pocaloc wrote: That 3D sound description sounds like what I want to hear.
I can tell you what that is! The AVRI pickups are a joke compared to some nice handwound ones, vintage or otherwise. That goes for both the JM and jag AVRIs btw. Don't get fooled by the pricetags of those guitars - Fender is still cutting a lot of corners. Shit pickups is one them.
The hardware is horrible too. While it's stable and works fine, it's heavy enoug to actually dampen your guitar. Try putting some vintage (light) hardware on an AVRI - it will transform before your eyes. Or ears, to be more concise. I've done it a few times now, and people are always startled by the difference.