I have four electrics at this point: > '57 AVRI Strat with Duncan SSL-1 pickups in the neck and middle and a Twangbanger in the bridge. > MM Silhouette Special with Lollar Blackface pickups in the bridge and middle and a Tyler "Secret" humbucker in the bridge. I have the Silent Circuit engaged on this one. > MM Silhouette with Barden's Gatton pickups. > '69 Les Paul with Duncan Pearly Gates pickups. The Strat is the only one with a maple board. The rest are rosewood. I really love all of these guitars, but I've found that the Strat keeps it's edge/crisp qualities with both rhythm and single note fills/solos when I roll back the volume knob, better than the other three at small to mid size venue volumes. Wondering if this is because it's the only one with the 60 cycle hum or the maple fingerboard (or both)?