First of all, thanks to all 3 of you for your suggestions. I really appreciate it!
Remeber, I JUST got the guitar last night at 11pm and played it 10 minutes on my AXE FX II.
I like the JEM pick ups and did get a heavy tone, but as I said, when I play the Jem on the SAME EXACT set up weather it be my Bogner XTC 1/2 stack, or my new Axe-FX II, as compared to the Charvel So Cal with its stock Seymour Duncas, unfortunately, the Charvel sounds a lot better for heavier stuff. I am not talking drop D Heavy Heavy stuff, think 80's Metal/Rock. Dokken, Van Halen, Ratt, Ozzy with Randy and Jake E Lee.
As a way to describe it it simple terms. When I hit a pick harmonic on the Low E string
(3rd Fret) on the Charvel, it just delivers a thick Zack Wyldelike in Crazy Babies note (not a huge huge Zack Wylde fan, but he's good, just using this as an example). When I use the Ibanez Jem, I can hit the AH on the Low E, 3rd fret, but it sounds nowhere near as good as the Charvel's pick up, and it is much harder to pull off and sounds thinner.
Now the Charvel has .010's and the Jem has .009's for strings. Again, NOT here to bash the Jem, I just bought it so I like it, but the pcik up is not sounding thick and heavy enough. Even with my Jem 7BVBK, it was the exact same thing. I noticed it HUGE on the Bogner XTC, I rarely played the Jem on the Bogner, because it did not sound good and it was not fun to play, way too much work.
Keep the suggesitons coming. Anyone have this same guitar and changed their pick up? Or a similar Jem like the 7VBK?
Thanks so much guys!
P.S. Here I am playing the Bogner on my Ernie Ball Music Man Luke II (from 1995). It sounds good and has EMG's, but the charvel (for heavy metal 80's tones) sounds the BEST on the Bogner by Far. Thick, but articulate and clear with a great ability to spit off AH's.