I'm new here, need pickup suggestions ! - I just bought a 77
I'm new to this forum. I've just bought a Jem777VDY and it's a great player, but needs
help with pickups. The guitar's pickups have been changed from the originals. The neck
pickup is an unknown Dimarzio and the bridge is an unknown Seymour Duncan. The
single coil is still the original. I understand that this guitar came equipped with Dimarzio
PAF Pro's. Would it be a good idea to install these back into the guitar, or do you have
any suggestions. The neck pickup sounds ok, but the bridge pickup is very thin and harsh,
and just get's worse with the single/bridge mix. It is totally useless in that position.
I'm looking for a pickup that handles distortion well, but can also clean up and be dynamic
with the volume control. I use the volume all the time, for different tones and feel. The pickup
also needs to be splittable with decent results, so that I can use the single coil feature.
I'm not very familiar with Jem's.....this is my first one. I normally play Hamer USA guitars,
I have three Studio's, a Mirage, a Standard and a Californian. The Jem is my only non-Hamer
guitar. I play through Peavey amps.......a TripleXXX, 5150II, 5150, 5150 combo, Classic 100
and Classic 50 410.
Thanks in advance for any help, and the opportunity to introduce myself.