Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Opinion on JEMS tone
Alright this should be a nice contraversial topic to begin the spring/summer season. I decided to write this note after receiving my third maple-necked JEM just last Friday, an LNG.
Here's my take, I've never heard sweeter tone out any of the JEM models 90% of which I've plugged in and played than I have from the BFP, DY and LNG. Hands down, these things have tone for days, superb harmonics and a wonderful smooth distortion effect (just like good PAF's should).
Ironically, I also appreciate the other JEM's, but their tone just isn't as vibey to me. I've played a VWH, DNA, FP, Jem 90th and UV777BK. Next to the PAF's, I like the Breed equipped DNA's the most. However, nothing seems to sound as full. Worse yet, because I half collect/play I had to sell the LNG a day later. Anyway, is there anyone else who feels like those early JEM's with the PAF's and maple neck just offer that sweet, creamy tone.
I will say that all JEM's I've played really have excellent clean tone which is difficult to find in other lines like Gibson and PRS. Anyway, curious if I'm nuts or if I'm alone in my observation.
Oh well, if I recover or sell some other guitars...I think a DY will become my priority.