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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-17-2008, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Finding New Trem for JEM Project

I see JEM bodies all the time on ****, usually swirl designs and I am trying to determine if that is something I want to pursue. One snag is that most bodies will only accomodate the original edge trems, and not the edge II or III. I don't want to add used hardware (unless it is in great shape) to a JEM body so what are my options? Can the older edge trems still be purchased new? Any recommendations from others who have built their own JEMs?
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Re: Finding New Trem for JEM Project

You can still purchase an Edge, Lo-Pro or Edge Pro Kit brand new from Rich or on the bay from a few reputable sellers. Just because the guitar is routed for an Edge doesn't mean that you have to buy a used trem.

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Re: Finding New Trem for JEM Project

I'v got a lo-pro for sale if your interested.
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You can still purchase an Edge, Lo-Pro or Edge Pro Kit brand new from Rich or on the bay from a few reputable sellers. Just because the guitar is routed for an Edge doesn't mean that you have to buy a used trem.

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Thanks for the info Jimmy. I am still in the planning stages.
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I'v got a lo-pro for sale if your interested.
I appreciate the offer. However, at this time I am still in the planning stages.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-26-2008, 05:21 AM
 
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Re: Finding New Trem for JEM Project

how about an ibanez dealer? i bought mine direct from an ibanez dealer. it comes brand new with everything except the locking nut
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-26-2008, 11:57 PM
 
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Re: Finding New Trem for JEM Project

Get one from Rich, he's got parts. He's also a great guy and good to deal with, www.ibanezrules.com, check under "PARTS" and/or shoot him an e-mail.
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Re: Finding New Trem for JEM Project

Second that about Rich!

If you're scoping swirls on the Bay, stay clear of the bodies by Pearleguitars. I ordered one and it was a mess! No prep sanding was done, before he swirls the bodies. The body wood was junk (said it was alder I believe, but you could flick it and leave a dent! No lie). And the routes were sloppy. His swirl jobs are killer in the pix. A little sloppy on the drips, fish eyes, etc... and it needed a good clear coat.
Standing8Count on here can verify all of this.

But if you dip a turd in gold, it's still a turd!

He might be a good guy to have swirl an existing body though?
Just some useful info for you.
Good luck on your build!
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