thx for the comments guys
the action: i think it must be the angle cos the strings are not touching the neck or frets
the neck humbucher- well from my pics and memory it is level with the neck
the curve of the body - its a hard bit to tweak as ofthe strings will becom too high, i will play with it later. it was a big surve in low poly but wen u smooth it does shrink a bit so i will try
the body material - yeah i agree it is too reflective, tis was just a test.
i am going to try a layered with a sep layer for the laquer for a bit of control
just had a play with my frieds esp eclipse 2 vb (les paul body)
today and man is that thing a beast
on that the bridge pick up is much higher with the neck one being level
and there is a big curve on there to
gster123 - how did u texture ur strings? is theere a bump on there? material? did u leave it as nurbs or convert to poly?
also thx for the links