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.