De-Tuning a JEM?
I recently bought a JEM7DBK - I just had it set up professionally and it seems to play great... I have a couple of questions though!
I have never had a guitar with a Floyd Rose trem before or a locking nut, my other guitar is a Les Paul, so I am a bit clueless about how to tune or detune it!
Right now it is in standard tuning, but what if I wanted it drop-D or E flat?
Would it simply be a case of adjusting the fine tuners on the trem or would I have to literally retune the guitar as if from scratch?
The other thing I am wondering about it the pickups... they sound to me pretty similar, my other guitar has EMGs on it (a 81 and 85 a la Zakk Wylde) and as a result I am used to a very "clear" if distorted sound which I can't seem to get on my JEM, now I do have a feeling that it is perhaps down to a trem as opposed to fix bridge the sound difference but I though I'd run it by you all? what about pickup heights? how would that effect the sound and how much would u recommend the heights are altered? Thanks.