Re: Wiring help rg550
I read an great article about pickups earlier today that said the same pickup will sound different in 2 different guitars for MANY reasons.
Big part of the reason is exact harmonic spacing. If you move a pickup 1/2 inch forward or backward, it is picking up different harmonics from the strings.
You may lose the 5th. and 10th order and pickUP the 6 and 12th order - or something to that degree...
Also the spacing between the pole pieces and the strings affects sound. If a pickup sits lower in one guitar than another it is farther away from the string and therefore not picking up the same input.
As well, different strings on 2 guitars will be noticeable - same as when you put new strings on the SAME guitar. Or even the string GAUGE.
Fatter strings, thicker sound. Different brands are made different. Choice of metal wraps and core material. All important on an electrical level.
Different type WOOD is also supposed to make a difference although to ME it would seem an electrical system is incapable of noticing the difference. Many people swear by it obviously and to be fair I have never done a comparison of 2 guitars built EXACTLY the same except for the wood.
On acoustics guitars - of course - but electric? No opinion...
And also consider the caps, resistors and pots the signal has to go through. If one guitar has a 250k vol and 250k tone for controls, while the other has a 500k vol, 500k tone, .2mf cap and a resistor, as well possibly a treble bleed setup, the difference will be insane.
LOT of stuff to consider looking for that perfect "sound".