I have a 2005 and a 2007 Jem. Both are 7vwh. (Yes its repetitive and foolish, and also financially crippling, please no judging.) But the problem is they sound entirely different. the 2005 sounds great, I bought it new and know it is 100% factory wiring
. The 2007 is used and abused, probably had the pickups swapped. They are identical except for the 5 way switch. The 2007 has an 8 pin and the 2005 has the VLX91
1. Could the different switch make that much difference?
Then I thought maybe the phase is out on the 2007, and so I was getting:
pos 1: xx-0-00 neck
pos 2: x0-x-00 neck middle
pos 3: 00-x-00 middle
pos 4: 00-x-0x bridge middle
pos 5: 00-0-xx bridge
so I swapped the red and black wires from the middle pickup. But that didn't really effect anything. I still have poor sound.
2. How do I check the polarity of the HSH? to know for sure which is N or S other than just tapping the bobbins with a screwdrive and listening to which one is on.
I am going to replace the vol pot because it is grinding and doesn't feel right. perhaps this will give me the full sound that I'm looking for. I just want it to sound badass like my 2005 7vwh
I'm I on the right track or what, this is baffling me!