With the A5, the Jazz is very clear, but it doesn't have the harmonic complexity as the EQ scoop kinda puts a mask to that range of frequencies, so to speak.
Bringing the A2 to the equation, off the mask goes and you first hear the tone of the wood, after a week or so the "airy" quality becomes noticeable and last but not least, the harmonic complexity takes you by surprise, as it's something you don't expect from the Jazz model... all of this without ever losing that sharp-ish pick attack characteristic of this p'up, not so the usual "inyerface" way anymore but perfectly blanded with the other "new" characteristics the A2 brings to the forefront.
A poor comparison would be saying is a slighty beefier and sharper Seth Lover, but just to give you an extremely rough idea what to expect.
Of course, in my particular case it was the guitar to make all the difference, but from I'm hearing, it may well apply to semi-hollows and guitars in general having that dreaded peak in the mid-lows making'em feel "muddy" in the neck with most p'ups. In extreme cases, you can put an A3 in the neck, keeping the A2 in the bridge.
Consider it another weapon in your arsenal, Rick. Well worth the effort, if you ask me.
Last edited by LtKojak; 06-30-2012 at 11:08 PM.
Pepe aka Lt. Kojak
A2 jazz is great. I have it in my main axe. I also have a pair of a2 59's in my 335. Also really sweet. Id like to try seths too, but seeing as the a2 59s sound so great it'll probably never happen.