Just had all the guitars lying on the couch yesterday : Aria strat (circa 1983) Carvin DC135 (1988) Ibanez ARZ800 (2012) Kramer 210 (1991) Partscaster scalloped (started in 2011 and still going )
Strummed them one by one, as they were on the couch, applying same force : the partscaster was the loudest. That might mean smth.
Also smth additional : i am not selling this axe!! It feels so good that i feel no need to replace it with something "original". Heck it even writes "fender" on the headstock, who will notice I might upgrade the neck pup to HS-3 making it a HS-3/no name single/HS-3 configuration, currently i only have HS3 on the bridge. Also i might give 9s a try, to boost that scalloped feeling (currently i have 10s). Its so weird, to not-like 100% and to love at the same time! Or is it all in our heads??
In short, just trying to see this from a distance as a 3rd party observer, it was a hell of accomplishment. I built an almost-perfect axe. It does not sustain as long as my other axes (although nothing close to terrible), but it has the best attack of all out there (i mean the couch ) . So, its a keeper and the mod is still keeping strong!