It is fine that you think they don't suck, but that isn't that you are more right than the guys (like me) who think they do suck. Considering the price range of the guitars is it almost amazing.