Dude, the strat was meant for amithkallupalam to get an idea of what a good strat tone is like. If that is nothing like the tone he wants to get, there is no point in getting a strat and swapping pickups.
Originally Posted by alpha1
Now between the LP and SG, there are a lot of similarities including neck(mahogany set neck), scale length (24 3/4"), body wood (mahogany) and pickups (dual Gibson humbuckers). The major differences would be:
- thick maple cap on the Les Paul
- less mass on SG due to different shape and thickness. This is to kinda make-up for the lack of the maple cap and still keep it from being overly dark. The SG was infact first designed as the new LP which would be more cost effective.
There is a reason why Steve Vai switched to Alder in his main guitars a long time back and kept them since. Search for his site on "all about evo and flo". Same is the case with John Petrucci who changed his guitar company but asked them to design the new guitars with the exact same materials though other critical things like the bridge and tuners were changed. Recently when Dream Theater shifted their focus to a heavier sound, he has started experimenting with mahogany guitars. Paul Gilbert is another example.
You can say what you want but I doubt these guys would be stupid enough to want to care about the material their guitars are made of when it doesn't make a difference. Else I'm pretty sure Vai would always play a LED back-lit transparent acrylic guitar in lime green or pink for the most part
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