To say that strings don't vibrate past the nut is easily proven wrong. If you strum the strings then mute them quickly you can hear the ring-on from the length of strings from the nut to the pegs. The pegs transmit vibration to the wood and that in turn goes back into the string
Ah....but the whole neck vibrates. As EHB said....a guitar is a system. You have to look at the way the whole thing reacts. Simply witness a snark tuner clipped to a headstock.
Are you a luthier?Yes of course things vibrate, but unless you have microphonic pickups I don’t think anything other than strings are being heard.
Let me ask you this: did you change strings after replacing the tuners or keep the old ones on? That may have change the sound.
And what if I were to put a c clamp on the end of a Steinberger? I’m sure it would sound different, if only because I was holding the guitar differently and playing differently.
I still believe the acoustic sound of an electric guitar is not heard through the pickups, and since these differences are primarily acoustic, they make no discernible difference to the amplified sound.
Prove me wrong?
On the contrary!To say that strings don't vibrate past the nut is easily proven wrong. If you strum the strings then mute them quickly you can hear the ring-on from the length of strings from the nut to the pegs. The pegs transmit vibration to the wood and that in turn goes back into the string
On a guitar everything vibrates and contributes to the resulting sound
With all due respect, if you answer my questions with a question, I’m going to lose interest in the conversation really fast!Are you a luthier?
I suppose there is: but I can’t say for certain if an Ibanez Wizard neck would sound different if it was thicker. Never been able to swap one around, I just played as is. Probably wouldn’t want to change necks or tuners on any guitar unless one was broken.I ask, only because you make many claims of fact while dismissing any other possibilities because it seems logical to you. There is so much more going on than just "strings and pickups" I don't even know where to begin.
OK...just an example. Do you think there would be any difference in sound between a neck that was carved very thin so that it had a lot of compliance compared to a neck that was really stiff? The answer is yes....there certainly is especially when you get to extremes if you want to prove the point.