Finally got around to buying a Jem, used 77BFP. The original owner had swapped the bridge pickup to an Evo. I feel in love with the neck instantly.
I kept it for 2 weeks and it went back for two reasons.
When I roll the tone back on the neck Gravity Storm, I pretty much got mud from the D string up, and even the high strings were a little gurgled. I do play high gain amps, but I have Teles, Strats and Epis I can do this with. I don't remember if I had this problem with the bridge Evo, so I'm thinking it might have been the Gravity Storm. I liked the distorted tone but the clean lacked clarity.
When I drop the volume to try and clean up the sound, I was always had to go to the middle pickup, and roll up the tone, while dropping the volume. A lot of fiddling back and forth. It's nice when you can just roll back the volume.
I really do miss that neck, with the action low and 9's it played like butta.
So I saw some good prices on closeouts for the 70V SFG, but noticed it a Wizard III neck as opposed to the Wizard on the 77 BFP. From what I have read it is more of a C shape. I'd like the D and I'd like it thin.
Can anyone tell me how much difference between the neck on the BFP and the SFG? I got the specs off the Ibanez website for the BFP but can't find the SFG anywhere.
Or would there be other Jems to meet my needs Wizard thin with Evos, used or blem? My local GC only has the BFP I returned, and I had to drive 3 hours to buy it, so going to a B&M is not and option. The 7VP that just came out looks interesting and says it has wizard neck but it looks as chunky as my 69 Variax, [email protected]
$1800 before discount, a little pricey. Trying to get in around $1K.
Any help appreciated.