Finally bought a Jem, but heartbroken now in need of help.
So I walked into a GC with the intention of buying the EVO pickup set to throw in my RG 2550, and what do I see hanging on the wall. A Jem7v-WH on clearance (read, cheaper and nonreturnable) for $2009. I pull it off the wall and look at the Serial on the back of the headstock to see its from 2008. It had old stings wasn't properly setup, but wasn't terribly out of tune, so I plugged it in. Didn't like it much in the Orange amp but was better in a Vox. They have the case with the tools, no bar but threw one in from the wall. They knocked the price down even more to $1875, at which point it was getting bought.
So get it home slap fresh strings on it and adjust the trem, but then problems crop up that I didn't not notice in the store. First the tone knob seems to be functioning backwards, rolling it down makes it brighter and louder and the opposite when rolling it up. Then I noticed I couldn't get any kind of clean sound out of it and seems to be missing the highs you would expect from the EVO pickups, and generally sounds quite muffled. Since I'm basically stuck with this guitar that looks and feels wonderful, but sounds like ****, I need to figure out whats wrong with it. Anyone on here have any ideas about what could be going on?