Re: Need some pickup suggestions for a S540
It seems to me that you are under the impression that the type of wood used for the body/neck/fretboard has some sort of bearing when it comes to tone on an amplified electric guitar. It does not. If you were talking about any guitar unamplified, then yes there is tonal difference. The real components that effect tone on an amplified electric guitar are as follows.
1. The strings
2. The pickups
3. The type of fretwire.
4. The bridge type.
5. The nut material
6. The Amplifier
Having said that, if you like the pups in the rg, then put the same ones in the S guitar. As long as you wire the pups properly, and the afforementioned components on the S are fairly similar to the RG, which they should be, your going to get very very close to the same tone.
In closing I have to tell you that the way you play the guitar, (fingering,pressure,articulation ect) have more to do with tone than any other variable. Wood is not a material that generates magnetism or has anything to do with inducing electricity to produce a "tone"
Hope you understand this and it helps clear up your thoughts about the myths of wood in relation to amplified electric guitars.
Last edited by cryptonet; 10-01-2013 at 09:34 PM.
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