Now I am a firm believer in tonewoods affecting sound, but others don't agree. I have only had 2 basswood guitars (my others are alder, ash, or mahogany) etc. Both guitars were basswood 550's, and both sounded like a transistor radio. Hi treble, no mid, very little bass. I tried several pickups, including a tone zone. I naturally produce a slighly trebly sound just from my hands, but in these guitars it sounds like crap. I have no problem with the others. Is it the basswood, the pots maybe? I avoid basswood guitars because of this, but is that it at all?