I have a Gibson SG STD. I bought it because the neck was nice and the fingerboard on this particular one is uber sweet. It is a joy to play. I've never been very fond of the looks of the SG though. After having it about a year, it mostly stays in it's case because I've come to really be able to hear the mid-rangi-ness of the SG, especially since I predominately play my RGT, custom JEM and of late a strat I've been piecing together. The SG just sounds shrill to my ears. I'm finding that I just like more of a growley sounding guitar.
So, I'm faced with the dilemna of what to do with the SG. I'm wondering if there are replacement pickups that I can put in there (that don't look goofy, lol) to change the range of the tone of this guitar or if it's more a function of the design of the guitar causing that. Ya know, ...it's mahogany, ...and I THOUGHT mahogany was supposed to give darker / less bright tone.
Or, is there some other fixed bridge guitar I should look into getting and sell the SG? I wanted a fixed bridge guitar (another reason I bought the SG) so I would have the ability to downtune if I so desired. I really never have taken to the Les Paul design for a couple of reasons: higher fret access isn't all that great, and it weighs a ton which is a big deal for me since I have an old shoulder injury.
I've really become an Ibanez lover, and increasingly I am loving strats when they are done right. I have the RGT320QRBB, the custom swirled jem, the ugliest strat in the world (sounds great though
) and the SG. I sure would appreciate some opinions from you guys to help me out here. I don't know what to do. I have guitar paralysis, lol.