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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-10-2009, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hello all,

New to the JEM world, but loving every second of it!

Can anybody help me identify this JEM555wh:

S05050389

I've attached a pic of the trem that's on it, but I'm not sure which one it is either.

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post #2 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-10-2009, 01:09 PM
 
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Re: identification

Identify it how? You've already correctly identified it as a 555wh. It was made in Korea in 2005, if that's what you're after.

Not sure about the trem, but it's clearly an aftermarket addition. I'm 99% sure an '05 555 would have an Edge 3, and the size of the route would seem to back that up. Most likely, someone decided to keep the Edge 3 (weird decision) and stuck an old (really old) TRS or something on it instead.

Edit: Correction, looks like it may have originally been an EdgePro II, though everything else still applies.
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post #3 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-10-2009, 01:29 PM
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Re: identification

Those are not Dimarzio pickups. I'd be more inclined to think it's a fake somebody stuck a real TRS2 in to look more authentic. More pics needed.
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I bet it's a Chibanez. Look at the Lionsclaw.

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Ha, those are good points. I was thrown off by the Ibanez trem, even though I myself knew that it couldn't be stock! Also, that didn't sound like one of the typical Chibanez serial numbers, but yeah, that makes a lot more sense now that I think about it.
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post #6 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-10-2009, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: identification

Oh no

What other pics can I post to help identify if it's a fake?
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Back of the body often contains good giveaways, maybe headstock front and back.
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Take a bunch of pics of the whole guitar, and throw them up on photobucket or something. Take pics of everything, and not all extreme closeups.
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Is it this one at Chris' Guitars?
http://www.chrisguitars.com/iban-jem7-rg350dx-neck.jpg

If so, it is a China-knockoff that someone put a 350 neck on, and TRS in.
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post #10 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-10-2009, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: identification

Apparently I need 20 or more posts to link to images. I've got them on photobucket, is there a way to put a link on here?
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Re: identification

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Apparently I need 20 or more posts to link to images. I've got them on photobucket, is there a way to put a link on here?
Can't you just post the link to the photobucket url? I thought the post limit was only attaching files to your post.
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post #12 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-10-2009, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: identification

Thanks!

s734.photobucket.com/albums/ww348/birdcube/

Let me know what you guys think. Did I get taken?
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post #13 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-10-2009, 03:43 PM
 
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'Fraid so. The smaller cavity cover on the back is a dead giveaway and is typical of Chinese copies, the monkey grip is way, way too big, the pickguard is shaped weird... You got a nice case out of the deal though.
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post #14 of 40 (permalink) Old 03-10-2009, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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uggg... super. I guess buyer beware...
thanks for the help, though, guys...
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Does this mean I have to unsubscribe to this site now?
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