Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Long Island, New York
PAF JOE vs stock JS1000 PAF PRO
I recently got a JS1000 and its my main gigging guitar now due to its versatility. One thing I did to make it even more user friendly to me, was get rid of the push pull volume pot and put a true 500k CTS pot ( had to carefully drill body hole wider to fit new pots shaft though) and hardwire a 330pf silver mica cap on at all times) . Made a very noticeable improvement in full use of volume from 1- 10 ..stays crystal clear when you roll off. The original pot I removed was only measuring 440k max ..btw
Anyway,Im curious if anyone has done a recording with back to back comparison of Pups between PAF Joe / Paf Pro in the 1200 /1000?
I adore Joes neck pup tone...its very thick / articulate / nice hollow sound with great snap in the high end.....I can get the PAF Pro to sound really close to that ideal...but on all new recordings / even G3 ...seems like JS1200 has a touch more clarity / even more high end snap ...is it the PAFJoe or just how the guitars eqed / mic ed.
Seems like when he plays the 1000s they are a lil warmer or Im going crazy.
I had a PAF Joe in the neck position of a Gibson Les Paul Vintage Mahogany...but that guitar was just too warm no matter what I did..and it was sold .
Before I consider a pup swap ...just wondering what others feelings are between real life differences of these two pickups if any....do you guys who own both 1200/ 1000 feel they guitars can be eqed via amp setttings to have similar tone from neck pup?
Thanks for input.