Best wood for rg421 replacement body
Instead of selling my rg421, I've decided to make it into a project guitar. First off, I'm going to have EKG or someone make me a new body because I'm not so thrilled with the sound of the basswood it has now. It seems very sterile and, well, 'blah'. It has a Duncan JB in the bridge now, which sounds much much better than the stock V8.
I play fairly heavy music, and tune to 'drop-C'. I'm looking for something with a thick and powerful sound that cuts through the mix, with good mids, but I don't want it to be too muddy or too shrill. Our music also has a fair share of clean parts, so it has to sound good clean .
I'm thinking mahogany with a maple cap like the rg3120 should do the trick, but I've also heard great things about Alder, although I'm afraid that with the JB pickup, it will be a little too bright. With all factors considered, what do you guys think would be my best bet? Any comments would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.