Originally Posted by stratomaster516
Im so with you man...yeah it also drives me nuts when I hear explaination after explanation of toneal variations based on wood types, grain, etc. etc. like you said its the player who has total control over the tone. like I said in an earlier post, Kramer and a couple of other companies back in the 80's were making their bodies out of plywood for cryin out loud. buy the time you run that through a high gain amp with effects, compression, overdrive etc. your beautiful maple cap, or your whatever exotic wood body your using, isnt contributing to your tone. your pick attack, and style are makin it happen. any good player can make any guitar sound like a million bucks..
EMGs in plywood won't sound much different than EMGs in anything else, because they're so high output.
A lower output pickup will let the actual tone of the guitar come through more.
I saying that, there are some exceptions. My Korina Jem with DiMarzio Super Distortions sounds comepletely different than my Godin LGX with the same pickups.
Guitar woods and construction do make a difference in the end but its not as much as some people would like to believe.