I made a thread awhile ago asking about a lighter Les Paul. Many suggested an SG. I said “bah”. Recently someone suggested the same, this time I did not say “bah”. Tried the 2018s at Guitar Center (with a DSL100 head/4x12—assumed it was the closest thing to a DSL40 they had in store...no more ACTUAL DSL40s). I have to tell you, I was hardcore feelin the standard. Not so much the special with “mini humbuckers”. Faded was okay but more like a pedal was kicked on that added gain and sucked away fullness. One thing I didn’t like about the standard is the laquered neck. I almost like the bare wood kinda finish better overall, but the neck is actually kinda sticky and it affects playability. Are all the standards through the years the same (I’d probably look used for used to save money) This one had a 61 something and a 61 something for pickups. They sounded great to me. What about the dreaded neck dive? The ones. I tried definitely leaned that way but I was sitting on a stool, not how I play on stage or practice. I do use a wide strap and would probably have a line6 transmitter on the strap live. General thoughts?