Tone and Pickups - JEM777DY vs JEM77FP
OK, here's my question. *I recently aquired a JEM77FP from Andy D here on Jemsite. *The guitar cooks man, I like it as much as my VWH. *
It supposedly has the original PAF's in it, (at least that's what I was originally told, I asked Andy to check into it again) and so does my JEM777DY. *
However, same amp, same effects, same pickups (?) WAY different tone! *
Like light years apart. *The FP sounds really close to my VWH's EVO's while the DY has that thin weak sounding tone that I remember the PAF's having. *
Is the rear routed body that monumental in changing the tone of the guitar as opposed to the front routed DY, I don't think so, I've put PAF's into other guitars that were rear routed and they sounded like my DY, thin.
What could be causing the difference in tone, the body, or is it more likely that the FP does not have PAF's or that the PAF's have been modded. *The guitar originally belonged to Steve Vai's studio engineer (I can't remember the name but it's on the buy and sell page) so I guess maybe it's possible.
If there are different ways to wire the PAF's would this possibly be the reason? Or is it the pickguard mounted pickups *vs the body mounted in the FP.
It's alot of questions, but I'd love to make my DY sound like the FP I've got now.
Thanx in advance for your replies.