Jem 7VWH mods
Just bought a JEM 7VWH and although the guitar is incrediable there are two questions I have for the panel...
Firstly, what pickup mod would give me that classic Hendrix tone ? Ideally I'd like the screaming harmonic rich lead from the bridge pickup, the twang of positions 2 and 4, the omph of the neck pickup (position 5) and, like I said, the strat neck pickup tone. Are there any mods to tap the other coil on the neck pickup or if not, what pickup would suit do this without loosing the other tones ?
Secondly, *hate to say it and please don't flame me guys, the 7VWH is a little flashy looking for me (fx:ducks!). I bought the guitar because of the feel, versatility and the tone but as I don't intend to part with it (so not bothered about de-valuing it) am considering some cosmetic changes. Firstly, I'd like to swap the pickgaurd for a plain (white?) one, secondly I'd like the body and headstock stripped back down to a natural finish (a'la Steve's Neville). I'd have this done by a pro but wondered what type of finish the wood of the body underneath the existing finish is. I know I'd loose the logo but I can live with that.
Any constructive thoughts ?