I'll be recording in a couple of weeks and now I'm having second thoughts about the guitar I'll be using.. I've used an old, beat-up DeArmond M-65 for a long time, then I wanted to get something better and got a Schecter Demon 6 (no FR).. I was planning on using the Schecter for recording, the pickups are: "Duncan Designed Active HB-105 -The Duncan Designed version of the super-popular Seymour Duncan Blackouts active humbucker." I slapped some 0.12 strings on it, but I'm not so sure I like the sound.. The ole' DeArmond has 0.11 strings, the neck is thinner, and the pickups: An older JB 59 in the neck, and a sort of home-cooked singlecoil at the bridge.. I might be favouring the passive sound.. The options I've considered are: A) Put the passive mics in the Schecter, sinde the body sound isn't bad. And slap some 0.11 strings on it, (also, think I have another JB 59) Don't know how good it'll resonate with the Schecters body.. B) Since I prefer the playability of the DeArmond, probably because of the neck and somewhat thinner body, I could get a new guitar: http://www.thomann.de/se/ibanez_gart60_bkn.htm http://www.thomann.de/se/esp_ltd_ec50_black_satin.htm http://www.thomann.de/se/epiphone_gothic_lespaul_studio.htm Or why not a: http://www.thomann.de/se/harley_benton_electric_guitar_kit_lpstyle.htm Since I'm planning on doing it someday, and tweaking it myself. Not sure what to do.. I know I could find something used, maybe that'll be better..