Weird similarities and differences between jems
I was playing with a friend a couple of days ago. He is another Jem-Fanatic and has a 10th, a VWH and a VSBL. I took my 90HAM to his place so we could compare. The results...extrange. The most similar ones are the 90 and the 10th, but the 10th and the VWH sounded almost the same, a little sweeter the tenth but very, very close. Opposing, the 90th was much sweeter, a little less gain but more definition and compression, and more strat-like tones in the 2-3-4 position.
The blue one sounded completely different, really strat sound and MUCH less gain, the sound didnīt cut through, i didnīt like that one very much.
Isnīt it weird? The alder and basswood ones almost equal, but the two equal different? And seems rosewood killed the bite.
For me the 10th won, wonderful guitar, wonderful sound.
The equipment was a CAE/Bradshaw preamp/Tc g-force/Mesa 20-20 and two Marshall 1960 1 x 12" cabs.
Did it happen to you or was because of this particular guitars?
Apart, there were an Anderson Drop Top, MM Axis, Jackson Soloist CM, LP Custom, RGT3020 and RG3120. The Jems won without a doubt (well, the blue one didnīt, was the loser) , followed by the Jackson and the axis IMO.