I've always thought that were bolt-ons were more for me. But I have limited experience with other neck joins (neck-thru Kramer Stagemaster, and a Les Paul Custom I had for a while).
The reason the LP went away is because the sound of LPs always seem too compressed to me. I love the girth and 'KRAAANG' factor, but where are the damn dynamics I'm so used to? I felt like I was playing through a compressor... I also wasn't a huge fan of the later peak in the note. I.e. I felt the note sustained at the end, not at the beginning. Wait, did this make sense?
So. Would I be happier with an SG, or a Hamer Studio, or a Lag Roxane for instance? I.e. a double cut with less Mahogany? Or would all set-necks leave me cold? I'll take suggestions