Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
Re: I bought *another* Jem 7DBK ... need your help.
I'd leave them alone. I personally really like the look. I get sick and tired of the vine inlays... pyramids are okay, but they would look really stupid with the body finish. Honestly, if you like the neck and don't mind the basswood body, but wanted a whole different look, you should have just bought a late 80s RG550 and customized it how you wanted. Would have been cheaper, and in the end you wouldn't be destroying any value a Jem would have by modifying it. An old RG isn't that expensive, new pups, and a custom fretboard... heck even if you changed the trem on it, you still wouldn't spend the money to buy a 7DBK.
Leave it be!