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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-17-2011, 05:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hi all

i'm just finishing up my Jem 555 project and will soon post a pic of the guitar
just wanted to see if anyone else can post pics of there modded jem 555

i see it as a humble jem that you dont have to worry about making alterations
unlike a jem 7 or a other high end Jem

so if you have a jem 555 and have pics of any mods you have done post them up

i changed the locking nut to a Gotoh and its amazing in quality and design
also i have fitted a mirror pickguard, green single coil cover and green volume and tone knobs, also i have changed the headstock logo to a green ibanez jem

might change the pickups not sure yet, also i have ordered a Gotoh floyd to replace
my edge pro 2
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-17-2011, 07:21 AM
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Re: Ibanez Jem 555 mods

555's are good guitars its only the crappy trem thats fitted that gets them a bad name.i must admit ive had a 7vwh and it was light years better than the 555,still nice guitars though.
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Re: Ibanez Jem 555 mods

i dont currently have one. most complaints i have ever seen are about the trs trem. i also have NEVER had a problem from a trs trem
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Re: Ibanez Jem 555 mods

I had a Jem vsbl and i also own a Team j craft pgm301, so i know how higher end ibanez play....gotta say i'm impressed with the 2003 jem 555,the ****e trs trem is not on this model, just the edge pro 2 which i'm going replace with a gotoh floyd
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Re: Ibanez Jem 555 mods

This is how the Headstock turned out

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wow, how did you do that? It looks awesome! Did you make the logo by yourself?
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Re: Ibanez Jem 555 mods

I agree that the 555 is the PERFECT guitar for modding....... with just a trem and pup upgrade they can be very good professional quality guitars. The only reason I don't have one is the price people ask for them because they say JEM on the headstock. If I found a nice one at a reasonable price ($300??) I'd snap it up and mod the hell out of it!!!

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I agree that the 555 is the PERFECT guitar for modding....... with just a trem and pup upgrade they can be very good professional quality guitars. The only reason I don't have one is the price people ask for them because they say JEM on the headstock. If I found a nice one at a reasonable price ($300??) I'd snap it up and mod the hell out of it!!!

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$300? Please tell me where you shop!
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This is how the Headstock turned out

The JEM logo looks too thick--like a Chibanez, other than that--good job! I always get my logos from best-decals.com, and they're very accurate.



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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-18-2011, 04:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Ibanez Jem 555 mods

It looks even better in the flesh

i was thinking along the line of vai's for the love of god 7 string, the guitar has a green ibanez tick with white for the love of god writing....
so i ordered two logo's

i have ordered a Gotoh floyd rose from the US the edge pro 2 is wank
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$300? Please tell me where you shop!
I shop everywhere...... What I was saying is that $300 is the highest I would ever reasonably play for a 555, and it would have to be in excellent shape for that amount. I can get used RG570's for $300 all day long and the 570 is a FAR better instrument than any stock 555.
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-19-2011, 06:25 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Ibanez Jem 555 mods

UK prices are no way as cheap as the US... all the 555 over here go for around £500 +
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