Real life example: AP2H Slash neck against Epi Classic neck. The specs are very close, but sonically couldn't be more far apart. The Slash neck is a masterpiece of warmth, definition and articulation while being smooth, the Epi has no string separation clarity, it's congested, muddy and lifeless.
Same specs, different outcome.
I think the last phrase just sums up nicely your case.Originally Posted by Donald Rumsfeld, United States Secretary of Defense with the George W. Bush administration