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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 08-28-2007, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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Why do my two Jems sound different?

Just curious. I have a BFP and a PMC. Same body wood, same fretboard wood, same pickups and everything else I think. Why would the PMC sound twice as bright as the BFP? This is probably a stupid question, hopefully some of the experts here can put my mind at ease nonetheless. BTW, I like the sound of the BFP better.
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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 08-28-2007, 10:35 PM
 
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Re: Why do my two Jems sound different?

not quite sure... are they from the same exact year?

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Re: Why do my two Jems sound different?

Why Timmy, the BFP has fabric that Im sure dampen the highs a bit.
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the BFP has fabric
Nope the BFP ain't fabric like it's cousin 77FP.
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Is one edge and one lo pro?
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Re: Why do my two Jems sound different?

Probably because they are different guitars. Maybe pickup height has something to do with it.
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Probably because they are different guitars. Maybe pickup height has something to do with it.
What I was thinking.
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Re: Why do my two Jems sound different?

Both Lo-Pros, the BFP is from 1991 and the PMC 1992 or 1993.

I'm going to shave half of the wood off of the BFP to see if I can get them to equal out. That should solve the issue.
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Both Lo-Pros, the BFP is from 1991 and the PMC 1992 or 1993.

I'm going to shave half of the wood off of the BFP to see if I can get them to equal out. That should solve the issue.
What? I don't know what you're saying but don't do it
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Both Lo-Pros, the BFP is from 1991 and the PMC 1992 or 1993.

I'm going to shave half of the wood off of the BFP to see if I can get them to equal out. That should solve the issue.
The issue? What issue?
That two different guitars sound different? That's the whole point of having two of them.
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Maybe pickup height has something to do with it.
Gotta be something like that Hey Maybe it's the pyramids vs the vine??



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I'm going to shave half of the wood off of the BFP to see if I can get them to equal out. That should solve the issue.
what ?? Dont do something dumb and get yourself put away for the rest of your life

That is interesting because I've heard the PMC are brighter than the BFP from other folks as well, but I don't get why?? My BFP is brighter than my FP's, but there are obvious differences there.

Check your pup height T.L. This could be a good experiment
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Re: Why do my two Jems sound different?

Why do you expect them to sound the same?

I have two RG520QS that sound very different from each other. They're made from a different tree, they sound different. It's that simple. The wood makes more difference than the pickups, and you can't tell by the kind of wood, it's the individual wood in the particular guitar. There's no generalizing. You just have to try it and see how it comes out. Sometimes you luck out and find a cheap guitar that sounds awesome. Sometimes you strike out and spend a grand or two on a guitar that's a dud. All this bull about tonewoods is marketing bull. You have to try it and see for yourself. Sometimes "crappy" guitars sound great. Somtimes "great" guitars sound crappy. There are rules of thumb of course... in general the more expensive guitars will sound better. But, you dont' buy a guitar "in general." You buy a specific, individual guitar.
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Re: Why do my two Jems sound different?

All good points good sir, but I have 2 FP's and even blindfolded I cannot tell which is which

but my BFP is WAY brighter!!! (maple vs rosewood)
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BTW before you start shaving any BFPs know that adoption is always an option. I would give it a loving home, no matter how bright is
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