Originally Posted by Bristol Posse
There will be no sonic difference until the cheap stuff fails after a few months.
I scratch my head when I read posts like this on the internet - I've got about ten guitars, had lots more over the years, and most of them have been cheaper ones, with cheap parts (Squiers, Epiphones, import Jacksons etc). These guitars are years old, yet the switches, pots etc still work like they're meant to if you just take care of them and clean them inside occasionally.
Sure, some break, but so does anything.