Join Date: May 2009
Location: Naples, Florida
Re: Finally got a 6
I too have both. Hard to describe in terms of feel on the body. The JS6 feels a lot better to me though. Maybe it's the finish. I definitely prefer the feel of the Gotoh bridge over the tune-o-matic style that's on the JS700.
My JS700 is Korean, and it's not that it's put together really poorly, but I can just tell that the JS6 is better quality in terms of the hardware and neck. I could probably get a good setup on the JS700 and it would be better.
Pickups - I guess it's what you like, but I really didn't like the P-90s in the JS700. Really quiet, low output, thin, lots of hum. I could tolerate it a lot better in the middle position. Just not the tone I normally want. I wound up putting Dimarzio soapbar sized humbuckers on my JS700 (bridge is a Super Distortion) and now the tone is a lot better. I admittedly didn't give the P-90s a fair shake, but when I want a thinner tone, I play my Fender Tele. JS700 doesn't have the push-pull pots for filter and coil splitting either. I really like that feature on the JS6.
All that said, I've been considering selling the JS700, because it just doesn't get played much now that I have the JS6. If I were more than just a hobby player around the house, I could see that I might want to keep the JS700 for playing out so my JS6 didn't get banged up.
All just my opinion. I'm curious to hear Jetbear's opinion too.