PLEASE USE GOOD QUALITY HEADPHONES OR MONITORS. You won't hear those sweet details through tablet and phone speakers. :)
I feel like I'm on a mission here. Haha! I'm trying to prove the obvious: each and every component on a guitar matters and influences its amplified tone.
How much of the differences come through, depends on the rig and the gain settings.
Guitar into a good clean / low gain amp: the difference will be huge;
Guitar into a high gain amp: the differences will become smaller;
Guitar into 10 pedals and an amp with crazy filters in the preamp stage: barely any difference anymore.
NOTE to tonewood deniars: no one "tries to sell their expensive crap" to you. If you don't hear a difference, buy the more affordable guitar. That's the obvious and right call then.
00:00 - intro JAM
00:36 - introduction
01:03 - what kind of guitars are these?
01:57 - I'm actually saying the forbidden word: tonewood :)
02:16 - unplugged sound of the Les Pauls
02:32 - ROUND 1 | unplugged COMPARISON
03:15 - conclusions
03:47 - ROUND 2 | COMPARISON | both guitars with their own pickups
05:31 - conclusions
05:52 - it's time to swap pickups, hardware and electronics :)
06:52 - ROUND 3 | COMPARISON | Andy's guitar original VS new pickups
07:58 - ROUND 4 | COMPARISON | Both guitars played with the same pickups, bridge and electronics
08:45 - Lick 2
09:31 - Lick 3
10:13 - Lick 4
10:49 - Lick 5
11:07 - Lick 6 (bridge pickup)
11:25 - Lick 6 (neck pickup)
11:44 - the PICKUPS I've been using are:
12:00 - did someone say TONEWOOD?? Here's what I think of it
13:49 - do wood species "sound" different?