Our first gig in a while was great... but that is a different story. For our second set I picked up my Les Paul DC studio. Played a few chords and my band mates said 'yeah play that one'. I got half way through our song 'Gomez' and the guitar fell off the strap Didn't sweat it, just played on my knees! When I could I grabbed my explorer (has strap locks lol) and finished the song... to my surprise the guitar was much more thin in comparison and compressed! Reason: Suhr Aldrich! What I thought was a very thick sounding pickup (it was compared to some) was horrible compared to a bone stock Gibson 498T!!!
SOOOOOooooo... first thing this morning I swapped it for my c5/59 hybrid. So far so good! Much more open and not as compressed. Funny thing to me is I didn't know what pickup compression was until I had a direct comparison!