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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-25-2001, 12:17 AM Thread Starter
 
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In about 20 mins here im going to purchase a jem555, im just wondering if its ok for a jem lover to learn guitar on without having to spend big bucks then upgrading to a big boy jem when i get better? *anyone know, this guitar will be about $750 less than a jem7d with hard case and everything, is that a good deal? *Im just starting out im not getting into anything complicated where the tremolo or wood would hold me back, thanks for your time and care!
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I'd say go for a Japanese RG instead of the Jem555. Maybe an RG570?

Go for a japanese Ibanez. Not a Korean one. The quality "as a whole" is much better. Even if your just starting out, you won't progress much if you don't like the guitar your playing.

Please understand that the Jem555 vs RG thing has been a flogged horse here on Jemsite. But I believe the majority of us would recommend the RG570 over the Jem555.
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yeah i liked the rg, its just i love the jem so much and i do plan on getting a lonestar strat in about 2 months so i really am just using it to get started, it looks so sleek and the handle is perfect.
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thanks for the advice ive decided to hold off on the 555 and ill either get a 7d or a lonestar strat, thanks a lot!
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Good choice.
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In about 20 mins here im going to purchase a jem555,
Danger... danger... danger... iceberg ahead!

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thanks for the advice ive decided to hold off on the 555 and ill either get a 7d or a lonestar strat, thanks a lot!
disaster avoided ...glen
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phew, that was a close one!
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Glen C.......Captain of the Titanic. *:-)

I think the 555 is a decent guitar. *For a beginner? *Sure...why not. I wish I had a 555 as a first (or even second) guitar!!!*
It beats most of the other crap out there in regards to quality materials and construction.

The RG550/7xx is a fine ride too, but not as "Vai-ish" as the 555.

Try out as many guitars as you can. *
Buy the one that's most comfortable to you...whether it's Jacks*on, Fend*r, or even a 555.
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I think the 555 is a decent guitar. *For a beginner? *Sure...why not.
Really. So you'd rather pay $300 extra (over a used RG550) for this Korean axe? Most of us would not

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I wish I had a 555 as a first (or even second) guitar!!!* It beats most of the other crap out there in regards to quality materials and construction.
Doesn't beat the RG550 at 1/2 the price used.

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The RG550/7xx is a fine ride too, but not as "Vai-ish" as the 555.
Beginners should learn to play and setup a guitar, not worring about worshiping some endorser or buying inferior gear with a signature.

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Try out as many guitars as you can.
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Buy the one that's most comfortable to you...whether it's Jacks*on, Fend*r, or even a 555.
but if it's the 555 pass anyways ... glen
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Glen- you need to start getting your crack elsewhere. *:biggrin:

You'd take a $69 Str*t copy over a 555 as your first guitar? *Back away from the pipe......slowly.....

RG550's come with maple boards. *Not everyone is a maple board lover.

A TRS trem does NOT make a product "inferior".
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You'd take a $69 Str*t copy over a 555 as your first guitar? *
Yup. beginners are fickle.

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RG550's come with maple boards. *Not everyone is a maple board lover.
Beginners should experience a wide variety of guitars... rosewood, maple whatever. Shouldn't matter.

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A TRS trem does NOT make a product "inferior".
Bah. This is irrelevant to the argument. :biggrin: ...glen
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All I'm going to say is that I would have MUCH rather had a cheap 555 over a Harmony as my first guitar.

Of course my 2nd guitar was a `87 Kramer with a Floyd on it...

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PS: SOMEHOW the Kramer got destroyed, and all that was left was the Floyd. :thumbsup:


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Glen and Kevan: why don't you ever stop this foolish dicussion?? It'll never end and these long discussion posts only make these pages slower (little kidding here... )

Now seriosly...I'll second Kevan... I wish I had a 555 as a first guitar. It's a decent axe anyway. You can't compare a 7x and a 555... it's not fair...

And the TRS trem is not that bad... I think it's just a matter of taste, although I love the Lo-Pro and hate the TRS...
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Can anybody tell me what the real differences are between a TRS and my original Floyd above? *I've got a spare TRS and I can't hardly tell the difference. *Does it have to do with Metrology? *(off topic: In saying the TRS is a POS aren't we also saying that the Floyd is a POS?)

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