Don't put all the tone stress in the pickups, pots have a huge amount of play in how a guitar sounds. As we are talking about woods, I'd like to add an idea that it's not always about tone. The wood vibrates with the strings and transfers that energy to our body since the guitars are generally glued to our bellies/chests. This energy transfer interferes in how we perceive the instrument, in how we feel, makes us resonate with the music played, it interferes with our body fluids and functions (and, yes, the brown sound also, hehehe...). I have mahogany and basswood guitars. Besides the different specs of each guitar, I generally prefer my mahogany ones because they allow me to feel the vibrations better, or in a way that I like most. There's a lot of psychology involved coming from previous guitar experiences and all that jazz, but I do prefer the mahogany ones... This to say that, based on your experience, what's the body wood that better resonates with you (excluding final and overall tone)? Go with that one...?