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post #16 of 86 (permalink) Old 05-25-2001, 12:56 AM
 
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Jem555 vs. Jem7v. Which is better???

I had a white 555, I sold it and now have a 7V, you've heard all about the inlay, trem, plating....my old 555 had a neck that couldn't be made right without being planed down. *It buzzed all over the place, I had to set the action high as hell just to make it bearable.
To me, that was worse than anything else.
And on the other hand...
I haven't played the Jem since last Thursday,
I just got back from practice a few minutes ago, was playing my RG750 mostly until I broke a string...reached down and grabbed the jem and it was in perfect tune.
It doesn't buzz, the neck is straight as an arrow, and it just feels better than that 555 ever did.
That, to me is worth the extra $$....knowing I can grab that guitar at anytime, during a song or whenever, and it will be perfect.

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[quote]Quote: from mrthingyX on 2:29 pm on May 24, 2001
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What is the difference between a Ferarri and a Volkswagen *
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Glen, I suppose mentioning that a Volkswagen will probably spend most of its time being used and on the road instead of being in the garage wouldn't be very useful here? :biggrin:

Don't even get me started :biggrin:
I'd rather walk 100 miles with a Ferrari steering wheel than ride in a VW!!!! *ok, not quite, but I'll still take any Ferrari over any VW anyday, but then, I have a VWH and not a 555 too! hehe, but seriously, buy what you can afford and if you don't have edge experience, it probably won't bug you anyway. *I agree with patrick though, if you find a 555 you like, get that one, don't order another one. *Korean can be ok, but it's not very consistent.
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If you get a 555 you will probably regret not spending the extra for a Lo-pro equipped guitar. Compared with every other trem-equipped guitar I have played in the past, the presence of the superior trem system is the most important improvement. Somehow my playing style can compensate for inferior necks, pick-ups etc but a dodgy trem is impossible (short of blocking it at the back and simply not using it).

Go on. Get a real JEM


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GreenMan - nothing wrong with VW! *:glare: Very nice cars, and if you drive a Ferrari for a hundred miles, you probably WILL wind up with the steering wheel in your hands...
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The only thing I can say is I owned a DBK at one time and now I own a JS100 at the moment. The Lo Pro Edge tremolo is so much better than the LO TRSII that comes on the JS 100 and the JEM555. *I could go crazy with the bar and my DBK's *tuning was Pratically flawless. I do the same thing with my JS100 and I'm out of tune in an instant!!!!!!!!!! JS100 sounds awesome/trem SUCKS!! Be sure to test drive that 555 thoroughly before buying. I can't stress that enough!!!!!!!!
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Mrthingyx, never said there was anything wrong with a VW, I just know what I like. *hehe :biggrin: *that's ok, some guys here obviously don't have any idea about the reliability of Ferrari engines and cars. * *But whacha gonna do. *I'm the first to admit that a VW with 400,000 miles on it will probably still last a good while longer and a Ferrari with 100,000 on it is going to be incredibly expensive, but then, who is going to put that many miles on a Ferrari anyway?! *OK, I would, they were built to be driven, to store a Ferrari and never drive it is like buying a DNA and never playing it. *
It's all apples and oranges, that's all. *Same with the 555 vs a 7VWH.
I doubt anyone here would argue that the 555 is the worse guitar, and yeah, for the money, you're further ahead to buy an edge equipped RG5xx or better, but at the same time, if you want the Jem body, and the Evos, the 555 really isn't a horrible guitar. *Yeah, I hate the TRS, but that can be changed for a couple hundred bucks anyway if you really want. *You know, I had a JS100 with *TRS trem, and even though I didn't like the trem, it wasn't all bad. *True, it's nowhere near edge standards, but it's a hell of a lot better than some other brands out there too.
But, I still think the VWH is the way to go. *
And, I still think Ferrari is the only way to go!!!!
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I'm strongly considering getting a Lo Pro in my 555 and the only thing stopping me from doing that is the question: once the trem is installed correctly and completely, will the tuning, action, intonation, sustain and trem action match that of a "real" JEM?

My 555 is a great player but I don't doubt that other Jems are better.
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Just curious Glen, what are the blank posts for? Is it so you can move the topic?

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The 555 with Edge mod should play, intonate, tune, etc. PERFECTLY if the modification is done correctly. There is nothing special about installing new posts on guitar and the VWH/555 are the same scale length (25.5")...glen
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Excellent. Thanks Glen. Sorry about the little inconviences.
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Hmmm....goin out on a limb here and saying 7VWH
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Talking STRICTLY from experience, (My first JEM a 555, my 2nd... a 7V!!! I still have both) if you want to spend less $ and get a 555 for the EVOs, JEM neck and body, go for it. If you play enough to have small imperfections and parts of slightly lesser quality bother you then you should consider replacing the trem with a fairly costly routing job and a new Edge trem and have the whole thing put in the hands of a tech.

To answer your question: 7V.

I do believe this post is like.. what, a year old?
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7V without a Doubt ...

dont get me wrong ....

i have a 555WH and I am thrilled with it... The TRS trem isnt as good as the Lo Pro on my RG, but then again, i would rather have my 555
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i would go for the jem7v, its not worth paying that much money for the jem555 and getting such a poor trem, i would rather pay less and get a rg 570, but to answer your question i would go for the jem7v!
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