Originally Posted by Scantron08
I don't mean to be argumentative - I think it makes a difference, too - but I can't logically connect enough dots to understand why it really would make such a difference that we could hear it like we can with say bronze v. nickel strings on an acoustic.
I really don't think you're trying to be argumentative, but I do believe you're simplifying the tone process a bit too much. It sounds like your premise is that all of the sound that transfers to the amp is solely from the vibration of the string over the pickup. While that is partly true, there are a bunch of factors that go in to determining just HOW those strings vibrate. Just think of the difference you can hear between plucking a string with your finger vs using a pick. Both are making the string vibrate the same frequency, yet both sound differently. Same as an electric guitar with an ash body vs a mahogany body...etc...etc...etc