I would rather spend hours in the pursuit of guitars with great tone. Problem being, not many places have a decent amp to play them through. Have walked away from what might have been good sounding guitars. But through a shitty amp, sounds like... well...SHIT.
Playing a Les Paul through a used JCM 800 combo, at low volume in a store. Kid next to me was playing something like a Schecter or maybe an Ibanez through a Line 6 half stack..This kid was playing shred licks, I was playing clean.
After a time I asked him if he wanted to hear what his Line 6 was modeling?
He said sure. I cranked the 800 started in on a little demo maybe 30 seconds. The kids mouth droped open.
Didn't buy the Les Paul that day. But I did buy the amp.
I’m going to do some modding on my strat next string change.
Gonna make a little cut in the pickguard to make truss rod adjustments a little easier and then move a few wires so I’ll have master volume and tone controls and a blender pot since it already has a no load pot in there. Should be easy and I’m looking forward to playing around with the soldering iron a bit.