Re: Jem 77FP Restoration Work - Completed
Well, following all the repairs I did, I finally managed to piece the FP together. Took a while because I had to get a pickguard that fit properly and then I realised that normal sized pots didnt fit the cavity holes so I had to go hunting for smaller sized ones. Anyway, everything is finally peiced together. All it needs now is a bit of a setup which Ive never done before but I'll give it a go and see what happens. Ive tried to use all the parts as factory standard for a '91 FP, except the middle pickup which is an evo as the ISWV1 Jem single is fiendishly difficult to track down, but it all sounds cool anyway. I was a bit apprehensive about wiring together the VLX91, particularly as Ive never even used a soldering iron before, but fortunately, it all works! Oh yeah, the knobs and switch tip are fake as you can probably tell by the colour, Im just waiting for some original ones to appear on the bay.
One thing though, is that I always thought that volume pots were log and tone were linear, but I checked the pots on my VWH with a multimeter and the volume is linear and the tone is log, so I did the FP in the same way. Anyone know why thats the case? Ive got no problem with it, but Im just curious. Any advice would be much appreciated.
Anyway, heres some pics of the finished guitar...