Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Carolina, USA
Re: Ibanez bolt on basswood/bolt on mahogany/neck through
If the neck thru has a maple neck, going through the body (where the bridge is), you won't hear the tone of the mahogany body "wings" as much as you would a full mahogany body with a bolt on neck. IMO, the neck thru will sound brighter, and the bolt on will sound warmer. Which tone is better for lead is up to you. I know lots of lead metal players that use both. If you use a high gain amp, lots of effects, or active pickups, it really won't matter that much..