Ok, so, about 3 weeks ago I placed a bid on a JS100 on sleaz**** whilst drinking a few too many beers. Sadly enough my bid, the first and only bid on the guitar, was the winner. Yay me!!, I was saving up for a 1k or 12k. I hate beer and the ease of the internet sometimes!!! Like now!!!
Now, I am stuck with this "pos" Korean made, "cort", JS
copy. Luckily, it was equiped with an edge proII, as pictured in the auction, rather than the dreaded Lo-TRS. I am currently unsure if this is really a good thing because the edge proII appears to be a really sloppy trem. I actually thought that the included bar was a joke...., but after a few adjustments it fit a bit better; but still no bar warble(You know that really cool Vai bar warble effect). I may be missing something in the setup of this trem but I am pretty sure that it is not able to be tight enough to produce bar warble. The bar just fits waaaaaay too loosely and has a rubbery feel at both extremes, even when the bar slack set screw is tightened to the maximum!!
The pick-ups and electronics are less than desireable. I would replace the entire network in an instant!!
On the plus side, it is a very beautifull peice of work. The trans red finish over the basswood body is super beautifull and the edge proII bridge is equally impressive, in looks, and adds to the appearance!!
In the end..... It looks nice, has a sh*ty bridge, a sh*ty set of pick-ups and a poorly placed, shimmed, nut; the G string has a very appearant buzz upon being open. It drives me nuts! All fretted notes on the "g" sound great.... but the open "g" twangs awefully!!