Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Hamburg-HongKong-Miami: at work!
GMC with different wood? Seems lighter than my other JEMs! -
Normally I play a Les Paul at my band practises. Last week I took my GMC to a practise - the first time I ever took it out of the house - and it confirmed what I had suspected until then: it's noticeably lighter than my other JEMs. Through direct comparison I concluded that it feels like a feather compared to, for example, my FP! I looked to see if it's made from a different kind of wood, but the specs page here says it's basswood, just like the others (except for the alder VWH). What's the deal? Can anybody tell me why? I'd love to hear some opinions from GMC owners and anybody who knows.
On a side note, I figure the thing should be a bit heavier, since it has an EMG in the bridge, what with all the extra weight of the electronics and battery.
And to my surprise, it sounded like sh*t through my stack; the notes were really muddy and I had no distinction in them. And, try as I might, I couldn't get anything even close to a decent tone. When I use my GMC at home for my fusion and jazz stuff it sounds awesome. But there I don't run it through a stack.
Funny, when I plugged my triple-humbucker SG Custom (also the first time out of the house) into the stack, it blew it away. It gave me the sound I've always heard in my head. This after years of swearing by Ibanez guitars! You can imagine what a shake-up it gave my world! I have to bring my FP with the passive PAF next week to compare it directly to the EMG, then to the SG...