Is there any way to train yr years properly? Until now i couldnt really hear much difference between a alder strat and ash strat unless i play one after the other yeah. I see alot people could tune their guitar without any tuner and could notice it once if the intonation is slightly off. And on the EQ, i seen pp that actually move the knobs so little that i can barely hear any differences, but they claim that there are difference (the gap difference i could't hear is probably 1/8 of a round before i can hear any differences). How do you guys train that? Just plainly by playing a guitar and experince and u can do that (lesh say a guy struck in his room for 7 years with his tgm guitar can he do that)? Seriously until now i couldnt really differentiate a lousy sounding guitar and a great sounding, sometimes i even find some lousier pickups more attracting to me. For example powersound vs infinite, i rather find powersound more attractive (yes i own 2 models, 2 s470, one 2004, one 2005).