Re: New Jems vs Old School Jems. Which is better? Need help!
I have an '88 77FP and an '05 BRMR. I'm no expert, just a casual player, but i can attest that while both are excellently made guitars, I fell in love with the FP the moment I first played it. The neck has a different profile to the newer Jem, and I love the PAF pros - the breeds on the Brmr are very aggressive, and the Pafs are a little sweeter. Also, the FP just has 'something' about it.
As far as the difference between original edge and edge pro, the flutter on my old FP is amazing, clearly better than on the newer BRMR, but that could be because the newer guitar isn't set up as well. Both are very reliable trems though, far as I can tell. All I can say is, try before you buy if you're looking for a player - the guitar might speak to you, it might not.
Maybe some other users on here could be more specific about changing build practices over the years. They've been making Jems a quarter century now, after all...