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post #4 of (permalink) Old 05-09-2019, 06:36 PM
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Re: JEM555 y/n?

This is an age old question, the answer is pretty much what Marcel has said, it all revolves around the trem! The older JEM 555s had a trem (I want to say Lot TRS 2 or something?) that wouldn't stay in tune. Once that was replaced e.g. with a Gotoh, Schaller or real Floyd, then the tuning was spot on.

Feel and sound wise, I personally can't fault them I don't like the half vine, but I love the Dimarzio Evos in basswood with the little bit thicker neck than the normal RG.
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