Ive recently been using my Eclipse II more at rehersals instead of my SS Viper. I think i just prefer the tone through my 5150, it somehow seems to have less bright top end. This could be because of the rosewood, ive not used a rosewood board guitar for years as all my ESPs had ebony. It also seems as though the viper is a bit thinner sounding. I've got an Eclipse FT on order, wonder how that'll sound next to the Eclipse II...?