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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 04-04-2010, 07:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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Jem 555

Just curious how many people here own a jem 555???

If so what colour
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post #2 of 50 (permalink) Old 04-04-2010, 11:18 AM
 
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Re: Jem 555

It's a 49/49 chance that it'll be black or white.

Probably 2% have been refinished.
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post #3 of 50 (permalink) Old 04-04-2010, 04:25 PM
 
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Re: Jem 555

I had a white 1997 Jem 555 that was starting to turn a very tasty creme.

I only noticed the creme when I put it against the 04 Jem7vwh I traded it for.

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post #4 of 50 (permalink) Old 04-04-2010, 11:44 PM
 
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It's a 49/49 chance that it'll be black or white.

Probably 2% have been refinished.

Be about right!
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post #5 of 50 (permalink) Old 04-05-2010, 11:37 PM
 
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Re: Jem 555

White here I got it in 2005.
Made in Korea.
Strangely, its marked JEM555WVH at the rear but the headstock logo in front has the Jem Jr. mark on it too.
I think the earlier JEM 555's in the late 90's have no Jem Jr. mark on them.

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post #6 of 50 (permalink) Old 05-10-2010, 06:37 AM
 
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Re: Jem 555

White 1998 and I love the thing! It always get's bad reviews, but if you swap out the trem it's seriously a badass guitar!
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post #7 of 50 (permalink) Old 05-11-2010, 02:03 PM
 
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Re: Jem 555

i have a lefthanded jem555,customized with a full tree of life and the sustainer on board.
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post #8 of 50 (permalink) Old 05-11-2010, 03:03 PM
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White 1998 and I love the thing! It always get's bad reviews, but if you swap out the trem it's seriously a badass guitar!
I don't think it gets bad reviews, so much as people question if it is the best buy for the money. Like you note - a trem swap gets you right where you want to be.
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post #9 of 50 (permalink) Old 05-13-2010, 11:37 AM
 
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Re: Jem 555

I had a black one but the trem was junk. Other than that it was pretty solid.
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post #10 of 50 (permalink) Old 05-13-2010, 04:16 PM
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Re: Jem 555

i had the white 1 fitted with that hideous lo-trs11,got sick of tuning up every 5 mins,also got sick of being reminded by folk that it wasnt a real jem,truth hurts lol
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post #11 of 50 (permalink) Old 05-15-2010, 08:24 AM
 
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Re: Jem 555

Got one in white. Mines a 1998 and I love it! It's cool as hell. But yea those trs trems are totally for the birds lol. I'm going to throw a gotoh on it. Hopefully the gotoh anchors are the same as the Ibanez ones lol. Anyways, I know it's not a real jem, but I love my 555. It screams!
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post #12 of 50 (permalink) Old 05-15-2010, 11:09 AM
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White 1998 and I love the thing! It always get's bad reviews, but if you swap out the trem it's seriously a badass guitar!
got to agree here.the early made 555's were fitted with lo-trs11 like the 1 i bought.tone wise i thought it was a very good guitar.if your thinking about buying 1 just make sure its not fitted with lo-trs11 trem VERY IMPORTANT.
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post #13 of 50 (permalink) Old 05-15-2010, 04:17 PM
 
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Re: Jem 555

Neon Green w/ black vines.
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post #14 of 50 (permalink) Old 05-22-2010, 01:20 PM
 
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I have a Black 555, Not sure what year. I always loved it except for the horrible trem. I just finally installed a Gotoh and the difference is amazing! It fells like a real guitar now!
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post #15 of 50 (permalink) Old 05-25-2010, 01:56 AM
 
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Re: Jem 555

wow everybody is bashing the lo-trs? mine works fine and it's super nice i can do the deepest dive bombs ive ever heard and the double locking system keeps it in tune so well i havent retuned mine in the past 2 weeks. i think you guys made a huge mistake. all you have to do is get that bridge set up right and it's your best friend ( until you try alternate tunings or restringing :/ ). and yes mine is black and ive put an alternate set of Dimarzio pickups in for the evolutions just to see what fits my taste. oh and this guitar kicks butt against the jem7v in one major category, its half the price!!!!
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