- Feb 18, 2002
I suppose I should have clarified. When speaking about a Les Paul style guitar, player and amp setup not in the equation, the harness makes as much of a tonal difference as having a great set of pickups. I guess I’m used to reading about people going on and on about thumbwheels, top wrapping, old wood, soft brass saddles etc when they have cts pots and Emersons. Obviously if the player can’t play out of a wet cardboard box and they use a $50 practice amp, it won’t matter. But when you are an accomplished player who has a setup that is sensitive to what you are playing, I put these vintage components at the top of the list. I know many who would agree.So...the most important factor in your tone is, arguably, your wiring harness?
I have a very hard time believing this, especially when considering pickups, amp/speakers and the player.
On the other hand, I think it's really interesting to be wrong in the process of learning something new.
Does anybody have A/B recordings?