Tone: BSB vs. VWH
I just bought my first JEM a month or so ago, and it's a BSB. *I can tell you I've played a VWH, but just for an hour or so, and these guys speak the truth. *The VWH is much smoother, I think it's more the pickups than the wood but that's up to interpretation. *The BSB, in my opinion, can be described with one word: *RAW. *It just rips, and that's exactly what I was looking for. *Now that I've got the trem working correctly it sings like a nightengale. *I'm really happy with it, mostly because the Evo pickups are dangerously hot. *
That's not to trod upon the VWH, though. *It's got it's own style, it just doesn't seem to match my playing personality. *Once dialed in correctly to your preferences I feel all the JEM's are quite awesome, even though I've only played about 5 or 6 of them.