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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-09-2003, 02:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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Jem 7BSB Vs. 77FP

Hi, i want to know your opinion about this two guitars, because i don't know wich one is better...
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-09-2003, 10:05 PM
 
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Better? How about 'better suited to your particular application'?

I don't know what kind of music you play or what tone you're looking for, but I own a BFP and have owned a BSB.

The BSB is a lot more aggressive sounding than the BFP. BFP much warmer.

Aethetically, I'd take the BSB over a regular FP anyday of the week that ends with 'Y'. It's a LOT more manly and cooler, IMO.

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steve vai played a FP and no one accused him of not being manly
Come on...there hasnt been a manly looking jem since the DNA. I love the styling of the FP. Its very classy and has "art and soul" written all over it. I think chicks would dig it too although my chick getting days are all but over. The major drawback of the FP is that it does not have the AANJ for whatever reason. Seems stupid to me. To some people, that wouldnt matter. Personally, because of style, I would choose it over any of the other jems and I intend on adding one to my collection.
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Actually, I rememebr the first gig I did where I took a solo on the BSB and noticed the AANJ - it was quite a bit nicer! Again - personal preference. Play 'em both and figure out which is right for you.

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post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-10-2003, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
 
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ok, thanx you, today i will buy my first Jem (77FP), i like the sound of the PAF Pro, and the Floral Pattern looks very nice.
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post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-12-2003, 12:28 PM
 
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The BSB, looks cooler and if the pickups are too aggressive, then swap them out. It's a more personal guitar, looks way cooler and will wear down and look cooler once you've played it . Personally I wouldn't be seen dead with flowers on a guitar. BSB's are also less common, which does kind of up the coolness factor
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post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-12-2003, 12:37 PM
 
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bsb is the way to go!!
reduce the volume if you think the pickups are too harsh, you'll get that crunch warm tone, omg! then play with your fingers! its like heaven!
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I actually attributed the BSB's aggressiveness to the lack-of-finish, rather than the evolutions. I use an Evolution bridge in my BFP and it didn't sound the same.
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post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-12-2003, 05:23 PM
 
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i like the finish, light enough to let the wood breath
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i like the finish, light enough to let the wood breath
I don't disagree - I like it too (although one too many people called it 'the camouflage guitar'). The point I'm making is that the matte finish, as opposed to clearcoat, definitely affects the tone and it isn't simply a matter of swapping out pickups.

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a bsb, camouflage guitar?? i dont get it lol!
for a p4 of joe's rain forest (?) js, ok but...

hey, you're giving me some light there!
so, if i get you right, matte = flat, and clearcoat = glossed? damn i've always wondered what clearcoat ever meant!!
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a bsb, camouflage guitar?? i dont get it lol!
for a p4 of joe's rain forest (?) js, ok but...

hey, you're giving me some light there!
so, if i get you right, matte = flat, and clearcoat = glossed? damn i've always wondered what clearcoat ever meant!!
BSB has a greenish tint to it - from far, under certain light it looks green and the black 'burnt' spots, give it a camo effect.

your defs of matte and clearcoat are correct. BSB is the only Jem that doesn't have clearcoat on it.
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I too have both BSB and BFP.

The differences IMO:
BSB is lighter and feels and plays better (not only because AANJ)
BSB more suitable for heavier music, BFP for rock
BFP looks better (well this was about FP which in my opinion looks worse)

I personally like BSB more but couldn't part with BFP either...
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post #14 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-13-2003, 04:16 AM
 
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the only thing i like with FPs/BFPs is the looks of the headstock, on the fp especially!
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I think that the Green vine Inlay on the FP looks very cool. The screw heads in the BSB aren't so cool.
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